Income/capita 39%
Household income 44%
Unemployment 12%
IndexGastonNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$18,168$26,779$29,829
Median household income$30,833$48,256$55,322
Median income owner occupied$33,472$61,102$70,586
Median income renter occupied$29,063$31,027$35,192
Median earnings male$33,696$32,737$36,919
Median earnings female$18,015$25,062$26,250
Unemployment rate5.2%5.1%4.7%
Poverty level31.5%16.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Gaston is 39% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Gaston is 44% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Gaston is 12% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Gaston is 108% higher than the national average

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      Gaston employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry16.8%1.6%
      Manufacturing sector24.2%9.3%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%1.6%
      Wholesale & retail services16.4%29.0%
      Public administration6.6%6.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.5%4.1%
      Education, health & social services6.6%25.4%

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      Gasburg, VA451$59,1677%
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      Jackson, NC514$47,82914%
      Weldon, NC1,709$36,89833%
      Roanoke Rapids, NC15,454$33,84439%
      Gaston, NC1,162$30,83344%

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      Scanlon, MN1,162$56,9233%
      Gaston, NC1,162$30,83344%
      Source: The Gaston, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).