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Population in 2012: 1,658 (69% urban, 31% rural). Population change since 2000: +27.1%
Males: 765  (46.2%)
Females: 893  (53.8%)

Median resident age:  37.2 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 29053, 29160.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,266 (it was $31,411 in 2000)
Gaston:

$36,266
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,582

Gaston town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $76,946 (it was $61,000 in 2000)
Gaston:

$76,946
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $80,780; Detached houses: $98,104; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $34,507; Mobile homes: $55,108

Median gross rent in 2012: $751.

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  • White alone - 1,349 (82.0%)
  • Black alone - 147 (8.9%)
  • Hispanic - 90 (5.5%)
  • Two or more races - 43 (2.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 7 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.06%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gaston: 87.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (15.4%), Irish (14.8%), English (9.7%), United States (9.0%), Subsaharan African (6.6%), Italian (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 499 feet

Land area: 3.43 square miles.

Population density: 484 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Gaston:

  • High school or higher: 79.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gaston town:

  • Never married: 31.1%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

116 residents are foreign born

This town:  7.4%
South Carolina:  4.7%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 66 registered sex offenders living in Gaston, South Carolina as of December 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Gaston to the number of sex offenders is 25 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $374 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $300 (0.6%)

Gaston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, SC (14.8 miles , pop. 116,278).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (97.5 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (539.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Swansea, SC (2.3 miles ), Pine Ridge, SC (2.6 miles ), South Congaree, SC (2.6 miles ), Pelion, SC (3.0 miles ), Sandy Run-Staley, SC (3.2 miles) , Springdale, SC (3.2 miles ), Woodford, SC (3.2 miles) , Cayce, SC (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $5,800
  • 1998: 14 buildings, average cost: $5,800
  • 1999: 16 buildings, average cost: $5,800
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $5,800
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $5,800
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $98,000
  • 2007: 31 buildings, average cost: $167,600
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,400
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $64,900
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $73,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 33.82 N, Longitude: 81.10 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 803

Gaston household income distribution Gaston home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Gaston by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2011 2012
Murders 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 0120012
per 100,000 0.071.4142.10.00.060.1118.3
Assaults 2116044
per 100,000 149.871.471.1425.80.0240.4236.7
Burglaries 131112121410
per 100,000 973.8785.7852.971.0142.3841.3591.7
Thefts 33118233033557
per 100,000 2471.98428.61634.72129.2213.52103.43372.8
Auto thefts 2584011
per 100,000 149.8357.1568.6283.90.060.159.2
Arson N/A000010
per 100,000 N/A0.00.00.00.060.10.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 300.1) 217.5475.1236.7206.119.3222.7274.7

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Crime rate in Gaston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.20
South Carolina average:

2.48
Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +293 (+29.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (23%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Construction (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Gaston-area historical tornado activity is above South Carolina state average. It is 88% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/2/1995, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.3 miles away from the Gaston town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/16/1994, a category F3 tornado 10.8 miles away from the town center injured 40 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gaston-area historical earthquake activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 79.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 84.0 miles away from Gaston center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 77.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 65.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 84.7 miles away from Gaston center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lexington County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Gaston:

  • STILL HOPES EPISCOPAL RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WEST COLUMBIA, SC)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE LOWER RICHLAND (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; COLUMBIA, SC)
  • AGAPE NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WEST COLUMBIA, SC)

Political contributions by individuals in Gaston, SC

Airports located in Gaston:


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Amtrak station near Gaston:

  • 13 miles: COLUMBIA (850 PULASKI ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gaston:

  • Midlands Technical College (about 10 miles; West Columbia, SC; Full-time enrollment: 5,564)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 14 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 23,969)
  • Benedict College (about 15 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 2,942)
  • South Carolina State University (about 26 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,851)
  • University of South Carolina-Aiken (about 42 miles; Aiken, SC; FT enrollment: 2,476)
  • Medical College of Georgia (about 57 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 2,357)
  • Augusta State University (about 58 miles; Augusta, GA; FT enrollment: 4,766)

Public elementary/middle schools in Gaston:

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Churches in Gaston include: Hillcrest Church (A), Sandy Run Church (B), Community Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Lexington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Pb  NO2 Ozone  PM10 SO2 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.9. This is about average.
City:

34.9
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00282. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00282
U.S.:

0.02218
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 6.51. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.51
U.S.:

11.08
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 23.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

23.1
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

18.5
U.S.:

22.1
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.05. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.05
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Gaston and their reported violations in the past:

GASTON RURAL WATER DIST (Population served: 6756, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Water Quality Parameter WQP M&R - Between JAN-1999 and DEC-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2003)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
RAPHA RESIDENTIAL CARE (Population served: 69, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.0%
(19.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.8% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.6%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  12.3%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Gaston, SC

Gaston compared to South Carolina state average:

Gaston, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Gaston travel time to work - commute


Gaston mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (72%)
  • Utility gas (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.79%
Here49.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents44.3%16.1%15.2%6.1%4.6%
Congregations33.0%17.5%12.3%1.9%2.4%
NameAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents2.5%1.9%1.6%1.6%6.1%
Congregations2.8%1.9%2.4%4.7%21.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 42
Lexington County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Lexington County:

0.54 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 124
Lexington County:

5.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 188
Here:

7.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Lexington County:

26.9%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.8%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$4,260$51,1201$2,234
Other Government Administration 7$19,944$34,1906$8,057
Judicial and Legal 1$2,714$32,5681$792
Police Protection - Officers 9$29,963$39,9510$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,361$40,3320$0
Totals for Government 19$60,242$38,0488$11,083


8.36% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,503 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.36%
South Carolina average:

8.00%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($236 average AGI)
Lexington County:

0.06%
South Carolina average:

