The Town of Gaston had a population of 1,176 as of July 1, 2018.
The primary coordinate point for Gaston is located at latitude 36.4952 and longitude -77.6464 in Northampton County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gaston (see map below) 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.
|Population in Households||1,160|
|Population in Familes||947|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||16|
|Median Household Income||$32,949|
|Average Household Income||$46,475|
|Per Capita Income||$19,528|
|Total Housing Units||531 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||297 (55.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||179 (33.7%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||55 (10.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$72,840|
|Average Home Value||$116,047|
|Average Household Size||2.44|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.8%|
|Per Capita Income||1.74%|
The table below compares Gaston to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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.
|Total Population||# 411||45th|
|Population Density||# 361||51st|
|Diversity Index||# 284||62nd|
|Median Household Income||# 616||17th|
|Per Capita Income||# 588||21st|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.