Gaston County

Gastonia, NC: What you need to know

Gastonia is located just west of Charlotte in the southern Piedmont area of North Carolina. Its moderate climate and natural resources provide an abundance of recreational activities for residents. Crowder’s Mountain State Park is the largest natural heritage site in the area covering more than 3,000 acres. Other noteworthy attractions include Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and the U.S National Whitewater Center.


Gastonia, NC City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 73,211
Median Age 37
Median Household Income $40,432
Median Home Price $137,900
Walkscore 22

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Gastonia, NC Demographics

Median Population in Gastonia, NC

Median Age 37%
Age 18 Over 73.7%
Age 21 Over 70.2%
Age 62 Over 16.9%
Age 65 Over 13.6%

Race in Gastonia, NC

  Ethnicity White 60.6%
  Ethnicity Black 28%
  Ethnicity Asian 1.6%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 10.2%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.4%
  Ethnicity Other 6.6%

Population By Gender in Gastonia, NC

  Male 47.9%
  Female 52.1%

Language in Gastonia, NC

  English Only 88.8%
  English Other 11.2%

Economics in Gastonia, NC

  Median Household Income $40,432
  Median Home Price $137,900
  Homes Owned 46.4%
  Homes Rent 53.6%
  Median Property Rent $770

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Commute Types in Gastonia, NC

  Walked 1.1%
  Worked at Home 3.1%
  Public Transportation 0.9%
  Other Means 1%
  Drove Alone 81.9%
  Carpooled 11.9%

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Total Employed Armed Forces: 35
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