For population 25 years and over in Gaston:
For population 15 years and over in Gaston town:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $751 (1.0%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Muncie, IN (10.2 miles , pop. 67,430).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (49.8 miles , pop. 781,870).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (155.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Matthews, IN (2.3 miles ), Fowlerton, IN (2.8 miles ), Summitville, IN (2.8 miles ), Shamrock Lakes, IN (2.8 miles) , Eaton, IN (2.8 miles ), Yorktown, IN (3.1 miles ), Alexandria, IN (3.1 miles ), Muncie, IN (3.2 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 40.31 N, Longitude: 85.50 W
Area code: 765
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: +27 (+2.7%).
Work and jobs in Gaston: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Gaston, Indiana
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Gaston-area historical tornado activity is above Indiana state average. It is 221% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.4 miles away from the Gaston town center killed 25 people and injured 835 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 17.5 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 125 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Gaston-area historical earthquake activity is below Indiana state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 61.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/12/2004 at 13:05:19, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 MW, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 52.2 miles away from Gaston center
On 4/14/2000 at 03:54:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.4 miles away from the city center
On 12/20/1990 at 14:04:17, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 80.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/1990 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 35.7 miles away from Gaston center
On 12/17/1990 at 05:24:59, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 83.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Delaware County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Gaston:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gaston:
Public high school in Gaston:
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Public elementary/middle school in Gaston:
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 21.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Gaston that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 12.0%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
72 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000
Gaston compared to Indiana state average:
Banks with branches in Gaston (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Gaston (based on Delaware County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.30%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 15
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 52
Number of full-service restaurants: 78
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Gaston government finances in 2002(per resident):
5.66% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,338 average adjusted gross income)
0.24% of residents moved from foreign countries ($226 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,594 average adjusted gross income)
0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($205 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Gaston fatal accident list:
Jan 5, 2007 08:25 PM, Cr-600, Cr-700, Lat: 40.105939, Lon: -85.252739, Vehicles: 1, Fatalities: 2
Feb 6, 2007 04:15 AM, I-69, Lat: 40.364500, Lon: -85.559011, Vehicles: 2, Fatalities: 2
Mar 19, 2007 01:26 AM, I-69, Sr-28, Lat: 40.278472, Lon: -85.556533, Vehicles: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
Jul 18, 2007 09:25 PM, Cr-700, Cr-1200, Lat: 40.364411, Lon: -85.258203, Vehicles: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data
Oct 21, 2007 04:35 PM, I-69, Lat: 40.280906, Lon: -85.558200, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 5
Jul 8, 1996 07:42 AM, 600w, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 19, 1986 09:54 PM, 69, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total average daily traffic: 100
Total average daily truck traffic: 1
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 210
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Gaston)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Gaston)
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0025.00
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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State forum archive:
Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2013.