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Gaston County, North Carolina

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Gaston County, North Carolina
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 227,943
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
NA
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
234,215
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2023)
NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
227,942
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2023, (V2023)
NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
2.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 227,943
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 206,086
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.8%
Female persons, percent
51.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
75.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
19.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
8.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
68.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2018-2022 13,229
Foreign born persons, percent, 2018-2022 5.2%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 102,086
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2018-2022 67.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018-2022 $206,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2018-2022 $1,388
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2018-2022 $429
Median gross rent, 2018-2022 $1,005
Building permits, 2022 1,639
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2018-2022 90,427
Persons per household, 2018-2022 2.50
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2018-2022 88.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2018-2022 8.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2018-2022 92.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2018-2022 85.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 87.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 25.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2018-2022 10.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 62.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 57.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 394,452
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,321,450
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 329,507
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,511,710
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $11,428
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2018-2022 26.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $62,628
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $33,806
Persons in poverty, percent
12.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 4,468
Total employment, 2021 68,151
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 3,095,930
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 1.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2020 15,472
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,234
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,799
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 536
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 325
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,436
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 308
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,413
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 640.7
Population per square mile, 2010 578.8
Land area in square miles, 2020 355.75
Land area in square miles, 2010 356.03
FIPS Code 37071
Value Notes

Methodology differences may exist between data sources, and so estimates from different sources are not comparable.

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., V2023) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2023). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

In Vintage 2022, as a result of the formal request from the state, Connecticut transitioned from eight counties to nine planning regions. For more details, please see the Vintage 2022 release notes available here: Release Notes.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2018-2022 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2022 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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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