Gaston, North Carolina

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Population in 2019: 1,020 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.8%
Males: 409  (40.2%)
Females: 611  (59.8%)
Median resident age:

44.3 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 27832.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $33,708 (it was $23,824 in 2000)
Gaston:

$33,708
NC:

$57,341

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $17,240 (it was $14,247 in 2000)

Gaston town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $69,440 (it was $40,100 in 2000)
Gaston:

$69,440
NC:

$193,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $62,830; detached houses: $77,445; mobile homes: $29,057

Median gross rent in 2019: $875.

March 2019 cost of living index in Gaston: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 31.4%
(22.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.0% for Black residents, 90.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 94.4% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Gaston, NC (2019)
    • 66547.9%Black alone
    • 60443.5%White alone
    • 805.8%Hispanic
    • 231.7%Two or more races
    • 90.6%American Indian alone
    • 30.2%Asian alone

Races in Gaston detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Gaston, North Carolina as of March 05, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Gaston is 148 to 1.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.95
North Carolina average:

2.29
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Ancestries: American (13.1%), English (6.0%), Scotch-Irish (1.2%), German (1.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 180 feet

Land area: 1.69 square miles.

Population density: 603 people per square mile   (low).

Gaston, North Carolina map

3 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.2%
North Carolina:

8.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,009 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $793 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rocky Mount, NC (38.6 miles , pop. 55,893).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (72.9 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (277.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Roanoke Rapids, NC (1.7 miles ),
South Rosemary, NC (2.2 miles ),
Weldon, NC (2.3 miles ),
Garysburg, NC (2.4 miles ),
South Weldon, NC (2.5 miles ),
Seaboard, NC (3.4 miles ),
Halifax, NC (3.5 miles ),
Jackson, NC (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 36.50 N, Longitude: 77.64 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 252

Distribution of median household income in Gaston, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Gaston, NC in 2019
Gaston satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.8%
North Carolina:

6.1%
Most common industries in Gaston, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (16.1%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.4%)
  • Public administration (7.4%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (30.1%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (10.2%)
  • Public administration (7.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.8%)
  • Paper (4.9%)
  • Wood products (3.4%)
  • Chemicals (2.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.8%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.2%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.7%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Gaston, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Carpenters (6.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)

Average climate in Gaston, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Gaston-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 6% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1988, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.9 miles away from the Gaston town center killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/14/1986, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.9 miles away from the town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gaston-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 54% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 99.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 191.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 76.8 miles away from Gaston center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 91.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 101.9 miles away from Gaston center
On 8/24/2011 at 00:04:36, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 ML) earthquake occurred 99.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Northampton County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gaston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Gaston:

  • LIFE, INC LAKEVIEW GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 4 miles away; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC)
  • BMA OF ROANOKE RAPIDS INC (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC)
  • HALIFAX REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC)
  • LIBERTY COMMONS NSG AND REHAB CTR OF HALIFAX CTY (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WELDON, NC)
  • LIFE, INC KING STREET GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 13 miles away; HALIFAX, NC)
  • SOUTHERN VIRGINIA REGIONAL HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; EMPORIA, VA)
  • AVIS B ADAMS CHRISTIAN CONV CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; EMPORIA, VA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gaston:

  • Southside Virginia Community College (about 29 miles; Alberta, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,716)
  • Nash Community College (about 39 miles; Rocky Mount, NC; FT enrollment: 2,520)
  • Edgecombe Community College (about 43 miles; Tarboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,058)
  • Vance-Granville Community College (about 49 miles; Henderson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,232)
  • Virginia State University (about 53 miles; Petersburg, VA; FT enrollment: 5,815)
  • John Tyler Community College (about 61 miles; Chester, VA; FT enrollment: 5,864)
  • East Carolina University (about 64 miles; Greenville, NC; FT enrollment: 23,943)

Public high school in Gaston:

Public elementary/middle schools in Gaston:

  • GASTON ELEMENTARY (Location: 400 BROUGHTON STREET, Grades: 1-4)
  • GASTON MIDDLE (Location: 152 HURRICANE DRIVE, Grades: 5-8)
See full list of schools located in Gaston

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Gaston Police Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Gaston include: Cool Spring Church (A), First Evangelical Church (B), Shiloh Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Black Duck Creek (A), Lees Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Chuck Brown - Founding go-go musician, Mark Ingram, Sr. - Football player.

