Income

Per Capita Income

YearGaston CountyNCUS
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

20122017 Projections
Gaston County$40,331$48,453
North Carolina$42,900$50,853

Employment and Wages by Occupation

OccupationEmploymentAvg Wage
Management2,470$46.50
Business & Financial Operations1,710$28.19
Computer & Mathematical430$29.07
Architectual & Engineering710$28.22
Life, Physical & Social Science260$24.92
Community & Social Service1,190$18.28
Legal510$23.92
Education, Training & Library3,760$18.59
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports & Media430$15.73
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical3,760$35.40
Healthcare Support2,160$12.10
Protective Service2,430$15.51
Food Preparation & Serving Related4,730$9.24
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance1,410$10.75
Personal Care & Service1,690$10.12
Sales & Related8,140$13.73
Office & Administrative Service10,460$14.00
Construction & Extraction2,520$16.45
Installation, Maintenance and Repair2,480$18.58
Production8,780$15.22
Transportation & Material Moving5,290$12.76

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

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