Cities in Gaston County, North Carolina by Population (2024)

There are 22 cities in Gaston County, North Carolina.

Note: As defined by the US Census Bureau, a city's official boundaries often extend miles beyond the city itself and may even cross county lines. As such, several thousand US cities officially exist in two or more counties (and therefore appear on multiple counties' lists of cities.)

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2024 Population
2020 Census
Annual Change
Density (mi²)
Area (mi²)
Gastonia1North Carolina85,08080,5281.36%1,60353.07
Shelby2North Carolina22,02721,9580.08%98522.35
Mount Holly3North Carolina18,57617,7631.1%1,64911.27
Belmont4North Carolina15,66915,0530.99%1,28512.20
Lincolnton5North Carolina12,45911,1352.73%1,4138.82
Kings Mountain6North Carolina12,03611,1821.8%85714.04
Cherryville7North Carolina6,3406,0910.99%1,0925.80
Dallas8North Carolina6,2235,9551.09%2,0253.07
Bessemer City9North Carolina5,6845,4481.05%1,0075.64
Cramerton10North Carolina5,5545,3201.05%1,1964.64
Ranlo11North Carolina4,7124,5191.03%2,2872.06
Stanley12North Carolina4,0943,9760.71%1,4312.86
Lowesville13North Carolina3,9543,1805.16%5826.79
Maiden14North Carolina3,8753,7540.78%5836.65
Lowell15North Carolina3,8373,6631.13%1,0443.67
Springdale16North Carolina1,0051,237-5.46%1,4170.71
McAdenville17North Carolina9298910.98%6851.36
Iron Station18North Carolina85953910.27%3642.36
High Shoals19North Carolina6205950.98%2382.60
Alexis20North Carolina492818-7.34%2491.98
Waco21North Carolina3163120.32%3770.84
Crouse22North Carolina2151439.14%1891.14

Note: City markers shown outside the county boundary mean that a part of the city extends into this county, but is primarily located in an adjacent county.

What is the largest city in Gaston County, North Carolina?

Gastonia is the largest city in Gaston County.

What is the smallest city in Gaston County, North Carolina?

Crouse is the smallest city in Gaston County.

How many cities are in Gaston County?

There are 22 cities in Gaston County, North Carolina.

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