Statewide Claims to Fame

Gastonia is 11th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Size in square miles

Gastonia is 13th in North Carolina out of 121 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Gastonia is 13th in North Carolina out of 132 other cities in Current population (2012)

Gastonia is 13th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Households

Gastonia is 13th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Housing units

Gastonia is 14th in North Carolina out of 123 other cities in Retail sales

Gastonia is 16th in North Carolina out of 115 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Gastonia Rank North Carolina US
Current population (2012) 72,723 13th 9,752,073 313,914,040
Size in square miles 50.5 11th 48,617.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,420.5 52nd 196.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Gastonia Rank North Carolina US
Residents younger than 5 7.0% 66th 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 24.7% 62nd 23.4% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 13.6% 77th 13.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Gastonia Rank North Carolina US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 79.9% 105th 84.1% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 21.7% 88th 26.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Gastonia Rank North Carolina US
Race - White 63.0% 92nd 71.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 27.8% 47th 22.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.4% 75th 1.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.3% 82nd 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 115th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.2% 65th 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 9.6% 46th 8.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 59.4% 92nd 64.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Gastonia Rank North Carolina US
Female residents 52.7% 60th 51.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 8.1% 45th 7.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Gastonia Rank North Carolina US
Housing units 31,238 13th 4,362,740 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 23.3% 59th 17.0% 25.9%
Households 27,431 13th 3,664,119 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 57.9% 83rd 67.8% 66.1%
Home median value $133,800 93rd $152,700 $186,200
People per household 2.5 49th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Gastonia Rank North Carolina US
Income per capita $22,048 87th $25,256 $27,915
Income per household $39,427 88th $46,291 $52,762
Income below poverty line 20.9% 47th 16.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Gastonia Rank North Carolina US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 5,930 13th 798,791 27,092,908
Retail sales $1,391,480 14th $114,578,173 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $19,695 65th $12,641 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $182,155 16th $16,126,939 $613,795,732

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