St. Stephens, North Carolina

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


St. Stephens is located at 35°46′0″N 81°16′38″W / 35.766667°N 81.27722°W / 35.766667; -81.27722 (35.766578, -81.277342)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.2 square miles (26.4 km²), of which, 9.8 square miles (25.4 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²) of it (3.73%) is water.


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.

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