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Welcome to Stanley ...

The town of Stanley is located in Gaston County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Stanley has a population of 3,755 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Stanley is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Stanley: (704) & (980)<4>

The ZIP code for Stanley: 28164<5>

Websites for Stanley ...

Junior League:   www.jlgaston.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Stanley had an population of 3,755 people. This is an increase of 5.6% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.99% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Stanley had a population of 3,556 people. This makes Stanley the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Stanley represents 0.04% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 176th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,556 people, the population of Stanley increased 16.48% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,053 people).

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

Communities Also Named Stanley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 43 communities that are also named Stanley - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota (2), Missouri (2), Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Nova Scotia (3), Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Stanley ...

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

  • Charlotte [Mecklenburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlotte
    • Charlotte [Mecklenburg County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Stanley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 900,350 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlotte
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlotte<7>
  • Gastonia [Gaston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gastonia
    • Gastonia [Gaston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Stanley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 77,640 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gastonia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gastonia<7>
  • Huntersville [Mecklenburg County]
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    • Huntersville [Mecklenburg County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Stanley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,095 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntersville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntersville<7>
  • Cornelius [Mecklenburg County]
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    • Cornelius [Mecklenburg County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Stanley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,804 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornelius have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornelius
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cornelius<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mount Holly [Gaston County]
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      • Mount Holly [Gaston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the southeast of Stanley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,415 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Holly have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Holly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Holly<7>
    • Davidson [Iredell County]
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      • Davidson [Iredell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Stanley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,203 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davidson have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davidson<7>
    • Belmont [Gaston County]
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      • Belmont [Gaston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Stanley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,622 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belmont have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belmont<7>
    • Lincolnton [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincolnton
      • Lincolnton [Lincoln County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Stanley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,522 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincolnton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincolnton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincolnton<7>
    • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Mountain
      • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Stanley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,118 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kings Mountain<7>
    • Clover [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover
      • Clover [York County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Stanley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,800 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clover<7>

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 Stanley. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Stanley.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Stanley. 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 Stanley.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Stanley. See our Newspapers Page for Stanley.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Stanley ...

Looking for more information about Stanley? 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 Stanley, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Stanley.

Adding Stanley to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Stanley 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 Stanley was on a map titled Map of North Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Stanley on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for North Carolina (1956).

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

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About Gaston County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stanley. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Gaston County: www.co.gaston.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 Gaston, 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 Stanley.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Stanley - 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 town (such as Stanley). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Stanley 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stanley) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Stanley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from StanleyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stanley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3593, Longitude: -81.0956    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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