Gaston employment information

IndexGastonNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$17,775$25,608$28,555
Median household income$32,778$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$30,208$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$34,844$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$28,438$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$27,250$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate4.2%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level29.5%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Gaston is 38% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Gaston is 39% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Gaston is 28% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Gaston is 89% higher than the national average.

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Gaston median earnings by income bracket

Gaston employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry14.2%0.0%
Manufacturing sector30.5%20.8%
Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
Wholesale & retail services14.6%16.1%
Public administration6.5%7.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.5%0.0%
Education, health & social services3.7%43.0%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Gasburg, VA450$58,0178%
Halifax, NC279$56,4426%
Jackson, NC583$49,3278%
Roanoke Rapids, NC15,653$36,47732%
Weldon, NC1,644$36,41732%
Gaston, NC962$32,77839%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Waynesburg, OH962$36,71931%
Whitehall, MT962$36,25032%
Walnut Creek, NC962$123,438131%
Silver Lake, IN962$36,41732%
Fort Valley, AZ962$111,829109%
Gaston, NC962$32,77839%
Source: The Gaston, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.