Gaston County is located in southwest North Carolina. The County Seat is Gastonia and the largest city is Gastonia. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.gastongov.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 211,127 and the 2010 census population was 206,083. The land area is 356.03 square miles and there are 578.8 persons per square mile.
80.5% of the population is White, 15.8% is Black or African American, 6.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.4% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 81% have a high school degree or higher, and 18% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $123,600, there are 79,450 households, an average of 2.57 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,658, the median household income is $42,017, and 17.9% of the persons in Gaston County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 15,631. Retail sales (in $1000) were $2,245,345, and sales per capita were $11,096. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.4%.
If you find a broken link below, please use the Report a Broken Link form to let us know.