Gastonia is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 79,784, it is the 13th largest city in North Carolina and the 445th largest city in the United States. Gastonia is currently growing at a rate of 1.76% annually and its population has increased by 11.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 71,741 in 2010. Spanning over 52 miles, Gastonia has a population density of 1,545 people per square mile.
The average household income in Gastonia is $65,793 with a poverty rate of 18.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $847 per month, and the median house value is $144,000. The median age in Gastonia is 38.6 years, 37 years for males, and 40.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.1 males.