Gaston County, North Carolina Population 2022

Gaston County, North Carolina's estimated population is 230,226 with a growth rate of 0.83% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Gaston County, North Carolina is the 11th largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 Population was 206,114 and has seen a growth of 11.70% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18508,0730.00%
18609,3071,23415.29%
187012,6023,29535.40%
188014,2541,65213.11%
189017,7643,51024.62%
190027,90310,13957.08%
191037,0639,16032.83%
192051,24214,17938.26%
193078,09326,85152.40%
194087,5319,43812.09%
1950110,83623,30526.62%
1960127,07416,23814.65%
1970148,41521,34116.79%
1980162,56814,1539.54%
1990175,09312,5257.70%
2010206,11431,02117.72%
2011206,8867720.37%
2012207,9031,0170.49%
2013209,2121,3090.63%
2014210,5451,3330.64%
2015212,9192,3741.13%
2016216,6223,7031.74%
2017219,6563,0341.40%
2018222,6302,9741.35%
2019224,5291,8990.85%
2020226,4281,8990.85%
2021228,3271,8990.84%
2022230,2261,8990.83%
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Gaston County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White168,47975.85%
Black or African American36,81716.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native6650.30%
Asian3,7641.69%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1610.07%
Some Other Race4,0511.82%
Two or More Races8,1823.68%
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Gaston County, North Carolina Population by Race

Gaston County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Gaston County, North Carolina Median Age

40


Total

38.1


Male

41


Female

Gaston County, North Carolina Adults

There are 171,972 adults, (35,727 of whom are seniors) in Gaston County, North Carolina.

Gaston County, North Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

26.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Gaston County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

114,988

51.77%

Male

107,131

48.23%

Gaston County, North Carolina Population by Age

Gaston County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Gaston County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.5%18.5%
All66%34%
Non Family55.2%44.8%
Male49.5%50.5%
Female45.8%54.2%

66.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Gaston County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All85,2862.5766
Married40,0363.1981.5
Male4,8183.549.5
Female11,4453.4245.8
Non Family28,9871.2255.2

3.15

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

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Gaston County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,6964.35%
9th to 12th Grade15,54210.09%
High School Graduate46,84630.40%
Some College34,51222.40%
Associates Degree16,51910.72%
Bachelors Degree23,33315.14%
Graduate Degree10,6486.91%
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Gaston County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gaston County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian2,3592,0751,169
Islander717134
Native American535356202
2+ Races3,1412,717869
White116,849101,43126,304
Black23,74520,3044,403
Hispanic8,3425,7651,159
Other Race2,5001,447235

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.55%.

Gaston County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,354$43,299$31,785
Less Than 9th Grade$25,125$27,681$18,502
High School Graduate$31,432$37,598$25,801
Some College$35,240$44,276$30,849
Bachelors Degree$51,731$62,413$44,030
Graduate Degree$58,902$69,331$52,700

$37,354

Average Earnings

$43,299

Average Male

$31,785

Average Female

Gaston County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gaston County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Gaston County, North Carolina Language

91.80% of Gaston County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 8.20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.96% of the population.

Gaston County, North Carolina Language

Gaston County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Multiple8,0781,91123.66%
Hispanic15,9693,63422.76%
Black36,1756,79918.79%
Native65411317.28%
White156,34818,09711.57%
Asian3,7591343.56%
Other831NaN%

13.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.99%

Male Poverty Rate

15.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gaston County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gaston County, North Carolina is Multiple, with 23.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gaston County, North Carolina is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.94%.

Gaston County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.98%
High School14.22%
Some College8.67%
Bachelors or Greater3.98%

Gaston County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.90%
Male Unemployed31.09%
Female Employed7.45%
Female Unemployed32.73%

Gaston County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gaston County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,474$71,579
Families$66,558$84,202
Married Families$81,665$98,627
Non Families$29,242$42,991
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Income by Household Type

Gaston County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.3%

Male Marriage Rate

46.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Gaston County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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Gaston County, North Carolina 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 45-54.

Gaston County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Gaston County, North Carolina Marital Status

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13,482

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War2,513
First Gulf War3,050
Vietnam4,978
Korea715
World War II295

Gaston County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,124
35 to 543,578
55 to 642,521
65 to 743,393
75+2,866

Gaston County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White11,1468.31%
Black1,8276.71%
Native American335.77%
Asian240.86%
Other Race592.03%
2+ Races3939.73%
Hispanic3643.68%

Gaston County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Gaston County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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6.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gaston County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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62.4%

Labor Force Participation

58.5%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Gaston County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Gaston County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Gaston County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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68.14%

Born in Gaston County, North Carolina

94.70%

Native Born

5.30%

Foreign Born

2.91%

Non Citizen

2.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.70% of Gaston County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 68.14% having been born in North Carolina. 2.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Gaston County, North Carolina Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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