Gaston, North Carolina Population 2024

948

Gaston is a city located in Northampton County North Carolina. Gaston has a 2024 population of 948. Gaston is currently declining at a rate of -1.66% annually and its population has decreased by -6.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,013 in 2020.

The average household income in Gaston is $43,808 with a poverty rate of 24.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Gaston is 45.9 years, 49 years for males, and 45.6 years for females.

Gaston Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 49.94%
  • White: 47.47%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • Other race: 0.35%
  • Asian: 0.24%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
1.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
560.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.42% (-65)
The current population of Gaston, North Carolina is 948 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,013.

Gaston, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American42449.94%
White40347.47%
Two or more races172%
Other race30.35%
Asian20.24%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Gaston Population by Race

Gaston Population Pyramid 2024

Gaston Median Age

45.9

Total

49

Male

45.6

Female

Gaston Adults

There are 717 adults, (222 of whom are seniors) in Gaston.

Gaston Age Dependency

71.5

Age Dependency Ratio

44.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Gaston Sex Ratio

Female47155.48%
Male37844.52%

Gaston Population by Age

Gaston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3732.249.350.7
Non Family1371.1235.864.2
Female1033.1621.478.6
Married922.5191.38.7
Male412.6670.729.3
showing: 5 rows

2.75

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

49.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Gaston Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Gaston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gaston Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 70.59%.

Gaston Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$22,946

Average Earnings

$

Average Male

$

Average Female

Gaston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gaston Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Gaston Language

98.53% of Gaston residents speak only English, while 1.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.1% of the population.

Gaston Language

Gaston Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black40312731.51%
White3917118.16%
Other33100%
Hispanic18316.67%
showing: 4 rows

24.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.23%

Male Poverty Rate

24.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gaston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gaston is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gaston is Hispanic, with 16.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.1%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.89%.

Gaston Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.38%
High School24.62%
Some College7.05%
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Gaston Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed33.87%
Female Employed18.97%
Male Employed12.84%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Gaston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gaston Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Gaston Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

27.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.5%

Male Marriage Rate

23.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Gaston Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Gaston Marriage

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

Gaston Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Gaston Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

60

Number of Veterans

41

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

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Gaston Veterans by War

count

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Gaston Veterans by Age

count

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Gaston Veterans by Race

Gaston Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

38.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gaston Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50.9%

Labor Force Participation

38.9%

Employment Rate

23.5%

Unemployment Rate

Gaston Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Gaston Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Gaston Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

77.27%

Born in Gaston

99.76%

Native Born

0.24%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.76% of Gaston residents were born in the United States, with 77.27% having been born in North Carolina. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Gaston Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029868-16-1.81%
2028884-16-1.78%
2027900-16-1.75%
2026916-16-1.72%
2025932-16-1.69%
2024948-16-1.66%
2023964-16-1.63%
2022980-16-1.61%
2021996-17-1.68%
20201,013-14-1.36%
20191,027-9-0.87%
20181,036-10-0.96%
20171,046-14-1.32%
20161,060-14-1.3%
20151,074-8-0.74%
20141,082-15-1.37%
20131,097-18-1.61%
20121,115-21-1.85%
20111,136-12-1.05%
20101,148
showing: 20 rows

Gaston Population by Year