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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.68 minutes every day commuting to work.
Gaston is a very car-oriented city. 89.53% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Gaston is a small city , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Gaston has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
Being a small city, Gaston does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In Gaston, just 7.09% 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 $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.