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Gaston County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2017: 220,182 (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: 618 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Gaston County: 91.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (24.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.0%), Educational, health and social services (11.6%), Construction (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 26%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Gaston County, NC (2017)
    • 159,36783.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 33,94217.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 14,9137.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4,7322.5%Two or more races
    • 3,4541.8%Asian alone
    • 8940.5%Some other race alone
    • 8190.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 460.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

40.1 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years
Males: 105,915  (48.1%)
Females: 114,267  (51.9%)
Average household size:
Gaston County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,670 ($39,482 in 1999)
This county:

$49,670
North Carolina:

$52,752

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $599 (lower quartile is $478, upper quartile is $770)
This county:

$599
State:

$698


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $141,400 (it was $86,600 in 2000)
Gaston:

$141,400
North Carolina:

$171,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $90,700 - $201,500

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $186,187
Here:

$186,187
State:

$248,152

Townhouses or other attached units: $155,788
Here:

$155,788
State:

$203,169

In 2-unit structures: $128,988
Here:

$128,988
State:

$248,066

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $125,706
Here:

$125,706
State:

$154,617

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $129,764
Here:

$129,764
State:

$203,483

Mobile homes: $89,743
Here:

$89,743
State:

$69,094

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $61,568
Here:

$61,568
State:

$89,133

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,094
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $374

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 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.2. This is significantly worse than average.
69.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
50.5% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
71.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
64.6% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 196 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 160 pounds. This is about average.
40.6% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 683 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 1998: 857 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 1999: 877 buildings, average cost: $130,600
  • 2000: 1075 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 2001: 949 buildings, average cost: $121,900
  • 2002: 989 buildings, average cost: $137,000
  • 2003: 1123 buildings, average cost: $134,300
  • 2004: 1223 buildings, average cost: $149,200
  • 2005: 1269 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2006: 1417 buildings, average cost: $171,500
  • 2007: 1443 buildings, average cost: $169,000
  • 2008: 779 buildings, average cost: $234,900
  • 2009: 565 buildings, average cost: $231,000
  • 2010: 440 buildings, average cost: $231,300
  • 2011: 350 buildings, average cost: $228,500
  • 2012: 419 buildings, average cost: $220,900
  • 2013: 387 buildings, average cost: $206,100
  • 2014: 659 buildings, average cost: $227,400
  • 2015: 850 buildings, average cost: $257,100
  • 2016: 1036 buildings, average cost: $275,300
  • 2017: 1087 buildings, average cost: $284,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Gaston, NC residents
Average permit cost in Gaston, NC
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,555 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,051 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Gaston, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Gaston, NC in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Gaston, NC in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.0%
Gaston County:

15.0%
North Carolina:

14.7%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.5% for Black residents, 24.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.5% for American Indian residents, 8.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 28.2% for other race residents, 25.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 40.1 years old
(Males: 38.1 years old, Females: 41.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.7 years old, Black residents: 34.5 years old, American Indian residents: 44.0 years old, Asian residents: 36.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.0 years old, Other race residents: 29.9 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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Gaston County: Heath Landing (A), Ipock Landing (B), Dudley Landing (C), Ditch Landing (D), Shell Landing (E), Spring Garden Landing (F), Vanceboro Landing (G), Pitchkettle Landing (H), Temple (I), Cox Landing (J), Village Landing (K), Wildlife Landing (L), Wilkes Landing (M), Biddle Landing (N), Lane Landing (O), Cahooque Creek Recreation Site (P), Streets Ferry (Q), NC WRC Work Center (R), Harris Landing (S), Redhill Landing (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Gaston County include: Body of Christ Holiness Church (A), Lake Road Baptist Church (B), Saint Antioch Missionary Baptist Church (C), Lighthouse Mennonite Church (D), Kit Swamp Church (E), Antioch Church (F), Beach Grove Church (G), Bethany Church (H), Hymans Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bridgeton Cemetery (1), Pilgrims Rest Cemetery (2), Celestial Memorial Gardens (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Catfish Lake (A), Great Lake (B), Long Lake (C), Little Lake (D), Lake Ellis Simon (E), Brice Creek Pocoson (F), Mill Swamp (G), Gum Swamp (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hollis Branch (A), Hayward Creek (B), Core Creek (C), Delamar Creek (D), Hancock Creek (E), Gum Branch (F), Gulden Creek (G), Georges Branch (H), Courts Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Gaston County include: Great Lake Recreation Site (1), Cahooque Creek Recreation Site (2), Brice Creek Recreation Site (3), Neuse River Recreation Site (4), Pine Cliff Recreation Area (5), Fisher Landing Recreation Site (6), Croatan Game Land (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Gatlin Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Cibola County, New Mexico , Quay County, New Mexico , Cumberland County , Pickens County, South Carolina , Logan County, Arkansas , Perry County, Tennessee .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
North Carolina:

