NC

National Population : 333,590,059
North Carolina State Population : 10,753,007

About Gastonia, NC

Gastonia, NC is located in Gaston County in the state of North Carolina.

The total City Population for Gastonia is about 112,741 with about 577 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 182,581.

The Average Home Value is $129,966.67, which is roughly 19% lower than the Average Home Value of $159,475.00 for the state of North Carolina, and roughly 31% lower than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $47,742.67, which is roughly 4% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $49,737.00 for the state of North Carolina, and roughly 17% lower than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Gastonia is about 8%.

North Carolina is ranked #52 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 6.19 out of 100.

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Voting

Gaston County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 43.92% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 63.23%
Democratic: 35.46%
Libertarian: 0.79%
Other: 0.32%
Green: 0.19%


Nearby Locations

Kings Mtn, NC (6.85 mi.)
Dallas, NC (7.75 mi.)
Lowell, NC (8.13 mi.)
Cramerton, NC (9.40 mi.)
Mc Adenville, NC (9.41 mi.)
Belmont, NC (11.65 mi.)
Stanley, NC (11.71 mi.)
Cherryville, NC (13.02 mi.)
Mt Holly, NC (13.15 mi.)
Mount Holly, NC (13.15 mi.)
Crouse, NC (13.39 mi.)
Grover, NC (13.45 mi.)
Alexis, NC (13.66 mi.)
Iron Station, NC (17.53 mi.)
Lincolnton, NC (17.82 mi.)
Boger City, NC (17.82 mi.)
Kingstown, NC (18.25 mi.)
Shelby, NC (18.25 mi.)
Charlotte, NC (18.92 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 28052, 28054, 28056
Latitude : 35.261904
Longitude : -81.149754
TimeZone : Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : South
Average Elevation : 791 ft.
Area Code(s) : 704, 980

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.52
Male Population Estimate : 43.65%
Female Population Estimate : 47.38%
Median Age : 38.4
Male Median Age : 37.0
Female Median Age : 39.8

White Population Estimate : 65.15%
Black Population Estimate : 21.19%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 7.64%
Asian Population Estimate : 0.77%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.08%
Indian Population Estimate : 0.90%
Other Population Estimate : 4.49%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Gastonia specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Gaston County: About 5 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Gaston County: About 390 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Gaston County is about 23% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 26% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.