Gaston demographics profile

StatisticGastonSouth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)26117391
Median age35.438.837.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)58%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1843%40%43%
Speak English94%93%79%
Speak Spanish5%4%13%
Gaston, SC has a population of 1,388 and is the 13,144th largest city in the United States. The population density is 261 per sq mi which is 51% higher than the South Carolina average and 188% higher than the national average. The median age in Gaston is 35 which is approximately 9% lower than the South Carolina average of 39. In Gaston, 58% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 94% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 72% of Gaston residents were born in South Carolina, 22% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 5% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Gaston is 51% higher than South Carolina.
  • The median age in Gaston is 9% lower than South Carolina.
  • In Gaston 85.95% of the population is White.
  • In Gaston 11.02% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Gaston 0.72% of the population is Asian.

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Gaston population breakdown by race

RaceGastonSouth CarolinaNational
Black or African American11.02%27.35%12.63%
American Indian1.66%0.32%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.06%0.18%
Mixed race0.65%2.07%3.06%
Other race0.00%1.51%4.75%
In Gaston, 4.8% 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, SC demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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