Gaston, Indiana

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Gaston, Indiana

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Comparative Profile of Gaston, Indiana

Comparing Gaston to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Age of the Population 2 3
Racial Diversity 2 3
Senior Citizens 2 2
Female Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 9
Portion of People Married 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 5 3
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
Median Family Income 4 2
College Educated Adults 4 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Short Commute Times 4 3
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 6
Affordability of Rents 6 8
People Living Alone 4 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Housing Recently Built 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Gaston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles NW of Muncie, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 51 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Delaware
Metro Area Muncie
Standard Zip Codes 47342
Phone Area Codes 765
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.313
Longitude -85.5

Gaston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38.9 inches
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
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Gaston Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,010 100%
Male 511 50.6%
Female 499 49.4%
Under 18 300 29.7%
18+ 710 70.3%
65+ 103 10.2%
Median Age 33.8
Average Family Size 3.06
White 992 98.2%
African-American 6 0.6%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 12 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.2%

Estimated Gaston Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 963
Growth -47
Growth % -4.7%

Gaston Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 47.7%
German 22.4%
English 10.5%
Irish 4.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4%
French (except Basque) 2%
Italian 1.5%
Swedish 1.3%
Czech 1.3%
Welsh 0.8%
Polish 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Pennsylvania German 0.8%
Norwegian 0.7%
Dutch 0.5%
Scottish 0.3%
Danish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Gaston, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Wheeling (47342)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Gaston 1,010 $37,583
Eaton 1,603 $35,625
Fowlerton 298 $31,250
Matthews 595 $40,139
Shamrock Lakes 168 $65,250
Summitville 1,090 $42,500
Yorktown 4,785 $58,784
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Gaston High Schools (2004)

10000 N CR 600 W
Serves 503 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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