New London, situated in Stanly County, is a small town made up of .6 square miles.
August 18, 2017
The town was first founded as Bilesville in 1830. The town would assume its current name in the 1870s. The town was incorporated in 1891.
The median resident age in New London is 44 years. The median estimated household income is about $58,000 making it about $10,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $25,000. The average price for a home in New London is about $131,000 (2015) which is $29,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $800 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of New London is 90% White, 5% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 4% other. 92% of the population are high school graduates, with 20% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 63% are married, 15% are divorced, 3% are separated, 5% are widowed, leaving 14% that have never been married.
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New London belongs to Stanly County in the center part of North Carolina. The County, named after John Stanly, is part of the Albemarle, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area. Stanly County has a population of 60,000 and its largest city Albemarle, with a population of 16,000, is the county seat.
The area which is now Stanly County used to home to tribes of Mound Builders and hunter-gatherers whose relics have dated to 10,000 years ago. In the mid 1800's a large amount of European settlers arrived; some seeking religious freedom. The County was formed from part of Montgomery County in 1841.
Stanly County borders Rowan, Montgomery, Davidson, Anson, Union, and Cabarrus Counties.
Stanly County is made up of 405 square miles. 395 of which is land with the remaining 10 as water.
The population of New London, NC is about 600. The population has overall seen a steady increase since the town was founded.
The elevation of New London, NC is 732 feet above sea level.
The zip code for New London, NC is 28127.
The area code for New London, NC is 704.
Historically speaking New London and Stanly County have voted mostly Republican, with 70% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.
As of 2010, 33% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 66% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.
The unemployment rate for New London is about 5% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Stanly News and Press is the primary newspaper that covers the Stanly County area.