Gaston County NC Information


Gaston County Subdivisions

Gaston County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 224,144
Population in Households 220,815
Population in Familes 182,892
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,329
Population Density1 630
Diversity Index2 49


Median Household Income $49,519
Average Household Income $66,679
Per Capita Income $26,090


Total Housing Units 94,984 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 56,499 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 30,007 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,478 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $142,277
Average Home Value $186,933


Total Households 86,506
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 59,936
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 1.02% 1.1%
Households 0.97% 1.07%
Families 0.84% 1.0%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.69%


Gaston County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gaston County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 10 91st
Population Density # 7 94th
Diversity Index # 55 46th
Median Household Income # 32 69th
Per Capita Income # 32 69th

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