Gaston, North Carolina

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Gaston, North Carolina

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High Points

Gaston strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 13% Gaston Affordability of Property Taxes
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Gaston Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Gaston, North Carolina

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

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

The People

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 2 3
Portion of People Married 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 3 4
People Above Poverty 2 3
Median Family Income 2 2
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Short Commute Times 7 6
Working at Home 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
People Living Alone 8 7
Affordability of Rents 6 7
Housing Recently Built 5 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3

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Gaston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 39 miles N of Rocky Mount, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 75 miles NE of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Northampton
Standard Zip Codes 27832
Phone Area Codes 252
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.5
Longitude -77.645

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 1.7 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 45 to 70 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 49 F
Apr Temp 44 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 72 F
Annual Precip 44.3 inches
Distance 31.4 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 49 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
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Gaston Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 973 100%
Male 439 45.1%
Female 534 54.9%
Under 18 240 24.7%
18+ 733 75.3%
65+ 142 14.6%
Median Age 37.4
Average Family Size 2.73
White 646 66.4%
African-American 309 31.8%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 3 0.3%
Mixed Race 12 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 1%

Estimated Gaston Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 936
Growth -37
Growth % -3.8%

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 39.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.6%
English 6.2%
Irish 5.4%
German 2.6%
Scottish 1.5%
Northern European 1.3%
Italian 1.1%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Greek 0.6%
African 0.6%
Portuguese 0.6%
Norwegian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Gaston 973 $29,375
Garysburg 1,254 $27,386
Halifax 344 $47,917
Jackson 695 $34,000
Roanoke Rapids 16,957 $40,337
Seaboard 695 $31,719
Weldon 1,374 $35,750
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Gaston High Schools (2004)

Serves 451 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

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