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. 2013 cost of living index in Gaston County: 92.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (19.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.0%), Educational, health and social services (11.9%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (10.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Gaston County, North Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (75.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (15.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Asian alone (1.2%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.0 years
Males: 99,718  (44.7%)
Females: 106,368  (55.3%)

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 2013: $41,728 ($39,482 in 1999)

This county:

$41728
North Carolina:

$45906

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $528 (lower quartile is $416, upper quartile is $658)
This county:

$528
State:

$619


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $122,400 (it was $86,600 in 2000)
Gaston:

$122,400
North Carolina:

$154,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $77,500 - $190,500
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,107
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $333

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:

  • 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

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


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,471 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $969 (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 2013: 19.2%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.8% for Black residents, 32.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.8% for American Indian residents, 45.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 39.3% for other race residents, 30.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.2%
Gaston County:

19.2%
North Carolina:

17.9%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.8% for Black residents, 31.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.6% for American Indian residents, 45.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 37.0% for other race residents, 32.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 39 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 36 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 26 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.

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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 .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.7%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 3,327
  • 1990 to 1994: 884
  • 1985 to 1989: 719
  • 1980 to 1984: 477
  • 1975 to 1979: 281
  • 1970 to 1974: 108
  • 1970 to 1974: 193
  • 1965 to 1969: 326

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Gaston County

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 3600416.2 times below 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 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:


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 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (44%)
  • Vietnam (7%)
  • Colombia (6%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • United Kingdom (3%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • India (2%)

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

  • United States or American (27%)
  • German (12%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (5%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

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:

  • 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 mentally retarded
  • 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 $49,715.

5.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,532 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
North Carolina average:

7.13%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($95 average AGI)
Gaston County:

0.02%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

3.20% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($21,209 average AGI)
1.89% relocated from other states ($14,228 average AGI)
Gaston County:

1.89%
North Carolina average:

3.45%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Mecklenburg County, NC  1.31% ($38,220 average AGI)
from Cleveland County, NC  0.58% ($29,421)
from Lincoln County, NC  0.37% ($28,811)
from York County, SC  0.25% ($33,051)
from Catawba County, NC  0.13% ($34,033)
from Cabarrus County, NC  0.09% ($32,015)
from Union County, NC  0.06% ($32,244)


5.05% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,103 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.05%
North Carolina average:

6.77%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($216 average AGI)
Gaston County:

0.05%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

3.12% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($20,392 average AGI)
1.89% relocated to other states ($13,495 average AGI)
Gaston County:

1.89%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Mecklenburg County, NC  1.16% ($34,842 average AGI)
to Cleveland County, NC  0.55% ($29,391)
to Lincoln County, NC  0.39% ($32,134)
to York County, SC  0.30% ($34,326)
to Catawba County, NC  0.10% ($28,014)
to Cabarrus County, NC  0.08% ($35,300)
to Union County, NC  0.07% ($38,509)

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 2013: 12.8

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 2013: 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 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.

29,174 married couples with children.
11,538 single-parent households (2,630 men, 8,908 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 779
  • 2000 to 2004: 12,569
  • 1990 to 1999: 14,341
  • 1980 to 1989: 15,547
  • 1970 to 1979: 14,122
  • 1960 to 1969: 11,600
  • 1950 to 1959: 9,897
  • 1940 to 1949: 4,281
  • 1939 or earlier: 6,208
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Gaston County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $9,316,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $13,034,000
    Other Higher Education: $8,924,000
    General - Other: $2,441,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,538,000
    Health - Other: $318,000
    Housing and Community Development: $257,000
    Parks and Recreation: $196,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $25,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $211,048,000
    Health - Other: $105,512,000
    General - Other: $33,112,000
    Other Higher Education: $26,630,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $14,276,000
    Police Protection: $11,387,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,349,000
    Financial Administration: $3,692,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,641,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,263,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,958,000
    Libraries: $2,813,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,300,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $975,000
    Parks and Recreation: $942,000
    Transit Utilities: $759,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $509,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,191,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $19,830,000
    Health - Other: $957,000
    Libraries: $455,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $14,247,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $4,427,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,189,000
    Other Higher Education: $771,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $662,000
    Health - Other: $447,000
    Police Protection: $106,000
    Solid Waste Management: $23,000
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,000
    Financial Administration: $6,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $4,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,000
    Transit Utilities: $3,000
    General Public Building: $2,000
    Libraries: $1,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $235,939,000

Gaston County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $19,951,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $6,497,000
    Higher Education - Other: $5,063,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,442,000
    Parks and Recreation: $78,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $14,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $50,815,000
    All Other: $6,395,000
    Education: $647,000
    General Local Government Support: $6,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $2,121,000
    All Other: $127,000
    Public Welfare: $52,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,509,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,891,000
    Rents: $88,000
    Special Assessments: $72,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $210,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $193,158,000
    Health and Hospitals: $24,688,000
    Public Welfare: $18,859,000
    All Other: $2,879,000
    Housing and Community Development: $678,000
    General Local Government Support: $641,000
  • Tax - Property: $115,126,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $33,538,000
    NEC: $2,515,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,620,000
    Other Selective Sales: $431,000

Gaston County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $156,935,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $135,633,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $130,070,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $125,000,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $33,110,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,758,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,195,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,175,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $43,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $39,000

Gaston County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,208,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $92,879,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $44,435,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Gaston County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Gaston County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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
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

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
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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