Gaston, SC
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Gaston is a very small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 1,658 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Gaston is the 161st largest community in South Carolina.

Gaston is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Gaston is a town 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 sales jobs (16.96%), office and administrative support (16.29%), and food service (7.08%).

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Gaston has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Gaston a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Gaston, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.64 minutes every day commuting to work.

Being a small town, Gaston does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In Gaston, just 11.01% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Gaston in 2010 was $18,185, which is middle income relative to South Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $72,740 for a family of four.

Gaston is a somewhat 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. Important ancestries of people in Gaston include Irish, English, Italian, and African.

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