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Population in 2012: 72,723 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.7%
 

Males: 34,634  (47.6%)
Females: 38,089  (52.4%)

Median resident age:  36.8 years
North Carolina median age:  37.4 years

Zip codes: 28052, 28054, 28086, 28098.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,743 (it was $36,924 in 2000)
Gastonia:

$42,743
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,358

Gastonia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $131,300 (it was $92,100 in 2000)
Gastonia:

$131,300
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $146,363; Detached houses: $148,954; Townhouses or other attached units: $117,622; In 2-unit structures: $157,105; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $99,476; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $138,023; Mobile homes: $58,471

Median gross rent in 2012: $746.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 28052, 28054, 28056.

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  • White alone - 42,614 (59.4%)
  • Black alone - 19,661 (27.4%)
  • Hispanic - 6,901 (9.6%)
  • Two or more races - 1,256 (1.8%)
  • Asian alone - 956 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 201 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 145 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 7 (0.01%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gastonia: 92.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (11.2%), Irish (9.2%), United States (7.8%), English (7.2%), Scotch-Irish (4.1%), Scottish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1877

Elevation: 816 feet

Land area: 46.1 square miles.

Population density: 1,579 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Gastonia:

  • High school or higher: 81.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 12.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gastonia city:

  • Never married: 31.0%
  • Now married: 49.1%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

5,991 residents are foreign born (5.7% Latin America).

This city:  8.2%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 244 registered sex offenders living in Gastonia, North Carolina as of October 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Gastonia to the number of sex offenders is 298 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,528 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,377 (1.2%)

Gastonia satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (20.1 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (465.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: South Gastonia, NC (1.7 miles ), Ranlo, NC (1.9 miles ), Dallas, NC (2.0 miles ), Lowell, NC (2.1 miles ), Spencer Mountain, NC (2.3 miles) , McAdenville, NC (2.4 miles ), Bessemer City, NC (2.5 miles ), Cramerton, NC (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 164 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 1998: 176 buildings, average cost: $133,200
  • 1999: 212 buildings, average cost: $144,100
  • 2000: 218 buildings, average cost: $149,200
  • 2001: 274 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 2002: 315 buildings, average cost: $129,400
  • 2003: 357 buildings, average cost: $130,800
  • 2004: 410 buildings, average cost: $153,200
  • 2005: 356 buildings, average cost: $169,900
  • 2006: 467 buildings, average cost: $200,200
  • 2007: 528 buildings, average cost: $203,000
  • 2008: 238 buildings, average cost: $243,100
  • 2009: 124 buildings, average cost: $266,200
  • 2010: 105 buildings, average cost: $246,200
  • 2011: 90 buildings, average cost: $255,400
  • 2012: 87 buildings, average cost: $283,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 35.26 N, Longitude: 81.18 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -30,595 (-42.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 14,834 (48.5%)

Area codes: 704, 980

Gastonia household income distribution Gastonia home values distribution

Property values in Gastonia, NC


 

Crime rates in Gastonia by Year
Type 2000 2001 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012
Murders 6875457541
per 100,000 9.211.910.27.25.77.19.86.85.51.4
Rapes 24324036302321303729
per 100,000 36.747.558.151.942.632.829.441.150.939.8
Robberies 284330273257220234237220171157
per 100,000 434.6489.6396.5370.2312.8333.7331.5301.1235.4215.7
Assaults 587626427372456439381345254263
per 100,000 898.4928.7620.1535.8648.3626.0533.0472.2349.6361.4
Burglaries 1,3671,3881,2581,2681,2711,2591,2101,059951978
per 100,000 2092.12059.21826.91826.41806.91795.31692.61449.51309.01343.7
Thefts 3,9924,2064,6004,3894,0563,8423,6783,1873,1983,075
per 100,000 6109.56239.96680.16321.75766.35478.65145.14362.24401.94224.9
Auto thefts 386382549533489451438335214199
per 100,000 590.7566.7797.3767.7695.2643.1612.7458.5294.6273.4
Arson 58675152625553391825
per 100,000 88.899.474.174.988.178.474.153.424.834.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.8) 809.1847.2781.4728.1693.0673.1632.8553.0491.6464.1

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 201 (174 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.39
North Carolina average:

2.37

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Gastonia, North Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.9%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +6,430 (+10.7%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (10%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (8%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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Average climate in Gastonia, North Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Gastonia-area historical tornado activity is above North Carolina state average. It is 59% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.0 miles away from the Gastonia city center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 tornado 31.8 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gastonia-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 60.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.9 miles away from Gastonia center
On 6/5/1998 at 02:31:01, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 25.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/7/2007 at 11:07:03, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 55.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/4/2007 at 10:04:46, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 5.8 mi) earthquake occurred 53.8 miles away from Gastonia center
On 1/1/1993 at 05:08:05, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 MD, Depth: 2.2 mi) earthquake occurred 66.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Gaston County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gastonia topographic map

Birthplace of: Fred Durst - Film director, Patrick McHenry - Politician, Thomas Sowell - Columnist, James Worthy - Basketball player, Clyde Caldwell - Illustrator, Darrell Armstrong - NBA player (Dallas Mavericks, born: Jun 22, 1968), Ernest Angley - Christian evangelist, Evan Karagias - Professional wrestler, Hassan Whiteside - Basketball player, Jason Bare - Singer-songwriter.

Main business address for: CITIZENS SOUTH BANKING CORP (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospitals/medical centers in Gastonia:

  • BMA SOUTH GASTON DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 710 WEST HUDSON BLVD.)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE GASTONIA (Dialysis Facility, 348 BURTONWOOD DR)
  • ADVANCED HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 2391 COURT DRIVE STE 105)
  • EMERALD CARE INC., AN AMEDISYS COMPANY (Home Health Center, 1050 XRAY DRIVE)
  • HOME HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (Home Health Center, 2550 COURT DRIVE, SUITE 103)
  • GASTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Local, provides emergency services, 2525 COURT DR)
  • HOSPICE OF GASTON COUNTY INC (Hospital, 258 E GARRISON BLVD WATERTOWER PLACE)
  • MCCORMICK GROUP HOME (Hospital, 1521 MCCORMICK AVENUE)
  • MOUNTAIN RIDGE GROUP HOME (Hospital, 810 KING ARTHUR DRIVE)
  • SPRINGDALE LANE GROUP HOME (Hospital, 934 SPRINGDALE LANE)
  • ALEXANDRIA PLACE (Nursing Home, 1770 OAK HOLLOW ROAD)
  • AUTUMNFIELD OF LOWELL (Nursing Home, 398 WILKINSON BLVD)
  • BELAIRE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 2065 LYON STREET)
  • BRIAN CTR HEALTH AND REHAB/GASTO (Nursing Home, 969 COX RD)
  • COURTLAND TERRACE (Nursing Home, 2300 ABERDEEN BLVD)
  • GASTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL EXT CARE SVCS (Nursing Home, 2525 COURT DRIVE)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-GASTONIA (Nursing Home, 416 N HIGHLAND ST)
  • MEADOWWOOD NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 4414 WILKINSON BLVD)
  • PEAK RESOURCES - GASTONIA (Nursing Home, 2780 X-RAY DR)

Political contributions by individuals in Gastonia, NC

Airports and heliports located in Gastonia:


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Amtrak station:

GASTONIA (350 HANCOCK ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Operable nuclear power plants near Gastonia:

  • 11 miles: Catawba 1 and 2 in Clover, SC.

Local government website: www.cityofgastonia.com

College/University in Gastonia:

  • Carolina Academy of Cosmetic Art & Science (Full-time enrollment: 164; Location: 284 E Garrison Blvd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.carolinaacademy.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gastonia:

  • Gaston College (about 3 miles; Dallas, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,732)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte (about 19 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 2,428)
  • Central Piedmont Community College (about 20 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 7,630)
  • Winthrop University (about 24 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 4,937)
  • York Technical College (about 24 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 2,970)
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte (about 26 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 18,379)
  • Gardner-Webb University (about 28 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; FT enrollment: 2,457)

Public high schools in Gastonia:

Private high schools in Gastonia:

  • GASTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 878; Location: 1625 LOWELL BETHESDA RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • GASTON DAY SCHOOL INC (Students: 479; Location: 2001 GASTON DAY SCHOOL RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 110; Location: 310 CAROLINA AVE; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Gastonia:

Private elementary/middle schools in Gastonia:

  • FIRST WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 275; Location: 208A S CHURCH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MICHAEL'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 217; Location: 704 SAINT MICHAELS LN; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FIRST ASSEMBLY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 134; Location: 777 S MYRTLE SCHOOL RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FIRST FREE WILL BAPTIST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 56; Location: 2316 UNION RD; Grades: PK - 5)
  • HOPE LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 51; Location: 3430 ROBINWOOD RD; Grades: PK - 5)
  • FRIENDSHIP CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 22; Location: 221 W BRADLEY ST; Grades: KG - 3)
See full list of schools located in Gastonia

Library in Gastonia:

  • GASTON-LINCOLN REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,896,067; Location: 1555 EAST GARRISON BOULEVARD; 577,516 books; 23,929 audio materials; 24,687 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 657 print serial subscriptions; 4 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • First Wesleyan Christian School now has grades K-8 instead of K-6 as currently shown on your site.
  • James Worthy (Professional Basketball Player) was from Gastonia, and graduated from Ashbrook High Scholl. added by ras9261

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Notable locations in Gastonia: West Gastonia Industrial Park (A), Laurel Woods (B), Gastonia National Golf Course (C), Gastonia Municipal Golf Course (D), Gastonia Country Club (E), Water Tower Center (F), Schiele Museum (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Robinwood Crossing Shopping Center (1), Nichols Shopping Center (2), Gaston Mall (3), Franklin Shopping Center (4), Edson Shopping Center (5), Eastwood Shopping Center (6), East Ridge Shopping Center (7), Dixie Village Shopping Center (8), Delta Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Gastonia include: Union Road Church (A), Midway Church (B), Modena Church (C), Mount Olivet Church (D), Northside Church (E), Parkwood Church (F), Pisgah Church (G), Robinwood Church (H), Saint Johns Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hollywood Cemetery (1), North Oakland Street Cemetery (2), Oakwood Cemetery (3), Firestone Memorial Cemetery (4), Firestone Cemetery (5), Pisgah Cemetery (6), Rose Hill Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Gaston Country Club Lake (A), Shorts Lake (B), Heather Lake (C), Robinwood Lake (D), Rankin Lake (E), Oakland Lake (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Anthony Creek (A), Squirrel Branch (B), Shoal Branch (C), Oates Creek (D), McGill Creek (E), Kaglor Branch (F), Jule Allen Branch (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Gastonia include: Rankin Lake Park (1), North Park (2), Linwood Park (3), Lineburger Park (4), Firestone Field (5), Sims Park (6), Flyer Park (7), Erwin Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Gastonia City - Schiele Musuem of Natural History & Lynn Planetariu- Group Appointm (Museums; 200 East Long Avenue) (1), Adventure Landing (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2600 East Franklin Boulevard) (2), Amf Gastonia Lanes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2201 East Franklin Boulevard) (3), Beasley Eleanor Realtor (Tours & Charters; 308 Eagles Walk) (4), Educatours Inc (Tours & Charters; 1564 Union Road Suite C) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Affordable Suites of America (1921 Bessemer City Road) (1), Best Western Executive Inn (360 Best Western Court) (2), Hill Top Motel (2718 Gastonia Dallas Highway) (3), Gastonia Howard Johnson Express Inn (1601 Bessemer City Rd) (4), Comfort Suites Gastonia (1874 Remount Road) (5), Hampton Inn (1859 Remount Road) (6), Four Seasons Remodeling & Roofing (207 East 3rd Avenue) (7), Economy Inn (1207 Edgewood Road) (8), Days Inn Gastonia NC (1700 North Chester Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: North Carolina State Government - Courts Of Justice- Trial Court Administr (325 North Marietta Street) (1), North Carolina State Government - Courts Of Justice- Judges- Superior Court Ju (325 North Marietta Street) (2), North Carolina State Government - Courts Of Justice- Judges- District Court Ju (325 North Marietta Street) (3), North Carolina State Government - Courts Of Justice- Clerk Of Superior C (325 North Marietta Street) (4), North Carolina State Government - Courts Of Justice- Clerk Of Superior Court- Special Proceed (325 North Marietta Street) (5), North Carolina State Government - Courts Of Justice- Clerk Of Superior Court- Child Support Paym (325 North Marietta Street) (6), North Carolina State Government - Courts Of Justice- Clerk Of Superior Court- C (325 North Marietta Street) (7), Gaston County - Court House-All Departments (901 South New Hope) (8), North Carolina State Government - Estates- Courts Of Justice- Clerk Of Superior Court- Pro (325 North Marietta Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Gaston County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  PM10 PM2.5 SO2 Ozone  CO  NO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.1. This is about average.
City:

34.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.5. This is about average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

18.5
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.3. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.6
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.850. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.850
U.S.:

2.433
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

25.2
U.S.:

28.3
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.299. This is about average. There were 7 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.299
U.S.:

0.334
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.0
U.S.:

9.4
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00085. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00085
U.S.:

0.06353

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

MOUNTAIN VIEW MHP (Serves SC, Population served: 460, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-21-2000), St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-20-2000), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-28-2000), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-01-1999), St Public Notif received (JUL-27-1999), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - In JUL-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-14-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUL-30-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and JUL-15-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-11-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUL-15-2003)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-2003 and JAN-10-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-07-2003), St Public Notif received (JUL-15-2003), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2004)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-2002 and JAN-10-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-15-2002), St Public Notif received (JUL-08-2002), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and NOV-01-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-22-2001), St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2001)
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
CHAPEL ACRES MHP (Population served: 231, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
COVINGTON ACRES MHP (Population served: 224, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-01-2005 and NOV-01-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (2 times from OCT-21-2005 to OCT-21-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2005)
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-08-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2003 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-18-2003), St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2002 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2002), St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2001 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-25-2002), St Public Notif requested (JAN-25-2002)
  • 55 regular monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
HICKORY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-22-2004), St Public Notif requested (MAR-22-2004), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-03-2002), St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2002), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-28-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-26-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-22-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-11-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
MT PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
GASTONIA FAMILY MOOSE CENTER-LODGE 1303 (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-29-2004), St Public Notif requested (MAR-29-2004), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2004)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-03-2003), St Public Notif requested (JAN-03-2003), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-16-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between MAY-04-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between APR-26-2004 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-04-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
NEW HOPE CHURCH OF GOD (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-20-2005), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-20-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-14-2000), St Public Notif requested (SEP-14-2000), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between OCT-26-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-18-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
BRENTWOOD MHP (Population served: 99, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2002 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2002), St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-2002)
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Gastonia that have no violations reported:

  • POSTON PARK (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.4%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.8% for Black residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.0%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.8%
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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Gastonia, NC

People in group quarters in Gastonia in 2010:

  • 691 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 455 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 285 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 162 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 128 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 21 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 3 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Gastonia in 2000:

  • 921 people in nursing homes
  • 254 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 222 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 37 people in other group homes
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 5 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Gastonia compared to North Carolina state average:

Gastonia, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Gastonia (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Gastonia Main Branch, Ranlo Drive Thru Branch, Gastonia West Branch, East Branch, Union Road Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Alliance Bank & Trust Company: at 292 West Main Ave, Limited Service Branch, Union Road Branch, Courier Service. Info updated 2008/10/07: Bank assets: $225.4 mil, Deposits: $186.8 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Ab&T Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Gaston Mall Branch, Gastonia Main Branch, New Hope Road Branch, Covenant Village Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Gastonia Branch, Gastonia South Branch, 100 East Garrison Boulevard Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Citizens South Bank: Martha Rivers Branch, Main Avenue Branch, at 519 South New Hope Road. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,078.7 mil, Deposits: $878.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Dixie Village Branch, Gastonia, Main Office, Union Road Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • The Fidelity Bank: Gastonia - Union Road Branch at 2933 Union Road, branch established on 1964/03/10; Gastonia - Cox Road Branch at 610 Cox Road, branch established on 1995/01/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,422.4 mil, Deposits: $1,234.1 mil, headquarters in Fuquay Varina, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 66 total offices, Holding Company: Fidelity Bancshares (N.C.), Inc.
  • The First National Bank of Shelby: 529 S. New Hope Road Branch at 529 S. New Hope Road, branch established on 1986/06/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $898.1 mil, Deposits: $666.4 mil, headquarters in Shelby, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices
  • Carolina Trust Bank: Gastonia Branch at 534 South New Hope Road, branch established on 2004/06/20. Info updated 2009/11/30: Bank assets: $266.2 mil, Deposits: $224.2 mil, headquarters in Lincolnton, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Gastonia, North Carolina:

