Stanley, Virginia

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Stanley, Virginia
Distant view from the Fisher's Gap overlook on Skyline Drive
Distant view from the Fisher's Gap overlook on Skyline Drive
Location of Stanley, Virginia
Location of Stanley, Virginia
Coordinates: 38°34′40″N 78°30′32″W / 38.57778°N 78.50889°W / 38.57778; -78.50889Coordinates: 38°34′40″N 78°30′32″W / 38.57778°N 78.50889°W / 38.57778; -78.50889
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.44 sq mi (3.72 km2)
 • Land1.43 sq mi (3.71 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
1,093 ft (333 m)
 • Total1,689
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,167.48/sq mi (450.66/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code540
FIPS code51-75024[3]
GNIS feature ID1487517[4]

Stanley is a town in Page County, Virginia, United States. The population was 1,689 at the 2010 census.


Fort Philip Long and Graves Chapel and Cemetery are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]


Stanley is located at 38°34′40″N 78°30′32″W / 38.57778°N 78.50889°W / 38.57778; -78.50889 (38.577649, −78.508980).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all of it land.

US 340 Bus through Stanley


The only primary highway directly serving Stanley is U.S. Route 340 Business, which is the main road northeast and southwest out of Stanley. To the northeast, US 340 Bus travels to Luray, rejoins U.S. Route 340, and continues northeast towards Front Royal. To the southwest, US 340 Bus rejoins US 340 and continues on to Shenandoah, Elkton and Waynesboro.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)1,673[2]−0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,326 people, 562 households, and 363 families living in the town. The population density was 1,203.8 people per square mile (465.4/km2). There were 598 housing units at an average density of 542.9 per square mile (209.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.89% White, 1.28% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.49% of the population.

There were 562 households, out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 23.9% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,917, and the median income for a family was $33,188. Males had a median income of $24,706 versus $18,850 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,082. About 12.1% of families and 16.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.8% of those under age 18 and 25.2% of those age 65 or over.


Public Schools[edit]

Page County Public Schools serve Stanley, along with other residents of Page County. Stanley Elementary serves the Stanley population with grades Pre-K through 5th grade.[8] Page County Middle School and Page County High School serves the remainder of the grade levels for the southern end of Page County.[9]

Technical Schools[edit]

Page County Technical Center, a part of Page County Public Schools system, serves adult and high school students with a variety of programs. [10]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Stanley Elementary School". Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  9. ^ "Page County Public Schools". Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  10. ^ "PCTC". Retrieved 2020-01-21.

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