Gaston County, NC has a population of 211,753 people with a median age of 40 and a median household income of $44,288. Between 2015 and 2016 the population of Gaston County, NC grew from 209,807 to 211,753, a 0.93% increase and its median household income grew from $42,429 to $44,288, a 4.38% increase.
The population of Gaston County, NC is 74.2% White, 15.3% Black, and 6.39% Hispanic. 7.81% of the people in Gaston County, NC speak a non-English language, and 96.8% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Gaston County, NC are Gaston College, with 1,309 graduates, Belmont Abbey College, with 363 graduates, and Paul Mitchell the School-Gastonia, with 179 graduates.
The median property value in Gaston County, NC is $126,000, and the homeownership rate is 65.9%. Most people in Gaston County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24 minutes. The average car ownership in Gaston County, NC is 2 cars per household.
Gaston County, NC is the 10th most populated county in North Carolina and borders Cleveland County, NC; Lincoln County, NC; Mecklenburg County, NC; and York County, SC.