Gastonia, NC
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-08-09
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Gastonia, North Carolina Info Snack

Population
75,887
Unemployment
7.2%
Poverty
16.8%
Median Home
$155,200
Median Income
$49,460
Median Rent
$879

Gastonia SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
7
Affordability
6
Diversity
9
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
Commute
7

Gastonia, NC Crime Report

4,364
Total Crimes
5,644.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
127.90%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Gastonia
/ 100k People
North Carolina
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 4,364 5,644.4 2,729.1 2,476.7
Violent Crime 525 679.0 371.8 366.7
Murder 7 9.1 6.0 5.0
Robbery 140 181.1 72.5 81.6
Aggravated Assault 378 488.9 262.4 250.2
Property Crime 3,839 4,965.3 2,357.3 2,109.9
Burglary 624 807.1 519.1 340.5
Larceny 2,919 3,775.4 1,666.0 1,549.5
Car Theft 296 382.8 172.2 219.9

Gastonia, NC Cost Of Living

94
Gastonia's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Gastonia North Carolina National Average
Overall 94 95 100
Services 106 101 100
Groceries 103 98 100
Health 101 108 100
Housing 76 85 100
Transportation 94 94 100
Utilities 95 98 100

Gastonia, NC Photos

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Rankings for Gastonia in North Carolina

Map Of Gastonia, NC

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Population over time in Gastonia

Year Population % Change
2019 75,887 1.0%
2018 75,138 1.0%
2017 74,381 0.7%
2016 73,877 0.9%
2015 73,211 0.8%
2014 72,664 0.5%
2013 72,300 0.6%
2012 71,865 0.6%
2011 71,409 1.0%
2010 70,709 -

Race / Ethnicity in Gastonia

White
56.2% (42,661)
African American
28.3% (21,511)
American Indian
0.1% (96)
Asian
1.9% (1,448)
Hawaiian
0.0% (12)
Other
0.3% (222)
Two Or More
2.9% (2,199)
Hispanic
10.2% (7,738)
Race Gastonia NC USA
White 56.2% 63.1% 60.7%
African American 28.3% 21.1% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 1.1% 0.7%
Asian 1.9% 2.8% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.9% 2.2% 2.4%
Hispanic 10.2% 9.4% 18.0%

Gender in Gastonia

Female
52.8% (40,080)
Male
47.2% (35,807)
Gender Gastonia NC USA
Female 52.8% 51.3% 50.8%
Male 47.2% 48.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Gastonia for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (3,794)
9-12th Grade
10.0% (7,588)
High School / GED
28.0% (21,248)
Some College
23.0% (17,454)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (7,588)
Bachelor's Degree
16.0% (12,141)
Master's Degree
6.0% (4,553)
Professional Degree
1.0% (758)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (758)
Education Gastonia NC USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 10.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 28.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 23.0% 21.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 16.0% 20.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Gastonia, North Carolina

Less than $10,000
7.3% (554,753)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.1% (464,651)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.3% (861,203)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.8% (820,867)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.8% (1,125,745)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.3% (1,391,335)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.5% (872,204)
$100,000 to $149,999
12.4% (943,709)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.4% (331,856)
$200,000 or more
2.9% (222,372)
Income Gastonia NC USA
Less than $10,000 7.3% 6.4% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.1% 5.0% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.3% 10.3% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.8% 10.3% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.8% 13.9% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.3% 18.0% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.5% 12.4% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 12.4% 13.1% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.4% 5.1% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 2.9% 5.4% 7.7%

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