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Gaston County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2019: 224,529 (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: 630 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: Educational, health and social services (19.1%), Manufacturing (17.0%), Retail trade (11.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 20%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Gaston County, NC (2019)
    • 159,22070.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 38,74017.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 17,0157.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4,3661.9%Two or more races
    • 3,4551.5%Asian alone
    • 8630.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 4900.2%Some other race alone
    • 3800.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

40.0 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years
Males: 108,762  (48.4%)
Females: 115,767  (51.6%)
Average household size:
Gaston County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $56,595 ($39,482 in 1999)
This county:

$56,595
North Carolina:

$57,341

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $632 (lower quartile is $504, upper quartile is $860)
This county:

$632
State:

$755


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $166,200 (it was $86,600 in 2000)
Gaston:

$166,200
North Carolina:

$193,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $109,400 - $240,000

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $200,769
Here:

$200,769
State:

$265,100

Townhouses or other attached units: $169,696
Here:

$169,696
State:

$217,635

In 2-unit structures: $156,149
Here:

$156,149
State:

$185,455

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $118,341
Here:

$118,341
State:

$181,079

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $112,946
Here:

$112,946
State:

$231,999

Mobile homes: $115,113
Here:

$115,113
State:

$77,551

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $31,382
Here:

$31,382
State:

$376,925

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,177
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $388

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 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
72.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
43.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
47.9% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
65.2% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 164 pounds. This is about average.

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
  • 2018: 1050 buildings, average cost: $307,100
  • 2019: 1293 buildings, average cost: $327,100
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 2019: $1,673 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,387 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Gaston, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Gaston, NC in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Gaston, NC in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 11.0%
Gaston County:

11.0%
North Carolina:

13.6%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.2% for Black residents, 21.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.4% for American Indian residents, 26.8% for other race residents, 24.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 40.0 years old
(Males: 38.4 years old, Females: 41.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.8 years old, Black residents: 33.5 years old, American Indian residents: 62.7 years old, Asian residents: 32.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.9 years old, Other race residents: 31.9 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 November 2020:
Here:

6.7%
North Carolina:

6.1%

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: 85.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 11,900 (43.2% naturalized citizens)

Gaston County:

5.3%
Whole state:

8.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3,0042010 or later
  • 4,0392000 to 2009
  • 2,5821990 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: 68,206
  • One, attached: 1,906
  • Two: 2,270
  • 3 or 4: 3,071
  • 5 to 9: 4,972
  • 10 to 19: 3,164
  • 20 to 49: 1,252
  • 50 or more: 1,208
  • Mobile homes: 8,934

Housing units in Gaston County with a mortgage: 35,208 (610 second mortgage, 3,307 home equity loan, 63 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 20,101

Here:

63.6% with mortgage
State:

63.2% 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 significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 13% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 82.5 miles away from Gaston County center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 255.2 miles away from the county center
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 the 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) 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 Gaston 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Carolina Severe Storms, Tornadoes, And Flooding, Incident Period: February 6, 2020 - February 19, 2020, FEMA Id: 4543, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • North Carolina Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4487, Natural disaster type: Other
  • 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
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Gaston County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Droughts: 2, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Gaston

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 68,874 (82.5%)
  • Carpooled: 8,659 (10.4%)
  • Bus: 479 (0.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 872 (1.0%)
  • Walked: 847 (1.0%)
  • Worked at home: 3,738 (4.5%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (32%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Colombia (6%)
  • Guatemala (4%)
  • India (4%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Indonesia (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Gaston County


  • American (26%)
  • German (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • 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 2019: 12.3

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 2019: 10.4

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 2018: 12.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.0%
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 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (3,092)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,763)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (2,388)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,063)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (1,517)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,422)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,286)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (1,121)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (975)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (847)

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: 224,529
  • Male householders: 41,863 (10,984 living alone), Female householders: 43,842 (12,604 living alone)
  • 39,942 spouses (39,594 opposite-sex spouses), 6,725 unmarried partners, (6,220 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 62,253 children (57,804 natural, 810 adopted, 3,639 stepchildren), 8,560 grandchildren, 2,749 brothers or sisters, 3,694 parents, 381 foster children, 5,004 other relatives, 6,265 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 3,251

Size of family households: 25,785 2-persons, 14,173 3-persons, 8,638 4-persons, 4,929 5-persons, 1,943 6-persons, 400 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 23,588 1-person, 5,767 2-persons, 368 3-persons, 114 4-persons.

