Gaston is a tiny city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 688 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Gaston is the 188th largest community in Oregon.
Gaston home prices are not only among the most expensive in Oregon, but Gaston real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Gaston is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gaston is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Gaston who work in office and administrative support (26.48%), sales jobs (9.25%), and maintenance occupations (9.25%).
Also of interest is that Gaston has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In Gaston, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.17 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Gaston is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In Gaston, just 9.75% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Gaston in 2010 was $25,699, which is upper middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $102,796 for a family of four. However, Gaston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Gaston is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Gaston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gaston residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Gaston include Irish, English, Dutch, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Gaston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.