0.15%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Richland County, SC  3.08% ($41,622 average AGI)
from Aiken County, SC  0.21% ($37,033)
from Orangeburg County, SC  0.16% ($32,140)


6.96% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,232 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
South Carolina average:

6.88%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($222 average AGI)
Lexington County:

0.05%
South Carolina average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Richland County, SC  2.74% ($35,506 average AGI)
to Charleston County, SC  0.19% ($41,805)
to Aiken County, SC  0.17% ($31,317)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gaston:

  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WLGO (1170 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: LEVAS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WVOC (560 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WISW (1320 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQXL (1470 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: METRO COMMUNICATIONS, INCORP.)
  • WGCV (620 AM; 1 kW; CAYCE, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBLR (1430 AM; 5 kW; BATESBURG, SC; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WOIC (1230 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gaston:

  • WTCB (106.7 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMHK (89.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE B/CING CO.)
  • WLXC (98.5 FM; LEXINGTON, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFMV (95.3 FM; SOUTH CONGAREE, SC; Owner: GLORY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCOS-FM (97.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWDM (101.3 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WNOK (104.7 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHXT (103.9 FM; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WLTY (96.7 FM; CAYCE, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLTR (91.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WZMJ (93.1 FM; BATESBURG, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WARQ (93.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WYFV (88.7 FM; CAYCE, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQKI-FM (93.9 FM; ST. MATTHEWS, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W240AX (95.9 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W207BQ (89.3 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WUSC-FM (90.5 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA)
  • WAFJ (88.3 FM; BELVEDERE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WXBT (100.1 FM; WEST COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOMG (103.1 FM; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Gaston:

  • W67DP (Channel 67; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W31BS (Channel 31; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WACH (Channel 57; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WIS (Channel 10; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WRLK-TV (Channel 35; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WBHQ (Channel 63; SUMTER, SC; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W21CA (Channel 21; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W39CL (Channel 39; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WJBF (Channel 6; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAGT (Channel 26; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WAGT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WRDW-TV (Channel 12; AUGUSTA, GA; Owner: WRDW LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W55CQ (Channel 55; ORANGEBURG, SC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WRJA-TV (Channel 27; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
Gaston, South Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 13
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 21
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
South Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 90
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 137
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 29
  • Fatalities: 98
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 229
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14
See more detailed statistics of Gaston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

124 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Gaston)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • .9 Miles West Of (Lat: 33.813611 Lon: -81.115278), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 62.5 m, Overall height: 68.5 m, Call Sign: KXG895
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.130 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/05/2012, Expiration Date: 03/04/2022
    Registrant: County Of Lexington, 212 South Lake Dr Suite B02, Lexington, SC 29072, Phone: (803) 785-6164, Fax: (803) 785-8200, Email:
  • Int Of Main St & Fiddlers Ln (Lat: 33.808500 Lon: -81.101194), Type: Building, Structure height: 30 m, Overall height: 35 m, Call Sign: KII918
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.190 MHz, 151.220 MHz, 151.235 MHz, 151.385 MHz, 159.270 MHz, 159.300 MHz, 159.420 MHz, 159.450 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/03/2012, Expiration Date: 07/09/2022, Certifier: Ted Roberts
    Registrant: South Carolina Foresty Commission, Columbia, SC 29221, Phone: (803) 896-8800, Fax: (803) 798-8097, Email:
  • Sr 1137 1 Mi S (Lat: 33.789056 Lon: -81.112861), Structure height: 12 m, Call Sign: WNNG975, Licensee ID: L00033141
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.450 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/23/2001, Expiration Date: 02/14/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/16/2011
    Registrant: Gaston Copper Recycling Corp, Gaston, SC 29053, Phone: (803) 796-4720
  • Lat: 33.881583 Lon: -81.095000, Call Sign: WPYJ961
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.325 MHz, 467.325 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/25/2003, Expiration Date: 08/25/2013, Certifier: Julie Dees
    Registrant: Continental Wireless, 2355 Merritt Dr #200, Garland, TX 75041, Phone: (972) 926-7443, Fax: (972) 926-0624
  • Lat: 33.796694 Lon: -81.004194, Call Sign: WQJN765
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.800 MHz, 461.050 MHz, 463.800 MHz, 464.275 MHz, 464.825 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/12/2008, Expiration Date: 11/12/2018, Certifier: George C Rogers
    Registrant: Kelley Communications, 487 Broughton St., Orangeburg, SC 29115, Phone: (803) 516-0005, Fax: (803) 516-0803, Email:
  • Lat: 33.837417 Lon: -81.091528, Call Sign: WQPX789
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.812 MHz, 456.562 MHz, 451.562 MHz, 452.812 MHz, 452.787 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/12/2012, Expiration Date: 09/12/2022, Certifier: Alan Osborn
    Registrant: Bearcom Operating LP, Dallas, TX 75355-9001, Phone: (800) 458-9887, Fax: (214) 355-1714, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Gaston)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 140
  • Hazardous Condition: 20
  • Service Call: 20
  • Good Intent Call: 12

Incident types - Gaston


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Gaston, SC

Most common first names in Gaston, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William5466.6 years
James5269.5 years
John4371.0 years
Mary3371.4 years
Robert2764.4 years
Charles2466.1 years
George2372.6 years
David1962.0 years
Henry1669.1 years
Thomas1665.7 years
Most common last names in Gaston, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3773.4 years
Sharpe3771.1 years
Williams2671.8 years
Jeffcoat2273.3 years
Jones2171.2 years
Lucas1871.2 years
Spires1773.5 years
Hutto1774.6 years
Taylor1772.9 years
Dowd1679.3 years
Businesses in Gaston, SC
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Little Caesars Pizza1
Burger King1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Decora Cabinetry2Wendy's1
Domino's Pizza1
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Total of 7 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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