27,881 married couples with children.
13,242 single-parent households (4,384 men, 8,858 women).

91.4% of residents of Gaston speak English at home.
5.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 13% 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, 13% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (64% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (75% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 4% speak English not 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:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.4

Year house built in Gaston County, North Carolina
  • Year house built in Gaston County, North Carolina
  • 4,2042014 or later
  • 2,4502010 to 2013
  • 14,1892000 to 2009
  • 14,4941990 to 1999
  • 12,6201980 to 1989
  • 13,0911970 to 1979
  • 11,2731960 to 1969
  • 9,5761950 to 1959
  • 6,3091940 to 1949
  • 6,7771939 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
  • 1801 room
  • 1182 rooms
  • 1,3593 rooms
  • 4,6694 rooms
  • 13,0145 rooms
  • 13,3996 rooms
  • 8,8897 rooms
  • 5,7168 rooms
  • 7,9659+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gaston County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gaston County, North Carolina
  • 3771 room
  • 1,5362 rooms
  • 5,2013 rooms
  • 10,4054 rooms
  • 7,8055 rooms
  • 2,9686 rooms
  • 1,3337 rooms
  • 4388 rooms
  • 3339+ 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
  • 180no bedroom
  • 5761 bedroom
  • 9,0822 bedrooms
  • 32,4783 bedrooms
  • 10,4914 bedrooms
  • 2,5025+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gaston County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gaston County, North Carolina
  • 377no bedroom
  • 5,2981 bedroom
  • 14,4512 bedrooms
  • 9,0373 bedrooms
  • 9724 bedrooms
  • 2615+ 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
  • 1,073no vehicle
  • 12,7891 vehicle
  • 21,9032 vehicles
  • 12,5023 vehicles
  • 5,2084 vehicles
  • 1,8345+ 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
  • 3,579no vehicle
  • 14,3521 vehicle
  • 9,3032 vehicles
  • 2,3373 vehicles
  • 6084 vehicles
  • 2175+ vehicles

86.1% of Gaston County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in North Carolina.

Gaston County:

86.1%
State average:

84.8%

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

  • This state: 151,850
  • Other state: 58,902
  • Northeast: 14,813
  • Midwest: 9,614
  • South: 29,589
  • West: 4,886
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%Electricity
  • 47.0%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 67.4%Electricity
  • 28.7%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,828
Here:

12.3%
North Carolina:

11.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,098
Here:

9.6%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,018
Here:

23.8%
North Carolina:

19.1%

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 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $6,106,000
  • Charges - Other: $8,313,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,920,000
    Higher Education - Other: $5,291,000
    Hospital Public: $5,289,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $3,814,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $3,401,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,469,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $274,000
    Parking Facilities: $181,000
    Parks and Recreation: $179,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $42,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $18,101,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,096,000
    General Public Buildings: $313,000
    Police Protection: $266,000
    Solid Waste Management: $188,000
    Parks and Recreation: $100,000
    Housing and Community Development: $25,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $276,691,000
    Police Protection: $43,552,000
    Other Higher Education: $42,040,000
    Health - Other: $31,995,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $29,924,000
    General - Other: $10,765,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,073,000
    Financial Administration: $6,852,000
    Local Fire Protection: $5,448,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,171,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $4,758,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,384,000
    Libraries: $4,170,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,938,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,873,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,606,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,593,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,466,000
    Electric Utilities: $1,213,000
    Correctional Institutions: $229,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $82,000
    Parking Facilities: $47,000
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $81,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $4,965,000
    Other: $1,065,000
    Health and Hospitals: $168,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $16,455,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,758,000
    Other - General - Other: $1,013,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $1,407,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $6,072,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $194,321,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $183,355,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $76,148,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $65,182,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,554,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,955,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $599,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $28,104,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,795,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,241,000
    Sale of Property: $794,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $562,000
    Rents: $134,000
    Special Assessments: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,208,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,196,000
    Health - Other: $1,194,000
    General Public Building: $477,000
    Other Higher Education: $430,000
    General - Other: $362,000
    Housing and Community Development: $332,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $259,000
    Transit Utilities: $244,000
    Central Staff Services: $155,000
    Police Protection: $100,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $78,000
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000
    Parking Facilities: $23,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $45,222,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $2,431,000
    Transit Utilities: $170,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,955,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $247,757,000
    Public Welfare: $26,866,000
    Other: $4,016,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,132,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,478,000
    General Local Government Support: $680,000
    Transit Utilities: $574,000
  • Tax - Property: $148,203,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $37,084,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,407,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,208,000
    Other Selective Sales: $913,000
    Other License: $492,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $164,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $168,555,000

Gaston County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $6,106,000
  • Charges - Other: $8,313,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,920,000
    Higher Education - Other: $5,291,000
    Hospital Public: $5,289,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $3,814,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $3,401,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,469,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $274,000
    Parking Facilities: $181,000
    Parks and Recreation: $179,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $42,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $18,101,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,096,000
    General Public Buildings: $313,000
    Police Protection: $266,000
    Solid Waste Management: $188,000
    Parks and Recreation: $100,000
    Housing and Community Development: $25,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $276,691,000
    Police Protection: $43,552,000
    Other Higher Education: $42,040,000
    Health - Other: $31,995,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $29,924,000
    General - Other: $10,765,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,073,000
    Financial Administration: $6,852,000
    Local Fire Protection: $5,448,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,171,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $4,758,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,384,000
    Libraries: $4,170,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,938,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,873,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,606,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,593,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,466,000
    Electric Utilities: $1,213,000
    Correctional Institutions: $229,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $82,000
    Parking Facilities: $47,000
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $81,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $4,965,000
    Other: $1,065,000
    Health and Hospitals: $168,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $16,455,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,758,000
    Other - General - Other: $1,013,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $1,407,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $6,072,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $194,321,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $183,355,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $76,148,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $65,182,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,554,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,955,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $599,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $28,104,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,795,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,241,000
    Sale of Property: $794,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $562,000
    Rents: $134,000
    Special Assessments: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,208,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,196,000
    Health - Other: $1,194,000
    General Public Building: $477,000
    Other Higher Education: $430,000
    General - Other: $362,000
    Housing and Community Development: $332,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $259,000
    Transit Utilities: $244,000
    Central Staff Services: $155,000
    Police Protection: $100,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $78,000
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000
    Parking Facilities: $23,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $45,222,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $2,431,000
    Transit Utilities: $170,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,955,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $247,757,000
    Public Welfare: $26,866,000
    Other: $4,016,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,132,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,478,000
    General Local Government Support: $680,000
    Transit Utilities: $574,000
  • Tax - Property: $148,203,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $37,084,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,407,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,208,000
    Other Selective Sales: $913,000
    Other License: $492,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $164,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $168,555,000

