The Town of Gaston had a population of 1,148 as of July 1, 2020.
The primary coordinate point for Gaston is located at latitude 36.5004 and longitude -77.645 in Northampton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gaston encompass a land area of 1.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Northampton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 180 feet.
The Town of Gaston (GNIS ID: 2406550) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Gaston: Camps Store, Wilkins Ferry.
|Total Population||1,148 (100%)|
|Population in Households||1,131 (98.5%)|
|Population in Families||918 (80.0%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||17 ( 1.5%)|
|Median Household Income||$38,302|
|Average Household Income||$50,928|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||8%|
|Per Capita Income||$20,785|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||527 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||290 (55.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||175 (33.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||61 (11.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$72,980|
|Average Home Value||$107,007|
|Housing Affordability Index3||327|
|Average Household Size||2.43|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.62%|
|Per Capita Income||2.22%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.14%|
The table below compares Gaston to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 414||44th|
|Population Density||# 373||50th|
|Median Household Income||# 554||25th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 709||96th|
|Per Capita Income||# 556||25th|
|Diversity Index||# 297||60th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.