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Gaston County, North Carolina

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Population:

  • Total Population: 190,365
  • Males: 92,085
  • Females: 98,280

Ethnicity:

  • White: 155,254
  • Black/African American: 25,526
  • Hispanic: 5,520
  • Native American/Eskimo: 684
  • Asian: 1,501
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 23
  • Other: 103
  • 2 or more: 1,754

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (167,520)
  2. Spanish (6,705)
  3. German (610)
  4. French (575)
  5. Vietnamese (515)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 6,315

  1. Mexico (2,784)
  2. Vietnam (438)
  3. Colombia (357)
  4. Germany (244)
  5. United Kingdom (213)
  6. Canada (183)
  7. India (150)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Southern Baptist Convention (56,783)
  2. United Methodist Church, The (13,693)
  3. Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) (6,488)
  4. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (5,914)
  5. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (5,335)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 76,940
    • Sensory: 7,699
    • Physical: 19,407
    • Mental: 10,284
    • Self-care: 5,626
    • Go outside home: 15,149
    • Employment: 18,582

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 2,464

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 73,936
    • Utility gas: 35,677
    • Bottled or LP gas: 3,628
    • Electricity: 27,862
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 5,605
    • Coal or Coke: 7
    • Wood: 909
    • Solar Energy: 0
    • Other fuel: 115
    • No fuel used: 133

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 137,369
    • No vehicle: 8,367
    • 1 or more vehicle: 129,002

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 1,303
    • No High School: 11,039
    • Some High School: 24,180
    • High School: 37,796
    • Some College: 27,193
    • Associate's Degree: 8,143
    • College Degree: 13,197
    • Master's Degree: 3,429
    • Professional Degree: 1,034
    • Doctoral Degree: 434

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 73,936
    • Owners with phone: 50,391
    • Owners without phone: 514
    • Renters with phone: 21,502
    • Renters without phone: 1,529

    10 closest counties:

    1. Lincoln County, North Carolina
    2. York County, South Carolina
    3. Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
    4. Cleveland County, North Carolina
    5. Catawba County, North Carolina
    6. Cherokee County, South Carolina
    7. Iredell County, North Carolina
    8. Chester County, South Carolina
    9. Cabarrus County, North Carolina
    10. Alexander County, North Carolina

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    28006, 28012, 28016, 28021, 28032, 28034, 28052, 28053, 28054, 28055, 28056, 28077, 28098, 28101, 28120, 28164

    Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

    • WSGE (91.7 FM) DALLAS, NC
    • WOHS (730 AM) CHERRYVILLE, NC
    • WZRH (960 AM) DALLAS, NC
    • WLON (1050 AM) CHERRYVILLE, NC
    • WGNC (1450 AM) CHERRYVILLE, NC
    • WCSL (1590 AM) CHERRYVILLLE, NC
    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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