B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$118,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$724
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%

Stanley Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    136
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    27
    41
  • Robbery
    55
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    519
    525
  • Theft
    1,501
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    27
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$44,929
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%
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I have lived in the Stanley Area since 1993 and i wouldn't trade my town for the world. Its a small community where everyone pretty much knows everyone and all the young people went or are going to school together. Nothing major really happens as far as crime which makes it a good place to raise a family. On the down side since the town is so small there is not many places to eat but don't worry Gastonia is about fifteen minuets down the road and there is plenty of places there. All in all it's just a nice rural town to raise a family and the high school football games aren't bad either.
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I love living in a small town where everyone knows everyone. As a community, we always come together to help one another. We're like one big family.
It's truly a friendly place! When I first moved here I received a welcome basket which was new to me but I was appreciative.