Gaston, NC 27832 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27832: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Gaston, NC 27832

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Northampton County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.488, Longitude -77.623
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 72
  • PO Box Addresses: 622
  • Residential Addresses: 882
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 882

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Gaston, NC 27832 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,000
Daytime Population: Workers 737
Daytime Population: Residents 1,916
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,653
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 2,952
Population in Familes 2,395
Population in Group Qrtrs 48
Population Density2 89
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $31,138
Average Household Income $44,813
Per Capita Income $18,764


Total Housing Units 1,522 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 815 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 416 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 291 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $64,083
Average Home Value $109,939


Total Households 1,231
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 812
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 -0.17% -0.66%
Households -0.14% -0.63%
Families -0.32% -0.75%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

Gaston, NC 27832 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27832 to the other 782 ZIP Codes 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 # 528 33rd
Population Density # 489 38th
Diversity Index # 312 61st
Median Household Income # 714 9th
Per Capita Income # 670 14th

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