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Population (year 2000): 66,277. Estimated population in July 2005: 68,964 (+4.1% change)
Males: 31,325 (47.3%), Females: 34,952 (52.7%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 35.6 years
Median household income: $36,924 (year 2000)
Median house value: $93,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Gastonia:

  • White Non-Hispanic (67.3%)
  • Black (25.6%)
  • Hispanic (5.5%)
  • Other race (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (13.8%), German (9.0%), Irish (7.1%), English (6.4%), Scotch-Irish (4.0%), Scottish (1.8%).North Carolina

Elevation: 816 feet

Land area: 46.1 square miles

Gastonia,

For population 25 years and over in Gastonia

  • High school or higher: 72.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gastonia city

  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 53.5%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

5.6% Foreign born (3.9% Latin America, 0.7% Europe, 0.7% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +6,430 (+10.7%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Charlotte, (24.3 miles pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (528.7 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Gastonia, NC (3.1 miles South NC (4.0 miles Ranlo, NC (4.1 miles Dallas, NC Lowell, (5.5 miles Spencer Mountain, NC (6.1 miles) , NC (7.0 miles McAdenville, City, NC (7.3 miles Bessemer NC (7.4 miles Cramerton,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 164 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 1998: 176 buildings, average cost: $133,200
  • 1999: 212 buildings, average cost: $144,100
  • 2000: 218 buildings, average cost: $149,200
  • 2001: 274 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 2002: 315 buildings, average cost: $129,400
  • 2003: 357 buildings, average cost: $130,800
  • 2004: 410 buildings, average cost: $153,200
  • 2005: 356 buildings, average cost: $169,900

Latitude: 35.26 N, Longitude: 81.18 W

Area codes: 704, 980


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (26.8%), Educational,health and social services (17.2%), Retail trade (11.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +10,610 (+16.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 14,536 (49.2%)


 

Crime in Gastonia by Year

Type 2000 2001 2004
Murders 6 8 7
    per 100,000 9.1 12.1 10.6
Rapes 24 32 40
    per 100,000 36.2 48.3 60.4
Robberies 284 330 273
    per 100,000 428.5 497.9 411.9
Assaults 587 626 427
    per 100,000 885.7 944.5 644.3
Burglaries 1,367 1,388 1,258
    per 100,000 2062.6 2094.2 1898.1
Thefts 3,992 4,206 4,600
    per 100,000 6023.2 6346.1 6940.6
Auto thefts 386 382 549
    per 100,000 582.4 576.4 828.3
761.1 816.2 763.9

Average climate in Gastonia, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Gastonia,

Gastonia-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 21% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.2 miles away from the Gastonia city center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/27/1994, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Darrell Armstrong - NBA player (Dallas Mavericks, born: Jun 22, 1968), Kevin Millwood - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Cleveland Indians, born: Dec 24, 1974), Wes Helms - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Milwaukee Brewers, born: May 12, 1976), Andre Bynum - College basketball player (Radford Highlanders).

Main business address for: CITIZENS SOUTH BANKING CORP (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospital/medical center in Gastonia:
  • GASTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (2525 COURT DR)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Gastonia:
  • KINGS MOUNTAIN HOSPITAL INC (about 13 miles; KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC)
  • LINCOLN MEDICAL CENTER (about 16 miles; LINCOLNTON, NC)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHABILITAITON HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; ROCK HILL, SC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Gastonia:
  • CHARLOTTE/DOUGLAS INTL (about 18 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; ID: CLT)
  • HICKORY REGIONAL (about 36 miles; HICKORY, NC; ID: HKY)
  • GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG INTL (about 77 miles; GREER, SC; ID: GSP)
Other public-use airports nearest to Gastonia:
  • GASTONIA MUNI (about 5 miles; GASTONIA, NC; ID: AKH)
  • LINCOLNTON-LINCOLN COUNTY RGNL (about 15 miles; LINCOLNTON, NC; ID: IPJ)
  • ROCK HILL/YORK CO/BRYANT FIELD (about 21 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; ID: UZA)

