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Albemarle, North Carolina
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Welcome to Albemarle ...

The city of Albemarle is located in Stanly County<1> and is the County Seat for Stanly County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Albemarle has a population of 16,194 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Albemarle.

Albemarle is 570 feet [174 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Albemarle lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Albemarle: (704) and (980)<4>

The ZIP code for Albemarle: 28001<5>

Websites for Albemarle ...

Official Website: www.ci.albemarle.nc.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Albemarle had an population of 16,194 people. This is an increase of 1.83% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.28% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Albemarle had a population of 15,903 people (or 26.25% of the total population of Stanly County). This makes Albemarle the county's most populous community.

The population of Albemarle represents 0.17% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 56th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 15,903 people, the population of Albemarle increased 1.42% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 15,680 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Albemarle.

Adding Albemarle to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Albemarle in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Albemarle was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Albemarle on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Albemarle on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Albemarle ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Albemarle: This one is located in Stanly County and the other is located in Buncombe County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 5 communities that are also named Albemarle - they are located in Louisiana, New Mexico, South Carolina and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Albemarle.

Communities near Albemarle ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Albemarle.

  • Midland [Cabarrus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midland
    • Midland [Cabarrus County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Albemarle
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,880 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midland have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midland<8>
  • Troy [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
    • Troy [Montgomery County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Albemarle
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,293 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy<8>
  • Locust [Stanly County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust
    • Locust [Stanly County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Albemarle
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,270 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Locust<8>
  • Norwood [Stanly County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwood
    • Norwood [Stanly County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Albemarle
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,469 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwood have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwood<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mount Pleasant [Cabarrus County]
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      • Mount Pleasant [Cabarrus County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Albemarle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,226 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Pleasant<8>
    • Rockwell [Rowan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockwell
      • Rockwell [Rowan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Albemarle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,166 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockwell have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockwell<8>
    • Oakboro [Stanly County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakboro
      • Oakboro [Stanly County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Albemarle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,928 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakboro have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakboro<8>
    • Stanfield [Stanly County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanfield
      • Stanfield [Stanly County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Albemarle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanfield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanfield<8>
    • Mount Gilead [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Gilead
      • Mount Gilead [Montgomery County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Albemarle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Gilead
    • Red Cross [Stanly County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Cross
      • Red Cross [Stanly County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Albemarle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 769 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Cross have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Cross

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Albemarle. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Albemarle.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Albemarle. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Albemarle.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Albemarle. Our list includes 18 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Albemarle.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Albemarle ...

Looking for more information about Albemarle? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Albemarle, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Albemarle.

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About Stanly County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Albemarle: www.ci.albemarle.nc.us/

The official website for Stanly County: www.co.stanly.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Stanly, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Albemarle.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Albemarle - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (980) is an overlay for area code (704).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Albemarle). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Albemarle or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Albemarle) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Albemarle. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlbemarleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Albemarle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3564, Longitude: -80.1978    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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