Northampton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

65.4%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

8.2%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
69 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Gaston:

Marital status in Gaston, NC
  • Never married: 42.5%
  • Now married: 28.8%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 14.5%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

For population 25 years and over in Gaston:

  • High school or higher: 70.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.5
North Carolina average:

11.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Gaston
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gaston, NC (based on Northampton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,18018
Mainline Protestant1,79617
Black Protestant1,5518
Other42
None15,568-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Northampton County:

3.37 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Northampton County:

1.45 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
This county:

4.82 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Northampton County:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

15.3%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Northampton County:

37.5%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Northampton County:

18.0%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.1%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Gaston:

45.2%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Gaston:

28.8
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Gaston:

20.3%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Gaston:

9.1%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Gaston:

6.8
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Gaston:

35.5%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

54.0%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Gaston:

78.5%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gaston, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 3$8,680$34,7203$2,879
Other Government Administration 1$1,811$21,7321$709
Solid Waste Management 0$0 4$5,722
Totals for Government 4$10,491$31,4738$9,309

Gaston government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $254,000 ($249.02)
    Financial Administration: $188,000 ($184.31)
    Regular Highways: $69,000 ($67.65)
    General - Other: $68,000 ($66.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($12.75)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000 ($10.78)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($10.78)

Gaston government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $4,000 ($3.92)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $40,000 ($39.22)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($0.98)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $73,000 ($71.57)
    Highways: $40,000 ($39.22)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $233,000 ($228.43)
    Property: $215,000 ($210.78)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $5,000 ($4.90)

5.52% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,087 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Halifax County, NC  1.75% ($32,241 average AGI)
from Hertford County, NC  0.60% ($31,350)


6.77% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($32,930 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Halifax County, NC  2.11% ($28,373 average AGI)
to Hertford County, NC  0.79% ($28,208)
to Wake County, NC  0.48% ($34,094)

Businesses in Gaston, NC

  • Hardee's: 1
  • U-Haul: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Gaston:

  • WCBT (1230 AM; 1 kW; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD, INC.)
  • WSMY (1400 AM; 1 kW; WELDON, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYAL (1280 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SCOTLAND NECK, NC)
  • WEVA (860 AM; daytime; 1 kW; EMPORIA, VA; Owner: COLONIAL MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WARR (1520 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WARRENTON, NC; Owner: QUAD DIVISIONS, INC. DBA DARENSBURG BROADCASTING)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gaston:

  • WYTT (97.9 FM; GASTON, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD, INC.)
  • WRTP-FM (90.1 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WZRU (88.5 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: ROANOKE VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPGT (91.1 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WPTM (102.3 FM; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYFL (92.5 FM; HENDERSON, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKJS (104.7 FM; CREWE, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WJYA (89.3 FM; EMPORIA, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WAFX (106.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WSMY-FM (103.1 FM; ALBERTA, VA; Owner: MAINQUAD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKTC (95.5 FM; PINETOPS, NC; Owner: WEQQ, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Gaston:

  • WNVN-LP (Channel 20; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: MAINQUAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUNP-TV (Channel 36; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WWAY (Channel 3; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • Gaston, North Carolina
  • Fatal accident count12
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents16
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:3
  • Fatalities13
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents25
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • North Carolina average
  • Fatal accident count14142
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents21092
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons4759
  • Fatalities15624
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents35348
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1556
See more detailed statistics of Gaston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 59ft / 18.4mTotal length
  • 133,530Total average daily traffic
  • 26,241Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Gaston, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Gaston, NC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Gaston)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

61 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Gaston, NC)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • SOUTH GASTON NC, W Of Int Beaty Rd. & Cooks Lake Rd. (Gaston County South-Charlotte, Nc Msa) (Lat: 35.195806 Lon: -81.128056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 47.8 m, Call Sign: WQIS888,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10875.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/06/2008, Expiration Date: 05/06/2018, Cancellation Date: 11/06/2009, Certifier: William Chastain, Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • NC-CLT232E, Near 3872 Beaty Rd (Lat: 35.195833 Lon: -81.128083), Type: Bant, Structure height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: WQKY715,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11055.0 MHz, 17765.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/27/2019, Expiration Date: 10/28/2029, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:
  • BRADLEY WAT, 298 Bradley Road (Lat: 36.535083 Lon: -77.799500), Type: Tank, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WQYB970, Licensee ID: L00065063,
    Assigned Frequencies: 942.375 MHz, Grant Date: 08/12/2016, Expiration Date: 08/12/2026, Certifier: Ronald Storey, Registrant: County Of Northampton, Po Box 701, Northampton, NC 27845, Phone: (252) 574-0205, Fax: (252) 578-1041, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Gaston)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 27. The highest number of fire incidents - 42 took place in 2007, and the least - 10 in 2018. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Gaston, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (38.4%), and Structure Fires (32.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Gaston, NC
    • 16338.4%Outside Fires
    • 13632.0%Structure Fires
    • 11126.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 153.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Gaston, NC
Most common first names in Gaston, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2574.8 years
James2470.1 years
William2469.4 years
Mary2275.2 years
Robert1768.8 years
Willie1476.1 years
Joseph1366.7 years
Lillie1182.4 years
Charlie1071.4 years
George1068.7 years
Most common last names in Gaston, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Moody2873.6 years
Ingram2475.1 years
Squire2270.4 years
Rook1971.8 years
Powell1969.3 years
High1672.0 years
Moore1566.7 years
Smith1573.5 years
Lee1472.3 years
Garner1479.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gaston, NC
  • 59.9%Electricity
  • 20.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 15.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.2%Utility gas
  • 1.5%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gaston, NC
  • 71.7%Electricity
  • 24.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Gaston compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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