Gaston County NC Information


Gaston County Subdivisions

Gaston County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 218,244
Daytime Population: Workers 79,709
Daytime Population: Residents 116,677
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 196,386
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 214,984
Population in Familes 177,191
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,260
Population Density2 613
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $45,347
Average Household Income $63,334
Per Capita Income $24,860


Total Housing Units 93,673 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 54,399 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 30,049 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,225 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $136,863
Average Home Value $179,804


Total Households 84,448
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 58,496
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 0.79% 0.83%
Households 0.77% 0.81%
Families 0.62% 0.72%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.56%


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, 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 # 10 91st
Population Density # 7 94th
Diversity Index # 55 46th
Median Household Income # 38 63rd
Per Capita Income # 34 67th

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