Gaston is a very small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 1,699 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Gaston is the 161st largest community in South Carolina.
Gaston is a blue-collar town, with 36.02% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Gaston is a town of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gaston who work in office and administrative support (14.29%), sales jobs (14.29%), and maintenance occupations (6.59%).
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Gaston has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Gaston has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Gaston than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Gaston may be for you.
The rate of college-level education in Gaston is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.54% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Gaston in 2018 was $19,894, which is lower middle income relative to South Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $79,576 for a family of four. However, Gaston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Gaston also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.54% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Gaston is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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 Black or African-American. Gaston also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.69% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gaston include Irish, German, English, Hungarian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Gaston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.