4.1%

Unemployment by year in Gaston, NC
County total employment by year in Gaston, NC
County average yearly wages by year in Gaston, NC

Current college students: 7,020
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 12,056 (44.9% naturalized citizens)

Gaston County:

5.5%
Whole state:

8.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,5622010 or later
  • 4,2542000 to 2009
  • 2,7251990 to 1999
  • 1,1961980 to 1989
  • 3891970 to 1979
  • 519Before 1970

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:

  • One, detached: 66,806
  • One, attached: 1,380
  • Two: 1,872
  • 3 or 4: 2,750
  • 5 to 9: 5,799
  • 10 to 19: 1,724
  • 20 to 49: 808
  • 50 or more: 1,160
  • Mobile homes: 10,297
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 129

Housing units in Gaston County with a mortgage: 32,524 (397 second mortgage, 4,127 home equity loan, 134 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 20,463

Here:

61.5% with mortgage
State:

63.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Gaston County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant85,092293
Mainline Protestant20,66662
Black Protestant6,05628
Catholic5,9143
Other1,7417
None88,372-
Gaston County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 37
Gaston County:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
This 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.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 108
This county:

5.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Gaston County:

10.6%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Gaston County:

28.6%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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 significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 2400277.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/15/2000, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured one person and caused $700,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gaston County-area historical earthquake activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 84% 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 123.3 miles away from Gaston County center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 253.9 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 161.3 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 175.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 137.1 miles away from Gaston County center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 139.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 07, 2004 to September 12, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1546: September 10, 2004, FEMA Id: 1546, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • North Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 04, 2002 to December 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1448: December 12, 2002, FEMA Id: 1448, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • North Carolina Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 02, 1996 to February 09, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1103: February 23, 1996, FEMA Id: 1103, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • North Carolina Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1087: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1087, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • North Carolina Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3110: March 17, 1993, FEMA Id: 3110, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • North Carolina HURRICANE HUGO, Incident Period: September 21, 1989 to September 22, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-844: September 25, 1989, FEMA Id: 844, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Drought, Incident Period: August 11, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3049: August 11, 1977, FEMA Id: 3049, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • North Carolina Drought and Freezing, Incident Period: March 02, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3033: March 02, 1977, FEMA Id: 3033, Natural disaster type: Freeze, Drought
  • North Carolina TORNADOES, Incident Period: April 12, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-428: April 12, 1974, FEMA Id: 428, Natural disaster type: Tornado

The number of natural disasters in Gaston County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Gaston

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 65,058 (83.7%)
  • Carpooled: 7,275 (9.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 172 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 647 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 57 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 654 (0.8%)
  • Worked at home: 3,803 (4.9%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (33%)
  • Colombia (6%)
  • India (6%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Guatemala (4%)
  • Vietnam (3%)
  • Germany (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Gaston County


  • American (21%)
  • German (7%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 1,603 people in nursing homes
  • 479 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 437 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 317 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 63 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 37 people in other group homes
  • 35 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 27 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 25 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 24 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 20 people in religious group quarters
  • 10 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 10 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 3 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

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

  • 1,198 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 569 people in college/university student housing
  • 455 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 328 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 283 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 238 people in state prisons
  • 154 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 41 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 28 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $58,211.

