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 office and administrative support (14.38%), sales jobs (13.73%), and food service (9.67%).
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.
One downside of living in Gaston, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.77 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 9.50% 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 $18,459, 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 $73,836 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 German, English, Italian, and African.
The most common language spoken in Gaston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.