Business and industry looking to locate in Albemarle will find an available and trained workforce. Albemarle has a population of 16.197. This population ranks Albemarle in the top ten-percent in population for cities in North Carolina. County-wide, Stanly County is home to 58,100 individuals. In addition to the population within the borders of Albemarle and Stanly County, an additional workforce pool is available from the surrounding counties, including the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. Historically, a significant number of workers from the surrounding counties of Anson and Montgomery work in Albemarle as well.