Gastonia, NC 28054 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28054: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Gastonia, NC 28054

Not Acceptable, USPS
Ragan Village, NC 28054
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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,413
  • Single Family Addresses: 13,802
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,340
  • County: Gaston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.23, Longitude -81.142
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Gastonia, NC 28054 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 38,516
Daytime Population: Workers 24,483
Daytime Population: Residents 21,192
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 45,675
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 37,596
Population in Familes 29,269
Population in Group Qrtrs 920
Population Density2 1,912
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $42,003
Average Household Income $57,871
Per Capita Income $24,153


Total Housing Units 17,299 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,649 (44.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,068 (46.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,582 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $132,079
Average Home Value $155,661


Total Households 15,717
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 9,746
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.77% 0.77%
Households 0.74% 0.77%
Families 0.51% 0.61%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

Gastonia, NC 28054 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28054 to the other 782 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 76 90th
Population Density # 55 93rd
Diversity Index # 143 82nd
Median Household Income # 418 47th
Per Capita Income # 335 57th

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