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Gaston County, North Carolina; Northampton County, North Carolina; Alexander County, North Carolina

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Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)

Gaston County, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 224,529
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 224,529
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 206,098
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 8.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 206,086
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.3%
Female persons, percent
51.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
77.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
17.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
7.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
71.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 13,233
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 5.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 94,975
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 66.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $136,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,170
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $379
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $808
Building permits, 2019 1,396
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 81,494
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.62
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 86.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 8.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 85.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 77.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 84.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 20.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 11.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 61.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 55.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 297,365
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,177,432
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,021,369
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,037,658
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,329,466
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $11,197
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 26.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $49,384
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $26,069
Persons in poverty, percent
14.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 4,219
Total employment, 2018 67,160
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 2,672,214
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 4.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 14,291
All firms, 2012 15,375
Men-owned firms, 2012 8,619
Women-owned firms, 2012 5,202
Minority-owned firms, 2012 2,336
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 12,514
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,644
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 12,963
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 578.8
Land area in square miles, 2010 356.03
FIPS Code 37071
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For places on the map, populations of 5,000 or more are shown
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57,000
114,000
171,000
228,000
Gaston County, North Carolina
224,529
Northampton County, North Carolina
19,483
Alexander County, North Carolina
37,497
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57,000
114,000
171,000
228,000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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