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People

Total Population 1,466
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 12.2%
Employed Population 16+ 750
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 44.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,341
% Above Poverty Level 85.5%
% Below Poverty Level 14.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.2%
Median Gross Rent $760
Median House Value $80,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.3%
US/American 0%
English 3.5%
Irish 11.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Gaston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles S of Columbia, South Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 98 miles S of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Lexington
Metro Area Columbia
Standard Zip Codes 29053
Phone Area Codes 803
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.816
Longitude -81.101

Gaston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station COLUMBIA METRO AP
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 55 F
Apr Temp 51 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 52 to 76 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Station PELION 4 NW
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 56 F
Apr Temp 49 to 77 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Station ORANGEBURG 2
Distance 26.7 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 57 F
Apr Temp 49 to 77 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 77 F
Annual Precip 47.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cayce 13,554 $54,913
Pelion 705 $64,375
South Congaree 2,246 $42,829
Springdale 2,727 $64,483
Swansea 746 $47,188
West Columbia 15,757 $50,714

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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