Gaston County

Gaston County, North Carolina

PO Box 1578
Gastonia, NC 28053
Phone: (704) 866-3100
Fax: (704) 866-3147

On the southern central border of NC, west of Charlotte; organized Dec 21, 1846 from Lincoln County. Name Origin: For William Gaston (1778-1844), NC legislator, U.S. representative (1813-17), and judge of the NC Supreme Court (1833-44)

Area (sq mi):: 363.54 (land 356.21; water 7.33) Population per square mile: 550.60
Population 2005: 196,137 State rank: 8 Population change: 2000-20005 3.00%; 1990-2000 8.70% Population 2000: 190,365 (White 81.40%; Black or African American 13.90%; Hispanic or Latino 3.00%; Asian 1.00%; Other 2.20%). Foreign born: 3.30%. Median age: 36.20
Income 2000: per capita $19,225; median household $39,482; Population below poverty level: 10.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,359-$27,649
Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.70% Median travel time to work: 24.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 37.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Gastonia County seat (68,292)

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