gastonia Demographics
Educational Attainment
Number No. Area % Area National % National
Less than High School 2,111 5.2 % 6.7 %
High School Graduate 13,953 34.2 % 32.8 %
Some College 12,972 31.8 % 24.8 %
Bachelor’s Degree 8,818 21.6 % 22.1 %
Graduate or Professional Degree 2,901 7.1 % 13.5 %
High School Graduate or Higher 34,927 85.7 % 86.9 %
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 9,537 23.4 % 23.4 %
Age Statistics
Number No. Area % Area National % National
Total Population 73,696 - -
19 years old and under 19,770 26.8 % 25.9 %
20 to 44 years old 21,585 29.3 % 12.8 %
45 to 64 years old 20,638 28.0 % 12.6 %
65 years old and older 11,703 15.9 % 1.9 %
Language Spoken at Home
Number No. Area % Area National % National
English Only 61,126 100.0 % 84.8 %
Marital Status
Number No. Area % Area National % National
Never Married 8,731 31.7 % 33.2 %
Married 11,688 42.4 % 50.6 %
Separated 1,178 4.3 % 2.6 %
Divorced 5,949 21.6 % 13.5 %
Census Housing Report
Number No. Area % Area National % National
Total Housing Units 32,581 - -
Occupied Housing Units 28,187 86.5 % 87.5 %
Vacant Housing Units 4,394 13.5 % 12.5 %
1-Unit, Detached 23,000 70.6 % 61.5 %
1-Unit, Attached 335 1.0 % 5.8 %
2-Units 330 1.0 % 3.8 %
3 to 4 Units 1,040 3.2 % 4.5 %
5 to 9 Units 3,204 9.8 % 4.9 %
10 to 19 Units 2,536 7.8 % 4.6 %
20 or More Units 1,636 5.0 % 8.7 %
Mobile Homes 450 1.4 % 6.3 %
Boat, RV, or Van 50 0.2 % 0.1 %
Built 1990 to 1999 4,215 12.9 % 14.0 %
Built 1980 to 1989 3,654 11.2 % 13.7 %
Built 1970 to 1979 5,485 16.8 % 15.7 %
Built 1960 to 1969 4,118 12.6 % 11.0 %
Built 1940 to 1959 6,596 20.2 % 15.9 %
Built 1939 or Earlier 3,757 11.5 % 13.1 %
Racial Breakdown
Number No. Area % Area National % National
Caucasian 46,382 64.6 % 75.7 %
African-American 20,271 28.2 % 13.1 %
Native American 77 0.1 % 0.8 %
Asian 1,377 1.9 % 5.4 %
Some Other Race 3,711 5.2 % 4.9 %
Economic Statistics
Number No. Area % Area National % National
Median Household Income 36,672 53,657
Median Family Income 47,943 65,910
Median Per Capita Income 23,270 28,889
Weather
  • Chance of Sunshine 62.07 %
  • Temperature 83.65 ℉
  • Rainfall 2.62 inches
  • Energy Demand
    [HDD] 0.22
    [CDD] 8.37
Earthquakes
Magnitude Probability
5.0 0.06 %
6.0 0.01 %
7.0 0.00 %
8.0 0.00 %
9.0 0.00 %
Very Low Risk Area
Public Information
Unemployment Information
Data sourced by HomeFacts.com