What is the current population of Gastonia?

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 Geography [top]

What county is Gastonia, North Carolina in?

Gastonia is located entirely in Gaston County.

What is the size of Gastonia, North Carolina in square miles?

Gastonia has an area of 50.5 square miles.

Gastonia Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of Gastonia?

The current population of Gastonia (81,161) is it's peak population.

How quickly is Gastonia growing?

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.

What is the population density of Gastonia, North Carolina?

Gastonia has a population density of 1,420.5 people per square mile.

Gastonia Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of Gastonia, North Carolina?

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.

What percentage of Gastonia, North Carolina residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 15.6% of the residents of Gastonia are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Gastonia, North Carolina?

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.

What percentage of Gastonia, North Carolina residents are below the poverty line?

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.

What percentage of Gastonia, North Carolina residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 64.0% of Gastonia residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Gastonia, North Carolina residents?

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.

What percentage of Gastonia, North Carolina residents speak a non-English language at home?

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.

Gastonia Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in Gastonia, North Carolina?

The unemployment rate in Gastonia is 7.2%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Gastonia, North Carolina residents work for the government?

In Gastonia, 9.9% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Gastonia, North Carolina?

The median household income in Gastonia is $49,460.

Gastonia Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Gastonia, North Carolina?

In Gastonia, 53.7% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Gastonia, North Carolina?

Renters occupy 46.3% of housing units in Gastonia.

What percentage of Gastonia, North Carolina housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Gastonia, 6.8% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Gastonia, North Carolina housing units were built after 2000?

In Gastonia, 19.3% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 6,300 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Gastonia, North Carolina?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Gastonia is $879.

What percentage of households in Gastonia, North Carolina have broadband internet?

In Gastonia, 79.1% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Gastonia Population By Year

Population Graph For Gastonia
Year Population Rank in US
2021 81,161 435
2020 80,392 443
2019 77,273 458
2018 77,024 455
2017 76,593 456
2016 75,536 459
2015 74,543 461
2014 73,698 460
2013 73,209 457
2012 72,723 456
2011 71,980 455
2010 71,741 453
2000 67,622 420
1990 59,757 408

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
425 Baytown, Texas 82,480 23.7%
426 Largo, Florida 82,341 10.4%
427 Johns Creek, Georgia 82,065 35.3%
428 Longview, Texas 81,762 12.1%
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%
433 Folsom, California 81,224 54.0%
434 Alhambra, California 81,211 -4.6%
435 Gastonia, North Carolina 81,161 20.0%
436 Lake Charles, Louisiana 81,097 12.8%
437 Miami Beach, Florida 80,671 -8.3%
438 Flint, Michigan 80,628 -35.3%
439 Lakewood, California 80,611 1.4%
440 Homestead, Florida 80,528 152.3%
441 Rancho Cordova, California 80,413 49.6%
442 South Jordan, Utah 80,139 170.1%
443 Boynton Beach, Florida 80,089 32.2%
444 North Port, Florida 80,021 244.1%
445 Parma, Ohio 79,982 -6.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
240 Wilmington 117,643 31.0%
258 High Point 114,086 31.7%
286 Concord 107,697 90.2%
355 Asheville 94,067 29.0%
388 Greenville 88,728 41.3%
435 Gastonia 81,161 20.0%
506 Jacksonville 72,876 10.7%
610 Apex 62,911 196.2%
624 Huntersville 61,839 136.5%
631 Chapel Hill 61,128 27.2%
664 Burlington 58,818 28.0%
733 Kannapolis 54,446 45.6%
739 Rocky Mount 53,957 -8.2%
772 Mooresville 51,594 164.6%
805 Wake Forest 49,657 279.7%
836 Wilson 47,731 5.9%
915 Hickory 43,532 15.5%
917 Holly Springs 43,524 329.9%
964 Indian Trail 40,953 200.6%

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