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28054 Zip Code (Gastonia, NC) Detailed Profile




Cities: Gastonia, NC (80.00%), Ranlo, NC (8.39%), Spencer Mountain, NC (0.52%), Lowell, NC (0.50%)
County: Gaston County, NC
Estimated zip code population in 2022: 41,226
Zip code population in 2010: 36,270
Zip code population in 2000: 33,363

Houses and condos: 18,998
Renter-occupied apartments: 9,094
% of renters here:

52%
State:

33%
March 2022 cost of living index in zip code 28054: 91.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 20.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 2,062 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2022:
This zip code:

0.9% ($2,046)
North Carolina:

0.6% ($1,769)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $2,115 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $1,824 (0.9%)

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Males: 19,061  (46.2%)
Females: 22,170  (53.8%)

For population 25 years and over in 28054:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 28054:

  • Never married: 32.5%
  • Now married: 45.0%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

Zip code 28054 compared to state average:

  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Races in zip code 28054 (2022)
    • 23,23856.4%White
    • 11,26527.3%Black
    • 3,6838.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,1195.1%Two or more races
    • 7021.7%Asian
    • 1620.4%Some other race
    • 450.1%American Indian
    • 80.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2022: $230,309
28054:

$230,309
North Carolina:

$280,600



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 66 registered sex offenders living in 28054 zip code as of June 25, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 28054 is 575 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is near the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

37.6 years
North Carolina median age:

39.2 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2020 tax year for zip code 28054, filed in 2021:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2020: $48,385 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$48,385
State:

$70,020

Salary/wage: $40,838 (reported on 84.7% of returns)
Here:

$40,838
State:

$58,387
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1198.9% for AGIs below $25k, 3844.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7076.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10303.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18599.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 66528.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,235 (reported on 18.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,235
North Carolina:

$1,479
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.1% for AGIs below $25k, 10.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 30.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 57.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 112.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2011.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $7,077 (reported on 11.1% of returns)
Here:

$7,077
State:

$7,888
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.1% for AGIs below $25k, 19.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 68.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 199.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 584.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 8011.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$17,419 (reported on 9.8% of returns)
Here:

+$17,419
State:

+$23,652
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $25k, 11.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 88.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 118.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 720.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 32697.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$7,798 (reported on 15.1% of returns)
Here:

+$7,798
State:

+$11,710
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 115.5% for AGIs below $25k, 117.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 148.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 185.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 413.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4130.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $16,544 (reported on 7.2% of returns)
28054:

$16,544
North Carolina:

$20,247
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 44.2% for AGIs below $25k, 71.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 168.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 384.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 956.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4144.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Total itemized deductions: $31,240 (reported on 5.6% of returns)
Here:

$31,240
State:

$34,549
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 36.1% for AGIs below $25k, 89.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 300.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 497.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1213.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 10958.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $12,318 (reported on 4.8% of returns)
Here:

$12,318
State:

$13,360
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.2% for AGIs below $25k, 19.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 63.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 131.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 429.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6194.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $6,167 (reported on 5.6% of returns)
28054:

$6,167
State:

$7,586
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.5% for AGIs below $25k, 13.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 56.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 115.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 308.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1795.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,407 (reported on 24.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,407
State:

$2,337
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 128.3% for AGIs below $25k, 83.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2020 taxes: 93.4%
Here:

93%
State:

93%
(% for various income ranges: 93.0% for AGIs below $25k, 93.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 94.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 93.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 91.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 92.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 28054, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $42,451 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$42,451
State:

$54,937

Salary/wage: $36,037 (reported on 85.9% of returns)
Here:

$36,037
State:

$46,336
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 78.6% for AGIs below $25k, 84.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 76.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 74.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 69.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 43.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,354 (reported on 23.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,354
North Carolina:

$1,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $6,553 (reported on 13.3% of returns)
Here:

$6,553
State:

$6,213
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$5,987 (reported on 9.8% of returns)
Here:

+$5,987
State:

+$12,740
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,220 (reported on 13.2% of returns)
Here:

+$8,220
State:

+$10,311
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $14,009 (reported on 9.6% of returns)
28054:

$14,009
North Carolina:

