Gastonia demographics profile

StatisticGastoniaNorth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,43218191
Median age37.438.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)52%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1845%43%43%
Speak English89%89%79%
Speak Spanish8%7%13%
Gastonia, NC has a population of 73,877 and is the 482nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,432 per sq mi which is 691% higher than the North Carolina average and 1480% higher than the national average. The median age in Gastonia is 37 which is approximately 2% lower than the North Carolina average of 38. In Gastonia, 52% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 89% speak English and 8% speak Spanish. 65% of Gastonia residents were born in North Carolina, 27% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 7% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Gastonia is 691% higher than North Carolina.
  • The median age in Gastonia is 2% lower than North Carolina.
  • In Gastonia 62.47% of the population is White.
  • In Gastonia 27.34% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Gastonia 1.90% of the population is Asian.

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Gastonia population breakdown by race

RaceGastoniaNorth CarolinaNational
Black or African American27.34%21.50%12.63%
American Indian0.21%1.18%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race3.00%2.45%3.06%
Other race5.07%3.01%4.75%
In Gastonia, 9.2% 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 Gastonia, NC demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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