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Gaston County, North Carolina (NC)


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County population in 2012: 208,049 (80% urban, 20% rural); it was 190,365 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 38,181
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 15,692
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 50,905
Renter-occupied apartments: 25,994 (it was 23,031 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

33%

Land area: 356 sq. mi.
Water area: 7.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 581 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gaston County: 92.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: .

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 84%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Gaston County, North Carolina:


Median resident age:  38.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.0 years

Males: 99,718  (44.7%)
Females: 106,368  (55.3%)

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Gaston County,NC real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Gaston County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,334 ($39,482 in 1999)
This county:

$40334
North Carolina:

$43674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $525 (lower quartile is $397, upper quartile is $654)
This county:

$525
State:

$568


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $120,000 (it was $86,600 in 2000)
Gaston County:

$120,000
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $81,000 - $180,400

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $173,580
Here:

$173,580
State:

$218,934

Townhouses or other attached units: $127,270
Here:

$127,270
State:

$173,323

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $194,905
Here:

$194,905
State:

$158,140

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $145,131
Here:

$145,131
State:

$188,560

Mobile homes: $80,662
Here:

$80,662
State:

$45,354
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,134
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $337

Institutionalized population: 1,942

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Health of residents in Gaston County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.2. This is significantly worse than average.
69.5% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
50.8% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
68.9% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
64.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 197 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 159 pounds. This is more than average.
40.6% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is about average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,310 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $994 (1.0%)


Gaston County household income distribution in 2009 Gaston County home values distribution


Gaston County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 15.3%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.0% for Black residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 15.3%
Gaston County:

15.3%
North Carolina:

16.3%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.0% for Black residents)

Median age of residents in 2010: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 37 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Area name: Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Gaston County is $613 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $680 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $857 a month.

Cities in this county include: Gastonia, Mount Holly, Belmont, South Gastonia, Cherryville, Bessemer City, Dallas, Stanley, Cramerton, Lowell.

Gaston County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2005 air pollution in Gaston County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 14.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 33 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.


Local government website: www.co.gaston.nc.us

Click to draw/clear Gaston County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Gaston County: Camp Rotary (A), West Palm Acres (B), North Gastonia (C), Mountain View Golf Course (D), Gaston Landfill (E), Green Meadows Country Club (F), Gallagher Trails Golf and Swim Club (G), Long Creek Sewage Disposal (H), Duke Power Village (I), Belmont Drive-In (J), Half Halt Farms (K), Sunbeam Farm (L), Stagecoach House (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Forest Brook Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Gaston County include: Henry Church (A), Hephzibah Church (B), Hickory Grove Church (C), Hill Top Open Door Mission (D), Holland Memorial Church (E), Landers Chapel (F), Anthony Grove Church (G), Antioch Church (H), Trinity Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hillcrest Cemetery (1), Mauney Cemetery (2), Morningside Cemetery (3), Mount Pleasant Cemetery (4), Smith Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Evans Lake (A), Lagoon A (B), Rowland Lake Number One (C), R E Rankin Lake (D), Martin Marietta Holding Lake (E), Lagoon D (F), Dobbs Lake Number One (G), Storage Area Number Two (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Coley Creek (A), Burton Branch (B), Beaverdam Creek (C), Abernethy Creek (D), Stanley Creek (E), South Fork Catawba River (F), South Crowders Creek (G), Sailors Branch (H), Rattle Shoal Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Gaston County include: Gaston Park (1), Crowders Mountain State Park (2), Tryon County Courthouse Historical Site (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Cleveland County , York County, South Carolina , Lincoln County , Mecklenburg County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 7,020
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 71.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 6,315 (23% naturalized citizens)

Gaston County:

3.3%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 63.0%

Gaston County marital status for males
Gaston County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Gaston County with a mortgage: 28,840 (3,750 second mortgage, 4,966 home equity loan, 140 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 13,537

Here:

68.1% with mortgage
State:

69.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.45%
Here57.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 109,364
Total congregations: 292

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)
Adherents56,783 (51.9%)13,693 (12.5%)6,488 (5.9%)5,914 (5.4%)5,335 (4.9%)
Congregations114 (39.0%)34 (11.6%)25 (8.6%)15 (5.1%)17 (5.8%)
NameCatholic ChurchNational Association of Free Will Baptists The Wesleyan ChurchAssociation Reformed Presbyterian ChurchOther
Adherents5,304 (4.8%)2,848 (2.6%)2,270 (2.1%)1,896 (1.7%)8,833 (8.1%)
Congregations3 (1.0%)22 (7.5%)10 (3.4%)7 (2.4%)45 (15.4%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Gaston County - Gastonia, Mount Holly, Belmont, South Gastonia, Cherryville