$15,575
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.9% for AGIs below $25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $11,067 (reported on 0.2% of returns)
28054:

$11,067
North Carolina:

$21,078
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Total itemized deductions: $19,940 (24% of AGI, reported on 28.2% of returns)
Here:

$19,940
State:

$23,438

Here:

24.0% of AGI
State:

21.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.7% for AGIs below $25k, 10.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 14.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 15.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 15.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $4,541 (reported on 23.8% of returns)
Here:

$4,541
State:

$4,687
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $6,830 (reported on 28.1% of returns)
28054:

$6,830
State:

$8,823
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $25k, 2.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,421 (reported on 26.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,421
State:

$2,376
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 60.0%
Here:

60%
State:

53%
(% for various income ranges: 60.4% for AGIs below $25k, 57.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 59.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 60.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 64.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 90.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 28054, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $39,291 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$39,291
State:

$45,376

Salary/wage: $34,717 (reported on 86.5% of returns)
Here:

$34,717
State:

$39,442
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 103.8% for AGIs below $10k, 82.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 84.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 80.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 77.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 61.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,519 (reported on 32.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,519
North Carolina:

$1,515
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.7% for AGIs below $10k, 1.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $4,880 (reported on 19.8% of returns)
Here:

$4,880
State:

$4,016
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.0% for AGIs below $10k, 1.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$9,579 (reported on 13.0% of returns)
Here:

+$9,579
State:

+$11,152
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.7% for AGIs below $10k, -0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 9.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,558 (reported on 11.4% of returns)
Here:

+$8,558
State:

+$9,490
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.1% for AGIs below $10k, 3.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.2% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,943 (reported on 1.7% of returns)
28054:

$2,943
North Carolina:

$2,967
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $10,034 (reported on 0.4% of returns)
Here:

$10,034
North Carolina:

$14,754
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $17,719 (25% of AGI, reported on 34.6% of returns)
Here:

$17,719
State:

$19,464

Here:

24.6% of AGI
State:

22.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 13.3% for AGIs below $10k, 11.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 13.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 17.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 19.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $4,024 (5% of AGI, reported on 30.8% of returns)
Here:

$4,024
State:

$4,035

Here:

5.4% of AGI
State:

4.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $10k, 1.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,503 (reported on 69.1% of returns)
28054:

$5,503
State:

$7,257
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.5% for AGIs below $10k, 3.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,837 (reported on 20.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,837
State:

$1,851

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 67.5%
Here:

68%
State:

62%
(% for various income ranges: 62.2% for AGIs below $10k, 72.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 67.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 63.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 67.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2022:
This zip code:

$56,986
North Carolina:

$67,481
Gastonia, NC (28054) map Nearest zip codes: 28098, 28056, 28101, 28032, 28034, 28052.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

42.9%
North Carolina:

46.1%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

4.8%
North Carolina:

47.9%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 3,550
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 14,170


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 471 (270 now married, 197 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 9,847 (3,868 now married, 5,970 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 28054 with a mortgage: 5,606 (599 second mortgage, 64 home equity loan, 387 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 122

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,280
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $463

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2022:
This zip code:

13.4%
Whole state:

12.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2022:
This zip code:

6.7%
Whole state:

6.8%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.4
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 28054: Gastonia Municipal Golf Course (A), Gaston Landfill (B), Water Tower Center (C), Schiele Museum (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Shopping Centers: Gaston Mall (1), Franklin Shopping Center (2), Eastwood Shopping Center (3), East Ridge Shopping Center (4), Akers Shopping Center (5), Powell Glennwood Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 28054 include: Union Road Church (A), Modena Church (B), Northside Church (C), Parkwood Church (D), Robinwood Church (E), Saint Johns Church (F), Friendly Church (G), Grace Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Hollywood Cemetery (1), Firestone Memorial Cemetery (2), Gaston Memorial Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoirs: Heather Lake (A), Robinwood Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Burton Branch (A), Anthony Creek (B), Shoal Branch (C), Little Long Creek (D), Jule Allen Branch (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 28054 include: Lineburger Park (1), Sims Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 112020 or later
  • 2,1382010 to 2019
  • 2,4392000 to 2009
  • 1,9571990 to 1999
  • 2,7621980 to 1989
  • 2,3041970 to 1979
  • 2,7601960 to 1969
  • 2,0441950 to 1959
  • 8191940 to 1949
  • 1,1711939 or earlier