7.22% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,815 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.22%
North Carolina average:

7.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.47% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($28,365 average AGI)
2.75% relocated from other states ($18,450 average AGI)
Gaston County:

2.75%
North Carolina average:

3.75%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Mecklenburg County, NC  2.21% ($50,588 average AGI)
from Cleveland County, NC  0.61% ($36,426)
from Lincoln County, NC  0.42% ($38,543)
from York County, SC  0.33% ($46,136)
from Cabarrus County, NC  0.10% ($55,259)
from Catawba County, NC  0.10% ($44,086)
from Union County, NC  0.10% ($61,737)


5.52% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,743 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
North Carolina average:

7.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.37% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($24,891 average AGI)
2.15% relocated to other states ($19,852 average AGI)
Gaston County:

2.15%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Mecklenburg County, NC  1.21% ($42,169 average AGI)
to Cleveland County, NC  0.61% ($30,428)
to Lincoln County, NC  0.44% ($44,385)
to York County, SC  0.43% ($58,927)
to Catawba County, NC  0.12% ($34,837)
to Cabarrus County, NC  0.11% ($39,183)
to Horry County, SC  0.06% ($57,234)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.5
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.7

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 from 2007 to 2014: 10.2

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 population in Gaston County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Gaston County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Gaston County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Gaston County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Gaston County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Gaston County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Gaston County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 32,347 (24,818 aged, 7,529 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 5,174 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Gaston County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,353)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,207)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,709)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,707)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,001)
  • Unspecified dementia (997)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (976)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (870)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (625)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (605)

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: 11,149
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 194
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 38,067

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,353
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,020
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 34
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 69

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11
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: 220,182
  • In family households: 181,285 (27,361 male householders, 27,669 female householders)
    39,555 spouses, 63,018 children (58,764 natural, 1,161 adopted, 3,093 stepchildren), 8,726 grandchildren, 1,897 brothers or sisters, 2,752 parents, 5,383 other relatives, 4,924 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 36,107 (12,682 male householders (10,319 living alone)), 16,488 female householders (13,248 living alone)), 6,937 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,790

Size of family households: 24,114 2-persons, 12,732 3-persons, 10,820 4-persons, 4,909 5-persons, 1,639 6-persons, 816 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 23,567 1-person, 5,421 2-persons, 33 3-persons, 56 4-persons, 93 5-persons.

27,045 married couples with children.
15,560 single-parent households (2,873 men, 12,687 women).

91.7% of residents of Gaston speak English at home.
6.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (66% speak English very well, 34% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $875,811,000 ($4,504 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:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.5

Year house built in Gaston County, North Carolina
  • Year house built in Gaston County, North Carolina
  • 2,9562014 or later
  • 2,5572010 to 2013
  • 14,5372000 to 2009
  • 11,9421990 to 1999
  • 13,9401980 to 1989
  • 13,9831970 to 1979
  • 12,5811960 to 1969
  • 9,3201950 to 1959
  • 4,4281940 to 1949
  • 6,4811939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Gaston County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Gaston County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Gaston County, North Carolina
  • 491 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 6633 rooms
  • 4,6444 rooms
  • 14,0225 rooms
  • 11,6716 rooms
  • 9,3497 rooms
  • 5,0468 rooms
  • 7,5439+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gaston County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gaston County, North Carolina
  • 4181 room
  • 8552 rooms
  • 5,0913 rooms
  • 8,5904 rooms
  • 9,0895 rooms
  • 4,0086 rooms
  • 1,8877 rooms
  • 6348 rooms
  • 6419+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Gaston County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Gaston County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Gaston County, North Carolina
  • 49no bedroom
  • 2431 bedroom
  • 9,4002 bedrooms
  • 32,4533 bedrooms
  • 8,7834 bedrooms
  • 2,0595+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gaston County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gaston County, North Carolina
  • 442no bedroom
  • 5,1131 bedroom
  • 13,3092 bedrooms
  • 10,4393 bedrooms
  • 1,6994 bedrooms
  • 2115+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Gaston County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Gaston County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Gaston County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,678no vehicle
  • 11,9461 vehicle
  • 22,3752 vehicles
  • 12,2613 vehicles
  • 3,2004 vehicles
  • 1,5275+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Gaston County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Gaston County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 3,829no vehicle
  • 14,5631 vehicle
  • 9,9402 vehicles
  • 1,7533 vehicles
  • 8454 vehicles
  • 2835+ vehicles

85.8% of Gaston County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in North Carolina.

