Gaston is a tiny city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 695 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 service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Gaston who work in office and administrative support (15.02%), maintenance occupations (12.82%), and sales jobs (9.52%).
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.
Overall, Gaston’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
One downside of living in Gaston is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Gaston, the average commute to work is 31.68 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Gaston is a small city, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Gaston, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 89.53% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
Being a small city, Gaston does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The population of Gaston has a very low overall level of education: only 7.09% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Gaston in 2010 was $22,314, which is middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $89,256 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Gaston include Irish, Dutch, English, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Gaston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.