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0.04% growth
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Median Household Income
7.9% growth
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2.1% growth
Median Property Value
0.86% growth


The economy of Stanly County, NC employs 26,650 people. The economy of Stanly County, NC is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Manufacturing; and Construction, which employ respectively 2.49; 1.54; and 1.47 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Stanly County, NC are Healthcare & Social Assistance (4,626), Manufacturing (4,252), and Retail trade (3,170), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($46,607), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($46,375), and Transportation & Warehousing ($37,941).

Median household income in Stanly County, NC is $44,140. Males in Stanly County, NC have an average income that is 1.17 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,057. The income inequality of Stanly County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.407 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Stanly County, NC. In Stanly County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 45-54 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 43 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,791. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.


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Stanly County, NC is home to a population of 60,610 people, from which 97.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Stanly County, NC is composed of 49,407 White residents (81.5%), 6,353 Black residents (10.5%), 2,345 Hispanic residents (3.87%), 1,158 Two+ residents (1.91%), and 1,103 Asian residents (1.82%). The most common foreign languages in Stanly County, NC are Spanish (2,041 speakers), Hmong (548 speakers), and Chinese (100 speakers), but compared to other places, Stanly County, NC has a relative high number of Hmong (548 speakers), Scandinavian (51 speakers), and Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (55 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Stanly County, NC awarded 1,251 degrees. The student population of Stanly County, NC is skewed towards females, with 464 male students and 787 female students. Most students in Stanly County, NC are White (789 and 63.1%), followed by Black or African American (253 and 20.2%), Unknown (106 and 8.47%), and Hispanic or Latino (34 and 2.72%). The largest universities in Stanly County, NC by number of graduates are Stanly Community College (729 and 58.3%), Pfeiffer University (522 and 41.7%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Stanly County, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (128 and 10.2%), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (51 and 4.08%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (38 and 3.04%). The median tuition costs in Stanly County, NC are N/A for private four year colleges, and $28,000 and $28,000 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Stanly County, NC is $129,300, which is 0.63 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $128,200 to $129,300, a 0.86% increase. The homeownership rate of Stanly County, NC is 71.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Stanly County, NC have an average commute time of 24.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Stanly County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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