Gaston, North Carolina

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Population in 2014: 1,076 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.6%
Males: 519  (48.3%)
Females: 557  (51.7%)
Median resident age:  47.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 27832.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $27,187 (it was $23,824 in 2000)
Gaston:

$27,187
NC:

$45,906

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,263 (it was $14,247 in 2000)

Gaston town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $64,191 (it was $40,100 in 2000)
Gaston:

$64,191
NC:

$154,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $546.

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  • Races in Gaston, NC (2010)

    Gaston races chart
    • 64956.3%White alone
    • 45339.3%Black alone
    • 262.3%Hispanic
    • 111.0%Two or more races
    • 90.8%American Indian alone
    • 40.3%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Gaston: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (13.7%), United States (8.4%), French (6.2%), English (5.6%), German (4.6%), Polish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 180 feet

Land area: 1.69 square miles.

Population density: 636 people per square mile   (low).

Gaston,NC real estate house value index trend

Gaston, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Gaston:

  • High school or higher: 54.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gaston town:

  • Never married: 29.5%
  • Now married: 40.4%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 18.2%

58 residents are foreign born (4.7% Latin America).

This town:

5.0%
North Carolina:

7.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $810 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,126 (1.9%)

Gaston satellite photo by USGS

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

Gaston household income distribution Gaston home values distribution
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.78
North Carolina average:

2.41
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.6%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -49 (-4.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (36%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (23%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)

Work and jobs in Gaston: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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 near North Carolina state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 76.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 90.2 miles away from Gaston center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 73.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 87.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 365.9 miles away from Gaston center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 110.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Northampton County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gaston topographic map

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

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)
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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

Northampton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 30.2%
(35.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.4% for Black residents, 16.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 80.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.8
North Carolina average:

12.4

Gaston travel time to work - commute Gaston mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Gaston town (based on Northampton County data)

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
Northampton County:

4.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

15.3%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Northampton County:

37.5%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.0%
State:

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 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$1,603$19,2361$2,316
Police Protection - Officers 2$5,226$31,3563$2,625
Streets and Highways 1$1,675$20,1003$4,163
Totals for Government 4$8,504$25,5127$9,104

Gaston government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $145,000 ($134.76)
    Police Protection: $88,000 ($81.78)
    Regular Highways: $49,000 ($45.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $41,000 ($38.10)
    Parks & Recreation: $18,000 ($16.73)
    Fire Protection: $11,000 ($10.22)
    Health Services - Other: $7,000 ($6.51)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($2.79)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $16,000 ($14.87)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $6,000 ($5.58)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $152,000 ($141.26)

Gaston government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($7.43)
    All Other: $4,000 ($3.72)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $70,000 ($65.06)
    All Other: $1,000 ($0.93)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($2.79)
    Rents: $2,000 ($1.86)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($1.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $44,000 ($40.89)
    All Other: $39,000 ($36.25)
    General Support: $30,000 ($27.88)
  • Tax - Property: $154,000 ($143.12)
    NEC: $14,000 ($13.01)
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,000 ($3.72)

Gaston government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $259,000 ($240.71)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $249,000 ($231.41)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $10,000 ($9.29)

Gaston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $153,000 ($142.19)

5.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,253 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Halifax County, NC  1.96% ($24,620 average AGI)
from Hertford County, NC  0.52% ($28,278)
from Wake County, NC  0.26% ($30,833)


6.28% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,787 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Halifax County, NC  2.16% ($23,289 average AGI)
to Hertford County, NC  0.51% ($27,444)
to Wake County, NC  0.41% ($24,897)

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 fatal accident list:

Oct 22, 2014 06:24 PM, Us-74, Cr-1249, Lat: 36.49263, Lon: -77.73705, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2
Feb 28, 2003 11:00 PM, Huey St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Aug 22, 1992 02:01 PM, Nc46, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Oct 20, 1984 03:40 AM, 46, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Feb 16, 1980 08:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Mar 31, 1979 06:05 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 3, 1977 02:58 PM, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 36m118ftTotal length
  • 20,400Total average daily traffic
  • 1,224Total average daily truck traffic
  • 40,800Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Police Dept (Lat: 36.501528 Lon: -77.646917), Call Sign: KWV693, Licensee ID: L00115450
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.880 MHzGrant Date: 08/28/2004, Expiration Date: 09/14/2014, Cancellation Date: 11/15/2014Registrant: Gaston, Town Of, Drawer M, Gaston, NC 27832, Phone: (919) 537-1046
  • Police Dept (Lat: 36.501528 Lon: -77.646917), Call Sign: WAH274, Licensee ID: L00115450
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.815 MHzGrant Date: 08/28/2004, Expiration Date: 08/31/2014, Cancellation Date: 11/01/2014Registrant: Gaston, Town Of, Po Drawer M, Gaston, NC 27832, Phone: (919) 537-1046
  • 780 E State Hwy 627 In Nc At Va & Nc State Line (Lat: 36.545972 Lon: -77.735806), Call Sign: WXP339, Licensee ID: L00129896
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.280 MHz, 155.340 MHzGrant Date: 09/15/1997, Expiration Date: 09/15/2002, Cancellation Date: 06/18/2003Registrant: Emporia Hospital Corporation, 155 Franklin Rd Ste 400, Brentwood, TN 37027, Phone: (804) 348-2402
  • 3/10 Mi Int Of Nc Sr 1200 & Nc Sr 1202 (Lat: 36.483472 Lon: -77.605528), Type: Tower, Structure height: 97.5 m, Overall height: 103.6 m, Call Sign: WPVL483
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.800 MHzGrant Date: 05/10/2012, Expiration Date: 07/09/2022, Certifier: Alireza SohooliRegistrant: Communications Plus, Inc., Ahoskie, NC 27910, Phone: (252) 209-9097, Fax: (252) 209-9098, Email:
  • Sr 1211/1212 Northampton Cty (Lat: 36.546111 Lon: -77.735833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 146.3 m, Overall height: 151.4 m, Call Sign: WPXZ283, Licensee ID: L00129896
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.280 MHz, 155.340 MHzGrant Date: 07/03/2003, Expiration Date: 01/03/2004, Cancellation Date: 03/07/2004, Certifier: Meade P HorneRegistrant: Emporia Hospital Corporation, 214 Weaver Ave, Emporia, VA 23847, Phone: (434) 349-8240, Fax: (434) 348-2403, Email:
  • 215 Pleasant Hill (Lat: 36.501194 Lon: -77.645028), Type: Tank, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WQEW734
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.130 MHzGrant Date: 05/04/2006, Expiration Date: 05/04/2016, Certifier: Dan BrownRegistrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:
  • 205 Gaston Drive (Lat: 36.550111 Lon: -77.649778), Type: Bant, Structure height: 5 m, Overall height: 7 m, Call Sign: WQEW736
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.130 MHzGrant Date: 05/04/2006, Expiration Date: 05/04/2016, Certifier: Dan BrownRegistrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • 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 MHzGrant Date: 05/06/2008, Expiration Date: 05/06/2018, Cancellation Date: 11/06/2009, Certifier: William ChastainRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 10/28/2009, Expiration Date: 10/28/2019, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-WallaceRegistrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 20
  • Hazardous Condition: 8
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Gaston

See full 2006 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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (52%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Businesses in Gaston, NC

  • Hardee's: 1
  • U-Haul: 1

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 above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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