|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Gastonia is 81,161. Gastonia, North Carolina is the 435th largest city in the US.
Gastonia is located entirely in Gaston County.
The current population of Gastonia (81,161) is it's peak population.
Gastonia has grown 20.0% since the 2000. Gastonia, North Carolina's growth is about average. 48% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Gastonia has a population density of 1,420.5 people per square mile.
|429||Redwood City, California||81,643||8.2%|
|430||New Rochelle, New York||81,587||12.8%|
|431||Mountain View, California||81,516||15.3%|
|432||Warner Robins, Georgia||81,446||63.6%|
|435||Gastonia, North Carolina||81,161||20.0%|
|436||Lake Charles, Louisiana||81,097||12.8%|
|437||Miami Beach, Florida||80,671||-8.3%|
|441||Rancho Cordova, California||80,413||49.6%|
The total voting age population of Gastonia, North Carolina, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 54,883. The voting age population is 46.0% male and 54.0% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 15.6% of the residents of Gastonia are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Gastonia are 62.5% White, 28.7% Black, 3.6% Other, 3.1% Two or more races, 1.9% Asian and 0.2% American Indian. Additionally, 10.2% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Gastonia, 16.8% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 23.7%. On a per-household basis, 12.0% of families are below the poverty line in Gastonia.
Among those aged 16 and older, 64.0% of Gastonia residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 84.6% of Gastonia residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 24.2% have a bachelor's degree and 7.8% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Gastonia residents aged 5 and older, 12.4% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 9.2% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.5% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.1% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Gastonia is 7.2%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Gastonia, 9.9% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Gastonia is $49,460.
In Gastonia, 53.7% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 46.3% of housing units in Gastonia.
Of all the housing units in Gastonia, 6.8% of them were build before 1940.
In Gastonia, 19.3% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 6,300 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Gastonia is $879.
In Gastonia, 79.1% of households have an active broadband internet connection.