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Stokesdale, North Carolina

Coordinates: 36°13′54″N 79°59′00″W / 36.23167°N 79.98333°W / 36.23167; -79.98333
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Stokesdale, North Carolina
Flag of Stokesdale, North Carolina
Official seal of Stokesdale, North Carolina
"Amor Vincit Omnia" (Latin)
(Love conquers all)
Location in Guilford County, Rockingham County and the state of North Carolina.
Location in Guilford County, Rockingham County and the state of North Carolina.
Coordinates: 36°13′54″N 79°59′00″W / 36.23167°N 79.98333°W / 36.23167; -79.98333
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyGuilford County, Rockingham County, Forsyth County, Stokes County
 • TypeMayor-council[2]
 • MayorMike Crawford[3]
 • Total19.18 sq mi (49.68 km2)
 • Land19.03 sq mi (49.29 km2)
 • Water0.15 sq mi (0.38 km2)
Elevation935 ft (285 m)
 • Total5,924
 • Density311.25/sq mi (120.17/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code336
FIPS code37-65040[6]
GNIS feature ID2406668[5]

Stokesdale is a town in Guilford County, North Carolina, United States with small parts in the counties of Rockingham, Forsyth, and Stokes. The population was 5,924 at the 2020 census. Belews Lake is located nearby, and North Carolina Highway 68 and North Carolina Highway 65 both intersect U.S. Route 158 near the town's center.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 19.5 square miles (51 km2), of which 19.4 square miles (50 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.56%) is water. The town is located in the most northwesterly corner of Guilford County, right where the four counties of Forsyth, Stokes, Rockingham, and Guilford come together.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2020 census

Stokesdale racial composition[8]
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 4,969 83.88%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 275 4.64%
Native American 28 0.47%
Asian 134 2.26%
Other/Mixed 192 3.24%
Hispanic or Latino 326 5.5%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 5,924 people, 1,837 households, and 1,439 families residing in the town.

2010 census


As of the census[6] of 2010, there were 5,047 people, 1,201 households, and 962 families residing in the town. The population density was 168.5 inhabitants per square mile (65.1/km2). There were 1,268 housing units at an average density of 65.4 per square mile (25.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 90.69% White, 6.95% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.46% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.93% of the population.

There were 1,201 households, out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.9% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.9% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 26.2% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $51,484, and the median income for a family was $58,185. Males had a median income of $37,167 versus $28,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,548. About 5.2% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 65 or over.



Stokesdale is home to Stokesdale Elementary School, which serves as the primary school for Pre-K to fifth grade students in the town. Students in Stokesdale continue to attend Northwest Guilford Middle School and Northwest Guilford High School, located to the south in Greensboro. All three schools have Vikings as their mascot and school colors of red, black and white.


  1. ^ "North Carolina Gazetteer". Retrieved November 24, 2023.
  2. ^ "Forms of Government and Methods of Election in North Carolina Cities | UNC School of Government". www.sog.unc.edu. Retrieved January 15, 2024.
  3. ^ "Welcome To Town Of Stokesdale, NC". www.stokesdale.org. Retrieved January 15, 2024.
  4. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  5. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Stokesdale, North Carolina
  6. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 20, 2021.