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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,874
Male Share of the Population45.6%
Female Share of the Population54.4%
Senior Citizens19.4%
Employed Population 16+6,590
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married45%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.2%
Median Earnings25+$29,234
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,667
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,593

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,175
% Above Poverty Level74.1%
% Below Poverty Level25.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone30.8%
Median Gross Rent$642
Median House Value$120,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32.9%
German12.3%
English9.5%
Irish8.4%
Italian2.8%
Scottish2.2%
African1.6%
French Except Basque0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Polish0.4%
Austrian0.2%
Slovak0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Arab0.1%
Czech0.1%
Greek0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Albemarle Almanac

CategoryValue
County Stanly County
Standard Zip Codes28001
P.O. Box Zip Codes28002
Phone Area Codes704,980
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.36
Approximate Longitude-80.19

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)

StationALBEMARLE
Distance3.5 miles
Jan Temp28 to 51 F
Apr Temp44 to 72 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationWADESBORO
Distance27.3 miles
Jan Temp32 to 52 F
Apr Temp49 to 73 F
Jul Temp70 to 90 F
Oct Temp50 to 74 F
Annual Precip47.7 inches
StationJACKSON SPRINGS 5 WNW
Distance27.9 miles
Jan Temp31 to 50 F
Apr Temp48 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp50 to 72 F
Annual Precip47.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Badin2,009$44,479
Mount Pleasant2,064$75,625
New London618$83,333
Norwood2,787$51,902
Oakboro1,958$66,719
Richfield601$56,607

Albemarle Public Libraries

Stanly County Public Library
133 E MAIN ST
Albemarle, North Carolina
(704) 986-3766

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Albemarle Hospitals

Stanly Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
301 Yadkin Street
(704) 984-4347

Albemarle Public Schools

Albemarle High
311 Park Ridge Road
ZIP: 28001
(704) 961-3000
High
Total Enrollment 464
Albemarle Middle
1811 Badin Road
ZIP: 28001
(704) 961-3400
Middle
Total Enrollment 430
Central Elementary
206 N 3rd Street
ZIP: 28001
(704) 961-3200
Primary
Total Enrollment 615
East Albemarle Elementary
1813 E Main Street
ZIP: 28001
(704) 961-3500
Primary
Total Enrollment 374
Endy Elementary
27670 Betty Rd
ZIP: 28001
(704) 961-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 309
Millingport Elementary
24198 Nc Hwy 73 W
ZIP: 28001
(704) 961-4300
Primary
Total Enrollment 266
Stanly Academy Learning Center
1121 Austin Street
ZIP: 28001
(704) 961-4500
High
Total Enrollment 33
Stanly Early College High
141 College Drive
ZIP: 28001
(704) 991-0185
High
Total Enrollment 204
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