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Gaston County
Demographics & Statistics

Below, you will find a wide range of statistical data about Gaston County, including population demographics, economic indicators, and educational attainment. We strive to provide accurate

and up-to-date information to foster informed decisions.

Gaston County Total Population

Gaston County is experiencing a period of rapid growth, with its population steadily increasing over the past decade. This growth can be attributed to a number of factors, including a strong economy, a high quality of life, and a growing reputation as an attractive place to live, work, and do business. As the population continues to grow, Gaston County is working to ensure it can accommodate the needs of its residents while maintaining its unique character and charm. With its dynamic population and strong sense of community, Gaston County is poised to continue to thrive in the years to come.

Gaston County by Age

Gaston County's breakdown of age provides valuable insights into the population's composition and demographic trends. The data indicates the county has a relatively small proportion of very young children. Meanwhile, the county has a significant proportion of school-aged children and teenagers. This data can be useful for policymakers and community leaders to understand the needs of these age groups, such as education and childcare services, and to plan for their future growth. Additionally, the data also indicates Gaston County has a growing elderly population. This demographic shift can have implications for healthcare, social services, and other programs designed to support older adults. It also highlights the importance of planning for the needs of an aging population, including healthcare infrastructure and access to supportive services.

Gaston County by Race

The diverse demographic makeup of Gaston County is reflects a mix of cultures and ethnicities. According to the latest data from the United States Census Bureau, 76.0% of the population is White alone. The next largest racial group in the county is Black or African American, accounting for 19.1% of the population. The county also has small populations of American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.7%), Asian alone (1.7%), and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (0.1%). Additionally, 2.4% of the population identifies as two or more races.

The data also reveals that 8.3% of the population identifies as Hispanic or Latino, which can include individuals of any race. This highlights the rich cultural heritage of Gaston County and underscores the importance of valuing and respecting diversity. Understanding the racial and ethnic makeup of a community is critical for ensuring that all residents receive equitable access to resources and services.

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