Gaston County , North Carolina

Gaston County: County in North Carolina, United States

Gaston County locator map
Location of Gaston County on North Carolina map.

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 9 years in 2019 county had an estimated population of 224,529 inhabitants. Its county seat is Gastonia. The county was created 174 years ago in 1846.

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.

Historic 2nd Gaston County Courthouse - Gastonia  NC image
Historic 2nd Gaston County Courthouse - Gastonia NC

The largest city of Gaston County is Gastonia with a population of 77,273. Other cities include, Mount Holly population 16,257, Belmont population 12,558, Cherryville population 6,072 and Bessemer City population 5,577. See all Gaston County cities & populated places.

Weather

Gaston County forecast: A chance of rain showers before 10am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 10am and 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 40%. more

Historic 2nd Gaston County Courthouse - Gastonia  NC image

Gaston County map

Gaston County Quick Facts

Population : 224,529 (2019)
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 : 22:35:32 (4th August 2021)
Density : 238 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 8.21% (2010-2019)
Weather : 81℉ Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 7-days weather

Gaston County has 3 neighbours.

  • Gastonia

Demographics

The population of Gaston County increased by 8.21% in 9 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

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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

Gaston County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Gastonia 77,273 City in North Carolina, United States
Mount Holly 16,257 City in Gaston County, North Carolina
Davidson 13,054 Town in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States
Belmont 12,558 City in North Carolina, United States
Cherryville 6,072 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 4,797 Town in Gaston County, North Carolina, United States
Cramerton 4,458 Town in Gaston County, North Carolina, United States.
Stanley 3,762 Town in North Carolina
Lowell 3,716 City in Gaston County, North Carolina, United States
Ranlo 3,668 City in Gaston County, North Carolina, United States of America
Tryon 1,721
High Shoals 748 Town
McAdenville 673 Human settlement in Gaston County, North Carolina, United States of America

North Carolina Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
North Carolina 10,488,084 State of the United States of America
Wake County 1,111,761 County in North Carolina, United States
Mecklenburg County 1,110,356 County in North Carolina, United States
Charlotte 885,708 City in and county seat of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States
Guilford County 537,174 County in North Carolina, United States of America
Raleigh 474,069 Capital of North Carolina
Forsyth County 382,295 County in North Carolina, United States of America
West Raleigh 338,759 City in United States of America
Cumberland County 335,509 County in Maine, United States
Durham County 321,488 County in North Carolina, United States of America
Greensboro 296,710 City in North Carolina, United States of America
Durham 278,993 County seat of Durham County, North Carolina, United States
Buncombe County 261,191 County in North Carolina, United States
Winston-Salem 247,945 City in Forsyth County, North Carolina
Union County 239,859 County in North Carolina, United States
New Hanover County 234,473 County in North Carolina, United States

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