Gaston County:

85.8%
State average:

85.1%

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

  • This state: 149,947
  • Other state: 56,943
  • Northeast: 13,919
  • Midwest: 10,535
  • South: 27,819
  • West: 4,670
Year householders moved into unit in Gaston County, NC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Gaston County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 47.4%Utility gas
  • 46.8%Electricity
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 66.1%Electricity
  • 30.1%Utility gas
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,745
Here:

11.9%
North Carolina:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,584
Here:

13.0%
North Carolina:

10.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,661
Here:

20.1%
North Carolina:

17.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Gaston County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $12,606,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,119,000
  • Charges - Other: $7,555,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,073,000
    Higher Education - Other: $4,647,000
    Hospital Public: $3,983,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $3,500,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $3,273,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,382,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $230,000
    Parks and Recreation: $152,000
    Parking Facilities: $129,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $29,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,560,000
    Other Higher Education: $2,901,000
    Police Protection: $825,000
    General Public Buildings: $731,000
    Housing and Community Development: $422,000
    Parks and Recreation: $380,000
    Solid Waste Management: $318,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $171,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $323,155,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $256,480,000
    Police Protection: $39,205,000
    Other Higher Education: $39,017,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $29,658,000
    General - Other: $9,772,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,180,000
    Local Fire Protection: $5,870,000
    Financial Administration: $5,797,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $5,334,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,084,000
    Libraries: $3,941,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,737,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,676,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,440,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,403,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,278,000
    Electric Utilities: $1,044,000
    Transit Utilities: $954,000
    Correctional Institutions: $204,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $65,000
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $125,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $265,386,000
    Other: $1,586,000
    Education: $1,376,000
    General Local Government Support: $14,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,503,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,385,000
    Other - General - Other: $690,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $1,562,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $8,046,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,288,000
    Housing and Community Development: $35,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $212,662,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $178,658,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $77,632,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $68,496,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,045,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,041,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $9,136,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $9,622,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,612,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,131,000
    Sale of Property: $585,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $446,000
    Rents: $184,000
    Special Assessments: $21,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,896,000
    Police Protection: $1,042,000
    Health - Other: $932,000
    General - Other: $792,000
    Solid Waste Management: $790,000
    Other Higher Education: $452,000
    Central Staff Services: $171,000
    Transit Utilities: $155,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $96,000
    Local Fire Protection: $71,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $63,000
    Housing and Community Development: $20,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $160,560,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $2,006,000
    Transit Utilities: $241,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,059,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $228,441,000
    Health and Hospitals: $37,559,000
    Public Welfare: $31,025,000
    Other: $3,047,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,478,000
    Transit Utilities: $400,000
    General Local Government Support: $241,000
  • Tax - Property: $139,748,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $32,980,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,697,000
    Other Selective Sales: $951,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $849,000
    Other License: $479,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $143,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $479,166,000

Gaston County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $12,606,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,119,000
  • Charges - Other: $7,555,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,073,000
    Higher Education - Other: $4,647,000
    Hospital Public: $3,983,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $3,500,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $3,273,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,382,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $230,000
    Parks and Recreation: $152,000
    Parking Facilities: $129,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $29,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,560,000
    Other Higher Education: $2,901,000
    Police Protection: $825,000
    General Public Buildings: $731,000
    Housing and Community Development: $422,000
    Parks and Recreation: $380,000
    Solid Waste Management: $318,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $171,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $323,155,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $256,480,000
    Police Protection: $39,205,000
    Other Higher Education: $39,017,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $29,658,000
    General - Other: $9,772,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,180,000
    Local Fire Protection: $5,870,000
    Financial Administration: $5,797,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $5,334,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,084,000
    Libraries: $3,941,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,737,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,676,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,440,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,403,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,278,000
    Electric Utilities: $1,044,000
    Transit Utilities: $954,000
    Correctional Institutions: $204,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $65,000
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $125,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $265,386,000
    Other: $1,586,000
    Education: $1,376,000
    General Local Government Support: $14,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,503,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,385,000
    Other - General - Other: $690,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $1,562,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $8,046,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,288,000
    Housing and Community Development: $35,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $212,662,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $178,658,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $77,632,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $68,496,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,045,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,041,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $9,136,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $9,622,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,612,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,131,000
    Sale of Property: $585,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $446,000
    Rents: $184,000
    Special Assessments: $21,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,896,000
    Police Protection: $1,042,000
    Health - Other: $932,000
    General - Other: $792,000
    Solid Waste Management: $790,000
    Other Higher Education: $452,000
    Central Staff Services: $171,000
    Transit Utilities: $155,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $96,000
    Local Fire Protection: $71,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $63,000
    Housing and Community Development: $20,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $160,560,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $2,006,000
    Transit Utilities: $241,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,059,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $228,441,000
    Health and Hospitals: $37,559,000
    Public Welfare: $31,025,000
    Other: $3,047,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,478,000
    Transit Utilities: $400,000
    General Local Government Support: $241,000
  • Tax - Property: $139,748,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $32,980,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,697,000
    Other Selective Sales: $951,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $849,000
    Other License: $479,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $143,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $479,166,000

