Gaston County, North Carolina Population 2018

Gaston County, North Carolina's estimated population is 220,182 with a growth rate of 3.98% 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
2017220,1828,4293.98%
2016211,753-5,150-2.37%
2016216,9033,7211.75%
2015213,1822,4881.18%
2014210,6941,4090.67%
2013209,2851,3220.64%
2012207,9631,0120.49%
2011206,9518240.40%
2010206,12731,03417.72%
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
White162,526
Black or African American32,627
Some Other Race7,823
Two or More Races4,757
Asian3,081
American Indian and Alaska Native824
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander115

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Gaston County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Gaston County, North Carolina Median Age

40


Total

38.6


Male

41.1


Female

Gaston County, North Carolina Adults

There are 162,626 adults, (31,763 of which are seniors) in Gaston County, North Carolina.

Gaston County, North Carolina Age Dependency

61.8

Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Gaston County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

109,518

51.72%

Male

102,235

48.28%

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
Married81.9%18.1%
All65.9%34.1%
Non Family54.4%45.6%
Male52.6%47.4%
Female44.4%55.6%

65.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Gaston County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All79,9042.6165.9
Married37,9243.1981.9
Non Family25,9061.2254.4
Female12,0233.5544.4
Male4,0513.3452.6

3.2

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Gaston County, North Carolina Households

Gaston County, North Carolina Education

Gaston County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8,1895.66%
9th to 12th Grade16,13411.14%
High School Graduate43,42429.99%
Some College34,89624.10%
Associates Degree13,4349.28%
Bachelors Degree20,50114.16%
Graduate Degree8,2165.67%

Gaston County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White113,41295,62022,771
Black20,78217,6473,369
Hispanic6,8644,1771,216
Other Race3,7961,899485
Asian1,9701,7381,005
Multiple Races1,2571,099289
Native American584421118
Islander6833

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 88.22%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.02%.

Gaston County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,059$37,587$27,248
Less Than High School$18,719$24,195$13,567
High School Grad$28,278$32,000$24,063
Some College$31,553$40,146$25,762
Bachelors Degree$44,959$56,553$36,859
Graduate Degree$56,997$71,627$48,956

$32,059

Average Earnings

$37,587

Average Male

$27,248

Average Female

Gaston County, North Carolina Language

Gaston County, North Carolina Language by Age

Gaston County, North Carolina Language

92.19% of Gaston County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 7.81% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.74% of the population.

Gaston County, North Carolina Poverty

Gaston County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White154,96521,52313.89%
Black31,7888,52926.83%
Hispanic13,4353,59226.74%
Other7,8132,55832.74%
Multiple4,7021,47131.28%
Asian3,07834211.11%
Native77617122.04%
Islander1151311.30%

17.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.97%

Male Poverty Rate

19.20%

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 Asian, with 11.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.78%.

Gaston County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.94%
High School15.70%
Some College10.42%
Bachelors or Greater4.44%

Gaston County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.64%
Male Unemployed32.77%
Female Employed9.08%
Male Employed5.63%

Gaston County, North Carolina Income

Gaston County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$44,288$60,213
Families$53,954$69,713
Married Families$68,672$83,614
Non Families$24,547$37,703

Gaston County, North Carolina Marital Status

Gaston County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.4%

Male Marriage Rate

45.7%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Gaston County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Gaston County, North Carolina Veterans

Gaston County, North Carolina Veterans by War

13,917

Number of Veterans

13,055

Male Veterans

862

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam5,519
First Gulf War2,418
Second Gulf War1,837
Korea1,432
World War II598

Gaston County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 743,557
35 to 543,320
55 to 643,173
75+2,892
18 to 34975

Gaston County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White11,9559.27%
Black1,6736.89%
Hispanic1962.36%
2 or More1377.96%
Asian612.75%
Other460.98%
Indian457.29%

Gaston County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

7.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gaston County, North Carolina Employment Status

Gaston County, North Carolina Employment by Age

61.7%

Labor Force Participation

55.6%

Employment Rate

9.7%

Unemployment Rate

Gaston County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Gaston County, North Carolina Employment by Education

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%
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