  • Mid Town Motor Inn, 210 S Chester St, Gastonia, NC 28052 , Phone: (704) 864-9751
  • Howard Johnson Inn, 800 W Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28052 , Phone: (704) 865-3421, Fax: (704) 861-0038
  • Fairfield Inn, 1860 Remount Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054 , Phone: (704) 867-5073
  • Ramada Limited, 1400 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054 , Phone: (704) 864-8744, Fax: (704) 864-8744
  • Days Inn, 1700 N Chester St, Gastonia, NC 28052 , Phone: (704) 864-9981
  • Hampton Inn-gastonia, 1859 Remount Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054 , Phone: (704) 866-9090, Fax: (704) 866-7070
  • Microtel Inn, 1901 Broadcast Dr, Gastonia, NC 28052 , Phone: (704) 810-6622, Fax: (704) 810-6682
  • Comfort Suites, 1874 Remount Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054 , Phone: (704) 865-6688, Fax: (704) 865-6197
  • 8 other hotels and motels
All 16 fire-safe hotels and motels in Gastonia, North Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Gastonia travel time to work - commute


Gastonia mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Gastonia city (based on Gaston County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.45%
Here57.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents51.9%12.5%5.9%5.4%4.9%
Congregations39.0%11.6%8.6%5.1%5.8%
NameCatholic ChurchNational Association of Free Will Baptists The Wesleyan ChurchAssociation Reformed Presbyterian ChurchOther
Adherents4.8%2.6%2.1%1.7%8.1%
Congregations1.0%7.5%3.4%2.4%15.4%
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: 37
Gaston County:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
Gaston County:

1.04 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 97
Gaston County:

4.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 108
Here:

5.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.6%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Gaston County:

28.6%
North Carolina:

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

13.6%
State:

15.6%

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 61$255,102$50,1846$13,063
Other Government Administration 40$172,280$51,6841$1,917
Judicial and Legal 3$20,061$80,2440$0
Police Protection - Officers 158$654,706$49,7252$2,768
Police - Other 27$97,684$43,41519$13,829
Firefighters 139$532,330$45,9571$1,231
Fire - Other 2$5,280$31,6800$0
Streets and Highways 87$300,015$41,3812$3,708
Solid Waste Management 49$115,163$28,2031$870
Sewerage 106$338,443$38,3142$1,951
Parks and Recreation 61$199,984$39,34169$32,862
Housing and Community Development(Local) 16$63,440$47,5803$6,277
Water Supply 22$84,063$45,8530$0
Electric Power 39$182,963$56,2960$0
Transit 20$58,963$35,3785$4,833
Other and Unallocable 56$183,616$39,34626$24,381
Totals for Government 886$3,264,093$44,209137$107,690

Gastonia government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $4,279,000 ($58.84)
    Water Utilities: $1,734,000 ($23.84)
    Air Transportation: $1,140,000 ($15.68)
    Electric Utilities: $1,063,000 ($14.62)
    Regular Highways: $335,000 ($4.61)
    Central Staff Services: $302,000 ($4.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $80,000 ($1.10)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($0.12)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $54,969,000 ($755.87)
    Sewerage: $13,469,000 ($185.21)
    Police Protection: $11,729,000 ($161.28)
    Local Fire Protection: $8,293,000 ($114.04)
    General - Other: $6,068,000 ($83.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,337,000 ($73.39)
    Water Utilities: $5,149,000 ($70.80)
    Liquor Stores: $4,634,000 ($63.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,842,000 ($52.83)
    Regular Highways: $3,449,000 ($47.43)
    Central Staff Services: $3,009,000 ($41.38)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,455,000 ($33.76)
    Transit Utilities: $1,664,000 ($22.88)
    Financial Administration: $1,133,000 ($15.58)
    General Public Buildings: $715,000 ($9.83)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $609,000 ($8.37)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $295,000 ($4.06)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $154,000 ($2.12)
    Air Transportation: $49,000 ($0.67)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,597,000 ($21.96)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health - Other: $27,000 ($0.37)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $602,000 ($8.28)
    Electric Utilities: $474,000 ($6.52)
    Sewerage: $245,000 ($3.37)
    Police Protection: $131,000 ($1.80)
    Water Utilities: $105,000 ($1.44)
    General - Other: $27,000 ($0.37)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $24,000 ($0.33)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000 ($0.08)
    Transit Utilities: $2,000 ($0.03)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $44,572,000 ($612.90)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,950,000 ($40.56)

