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Demographics

People

Total Population1,162
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens21%
Employed Population 16+426
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married27.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher6%
Median Earnings25+$26,532
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,140
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,207

Wealth

Median Family Income$29,545
% Above Poverty Level68.5%
% Below Poverty Level31.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone35.7%
Median Gross Rent$705
Median House Value$52,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)51.3%
English10.2%
Irish8.2%
German6.5%
Polish1.3%
Scottish0.9%
Welsh0.6%
West Indian0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
African0.3%
Moroccan0.3%
Arab0.3%
French Except Basque0.2%
Swedish0.2%
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Gaston Almanac

CategoryValue
County Northampton County
Standard Zip Codes27832
Phone Area Codes252
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.49
Approximate Longitude-77.64

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)

StationROANOKE RAPIDS
Distance1.7 miles
Jan Temp28 to 48 F
Apr Temp45 to 70 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 71 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches
StationEMPORIA 1 WNW
Distance14.5 miles
Jan Temp26 to 49 F
Apr Temp44 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 72 F
Annual Precip44.3 inches
StationMURFREESBORO
Distance31.4 miles
Jan Temp27 to 49 F
Apr Temp44 to 70 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp46 to 71 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Garysburg983$29,688
Halifax238$82,917
Jackson514$55,556
Roanoke Rapids15,454$44,432
Seaboard635$41,429
Weldon1,709$49,167

Gaston Public Schools

Gaston College Preparatory
320 Pleasant Hill Road
ZIP: 27832
(252) 308-6932
Other
Total Enrollment 1046
Gaston Elementary
400 Broughton Street
ZIP: 27832
(252) 537-2520
Primary
Total Enrollment 256
Gaston Middle
152 Hurricane Drive
ZIP: 27832
(252) 537-1910
Middle
Total Enrollment 202
Northampton County Alternative School
152 Hurricane Drive
ZIP: 27832
(919) 807-3300
Squire Elementary
4671 Nc 46 Hwy W
ZIP: 27832
(252) 537-2877
Primary
Total Enrollment 87
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