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 37
This county:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Gaston 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
This county:

4.80 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 108
Gaston County:

5.34 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.6%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.6%
North Carolina:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Gaston County:

13.6%
State:

15.6%


Agriculture in Gaston County:

Average size of farms: 93 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $26,539
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $213.74
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 17.45%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 76.19%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $23,213
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 31.80%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.38%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $40,571
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.67%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.57
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 18.01%
Corn for grain: 69 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 316 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 540 harvested acres
Vegetables: 36 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 23 acres

Tornado activity:

Gaston County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above North Carolina state average. It is 1.7 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 11 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/2/1974, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gaston County-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 61.3 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.0 miles away from the county center
On 6/5/1998 at 02:31:01, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 23.7 miles away from the county center
On 12/7/2007 at 11:07:03, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.2 miles away from Gaston County center
On 8/4/2007 at 10:04:46, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 5.8 mi) earthquake occurred 54.0 miles away from the county center
On 1/1/1993 at 05:08:05, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 MD, Depth: 2.2 mi) earthquake occurred 66.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Most recent 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

Class of Workers


Most common industries in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (-0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (-0%)
  • Construction (-0%)
  • Food (-0%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (-0%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (-0%)
  • Apparel (-0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (-0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (-0%)
  • Construction (-0%)
  • Food (-0%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (-0%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (-0%)
  • Apparel (-0%)
Most common occupations in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Gaston County (%):





Gaston County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 74,796 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 11,338 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 198 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 14 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 5 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 4 (0%)
  • Taxi: 7 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 51 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 67 (0%)
  • Walked: 898 (1%)
  • Other means: 529 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,434 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Gaston County, North Carolina in 2000:

People in group quarters in Gaston County, North Carolina in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $47,266.

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%

3.74% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($22,089 average AGI)
2.50% relocated from other states ($16,386 average AGI)
Gaston County:

2.50%
North Carolina average:

4.34%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from York County, SC  0.31% ($36,319)
from Catawba County, NC  0.12% ($43,301)
from Cabarrus County, NC  0.08% ($45,786)
from Union County, NC  0.08% ($48,054)


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%

3.38% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($20,668 average AGI)
2.00% relocated to other states ($13,777 average AGI)
Gaston County:

2.00%
North Carolina average:

3.10%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to York County, SC  0.38% ($39,422)
to Wake County, NC  0.09% ($35,897)
to Cabarrus County, NC  0.08% ($43,316)
to Catawba County, NC  0.07% ($51,460)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.5

Births per 1000 population in Gaston County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Gaston County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Gaston County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 29,960 (23,803 aged, 6,157 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.51
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11148.88
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 194.390
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 38066.64

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1353.140
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1020.210
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3.57

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 34.19
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 68.83

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.71
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 59.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 47.3
  • Other - 12.6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 162.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 107.2
  • Poisoning - 27.4
  • Suffocation - 24.4
  • Other - 3.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 202,769

Size of family households: 23,954 2-persons, 13,999 3-persons, 10,677 4-persons, 4,712 5-persons, 1,641 6-persons, 969 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 19,665 1-person, 3,567 2-persons, 416 3-persons, 192 4-persons, 43 5-persons, 23 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons.

94.3% of residents of Gaston County speak English at home.
3.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (42% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 17% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (41% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (68% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $875,811,000 ($4504 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $23,893,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $456,128,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $214,816,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,608,000
Federal grants: $166,050,000
Federal procurement contracts: $8,427,000 ($2,428,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $28,783,000 ($4,504,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $12,492,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $101,028,000
Federal Government insurance: $28,829,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 13,355
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 10,211
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,928
Here:

+15 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -13
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Gaston County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 28.75 millions of gallons per day (6% from ground, 94% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Gaston County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 138
  • 3 rooms: 1,002
  • 4 rooms: 6,494
  • 5 rooms: 16,623
  • 6 rooms: 13,210
  • 7 rooms: 6,478
  • 8 rooms: 3,545
  • 9+ rooms: 3,400
  • 1 room: 242
  • 2 rooms: 1,569
  • 3 rooms: 3,005
  • 4 rooms: 9,147
  • 5 rooms: 5,732
  • 6 rooms: 2,181
  • 7 rooms: 673
  • 8 rooms: 297
  • 9+ rooms: 185
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Gaston County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 66
  • 1 bedroom: 1,100
  • 2 bedrooms: 12,909
  • 3 bedrooms: 29,969
  • 4 bedrooms: 5,981
  • 5+ bedrooms: 880
  • no bedroom: 354
  • 1 bedroom: 4,245
  • 2 bedrooms: 12,363
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,405
  • 4 bedrooms: 592
  • 5+ bedrooms: 72
Cars and other vehicles available in Gaston County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,891
  • 1 vehicle: 12,812
  • 2 vehicles: 23,231
  • 3 vehicles: 9,492
  • 4 vehicles: 2,610
  • 5+ vehicles: 869
  • no vehicle: 3,150
  • 1 vehicle: 11,165
  • 2 vehicles: 7,095
  • 3 vehicles: 1,340
  • 4 vehicles: 235
  • 5+ vehicles: 46

59% of Gaston County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 55% lived in North Carolina.

