Red Cross, NC

Red Cross is a small town situated in Stanly County.

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The town of Red Cross was settled in the 1700s. Red Cross was incorporated in 2002.


The median resident age in Red Cross is 50 years. The median estimated household income is about $42,000 making it about $6,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $22,000. The average price for a home in Red Cross is about $132,000 (2015) which is $28,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Red Cross is 94% White, 3% Hispanic, 1% Two or more races, and 2% other. 80% of the population are high school graduates, with 11% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 62% are married, 13% are divorced, 2% are separated, 6% are widowed, leaving 17% that have never been married.

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Stanly County

Red Cross 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 Red Cross, NC is about 740. The population has seen a slight decrease since 2010.


The elevation of Red Cross, NC is 659 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Red Cross, NC is 28129.

Area Code

The area code for Red Cross, NC is 704.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Red Cross 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 Red Cross is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average. Construction, production, and management make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Stanly News and Press and The Weekly Post are the primary newspapers that cover the Stanly County area.



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