Demographics

People

Total Population1,621
Male Share of the Population51.4%
Female Share of the Population48.6%
Senior Citizens10.7%
Employed Population 16+723
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married50.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.5%
Median Earnings25+$29,968
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,339
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,375

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,000
% Above Poverty Level74%
% Below Poverty Level26%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone24.9%
Median Gross Rent$921
Median House Value$84,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28%
Irish13.9%
German11.1%
English2.5%
Welsh0.9%
Italian0.9%
Hungarian0.7%
Polish0.7%
Dutch0.6%
French Except Basque0.6%
Scottish0.4%
Swiss0.4%
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Gaston Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyLexington County
Standard Zip Codes29053
Phone Area Codes803
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude33.81
Approximate Longitude-81.1

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)

StationCOLUMBIA METRO AP
Distance9.2 miles
Jan Temp34 to 55 F
Apr Temp51 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp52 to 76 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
StationPELION 4 NW
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp34 to 56 F
Apr Temp49 to 77 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp50 to 76 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationORANGEBURG 2
Distance26.7 miles
Jan Temp34 to 57 F
Apr Temp49 to 77 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp51 to 77 F
Annual Precip47.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cayce13,621$64,033
Pelion741$65,000
South Congaree2,395$47,500
Springdale2,733$71,250
Swansea880$50,536
West Columbia17,296$56,108

Gaston Public Schools

Frances F. Mack Intermediate
161 Gaston Street
ZIP: 29053
(803) 794-8369
Middle
Total Enrollment 460
Sandhills Middle
582 Meadowfield Road
ZIP: 29053
(803) 926-1890
Middle
Total Enrollment 448

Gaston Private Schools

Christian Kingdom Academy
850 Valley Ridge Rd
ZIP: 29053
Secondary
Total Enrollment 50
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