Gaston, South Carolina Population 2020

1,690

Gaston is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 1,690, it is the 132nd largest city in South Carolina and the 8264th largest city in the United States. Gaston is currently growing at a rate of 0.12% annually and its population has increased by 2.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,645 in 2010. Spanning over 5 miles, Gaston has a population density of 318 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gaston is $50,383 with a poverty rate of 26.03%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $921 per month, and the median house value is $84,100. The median age in Gaston is 34 years, 31.8 years for males, and 35.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 105.7 males.

Gaston Demographics

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

  • White: 80.63%
  • Black or African American: 11.23%
  • Two or more races: 3.21%
  • Other race: 2.65%
  • Asian: 1.36%
  • Native American: 0.93%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Gaston, South Carolina is 1,690, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,686.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,645.

Gaston, South Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,30780.63%
Black or African American18211.23%
Two or More Races523.21%
Some Other Race432.65%
Asian221.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native150.93%

Gaston Population Pyramid 2020

Gaston Median Age

34


Total

31.8


Male

35.6


Female

Gaston Adults

There are 1,186 adults, (174 of whom are seniors) in Gaston.

Gaston Age Dependency

60.2

Age Dependency Ratio

17.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43

Child Dependency Ratio

Gaston Sex Ratio

Female

788

48.61%

Male

833

51.39%

Gaston Households and Families

Gaston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Gaston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78%22%
Female75.4%24.6%
All68.4%31.6%
Non Family55.6%44.4%
Male47.7%52.3%

68.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6182.6268.4
Married3093.1178
Non Family1961.2355.6
Female694.0675.4
Male443.1647.7

3.15

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

10%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Gaston Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade746.70%
9th to 12th Grade857.70%
High School Graduate33330.16%
Some College33330.16%
Associates Degree14012.68%
Bachelors Degree11610.51%
Graduate Degree232.08%

Gaston Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White884777124
Black13213215
Hispanic485
Multiple Races1919
Asian123
Other Race9
Native American99

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 14.03%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,968$33,050$29,231
Less Than High School$21,339$21,071$23,250
High School Grad$34,375$43,011$29,844
Some College$30,000$36,071$29,274
Bachelors Degree$26,705$24,375$27,045
Graduate Degree$26,250$$

$29,968

Average Earnings

$33,050

Average Male

$29,231

Average Female

Gaston Language

Gaston Language by Age

Gaston Language

93.35% of Gaston residents speak only English, while 6.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.84% of the population.

Gaston Poverty

Gaston Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,24324819.95%
Hispanic10710295.33%
Black1823921.43%
Other433888.37%
Asian2222100.00%
Multiple521121.15%

26.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.17%

Male Poverty Rate

25.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gaston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gaston is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gaston is White, with 19.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.89%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School52.83%
High School15.32%
Some College14.16%
Bachelors or Greater6.47%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed67.39%
Female Unemployed59.26%
Male Employed12.14%
Female Employed8.84%

Gaston Income

Gaston Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$43,696$50,383
Families$50,000$55,026
Married Families$55,625-
Non Families$22,500$33,977

Gaston Marital Status

Gaston Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

52.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Gaston Married by Age and Sex

Gaston 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 35-44.

Gaston Marital Status by Race

Gaston Veterans

155

Number of Veterans

139

Male Veterans

16

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam56
First Gulf War45
Second Gulf War42
Korea8
World War II3

$Gaston Veterans by Education

9.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gaston Employment Status

65.8%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

9.3%

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

70.33%

Born in South Carolina

97.29%

Native Born

2.71%

Foreign Born

2.53%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.29% of Gaston residents were born in the United States, with 70.33% having been born in South Carolina. 2.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,69020.12%
20191,68820.12%
20181,68620.12%
20171,68420.12%
20161,68240.24%
20151,678130.78%
20141,66580.48%
20131,65710.06%
20121,656160.98%
20111,64030.18%
20101,6370.00%