Gaston County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $6,106,000
  • Charges - Other: $8,313,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,920,000
    Higher Education - Other: $5,291,000
    Hospital Public: $5,289,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $3,814,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $3,401,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,469,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $274,000
    Parking Facilities: $181,000
    Parks and Recreation: $179,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $42,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $18,101,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,096,000
    General Public Buildings: $313,000
    Police Protection: $266,000
    Solid Waste Management: $188,000
    Parks and Recreation: $100,000
    Housing and Community Development: $25,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $276,691,000
    Police Protection: $43,552,000
    Other Higher Education: $42,040,000
    Health - Other: $31,995,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $29,924,000
    General - Other: $10,765,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,073,000
    Financial Administration: $6,852,000
    Local Fire Protection: $5,448,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,171,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $4,758,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,384,000
    Libraries: $4,170,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,938,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,873,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,606,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,593,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,466,000
    Electric Utilities: $1,213,000
    Correctional Institutions: $229,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $82,000
    Parking Facilities: $47,000
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $81,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $4,965,000
    Other: $1,065,000
    Health and Hospitals: $168,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $16,455,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,758,000
    Other - General - Other: $1,013,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $1,407,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $6,072,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $194,321,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $183,355,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $76,148,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $65,182,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,554,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,955,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $599,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $28,104,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,795,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,241,000
    Sale of Property: $794,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $562,000
    Rents: $134,000
    Special Assessments: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,208,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,196,000
    Health - Other: $1,194,000
    General Public Building: $477,000
    Other Higher Education: $430,000
    General - Other: $362,000
    Housing and Community Development: $332,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $259,000
    Transit Utilities: $244,000
    Central Staff Services: $155,000
    Police Protection: $100,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $78,000
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000
    Parking Facilities: $23,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $45,222,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $2,431,000
    Transit Utilities: $170,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,955,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $247,757,000
    Public Welfare: $26,866,000
    Other: $4,016,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,132,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,478,000
    General Local Government Support: $680,000
    Transit Utilities: $574,000
  • Tax - Property: $148,203,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $37,084,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,407,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,208,000
    Other Selective Sales: $913,000
    Other License: $492,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $164,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $168,555,000

Gaston County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $6,106,000
  • Charges - Other: $8,313,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,920,000
    Higher Education - Other: $5,291,000
    Hospital Public: $5,289,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $3,814,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $3,401,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,469,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $274,000
    Parking Facilities: $181,000
    Parks and Recreation: $179,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $42,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $18,101,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,096,000
    General Public Buildings: $313,000
    Police Protection: $266,000
    Solid Waste Management: $188,000
    Parks and Recreation: $100,000
    Housing and Community Development: $25,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $276,691,000
    Police Protection: $43,552,000
    Other Higher Education: $42,040,000
    Health - Other: $31,995,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $29,924,000
    General - Other: $10,765,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,073,000
    Financial Administration: $6,852,000
    Local Fire Protection: $5,448,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,171,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $4,758,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,384,000
    Libraries: $4,170,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,938,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,873,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,606,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,593,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,466,000
    Electric Utilities: $1,213,000
    Correctional Institutions: $229,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $82,000
    Parking Facilities: $47,000
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $81,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $4,965,000
    Other: $1,065,000
    Health and Hospitals: $168,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $16,455,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,758,000
    Other - General - Other: $1,013,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $1,407,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $6,072,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $194,321,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $183,355,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $76,148,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $65,182,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,554,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,955,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $599,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $28,104,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,795,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,241,000
    Sale of Property: $794,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $562,000
    Rents: $134,000
    Special Assessments: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,208,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,196,000
    Health - Other: $1,194,000
    General Public Building: $477,000
    Other Higher Education: $430,000
    General - Other: $362,000
    Housing and Community Development: $332,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $259,000
    Transit Utilities: $244,000
    Central Staff Services: $155,000
    Police Protection: $100,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $78,000
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000
    Parking Facilities: $23,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $45,222,000
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $2,431,000
    Transit Utilities: $170,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,955,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $247,757,000
    Public Welfare: $26,866,000
    Other: $4,016,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,132,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,478,000
    General Local Government Support: $680,000
    Transit Utilities: $574,000
  • Tax - Property: $148,203,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $37,084,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,407,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,208,000
    Other Selective Sales: $913,000
    Other License: $492,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $164,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $168,555,000

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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