St. Stephens, North Carolina

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St. Stephens, North Carolina
Location of St. Stephens in North Carolina
Location of St. Stephens in North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°46′0″N 81°16′38″W / 35.76667°N 81.27722°W / 35.76667; -81.27722Coordinates: 35°46′0″N 81°16′38″W / 35.76667°N 81.27722°W / 35.76667; -81.27722
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
 • Total9.9 sq mi (25.7 km2)
 • Land9.5 sq mi (24.6 km2)
 • Water0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
1,119 ft (341 m)
 • Total8,759
 • Density922/sq mi (355.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code37-58730[1]
GNIS feature ID1867438[2]

St. Stephens is a census-designated place (CDP) in Catawba County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 8,759 at the 2010 census,[3] down from 9,439 at the 2000 census. It is part of the HickoryLenoirMorganton Metropolitan Statistical Area.


St. Stephens is located in northern Catawba County at 35°46′0″N 81°16′38″W / 35.76667°N 81.27722°W / 35.76667; -81.27722 (35.766578, -81.277342).[4] It is bordered on the west by the city of Hickory, on the south by the city of Conover, and on the north by Alexander County, separated from St. Stephens by Lake Hickory on the Catawba River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.9 square miles (25.7 km2), of which 9.5 square miles (24.6 km2) is land and 0.42 square miles (1.1 km2), or 4.09%, is water. The area of the CDP has declined from 10.2 square miles (26.4 km2) at the 2000 census due to annexation by the neighboring cities.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,439 people, 3,506 households, and 2,675 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 962.2 people per square mile (371.5/km²). There were 3,683 housing units at an average density of 375.4/sq mi (145.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.77% White, 2.67% African American, 0.42% Native American, 2.79% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.06% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.76% of the population.

There were 3,509 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $41,790, and the median income for a family was $45,763. Males had a median income of $29,452 versus $24,248 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,038. About 5.7% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): St. Stephens CDP, North Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 29, 2014.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.