Income

Per Capita Income

Year Gaston County NC US
2012 $21,591 $23,938 $**
2011 $22,808 $25,256 $27,915
2010 $23,407 $25,349 $26,739
2009 $23,897 $25,989 $27,277
2008 $32,727 $34,453 $39,138
2007 $31,585 $33,735 $38,615
2006 $30,982 $32,247 $36,714
2005 $29,856 $30,713 $34,757
2004 $28,961 $29,322 $33,050
2003 $27,685 $27,859 $31,484
2002 $27,108 $27,510 $30,810
2001 $26,759 $27,493 $30,574
2000 $26,357 $27,068 $29,845

Median Household Income

2012 2017 Projections
Gaston County $40,331 $48,453
North Carolina $42,900 $50,853

Employment and Wages by Occupation

Occupation Employment Avg Wage
Management 2,470 $46.50
Business & Financial Operations 1,710 $28.19
Computer & Mathematical 430 $29.07
Architectual & Engineering 710 $28.22
Life, Physical & Social Science 260 $24.92
Community & Social Service 1,190 $18.28
Legal 510 $23.92
Education, Training & Library 3,760 $18.59
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports & Media 430 $15.73
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical 3,760 $35.40
Healthcare Support 2,160 $12.10
Protective Service 2,430 $15.51
Food Preparation & Serving Related 4,730 $9.24
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance 1,410 $10.75
Personal Care & Service 1,690 $10.12
Sales & Related 8,140 $13.73
Office & Administrative Service 10,460 $14.00
Construction & Extraction 2,520 $16.45
Installation, Maintenance and Repair 2,480 $18.58
Production 8,780 $15.22
Transportation & Material Moving 5,290 $12.76

Source: The North Carolina Employment Security Commission, Labor Market Information Division

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