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Overview

Introduction to Albemarle, North Carolina

Albemarle, North Carolina, in Stanly county, is 21 miles E of Concord, North Carolina (center to center) and 37 miles E of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Albemarle History

The area now known as the City of Albemarle was originally settled by the mound-building and hunter-gathering Native Americans. It was first settled by the Europeans in the mid 1700s. The area's first post office was established in 1826. At that time, it was named Smith's Store and was part of Montgomery County. Later in 1841, it was ceded to the newly formed Stanly County. Soon after, the city became the county seat of Stanly County. Albemarle was incorporated in 1857 and renamed in honor of George Monck, the Duke of Albemarle.

Albemarle and nearby Attractions

  • Stanly County Museum
  • Morrow Mountain State Park
  • Stanly County Sports Hall of Fame Museum
  • Stony Mountain Vineyards
  • Badin Historic Museum

Things To Do In Albemarle

Albemarle has several well maintained parks and a soccer complex including City Lake Park, Rock Creek Park, Montgomery Park, Albemarle Soccer Complex, and Ingram Park. Golf enthusiasts can spend their leisure time at the Mt. Brook Golf Course. The city also offers several shopping centers such as Albemarle Mall, Eastgate Shopping Center, and Quenby Mall. Albemarle's Parks and Recreation Department also sponsors and organizes several special events throughout the year.

Albemarle Transportation

Flights can be availed from Charlotte/Douglas International Airport.

Albemarle Higher Education

Stanly Community College is located in the city. Other universities and colleges that offer facilities for higher studies are the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, High Point University, and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

People

Total Population 15,969
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 18.3%
Employed Population 16+ 6,194
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 41.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.7%
Median Earnings25+ $29,110
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,181
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,287

Wealth

Median Family Income $44,417
% Above Poverty Level 73.8%
% Below Poverty Level 26.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.2%
Median Gross Rent $613
Median House Value $118,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.5%
US/American 0%
English 10.4%
Irish 8.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Albemarle Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles E of Concord, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 37 miles E of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Stanly
Standard Zip Codes 28001
P.O. Box Zip Codes 28002
Phone Area Codes 704
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.35
Longitude -80.2

Albemarle Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ALBEMARLE
Distance 3.5 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 51 F
Apr Temp 44 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station WADESBORO
Distance 27.3 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 52 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 50 to 74 F
Annual Precip 47.7 inches
Station JACKSON SPRINGS 5 WNW
Distance 27.9 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 50 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 50 to 72 F
Annual Precip 47.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Albemarle, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Millingport (28001)

North Albemarle (28001)

Palestine (28001)

Plyler (28001)

River Haven (28001)

South Albemarle (28001)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Badin 1,895 $38,333
Mount Pleasant 1,825 $69,338
New London 596 $62,250
Norwood 2,881 $39,680
Oakboro 1,924 $66,571
Richfield 653 $49,688

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Albemarle Public Libraries

Library
Stanly County Public Library
133 EAST MAIN STREET
Albemarle, North Carolina
(704) 986-3765
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Albemarle Hospitals

STANLY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL INC
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
301 YADKIN ST
(704) 984-4000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Albemarle High Schools

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ALBEMARLE HIGH
311 PARK RIDGE ROAD
704-982-3711
Serves 687 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

ENDY ELEMENTARY
27670 BETTY RD
704-982-5193
Serves 432 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

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