Zip code 28054 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Gastonia, NC (28054)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Gastonia, NC (28054)
  • 22no bedroom
  • 821 bedroom
  • 1,5302 bedrooms
  • 5,0523 bedrooms
  • 1,4654 bedrooms
  • 2345+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gastonia, NC (28054)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gastonia, NC (28054)
  • 333no bedroom
  • 1,9521 bedroom
  • 4,5912 bedrooms
  • 1,9433 bedrooms
  • 2284 bedrooms
  • 285+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Gastonia, NC (28054) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Gastonia, NC (28054) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 283no vehicle
  • 2,2171 vehicle
  • 3,5172 vehicles
  • 1,4933 vehicles
  • 7324 vehicles
  • 1955+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Gastonia, NC (28054) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Gastonia, NC (28054) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,068no vehicle
  • 4,6191 vehicle
  • 2,8092 vehicles
  • 4733 vehicles
  • 374 vehicles
  • 555+ vehicles

  • Zip code 28054 household income distribution in 2022

  • Zip code 28054 household income distribution in 2022
  • 1,125Less than $10,000
  • 1,031$10,000 to $14,999
  • 729$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,045$20,000 to $24,999
  • 815$25,000 to $29,999
  • 864$30,000 to $34,999
  • 724$35,000 to $39,999
  • 816$40,000 to $44,999
  • 668$45,000 to $49,999
  • 1,292$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,280$60,000 to $74,999
  • 2,395$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,327$100,000 to $124,999
  • 982$125,000 to $149,999
  • 721$150,000 to $199,999
  • 682$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2022 in zip code 28054

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2022 in zip code 28054
  • 42Less than $10,000
  • 22$15,000 to $19,999
  • 33$20,000 to $24,999
  • 12$25,000 to $29,999
  • 16$30,000 to $34,999
  • 8$35,000 to $39,999
  • 19$40,000 to $49,999
  • 85$50,000 to $59,999
  • 101$60,000 to $69,999
  • 107$70,000 to $79,999
  • 140$80,000 to $89,999
  • 149$90,000 to $99,999
  • 616$100,000 to $124,999
  • 414$125,000 to $149,999
  • 967$150,000 to $174,999
  • 784$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,380$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,049$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,001$300,000 to $399,999
  • 266$400,000 to $499,999
  • 298$500,000 to $749,999
  • 37$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2022 in zip code 28054

  • Rent paid by renters in 2022 in zip code 28054
  • 52Less than $100
  • 63$100 to $149
  • 109$150 to $199
  • 72$200 to $249
  • 53$250 to $299
  • 80$300 to $349
  • 122$350 to $399
  • 178$400 to $449
  • 74$450 to $499
  • 205$500 to $549
  • 144$550 to $599
  • 412$600 to $649
  • 355$650 to $699
  • 423$700 to $749
  • 257$750 to $799
  • 1,549$800 to $899
  • 1,252$900 to $999
  • 1,511$1,000 to $1,249
  • 711$1,250 to $1,499
  • 537$1,500 to $1,999
  • 12$2,000 to $2,499
  • 70$2,500 to $2,999
  • 20$3,000 to $3,499
  • 69$3,500 or more
  • 355No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2022: $1,123.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2022: $236,211.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2022 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $237,357
  • Black or African American householders: $196,581
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $201,363
  • Asian householders: $361,950
  • Some other race householders: $283,167
  • Two or more races householders: $200,608
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $238,112

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $230,309
28054:

$230,309
North Carolina:

$280,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $165,830 - $305,546

Mean price in 2022:

Detached houses: $282,940
Here:

$282,940
State:

$375,326

Townhouses or other attached units: $228,466
Here:

$228,466
State:

$317,935

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $119,051
Here:

$119,051
State:

$254,939

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $234,604
Here:

$234,604
State:

$329,290

Mobile homes: $44,573
Here:

$44,573
State:

$124,933
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 28054
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,553
  • One, attached: 652
  • Two: 484
  • 3 or 4: 1,297
  • 5 to 9: 1,806
  • 10 to 19: 1,882
  • 20 to 49: 245
  • 50 or more: 762
  • Mobile homes: 344