Gaston County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $12,606,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,119,000
  • Charges - Other: $7,555,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,073,000
    Higher Education - Other: $4,647,000
    Hospital Public: $3,983,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $3,500,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $3,273,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,382,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $230,000
    Parks and Recreation: $152,000
    Parking Facilities: $129,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $29,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,560,000
    Other Higher Education: $2,901,000
    Police Protection: $825,000
    General Public Buildings: $731,000
    Housing and Community Development: $422,000
    Parks and Recreation: $380,000
    Solid Waste Management: $318,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $171,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $323,155,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $256,480,000
    Police Protection: $39,205,000
    Other Higher Education: $39,017,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $29,658,000
    General - Other: $9,772,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,180,000
    Local Fire Protection: $5,870,000
    Financial Administration: $5,797,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $5,334,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,084,000
    Libraries: $3,941,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,737,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,676,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,440,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,403,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,278,000
    Electric Utilities: $1,044,000
    Transit Utilities: $954,000
    Correctional Institutions: $204,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $65,000
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $125,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $265,386,000
    Other: $1,586,000
    Education: $1,376,000
    General Local Government Support: $14,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,503,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,385,000
    Other - General - Other: $690,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $1,562,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $8,046,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,288,000
    Housing and Community Development: $35,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $212,662,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $178,658,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $77,632,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $68,496,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,045,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,041,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $9,136,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $9,622,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,612,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,131,000
    Sale of Property: $585,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $446,000
    Rents: $184,000
    Special Assessments: $21,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,896,000
    Police Protection: $1,042,000
    Health - Other: $932,000
    General - Other: $792,000
    Solid Waste Management: $790,000
    Other Higher Education: $452,000
    Central Staff Services: $171,000
    Transit Utilities: $155,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $96,000
    Local Fire Protection: $71,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $63,000
    Housing and Community Development: $20,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $160,560,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $2,006,000
    Transit Utilities: $241,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,059,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $228,441,000
    Health and Hospitals: $37,559,000
    Public Welfare: $31,025,000
    Other: $3,047,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,478,000
    Transit Utilities: $400,000
    General Local Government Support: $241,000
  • Tax - Property: $139,748,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $32,980,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,697,000
    Other Selective Sales: $951,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $849,000
    Other License: $479,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $143,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $479,166,000

