Gaston County, North Carolina Population 2019

Gaston County, North Carolina's estimated population is 219,819 with a growth rate of 1.43% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Gaston County, North Carolina is the 10th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018222,8463,0271.38%
2017219,8193,1031.43%
2016216,7163,7451.76%
2015212,9712,3981.14%
2014210,5731,3450.64%
2013209,2281,3260.64%
2012207,9021,0410.50%
2011206,8617560.37%
2010206,10531,01217.71%
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, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White164,616
Black or African American33,624
Some Other Race6,569
Two or More Races5,088
Asian3,165
American Indian and Alaska Native844
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander143

Gaston County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Gaston County, North Carolina Median Age

40.1


Total

38.6


Male

41.2


Female

Gaston County, North Carolina Adults

There are 164,765 adults, (32,728 of whom are seniors) in Gaston County, North Carolina.

Gaston County, North Carolina Age Dependency

62.1

Age Dependency Ratio

24.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Gaston County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

110,858

51.79%

Male

103,191

48.21%

Gaston County, North Carolina Households and Families

Gaston County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Gaston County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.8%18.2%
All65.4%34.6%
Non Family54.1%45.9%
Male50.6%49.4%
Female43%57%

65.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All80,6822.6265.4
Married38,1173.2281.8
Non Family26,5751.2254.1
Female11,8103.5343
Male4,1803.4150.6

3.22

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Gaston County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,7845.30%
9th to 12th Grade15,64010.65%
High School Graduate45,11630.72%
Some College34,25123.32%
Associates Degree14,0309.55%
Bachelors Degree21,33314.52%
Graduate Degree8,7315.94%

Gaston County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White114,24997,39723,651
Black21,53318,3693,797
Hispanic7,2244,3321,076
Other Race3,1901,680394
Asian2,0561,8661,112
Multiple Races1,4271,292359
Native American613468153
Islander8250

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 90.76%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.09%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,268$39,568$28,839
Less Than High School$20,954$25,529$14,180
High School Grad$29,732$33,707$24,919
Some College$32,199$41,270$26,898
Bachelors Degree$45,737$56,081$37,794
Graduate Degree$57,016$72,570$49,917

$33,268

Average Earnings

$39,568

Average Male

$28,839

Average Female

Gaston County, North Carolina Language

Gaston County, North Carolina Language by Age

Gaston County, North Carolina Language

92.05% of Gaston County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.80% of the population.

Gaston County, North Carolina Poverty

Gaston County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White155,40220,19913.00%
Black32,8968,77526.67%
Hispanic14,0843,86727.46%
Other6,5602,14832.74%
Multiple5,0191,41728.23%
Asian3,16233010.44%
Native80118623.22%
Islander143139.09%

16.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.42%

Male Poverty Rate

18.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gaston County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gaston County, North Carolina is Other, with 32.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gaston County, North Carolina is Islander, with 9.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.15%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.43%
High School15.69%
Some College10.33%
Bachelors or Greater4.86%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.38%
Male Unemployed34.81%
Female Employed9.09%
Male Employed5.26%

Gaston County, North Carolina Income

Gaston County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$46,626$63,296
Families$57,309$73,538
Married Families$72,239$87,731
Non Families$26,737$39,503

Gaston County, North Carolina Marital Status

Gaston County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.7%

Male Marriage Rate

45.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Gaston County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Gaston County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Gaston County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Gaston County, North Carolina Veterans

13,509

Number of Veterans

12,487

Male Veterans

1,022

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,290
First Gulf War2,554
Second Gulf War2,087
Korea1,124
World War II576

Gaston County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White11,5738.86%
Black1,6666.64%
Hispanic2082.38%
2 or More1527.86%
Asian562.40%
Indian355.37%
Other270.68%

Gaston County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

6.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gaston County, North Carolina Employment Status

61.6%

Labor Force Participation

56.4%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Gaston County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Gastonia717357553638015.30%
Mount Holly13653144958426.17%
Kings Mountain 10593107972041.93%
Belmont10226107845585.46%
Cherryville574460583145.47%
Bessemer City532755482214.15%
Dallas446547342696.02%
Cramerton417844202425.79%
Stanley354037351955.51%
Lowell352836981704.82%
Ranlo343936251865.41%
High Shoals695735405.76%
McAdenville631665345.39%
Spencer Mountain353612.86%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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