Unemployment: 3.8%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28054

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 28054
  • 78.5%15,353Drove a car alone
  • 7.8%1,519Carpooled
  • 0.6%111Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.0%3Streetcar or trolley car
  • 0.0%1Taxi
  • 0.0%8Bicycle
  • 0.7%130Walked
  • 1.0%199Other means
  • 8.9%1,731Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28054

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 28054
  • 671Less than 5 minutes
  • 1,5405 to 9 minutes
  • 2,93110 to 14 minutes
  • 3,12215 to 19 minutes
  • 1,68520 to 24 minutes
  • 94725 to 29 minutes
  • 2,55630 to 34 minutes
  • 66035 to 39 minutes
  • 72140 to 44 minutes
  • 1,22645 to 59 minutes
  • 1,09660 to 89 minutes
  • 19490 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 60.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 41,226
  • Male householders: 7,905 (2,565 living alone), Female householders: 9,713 (3,442 living alone)
  • 6,658 spouses (6,645 opposite-sex spouses), 1,109 unmarried partners, (1,045 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 10,988 children (10,423 natural, 199 adopted, 366 stepchildren), 909 grandchildren, 312 brothers or sisters, 599 parents, 78 foster children, 978 other relatives, 1,172 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 731 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,847 2-persons, 2,824 3-persons, 1,411 4-persons, 907 5-persons, 216 6-persons, 151 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 6,006 1-person, 924 2-persons, 225 3-persons, 48 4-persons, 35 5-persons

3,647 married couples with children.
4,016 single-parent households (1,245 men, 2,771 women).

88.6% of residents of 28054 zip code speak English at home.
8.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% very well, 29% well, 13% not well, 2% not at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% very well, 18% well, 1% not well, 1% not at all).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% very well, 24% well, 29% not well, 3% not at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (82% very well, 3% well, 15% not well).

Foreign born population: 2,747 (6.7%)
(50.5% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

6.7%
Whole state:

8.6%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 24%Honduras
  • 21%Chile
  • 7%Thailand
  • 3%Bhutan
  • 3%North Macedonia (Macedonia)
  • 3%Dominica
  • 3%Haiti
Most common first ancestries reported in 28054
  • 21%American
  • 6%English
  • 4%African
  • 4%German
  • 3%Irish
  • 2%Scotch-Irish
  • 1%European
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,1442010 or later
  • 8082000 to 2009
  • 4741990 to 1999
  • 832Before 1990