Gastonia government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $21,554,000 ($296.38)
    All Other: $2,016,000 ($27.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,550,000 ($21.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,112,000 ($15.29)
    Air Transportation: $86,000 ($1.18)
    Parking Facilities: $2,000 ($0.03)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,406,000 ($33.08)
    Transit Utilities: $1,370,000 ($18.84)
    All Other: $56,000 ($0.77)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $11,869,000 ($163.21)
    All Other: $1,294,000 ($17.79)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,180,000 ($29.98)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,247,000 ($17.15)
    Rents: $130,000 ($1.79)
    Donations From Private Sources: $53,000 ($0.73)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $56,946,000 ($783.05)
    Water Utilities: $8,383,000 ($115.27)
    Liquor Stores: $5,319,000 ($73.14)
    Transit Utilities: $184,000 ($2.53)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,639,000 ($50.04)
    Highways: $2,447,000 ($33.65)
    Transit Utilities: $1,197,000 ($16.46)
    All Other: $70,000 ($0.96)
  • Tax - Property: $23,966,000 ($329.55)
    Motor Vehicle License: $781,000 ($10.74)
    NEC: $721,000 ($9.91)
    Other License: $591,000 ($8.13)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $508,000 ($6.99)
    Other Selective Sales: $377,000 ($5.18)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $323,000 ($4.44)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $55,000 ($0.76)

Gastonia government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $94,729,000 ($1302.60)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $93,797,000 ($1289.78)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,497,000 ($213.10)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,565,000 ($200.28)

Gastonia government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,569,000 ($654.11)

6.28% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,792 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($317 average AGI)
Gaston County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.17%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Mecklenburg County, NC  1.62% ($43,443 average AGI)
from Cleveland County, NC  0.65% ($28,452)
from Lincoln County, NC  0.46% ($32,006)


5.40% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,622 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.40%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($176 average AGI)
Gaston County:

0.02%
North Carolina average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Mecklenburg County, NC  1.19% ($33,752 average AGI)
to Cleveland County, NC  0.61% ($26,615)
to Lincoln County, NC  0.54% ($33,361)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gastonia:

  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WGNC (1450 AM; 1 kW; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: KTC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCGC (1270 AM; 10 kW; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WHVN, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WZRH (960 AM; 1 kW; DALLAS, NC; Owner: ZYBEK MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WGAS (1420 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SOUTH GASTONIA, NC)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WFNZ (610 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WGFY (1480 AM; 10 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYFQ (930 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WKMT (1220 AM; 1 kW; KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BRIDGES BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gastonia:

  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WSGE (91.7 FM; DALLAS, NC; Owner: GASTON COLLEGE)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXRC (95.7 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WRFX-FM (99.7 FM; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSOC-FM (103.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSSS (104.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDAV (89.9 FM; DAVIDSON, NC; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE)
  • WA2XKB (98.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: COLUMBINE INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • WFAE (90.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WTHZ (94.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO, INC)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Gastonia:

  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • W38CN (Channel 38; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WSOC-TV (Channel 9; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGTB-LP (Channel 28; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WCCB (Channel 18; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WTVI (Channel 42; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WUNG-TV (Channel 58; CONCORD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WAXN (Channel 64; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W34BN (Channel 34; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W25BR (Channel 25; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W52CW (Channel 52; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WNSC-TV (Channel 30; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Gastonia fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 48
Total length: 276 meters (906ft)
Total average daily traffic: 1,690,075
Total average daily truck traffic: 246,584

