Gastonia employment information

IndexGastoniaNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$21,524$25,608$28,555
Median household income$39,578$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$58,685$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$24,804$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$29,211$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$21,894$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate8.6%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level22.2%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Gastonia is 25% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Gastonia is 26% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Gastonia is 47% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Gastonia is 42% higher than the national average.

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Gastonia median earnings by income bracket

Gastonia employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry8.7%1.0%
Manufacturing sector22.3%0.7%
Financial & insurance services2.9%4.7%
Wholesale & retail services17.0%12.7%
Public administration4.0%2.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.6%4.0%
Education, health & social services7.5%35.5%

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McAdenville, NC617$59,75012%
Lowesville, NC3,159$59,56911%
Gastonia, NC72,664$39,57826%

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Canton, OH72,668$29,98044%
Southfield, MI72,480$49,5487%
Appleton, WI72,861$53,4390%
Plymouth, MN72,868$84,32158%
Mount Pleasant, SC72,379$76,20242%
Gastonia, NC72,664$39,57826%
Source: The Gastonia, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.