Gaston County:

59.5%
State average:

54.4%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $76,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Gaston County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (50.0%)
  • Electricity (35.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.5%)
  • Wood (1.5%)
  • Utility gas (44.3%)
  • Electricity (42.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.5%)
  • Wood (0.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,261
Here:

10.3%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 631
Here:

6.4%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,441
Here:

22.9%
North Carolina:

20.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Gaston County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Gaston County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Gaston County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Gaston County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Gaston County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Gaston County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 44 full 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 ORIGINATED1,011$131,378778$142,4603,182$157,970168$59,2387$737,857331$80,946100$82,090
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED29$130,03440$119,900287$151,51224$43,3331$3,000,00027$86,9268$58,875
APPLICATIONS DENIED217$116,949165$127,8611,511$142,410146$34,3011$3,000,00097$81,85673$63,260
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN140$117,621118$160,856816$150,31033$67,3330$039$94,61526$81,269
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS35$114,65732$141,625273$150,18316$57,1250$010$99,60013$61,923
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 40 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED81$185,519130$188,6543$111,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED36$192,19462$180,9684$104,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED26$177,84623$259,5222$77,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$176,7508$199,0003$159,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$152,7508$153,0004$104,000
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Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


Most common first names in Gaston County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1,70770.9 years
William1,43971.8 years
Mary1,25877.4 years
John1,24672.6 years
Robert99469.7 years
Charles68068.8 years
George57073.3 years
Annie44878.7 years
Margaret44776.4 years
Thomas44570.0 years
Most common last names in Gaston County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith80073.5 years
Davis39373.2 years
Wilson38473.8 years
Williams36972.2 years
Brown35972.6 years
Johnson35371.9 years
Moore31270.5 years
Rhyne29878.1 years
Robinson28773.8 years
Carpenter28474.8 years
Businesses in Gaston County, NC
NameCountNameCount
AMF Bowling1Little Caesars Pizza5
AT&T1Lowe's2
Ace Hardware1Marriott2
Aeropostale1MasterBrand Cabinets7
American Eagle Outfitters1McDonald's13
Applebee's1Men's Wearhouse1
Arby's4Motel 61
Ashley Furniture1Motherhood Maternity1
AutoZone7New Balance4
Avenue1Nike11
Baskin-Robbins1Office Depot1
Bath & Body Works1OfficeMax1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Old Navy1
Ben & Jerry's1Olive Garden1
Best Western1On The Border1
Blockbuster1Outback1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Outback Steakhouse1
Burger King6Pac Sun1
CVS10Panera Bread1
CarMax1Papa John's Pizza3
Charlotte Russe1Payless2
Chick-Fil-A3Penske1
Chuck E. Cheese's1PetSmart1
Comfort Suites1Pier 1 Imports1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut7
Cricket Wireless5Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Curves2Quality1
Dairy Queen5Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack3
Decora Cabinetry2Red Lobster1
Discount Tire1Rite Aid8
Domino's Pizza5Ruby Tuesday1
DressBarn1Rue211
Dunkin Donuts4Ryan's Grill1
FedEx22SAS Shoes1
Finish Line1SONIC Drive-In1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Sam's Club1
Foot Locker1Sears3
GNC4Shoe Carnival1
GameStop3Spencer Gifts1
Goodwill4Sprint Nextel2
H&R Block11Steak 'n Shake1
Hardee's6Subway5
Hobby Lobby1Super 81
Holiday Inn3T-Mobile9
Hollister Co.1T.J.Maxx1
Home Depot1Taco Bell5
Hot Topic1Talbots1
IHOP1Target1
JCPenney1The Room Place1
Jack In The Box2Tire Kingdom1
Jimmy John's3Toys"R"Us2
JoS. A. Bank1True Value1
Jones New York5U-Haul8
Journeys1UPS23
KFC7Vans1
Kincaid3Verizon Wireless1
Kmart1Victoria's Secret1
Knights Inn1Waffle House5
Kohl's1Walgreens5
La-Z-Boy2Walmart4
Lane Bryant1Wendy's6
Lane Furniture1YMCA6
LensCrafters1
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