Zip code 28054 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • CAROLINA MILLS PLANT NUMBER 21 (2403 LOWELL ROAD HIGHWAY 7 in RANLO, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM
    Business SIC and NAICS classification: YARN SPINNING MILLS
    Alternative names: CAROLINA MILLS PLANT NUMBER 22
  • ASHBROOK HIGH SCHOOL (2222 SOUTH NEW HOPE ROAD in GASTONIA, NC)
    (Geographic Names Information System)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-310
    Business SIC classification: NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
    Organizations: GASTON COUNTY SCHOOLS (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • BESTFOODS BAKING COMPANY (1029 COX ROAD in GASTONIA, NC)
    AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK PROGRAM, -115DA4YG00M69W84AY3VGD8BRM, WASTEWATER FACILITY, -1856, AIR PROGRAM
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: BREAD AND OTHER BAKERY PRODUCTS, EXCEPT COOKIES AND CRACKERS; NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS
    Business NAICS classification: COMMERCIAL BAKERIES.
    Organizations: BEST FOODS BAKING GROUP (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: ARNOLD FOODS COMPANY INC, BFBG ARNOLD BAKERS DIVISION
  • CARSONS LAUND AND CLEANERS - DC (1421 EAST FRANKLIN STREET in GASTONIA, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: DRYCLEANING PLANTS, EXCEPT RUG CLEANING
    Organizations: OWL KEEP INC (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: CARSONS LAUND & CLEANERS - DC **INACTIVE, CARSONS LAUNDRY & CLEANERS
  • BOU TAILORS & CLEANERS DC (124 S OAKLAND ST in GASTONIA, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: DRYCLEANING PLANTS, EXCEPT RUG CLEANING
    Organizations: BOUKATHER EDWARD (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: BOU TAILORS & CLEANERS INC
  • C & R HARD CHROME SERVICE (940 HANOVER STREET in GASTONIA, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC and NAICS classification: ELECTROPLATING, PLATING, POLISHING, ANODIZING, AND COLORING
    Organizations: W COTTINGHAM & C REYNOLDS (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • CAROLINA & SOUTHERN PROCESSING (5533 YORK ROAD in GASTONIA, NC)
    AIR MAJOR (AIRS/AFS)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: MEAT PACKING PLANTS; PREPARED FEEDS AND FEED INGREDIENTS FOR ANIMALS AND FOWLS, EXCEPT DOGS AND CATS; ANIMAL AND MARINE FATS AND OILS
    Alternative names: CAROLINA BY PRODUCTS CO-GASTON, CAROLINA BY PRODUCTS GASTONIA DIVISION , CBP RESOURCES INC, CBP RESOURCES INC GASTONIA, CBP RESOURCES INC., GASTONIA DIV.
  • CAROLINA MILLS INCORPORATED PLANT NUMBER 24 (2504 LOWELL RD in RANLO, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (North Carolina facility info) - AIR PROGRAM
  • DIXIE YARNS REX MILLS 1 & 3 **INACTIVE* (40 REX AVENUE in RANLO, NC)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: YARN SPINNING MILLS
    Alternative names: DIXIE YARNS, INC -REX PLNT. #1
  • BROOKSIDE ELEMENTARY (1950 RHYNE CARTER RD in GASTONIA, NC)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-340
    Organizations: GASTON COUNTY SCHOOLS (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • BURLINGTON INDUSTRIES (1627 SPENSOR MOUNTAIN RD in RANLO, NC)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: BURLINGTON IND CORPORATION (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • CEMEX-GASTONIA (401 E MAIN ST in GASTONIA, NC)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: READY-MIXED CONCRETE
    Alternative names: CEMEX CNST MTRL LP CEMEX GASTO, RMC METROMONT MATERIALS-GASTON, RMC METROMONT MTRL INC RMC MET

Zip code 28054 marital status for males
Zip code 28054 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.6%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.7%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 52.3%Electricity
  • 44.8%Utility gas
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 15,997. Population change in the 1990s: +17,366 (+108.6%).

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

  • This state: 24,311
  • Northeast: 4,193
  • Midwest: 1,703
  • South: 6,518
  • West: 1,124

54% of the 28054 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in North Carolina.

90% of the 28054 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 3% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Gastonia, NC (28054)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 393
Here:

9.8%
North Carolina:

13.8%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 351
Here:

17.5%
North Carolina:

11.9%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 289
Here:

20.5%
North Carolina:

19.3%
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Class of Workers in 2022
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 99,502Life, physical, and social science occupations
  • 78,033Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 64,024Business and financial operations occupations
  • 60,229Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations
  • 59,447Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 59,277Computer and mathematical occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code (GASTONIA, NC):

  • CW LEGAL RESEARCH, INC (1437 E FRANKLIN BLVD PMB; small business) : $129,313 in 2 contracts from 2004 to 2005
    $88,338 with Defense Logistics Agency for Miscellaneous Machine Tools. Signed on 2005-07-12. Completion date: 2005-09-14.
    $40,975 with Air Force for Industrial Furnaces, Kilns, Lehrs, and Ovens. Signed on 2004-09-29. Completion date: 2004-12-18.
  • PANOS MANAGEMENT COMPANY, INC (1874 REMOUNT RD; small business) : $52,928 in 2 contracts in 2005
    $44,107 with Army for Lodging - Hotel/Motel. Signed on 2005-07-18. Completion date: 2005-07-27.
    $8,821, same as above. Signed on 2005-07-25. Completion date: 2005-07-27.
  • ALFRED & CHARLIES B B Q HOUSE (815 SOUTH NEW HOPE RD; small business) : $34,244 in 2 contracts in 2005
    $29,540 with Army for Food Services. Signed on 2005-07-18. Completion date: 2005-07-27.
    $4,704, same as above. Signed on 2005-07-25. Completion date: 2005-07-27.
  • CROSSROADS HOSPITALITY COMPANY (1859 REMOUNT RD; small business) : $4,680 in 2 contracts in 2006
    $3,960 with Army for Lodging - Hotel/Motel. Signed on 2006-03-09. Completion date: 2006-03-31.
    $720, same as above. Signed on 2006-04-11. Completion date: 2006-03-31.

