Gaston County , North Carolina

Gaston County: County in North Carolina, United States

About

Gaston County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 206,086 and a population density of 219 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 226,568 inhabitants. Its county seat is Gastonia. The county was created 175 years ago in 1846.

Gaston County Quick Facts

Population : 226,568 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
Different from : Gaston
Area : 942 km2
Water as percent of area : 2.2%
Land as percent of area : 97.8%
Named for : William Gaston
Altitude : 702 feet / 214 meters
Capital : Gastonia
Establishment : December 12, 1846
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 01:38:26 (22nd May 2022)
Density : 241 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 9.04% (2010-2020)
Gaston County locator map
Location of Gaston County on North Carolina map.
Historic 2nd Gaston County Courthouse - Gastonia  NC image
Historic 2nd Gaston County Courthouse - Gastonia NC
Historic 2nd Gaston County Courthouse - Gastonia  NC image

Geography

Gaston County is located at 35°17'40"N 81°10'49"W (35.2943700, -81.1802500). It has 3 neighbors: Cleveland County, Mecklenburg County and York County.

Gaston County map

The largest city of Gaston County is Gastonia with a population of 77,640. Other cities include, Mount Holly population 16,415, Belmont population 12,622, Cherryville population 6,138 and Bessemer City population 5,577. See all Gaston County cities & populated places.

Gaston County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Gaston County.

City Name Population Title
Gastonia 77,640 City in North Carolina, United States
Mount Holly 16,415 City in Gaston County, North Carolina
Davidson 13,203 Town in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States
Belmont 12,622 City in North Carolina, United States
Cherryville 6,138 City in Gaston County, North Carolina, United States of America
Bessemer City 5,577 City in North Carolina, United States
South Gastonia 5,312 Unincorporated community
Dallas 4,851 Town in Gaston County, North Carolina, United States
Cramerton 4,511 Town in Gaston County, North Carolina, United States.
Stanley 3,793 Town in North Carolina
Lowell 3,744 City in Gaston County, North Carolina, United States
Ranlo 3,708 City in Gaston County, North Carolina, United States of America
High Shoals 757 Town
McAdenville 677 Human settlement in Gaston County, North Carolina, United States of America

Gaston County has 3 neighbours.

  • Gastonia

Demographics

The population of Gaston County increased by 9.04% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 206,086 - census
2011 206,886 0.39% estimation process
2012 207,903 0.49% estimation process
2013 209,212 0.63% estimation process
2014 210,545 0.63% estimation process
2015 212,919 1.11% estimation process
2016 216,622 1.71% estimation process
2017 219,656 1.38% estimation process
2018 222,630 1.34% estimation process
2019 224,529 0.85% estimation process
2020 226,568 0.9% estimation process

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People born in Gaston County (1)

baseball outfielder from the United States (1925-1974) George Wilson was born in Gaston County

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