Gaston County Population 2017

Gaston County's estimated population is 216,965 with a growth rate of 1.69% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Gaston County is the 10th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2016216,9653,5991.69%
2015213,3662,4451.16%
2014210,9211,5370.73%
2013209,3841,2560.60%
2012208,1281,1490.56%
2011206,9798860.43%
2010206,09331,00017.70%
1990175,09312,5257.70%
1980162,56814,1539.54%
1970148,41521,34116.79%
1960127,07416,23814.65%
1950110,83623,30526.62%
194087,5319,43812.09%
193078,09326,85152.40%
192051,24214,17938.26%
191037,0639,16032.83%
190027,90310,13957.08%
189017,7643,51024.62%
188014,2541,65213.11%
187012,6023,29535.40%
18609,3071,23415.29%
18508,0730.00%

Gaston County Population Growth

Population Data via

Gaston County Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White170,24278.47%
Black or African American34,71116.00%
Two or More Races3,9161.80%
Asian3,1961.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,1910.55%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1100.05%

Gaston County Population Pyramid

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Population of Cities in Gaston County

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Gastonia717357553638015.30%
Mount Holly13653144958426.17%
Belmont10226107845585.46%
Cherryville574460583145.47%
Bessemer City532755482214.15%
Dallas446547342696.02%
Cramerton417844202425.79%
Stanley354037351955.51%
Lowell352836981704.82%
High Shoals695735405.76%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990