Gastonia is a city located in Gaston County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 78,049, it is the 13th largest city in North Carolina and the 456th largest city in the United States . Gastonia is currently growing at a rate of 0.50% annually and its population has increased by 8.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 71,741 in 2010. Gastonia reached it's highest population of 78,049 in 2021. Spanning over 52 miles, Gastonia has a population density of 1,511 people per square mile.
The average household income in Gastonia is $68,119 with a poverty rate of 16.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $879 per month, and the median house value is $155,200. The median age in Gastonia is 38.4 years, 37.1 years for males, and 39.3 years for females.