Amtrak station:
GASTONIA (350 HANCOCK ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Airports 0 $0   1 $2,254
Streets and Highways 90 $293,782 $39,170 0 $0
Fire - Other 2 $5,212 $31,272 0 $0
Police - Other 19 $41,818 $26,411 17 $7,718
Police Protection - Officers 157 $566,421 $43,293 0 $0
Firefighters 137 $465,314 $40,757 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 3 $18,285 $73,140 1 $1,572
Other Government Administration 30 $142,380 $56,952 1 $4,218
Financial Administration 70 $269,453 $46,191 10 $13,532
Electric Power 37 $170,653 $55,346 5 $4,767
Water Supply 22 $74,054 $40,393 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 15 $52,250 $41,800 1 $1,740
Parks and Recreation 62 $183,255 $35,468 63 $30,128
Sewerage 108 $318,725 $35,413 2 $1,669
Solid Waste Management 50 $112,356 $26,965 0 $0
Transit 18 $47,366 $31,577 5 $8,566
Other and Unallocable 61 $177,981 $35,012 19 $15,819
Totals for Government 881 $2,939,306 $40,035 125 $91,983
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gastonia:
  • GASTON COLLEGE (about 6 miles; DALLAS, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,473)
  • WINTHROP UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; FT enrollment: 4,976)
  • CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 27 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; FT enrollment: 7,967)
  • YORK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 27 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; FT enrollment: 2,221)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE (about 32 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; FT enrollment: 13,706)
  • GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY (about 33 miles; BOILING SPRINGS, NC; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • CATAWBA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 34 miles; HICKORY, NC; FT enrollment: 2,052)
Public high schools in Gastonia:
  • ASHBROOK HIGH (Students: 1,446; Location: 2222 S NEW HOPE ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • FORESTVIEW HIGH (Students: 1,211; Location: 5545 UNION ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • HUNTER HUSS HIGH (Students: 1,037; Location: 1518 EDGEFIELD AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • HIGHLAND SCH OF TECHNOLOGY (Students: 534; Location: 1600 N MORRIS STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Gastonia:
  • GASTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 834; Location: 2000 DIXON ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • FIRST ASSEMBLY CHRISTIAN ACAD (Students: 822; Location: PO BOX 12367; Grades: PK - 12)
  • GASTON DAY SCHOOL INC (Students: 380; Location: 2001 GASTON DAY SCHOOL ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 259; Location: 310 CAROLINA AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Gastonia:
  • SOUTHWEST MIDDLE (Students: 934; Location: 1 ROADRUNNER DRIVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • W P GRIER MIDDLE (Students: 738; Location: 1622 E GARRISON BOULEVARD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • GARDNER PARK ELEMENTARY (Students: 683; Location: 738 ARMSTRONG PARK ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • HERSHAL H BEAM ELEMENTARY (Students: 618; Location: 200 DAVIS PARK ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SHERWOOD ELEMENTARY (Students: 601; Location: 1744 DIXON ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • W A BESS ELEMENTARY (Students: 591; Location: 4340 BEATY ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BROOKSIDE ELEMENTARY (Students: 588; Location: 1950 RHYNE CARTER ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • ROBINSON ELEMENTARY (Students: 548; Location: 3122 S UNION ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CHAPEL GROVE ELEMENTARY (Students: 542; Location: 5201 LEWIS ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • YORK CHESTER MIDDLE (Students: 504; Location: 601 S CLAY STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
Private primary/middle schools in Gastonia:
  • FIRST WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 343; Location: 208 A SOUTH CHURCH ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST. MICHAEL'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 239; Location: 704 ST MICHAELS LANE; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Gastonia:
  • GASTON-LINCOLN REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,954,494; Location: 1555 EAST GARRISON BOULEVARD; 501,592 books; 18,382 audio materials; 13,485 video materials; 1,045 serial subscriptions)

Church in Gastonia: Carson Memorial Church (A).

Cemetery: Pisgah Cemetery (1).

Creek: McGill Creek (A).


Gastonia compared to North Carolina state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Gastonia:
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WGNC (1450 AM; 1 kW; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: KTC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCGC (1270 AM; 10 kW; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WHVN, INC.)
  • WZRH (960 AM; 1 kW; DALLAS, NC; Owner: ZYBEK MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WGAS (1420 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SOUTH GASTONIA, NC)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WFNZ (610 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WGFY (1480 AM; 10 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYFQ (930 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Gastonia:
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WSGE (91.7 FM; DALLAS, NC; Owner: GASTON COLLEGE)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXRC (95.7 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WRFX-FM (99.7 FM; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSOC-FM (103.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSSS (104.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDAV (89.9 FM; DAVIDSON, NC; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE)
  • WTHZ (94.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO, INC)
  • WA2XKB (98.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: COLUMBINE INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • WFAE (90.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WFHE (90.3 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNSC-FM (88.9 FM; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
TV broadcast stations around Gastonia:
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • W38CN (Channel 38; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WSOC-TV (Channel 9; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGTB-LP (Channel 28; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WCCB (Channel 18; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WTVI (Channel 42; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WUNG-TV (Channel 58; CONCORD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WAXN (Channel 64; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W34BN (Channel 34; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W25BR (Channel 25; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WNSC-TV (Channel 30; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • W52CW (Channel 52; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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