Gastonia, NC Overview

The largest of the incorporated cities and towns in Gaston County, Gastonia serves as the hub of education, healthcare, commerce and industry.  Advantageously located in the geographical center of the county, the city is 22 miles west of Charlotte.  Covering a sprawling area of 44 square miles, the city is home to a diversified economy that includes a regional healthcare delivery system and major medical center and the main campus for Gaston Community College.  Two of the largest shopping centers in the Charlotte region are located in Gastonia.  Westfield Shopping Town-Eastridge is one of the state's largest, offering leading department stores and more than 100 specialty shops.  The Franklin Square retail village along East Franklin Boulevard fills more than one million square feet of space with shops, boutiques, stores, restaurants, services, and entertainment centers.  Fine and casual restaurants offer everything from international cuisine to local "fish camps."  The ambitious "Connect Gaston" bicycle and pedestrian greenway system crown lush parks and first-rate recreational facilities.  Whether your dream is a luxurious golf-course community or a quiet neighborhood shaded by a canopy of trees, Gastonia has the ideal address.


Population Growth (since 2000) 12%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 1,488.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.523
Households w/ Children 29%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 0%
5+ Years in Residency 35%
Median Year in Residency 2.88

Housing Inventory

Gastonia, NC Housing Inventory 17,164 3,644 12,920 17,164 3,644

Market Overview

730 listings with an estimated median price of $315,450

Price Count
$0 - 100K 37
$100K - 200K 77
$200K - 300K 215
$300K - 400K 215
$400K - 500K 102
$500K - 600K 38
$600K - 700K 24
$700K - 800K 4
$800K - 900K 5
$900K - 1M 3
$1M - Max 10
Property Type Count
Single Family 575
Townhouse 42
Condo 9
Commercial 27
Rental 55
Lots and Land 70
Multi Family 7

(Data as of 5/27/2024)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Gastonia, NC Population Demographics

Total: 77,609


Median Age: 39.42

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Gastonia, NC Temperature

Weather Risk

Gastonia, NC Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Gastonia, NC Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Gastonia, NC Highest Education Level Attained 6,206 14,613 2,876 3,366 8,308 4,838 12,249 6,206 14,613 2,876 3,366 8,308

Employment and Finance


Gastonia, NC Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $41,783)

Gastonia, NC Income by dollar range 2,633 2,164 2,081 2,112 1,956 1,963 1,623 1,428 1,605 2,499 2,835 3,207 1,712 932 1,005 183 79 66

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Gastonia, NC Crime

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