Popular Statistics

Local Demography

2012
Total Population 208,750
Total Households 80,981
Average Age 39.2
Median Household Income $40,331
Per Capita Income $21,591

Population Projections

2015 2020 2025 2030
Gaston County 211,858 217,452 223,045 228,637

Population Race & Origin

North Carolina Gaston County Gastonia
Total Population 9,759,332 208,750 72,102
One Race 8,903,180 195,724 64,841
White 6,642,047 161,782 45,068
Black/African American 2,100,570 32,609 20,135
American Indian/Alaska Native 124,008 930 323
Asian or Pacific Islander 231,492 2,693 964
Some other race 441,209 6,772 3,935
Two or more races 220,006 3,964 1,675
Hispanic/Latino (Any Race) 856,152 13,029 7,261

Population by Age

Age Population
19 & Under 54,318
20-24 Years 12,478
25-44 Years 55,459
45-64 Years 57,678
65+ Years 28,817
Median Age 39.2

Civilian Labor Force

2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2000 1990
Civilian Labor Force 100,500 95,608 96,103 98,708 100,064 97,543 98,382 99,985 96,024
Employment Total 89,835 85,004 85,843 84,926 92,303 91,894 92,979 94,470 92,082
Unemployment Total 10,673 10,601 10,260 13,782 7,761 5,559 5,403 5,515 3,942
Unemployment Rate 10.6% 11.1% 10.7% 14.0% 7.8% 5.7% 5.5% 5.5% 4.1%

Municipal Population Estimates

2012 2010 Census
Gaston County 208,750 206,086
Belmont 10,302 10,076
Bessemer City 5,386 5,380
Cherryville 5,804 5,760
Cramerton 4,068 2,976
Dallas 3,915 3,402
Gastonia 72,723 71,741
High Shoals (Part) 844 729
Kings Mountain (Part) 10,648 10,296
Lowell 3,136 2,662
McAdenville 726 619
Mount Holly 13,776 13,656
Ranlo 2,220 2,198
Spencer Mountain 67 51
Stanley 3,327 3,053

Educational Attainment

Education Level 2010 Census
Grade K-8 10,482
Grade 9-12 19,528
High School Graduate 44,081
Some college, no degree 32,020
Associates Degree 12,492
Bachelors Degree 17,661
Graduate Degree 7,466
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