Gastonia, NC
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Gastonia profile

Living in Gastonia

Gastonia is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 80,411 people and 39 constituent neighborhoods, Gastonia is the 13th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Gastonia is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gastonia is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gastonia who work in sales jobs (10.50%), office and administrative support (10.35%), and management occupations (8.07%).

Also of interest is that Gastonia has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In terms of college education, Gastonia is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.59% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Gastonia in 2018 was $28,312, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,248 for a family of four. However, Gastonia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Gastonia is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Gastonia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gastonia residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Gastonia include German, English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and African.

The most common language spoken in Gastonia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.