The City of Gastonia had a population of 75,109 as of July 1, 2016. Gastonia ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Gastonia is located at latitude 35.2499 and longitude -81.1861 in Gaston County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gastonia (see map below) encompass a land area of 51.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Gaston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 804 feet.
The City of Gastonia (GNIS ID: 2403684) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gastonia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
|Population in Households||73,372|
|Population in Familes||59,063|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||1,737|
|Average Household Size||2.52|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||32,933 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||15,493 (47.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||13,572 (41.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||3,869 (11.7%)|
|Median Home Value||$138,664|
|Average Home Value||$171,476|
|Median Household Income||$40,167|
|Average Household Income||$58,015|
|Per Capita Income||$23,087|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||0.88%|
|Per Capita Income||1.46%|
The table below compares Gastonia to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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.
|Total Population||# 14||98th|
|Population Density1||# 85||88th|
|Diversity Index2||# 132||82nd|
|Median Household Income||# 370||50th|
|Per Capita Income||# 310||58th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.