Gastonia, NC 28056 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28056: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Gastonia, NC 28056

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 715
  • Single Family Addresses: 13,165
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 119
  • County: Gaston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.21, Longitude -81.147
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Gastonia, NC 28056 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 33,494
Daytime Population: Workers 6,419
Daytime Population: Residents 16,215
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,634
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 33,417
Population in Familes 29,054
Population in Group Qrtrs 77
Population Density2 699
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $60,008
Average Household Income $80,925
Per Capita Income $30,427


Total Housing Units 13,701 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,767 (71.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,802 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,132 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $183,822
Average Home Value $218,693


Total Households 12,569
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 9,617
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 1.1% 1.06%
Households 1.04% 1.0%
Families 0.93% 0.95%
Median Household Income   2.93%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

Gastonia, NC 28056 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28056 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 # 103 87th
Population Density # 150 81st
Diversity Index # 467 40th
Median Household Income # 90 89th
Per Capita Income # 131 83rd

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