Gaston County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $12,606,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,119,000
  • Charges - Other: $7,555,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,073,000
    Higher Education - Other: $4,647,000
    Hospital Public: $3,983,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $3,500,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $3,273,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,382,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $230,000
    Parks and Recreation: $152,000
    Parking Facilities: $129,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $29,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,560,000
    Other Higher Education: $2,901,000
    Police Protection: $825,000
    General Public Buildings: $731,000
    Housing and Community Development: $422,000
    Parks and Recreation: $380,000
    Solid Waste Management: $318,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $171,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $323,155,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $256,480,000
    Police Protection: $39,205,000
    Other Higher Education: $39,017,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $29,658,000
    General - Other: $9,772,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,180,000
    Local Fire Protection: $5,870,000
    Financial Administration: $5,797,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $5,334,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,084,000
    Libraries: $3,941,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,737,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,676,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,440,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,403,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,278,000
    Electric Utilities: $1,044,000
    Transit Utilities: $954,000
    Correctional Institutions: $204,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $65,000
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $125,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $265,386,000
    Other: $1,586,000
    Education: $1,376,000
    General Local Government Support: $14,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,503,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,385,000
    Other - General - Other: $690,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $1,562,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $8,046,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,288,000
    Housing and Community Development: $35,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $212,662,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $178,658,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $77,632,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $68,496,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,045,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,041,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $9,136,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $9,622,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,612,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,131,000
    Sale of Property: $585,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $446,000
    Rents: $184,000
    Special Assessments: $21,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,896,000
    Police Protection: $1,042,000
    Health - Other: $932,000
    General - Other: $792,000
    Solid Waste Management: $790,000
    Other Higher Education: $452,000
    Central Staff Services: $171,000
    Transit Utilities: $155,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $96,000
    Local Fire Protection: $71,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $63,000
    Housing and Community Development: $20,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $160,560,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $2,006,000
    Transit Utilities: $241,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,059,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $228,441,000
    Health and Hospitals: $37,559,000
    Public Welfare: $31,025,000
    Other: $3,047,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,478,000
    Transit Utilities: $400,000
    General Local Government Support: $241,000
  • Tax - Property: $139,748,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $32,980,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,697,000
    Other Selective Sales: $951,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $849,000
    Other License: $479,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $143,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $479,166,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4,432
  • Number of aged recipients: 337
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 4,095
  • Number of recipients under 18: 825
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,944
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 663
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,617
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,059
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
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
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Gaston, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Gaston, NC - 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
ALDI3Lane Bryant1
AMF Bowling1Lane Furniture1
AT&T2LensCrafters1
Ace Hardware2Little Caesars Pizza6
Advance Auto Parts7Lowe's3
Aeropostale1Marriott2
American Eagle Outfitters1MasterBrand Cabinets7
Applebee's1McDonald's14
Arby's5Men's Wearhouse1
Ashley Furniture1Motel 61
AutoZone8Motherhood Maternity1
Avenue1New Balance6
Baskin-Robbins1Nike11
Bath & Body Works1Nissan1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Office Depot1
Ben & Jerry's1OfficeMax1
Best Western1Old Navy1
Blockbuster1Olive Garden1
Buffalo Wild Wings1On The Border1
Burger King6Outback1
CVS10Outback Steakhouse1
CarMax1Pac Sun1
Charlotte Russe1Panera Bread1
Chevrolet3Papa John's Pizza4
Chick-Fil-A3Payless2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Penske1
Circle K1PetSmart1
Comfort Inn1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut8
Cracker Barrel1Plato's Closet1
Cricket Wireless5Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Curves2Quality1
Dairy Queen6Quiznos1
Days Inn2RadioShack4
Decora Cabinetry2Red Lobster1
Discount Tire1Rite Aid8
Domino's Pizza6Ruby Tuesday1
DressBarn1Rue211
Dressbarn1Ryan's Grill2
Dunkin Donuts4SAS Shoes1
FedEx26SONIC Drive-In2
Finish Line1Sam's Club1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Sears4
Foot Locker1Shoe Carnival1
Ford2Spencer Gifts1
GNC5Sprint Nextel2
GameStop3Staples1
Goodwill4Steak 'n Shake1
H&R Block12Subaru1
Hardee's6Subway8
Hilton2Super 81
Hobby Lobby1T-Mobile11
Holiday Inn3T.J.Maxx1
Hollister Co.1Taco Bell6
Home Depot1Talbots1
Honda1Target1
Hot Topic1The Room Place1
Hyundai1Tire Kingdom1
IHOP1Toyota1
JCPenney1Toys"R"Us2
Jack In The Box2True Value1
Jimmy John's3U-Haul11
JoS. A. Bank1UPS27
Jones New York6Vans1
Journeys1Verizon Wireless1
Justice1Victoria's Secret1
KFC8Waffle House6
Kincaid4Walgreens6
Kmart1Walmart5
Knights Inn1Wendy's7
Kohl's1YMCA7
La-Z-Boy2

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  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"