Gaston County NC Information


Gaston County Subdivisions

Gaston County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 211,673
Population in Households 208,333
Population in Familes 171,928
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,340
Population Density1 595
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 82,168
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 57,125
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 91,520 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 53,566 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 28,602 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,352 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $149,088
Average Home Value $183,954


Median Household Income $42,660
Average Household Income $58,415
Per Capita Income $22,723
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.56%
Households 0.54% 0.56%
Families 0.4% 0.47%
Median Household Income   3.42%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Gaston County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gaston County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 10 91st
Population Density1 # 7 94th
Diversity Index2 # 57 44th
Median Household Income # 41 60th
Per Capita Income # 38 63rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.