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People

Total Population 1,038
Male Share of the Population 51.7%
Female Share of the Population 48.3%
Senior Citizens 17.9%
Employed Population 16+ 402
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 31.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 5.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $29,922
% Above Poverty Level 73.5%
% Below Poverty Level 26.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 0.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 21.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 36.6%
Median Gross Rent $675
Median House Value $57,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45%
US/American 0%
English 8.4%
Irish 9.6%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station ROANOKE RAPIDS
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
Station EMPORIA 1 WNW
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
Station MURFREESBORO
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Garysburg 1,033 $29,531
Halifax 271 $70,417
Jackson 511 $52,500
Roanoke Rapids 15,557 $50,295
Seaboard 736 $37,250
Weldon 1,623 $44,821

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

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Gaston High Schools

NORTHAMPTON HIGH-WEST
152 HURRICANE DR.
252-537-1910
Serves 451 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

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