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 3
  • 1960-1969: 31
  • 1970-1979: 4
  • 1980-1989: 4
  • 1990-1999: 4
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Gastonia, NC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Gastonia)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 210 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Gastonia, NC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 68 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 345 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Gastonia)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 52 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Gastonia)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 full and 13 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED225$129,993210$116,351775$152,39257$53,5203$303,297129$75,1213$81,937
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$131,59312$88,72380$138,7937$18,1111$3,000,0009$52,8721$82,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED56$114,66537$97,160393$124,69646$28,6840$035$67,6192$57,175
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN41$112,39131$117,980185$129,6036$38,0200$011$64,2730$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$116,1406$134,74870$150,5164$54,9830$01$95,0700$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 22 tracts in Gastonia, NC

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full and 12 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED20$147,55026$184,0080$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$188,76512$183,1340$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$181,2453$291,1370$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$79,0001$297,6000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$80,0002$99,9752$80,475

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 175
  • Hazardous Condition: 313
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Gastonia


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Gastonia, NC

Most common first names in Gastonia, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James88871.1 years
William72171.8 years
John61072.8 years
Mary60277.4 years
Robert48969.0 years
Charles35068.8 years
George31773.8 years
Annie24678.9 years
Ruth23978.7 years
Margaret22976.5 years
Most common last names in Gastonia, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith40773.9 years
Davis24773.1 years
Wilson21873.5 years
Williams20971.5 years
Brown18373.8 years
Robinson17673.5 years
Jackson16274.9 years
Moore16070.1 years
Johnson15471.9 years
Adams14267.8 years
Businesses in Gastonia, NC
NameCountNameCount
AMF Bowling1Lowe's1
AT&T1Marriott2
Aeropostale1MasterBrand Cabinets7
American Eagle Outfitters1McDonald's7
Applebee's1Men's Wearhouse1
Arby's2Motel 61
Ashley Furniture1Motherhood Maternity1
AutoZone3New Balance4
Avenue1New York & Co1
Baskin-Robbins1Nike10
Bath & Body Works1Office Depot1
Bed Bath & Beyond1OfficeMax1
Ben & Jerry's1Old Navy1
Best Western1Olive Garden1
Blockbuster1On The Border1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Outback1
Burger King3Outback Steakhouse1
CVS5Pac Sun1
CarMax1Panera Bread1
Charlotte Russe1Papa John's Pizza2
Chick-Fil-A2Payless2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Penske1
Comfort Suites1PetSmart1
Cracker Barrel1Pier 1 Imports1
Cricket Wireless3Pizza Hut4
Dairy Queen3Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Days Inn1Quiznos1
Decora Cabinetry2RadioShack2
Discount Tire1Red Lobster1
Domino's Pizza3Rite Aid4
DressBarn1Ruby Tuesday1
Dunkin Donuts3Rue211
FedEx11Ryan's Grill1
Finish Line1SAS Shoes1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1SONIC Drive-In1
Foot Locker1Sam's Club1
GNC2Sears3
GameStop3Shoe Carnival1
Goodwill3Spencer Gifts1
H&R Block6Sprint Nextel2
Hardee's2Steak 'n Shake1
Hobby Lobby1Subway2
Holiday Inn1Super 81
Hollister Co.1T-Mobile6
Home Depot1T.J.Maxx1
Hot Topic1Taco Bell2
IHOP1Talbots1
JCPenney1Target1
Jack In The Box1Tire Kingdom1
JoS. A. Bank1Toys"R"Us2
Jones New York4U-Haul2
Journeys1UPS13
KFC3Vans2
Kincaid2Verizon Wireless1
Kmart1Victoria's Secret1
Knights Inn1Waffle House2
Kohl's1Walgreens3
Lane Bryant1Walmart2
LensCrafters1Wendy's3
Little Caesars Pizza3YMCA3
Browse common businesses in Gastonia, NC


Gastonia on our top lists:

  • #56 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 (28098) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scotch-Irish first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Susan Smith Thomas (40)
  • Franz W. Kellar (22)
  • Susan S. Thomas (21)
  • Marina Yakovleva (11)
  • Sean Dwyer (10)
  • Eric B. Hobart (10)
  • Donald L. Burgoon (7)
  • Teresita Frianeza Kullberg (7)
  • Matthew K. Bryant (5)
  • Franz Kellar (5)

Total of 267 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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