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Gaston, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Gaston had a population of 1,084 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Gaston is located at latitude 36.4952 and longitude -77.6464 in Northampton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gaston (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Northampton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 180 feet.

The Town of Gaston (GNIS ID: 2406550) 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.

The Town of Gaston is located within Township of Gaston, a minor civil division (MCD) of Northampton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gaston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gaston: Camps Store, Wilkins Ferry.


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Gaston, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,084
Population in Households 1,071
Population in Familes 871
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density1 641
Diversity Index2 54
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 443
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 294
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 531 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 295 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 148 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $60,069
Average Home Value $101,949
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $28,916
Average Household Income $40,531
Per Capita Income $16,977
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.97% -0.96%
Households -0.77% -0.97%
Families -0.53% -1.04%
Median Household Income   -0.21%
Per Capita Income   0.67%
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, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gaston 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 424 43rd
Population Density1 # 384 48th
Diversity Index2 # 288 61st
Median Household Income # 642 13th
Per Capita Income # 628 15th

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