Gaston demographics profile

StatisticGastonNorth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)68718191
Median age42.338.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)44%57%55%
Speak English99%89%79%
Speak Spanish0%7%13%
Gaston, NC has a population of 1,162 and is the 14,224th largest city in the United States. The population density is 687 per sq mi which is 280% higher than the North Carolina average and 659% higher than the national average. The median age in Gaston is 42 which is approximately 10% higher than the North Carolina average of 38. In Gaston, 44% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 99% speak English and 0% speak Spanish. 72% of Gaston residents were born in North Carolina, 27% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 1% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Gaston is 280% higher than North Carolina.
  • The median age in Gaston is 10% higher than North Carolina.
  • In Gaston 59.29% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Gaston 36.92% of the population is African American.
  • In Gaston 0.00% of the population is Asian.

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Gaston population breakdown by race

RaceGastonNorth CarolinaNational
African American36.92%21.50%12.63%
American Indian3.27%1.18%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race0.52%2.45%3.06%
Other race0.00%3.01%4.75%
In Gaston, 3.3% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Gaston, NC demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).