Gaston, North Carolina Population 2020

1,002

Gaston is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 1,002, it is the 330th largest city in North Carolina and the 10287th largest city in the United States. Gaston is currently declining at a rate of -1.38% annually and its population has decreased by -13.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,152 in 2010. Gaston reached it's highest population of 1,148 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Gaston has a population density of 593 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gaston is $36,472 with a poverty rate of 27.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $780 per month, and the median house value is $60,900. The median age in Gaston is 48.2 years, 39.6 years for males, and 48.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 70.6 males.

Gaston Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Gaston was:

  • White: 49.66%
  • Black or African American: 45.65%
  • Native American: 3.75%
  • Two or more races: 0.94%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Gaston, North Carolina is 1,002, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,030.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,152.

Gaston, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White58249.66%
Black or African American53545.65%
American Indian and Alaska Native443.75%
Two or More Races110.94%

Gaston Population Pyramid 2020

Gaston Median Age

48.2


Total

39.6


Male

48.8


Female

Gaston Adults

There are 943 adults, (281 of whom are seniors) in Gaston.

Gaston Age Dependency

77

Age Dependency Ratio

42.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Gaston Sex Ratio

Female

687

58.62%

Male

485

41.38%

Gaston Households and Families

Gaston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Gaston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male75%25%
Married62.5%37.5%
Non Family56.3%43.7%
All49.3%50.7%
Female26.9%73.1%

49.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5442.0249.3
Non Family2291.2356.3
Female1672.5226.9
Married1362.6962.5
Male122.575

2.51

Average Family Size

2.02

Average Household Size

14.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Gaston Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9511.45%
9th to 12th Grade13916.75%
High School Graduate37445.06%
Some College13816.63%
Associates Degree475.66%
Bachelors Degree172.05%
Graduate Degree202.41%

Gaston Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White45831925
Black3352513
Native American19199
Multiple Races11
Hispanic77

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 47.37%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,198$33,750$16,321
Less Than High School$16,786$21,696$
High School Grad$19,414$35,250$15,089
Some College$38,958$41,250$38,542
Bachelors Degree$42,083$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$22,198

Average Earnings

$33,750

Average Male

$16,321

Average Female

Gaston Language

Gaston Language by Age

Gaston Language

99.19% of Gaston residents speak only English, while 0.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.63% of the population.

Gaston Poverty

Gaston Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black49014730.00%
White54611220.51%
Native443681.82%
Hispanic302790.00%

27.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.01%

Male Poverty Rate

30.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gaston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gaston is Hispanic, with 90.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gaston is White, with 20.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 41.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.69%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School39.50%
High School15.61%
Some College14.12%
Bachelors or Greater12.12%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed30.00%
Female Employed15.09%
Male Employed3.16%

Gaston Income

Gaston Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$31,563$36,472
Families$31,360$38,413
Married Families$55,000-
Non Families$19,917$28,759

Gaston Marital Status

Gaston Marital Status

Marriage Rates

30.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.9%

Male Marriage Rate

27.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Gaston Married by Age and Sex

Gaston Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Gaston Marital Status by Race

Gaston Veterans

63

Number of Veterans

46

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam36
First Gulf War12
Second Gulf War12
Korea10
World War II
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7428
75+13
35 to 5412
55 to 6410
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White438.60%
Black153.65%
Indian523.81%

$Gaston Veterans by Education

26.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

57.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gaston Employment Status

51.8%

Labor Force Participation

44.3%

Employment Rate

14.5%

Unemployment Rate

Gaston Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

74.32%

Born in North Carolina

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

100.00% of Gaston residents were born in the United States, with 74.32% having been born in North Carolina. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,002-14-1.38%
20191,016-14-1.36%
20181,030-13-1.25%
20171,043-14-1.32%
20161,057-15-1.40%
20151,072-7-0.65%
20141,079-15-1.37%
20131,094-20-1.80%
20121,114-22-1.94%
20111,136-12-1.05%
20101,1480.00%