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (over 1000 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists) (50-99: 2, 20-49: 22, 10-19: 16, 5-9: 18, 1-4: 16)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (100-249: 2, 50-99: 7, 20-49: 6, 10-19: 3, 5-9: 4, 1-4: 7)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (50-99: 4, 20-49: 8, 10-19: 12, 5-9: 3, 1-4: 2)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Temporary Help Services (100-249: 3, 50-99: 2, 20-49: 1, 1-4: 2)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Nursing Care Facilities (100-249: 3, 50-99: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Home Health Care Services (100-249: 1, 50-99: 3, 20-49: 2, 1-4: 2)

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

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 483 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 150 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 21 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 21 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 18 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 3 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 721 people in nursing homes
  • 77 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 37 people in other group homes
  • 16 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 4
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 4
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 11
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full and 14 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED310$125,448213$101,867743$138,16562$49,4743$311,180110$73,0182$104,905
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$130,58414$100,11173$135,2133$15,5201$3,296,4006$48,3121$69,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED81$111,04043$93,348397$119,71536$37,1780$025$74,3230$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN49$109,84832$95,785200$120,3827$41,0510$013$74,9750$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS13$114,17811$118,95763$139,9225$36,3700$02$64,1200$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full and 12 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED22$142,70625$160,4130$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$187,0098$147,2710$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$173,2480$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$80,0000$01$104,110
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 28054
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 28054 - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 78. The highest number of fire incidents - 160 took place in 2015, and the least - 5 in 2005. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 28054 When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (45.1%), and Outside Fires (35.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 28054
    • 60045.1%Structure Fires
    • 46635.0%Outside Fires
    • 21616.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 493.7%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 28054, North Carolina

Most common first names in zip code 28054 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James23572.0 years
William17775.9 years
Mary17580.1 years
John14675.4 years
Robert11270.9 years
Ruth9481.5 years
Charles9272.5 years
Margaret8479.8 years
Dorothy7775.7 years
George7177.1 years
Most common last names in zip code 28054 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10478.4 years
Wilson6078.9 years
Brown5276.2 years
Williams5175.5 years
Davis5178.1 years
Robinson4776.2 years
Johnson4478.1 years
Moore3873.7 years
Miller3876.2 years
Rhyne3582.0 years
Businesses in zip code 28054
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Kohl's1
AMF Bowling1LensCrafters1
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Marriott2
Aeropostale1MasterBrand Cabinets7
American Eagle Outfitters1McDonald's1
Arby's2Men's Wearhouse1
AutoZone2Motherhood Maternity1
Baskin-Robbins1New Balance3
Bath & Body Works1Nike10
Best Western1Nissan1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Office Depot1
Burger King1OfficeMax1
CVS3Olive Garden1
CarMax1On The Border1
Charlotte Russe1Outback1
Chick-Fil-A1Outback Steakhouse1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pac Sun1
Comfort Suites1Papa John's Pizza1
Cracker Barrel1Payless2
Cricket Wireless1Pizza Hut3
Dairy Queen2Plato's Closet1
Decora Cabinetry2Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
DressBarn1Red Lobster1
Dressbarn1Rite Aid2
Dunkin Donuts1Ruby Tuesday1
FedEx6SAS Shoes1
Finish Line1Sears3
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Shoe Carnival1
Foot Locker1Subaru1
Ford1Subway1
GameStop1Super 81
H&R Block3T-Mobile2
Hilton1T.J.Maxx1
Hobby Lobby1Taco Bell2
Hollister Co.1Talbots1
Hot Topic1Target1
IHOP1Tire Kingdom1
JCPenney1Toys"R"Us2
JoS. A. Bank1UPS6
Jones New York3Vans1
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
KFC1Waffle House1
Kincaid1Walgreens1
Kmart1Wendy's1
Knights Inn1YMCA1
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