Candor, NC

Candor, situated in Montgomery County, is a small town made up of 1.2 square miles...

2018 Best Guide to Candor, NC

June 16, 2018

The Town of Candor, incorporated in 1891, is home of the North Carolina Peach Festival. The town was named after the honesty of the early settlers, and is known as the peach capital of North Carolina.


The median resident age in Candor is 35 years. The median estimated household income is about $40,000 making it about $5,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $19,000. The average price for a home in Candor is about $85,000 (2013) which is $70,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $830 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Candor is 46% White, 41% Hispanic, 11% Black, and 2% other. 69% of the population are high school graduates, with 13% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 49% are married, 9% are divorced, 2% are separated, 6% are widowed, leaving 34% that have never been married.

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Montgomery County

Candor belongs to Montgomery County in the central part of North Carolina. The County, formed in from Anson County in 1779, was named after Richard Montgomery. Richard Montgomery was an American Revolutionary War general, and while trying to take over Quebec City, Canada was killed in 1775.

 A part of Montgomery County that was west of the Pee Dee River ended up becoming Stanly County in 1841. Montgomery County has a population of 28,000 and its largest city Troy, with a population of 3,100, is the county seat.

Montgomery County borders Randolph, Moore, Richmond, Stanly, and Davidson counties.

Montgomery County is made up of 502 square miles. 492 of which is land with the remaining 10 as water.


The population of Candor, NC is about 840. The population has been steadily increasing since the town's founding.


The elevation of Candor, NC is 728 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Candor, NC is 27229.

Area Code

The area code for Candor, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Candor and Montgomery County have voted only Republican since 2000, but voted Democrat in 1996. 57% went to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election.

As of 2010, 51% of the population are religiously unaffiliated (Nones). About 47% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.


The unemployment rate for Candor is about 5% (2015), making it the same as the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

Montgomery Herald and Briggs Funeral Home are the primary newspapers and obituaries that cover the Montgomery County area.