Stanfield, North Carolina

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Stanfield, North Carolina
Motto: "Welcome Home"
Location of Stanfield, North Carolina
Location of Stanfield, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°13′58″N 80°25′49″W / 35.23278°N 80.43028°W / 35.23278; -80.43028Coordinates: 35°13′58″N 80°25′49″W / 35.23278°N 80.43028°W / 35.23278; -80.43028
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Stanly
 • Total 4.5 sq mi (11.6 km2)
 • Land 4.5 sq mi (11.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation -600 ft (183 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3
 • Density 249.0/sq mi (1.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28163
Area code(s) 704
FIPS code 37-64460[1]
GNIS feature ID 1024318[2]

Stanfield is a town in Stanly County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,486 at the 2010 census.


Stanfield is located at 35°13′58″N 80°25′49″W / 35.23278°N 80.43028°W / 35.23278; -80.43028 (35.232773, -80.430244).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.5 square miles (12 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,113 people, 439 households, and 320 families residing in the town. The population density was 249.0 people per square mile (96.1/km²). There were 459 housing units at an average density of 102.7 per square mile (39.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.47% White, 0.18% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.90% from other races, and 0.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.44% of the population.

There were 439 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 110.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $45,250, and the median income for a family was $52,813. Males had a median income of $35,625 versus $25,521 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,666. About 5.9% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.5% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over.


In 1912 the railroad line between Charlotte and Raleigh was completed, and the town of Stanfield was established. The town was named after an engineer who helped complete the railroad through the present day town. Once the rail line was completed, the mail was delivered by train to Stanfield, thus moving the post office from Locust, NC to Stanfield. Three local area schools were combined to create Stanfield School. Pete Henkel Park was created in the 1970s. Today, Stanfield School is now Stanfield Elementary School that runs kindergarten through the 5th grade, and the students then go to West Stanly Middle School in Red Cross, NC and the to West Stanly High School or to Gray Stone Day School in Misenheimer, NC.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

[1] Town of Stanfield website