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: 682
  • Single Family Addresses: 12,855
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 117
  • 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, 2016)


Total Population 33,700
Population in Households 33,614
Population in Familes 29,200
Population in Group Qrtrs 86
Population Density1 695
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 12,759
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 9,719
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,930 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,903 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,856 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,171 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $176,331
Average Home Value $212,226


Median Household Income $57,075
Average Household Income $76,916
Per Capita Income $29,186
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.87% 0.88%
Households 0.87% 0.87%
Families 0.77% 0.82%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
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.

Gastonia, NC 28056 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28056 to the other 775 ZIP Codes 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 # 99 87th
Population Density1 # 142 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 467 40th
Median Household Income # 94 88th
Per Capita Income # 127 84th

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