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Gaston, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Gaston had a population of 1,123 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

The Town of Gaston is located within Township of Gaston, a minor civil division (MCD) of Northampton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gaston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gaston: Camps Store, Wilkins Ferry.

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


Total Population 1,123
Daytime Population: Workers 510
Daytime Population: Residents 689
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,199
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 1,106
Population in Familes 898
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density2 664
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $29,732
Average Household Income $43,707
Per Capita Income $18,330


Total Housing Units 538 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 296 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 154 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $63,816
Average Home Value $105,912


Total Households 450
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 298
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 -0.35% -0.78%
Households -0.45% -0.81%
Families -0.27% -0.96%
Median Household Income   0.71%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

Gaston, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gaston to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 418 44th
Population Density # 375 49th
Diversity Index # 298 60th
Median Household Income # 648 12th
Per Capita Income # 611 17th

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