Gaston County, NC Demographics

The total population of Gaston County is estimated to be 228,972 with 111,225 males (48.58%) and 117,747 females (51.42%). There are 6,522 more females than males in Gaston County.
The median household income in Gaston County was $61,416 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 822(1.36%) from $60,594 in 2020. This income is 82.32% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Gaston County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $82,702. Overall, the median household income for the county of Gaston County stands at $65,615.
In Gaston County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $43,274 for males and $30,204 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $55,225 for males and $47,230 for females.
In Gaston County, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 6 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Asian households have the highest median household income at $109,617, while Some Other Race households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $50,339.
In 2022, the population of Gaston County was 234,215, a 1.24% increase year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Gaston County's population was 231,337, an increase of 1.24% compared to a population of 228,514 in 2020.
The median age in Gaston County, NC is 40.0, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 18.66% were under the age of 15, 18.65% aged 15 to 29, 46.72% aged 30 to 64, 14.41% aged 65 to 84, and 1.57% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Gaston County population: 74.23% are White, 17.08% are Black or African American, 0.24% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.72% are Asian, 0.08% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 1.93% are some other race and 4.72% are multiracial.