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The 2016 Gastonia, North Carolina, population is 74,543. There are 1,446 people per square mile (population density).

Family in Gastonia, North Carolina

The median age is 36.8. The US median is 37.4. 47.75% of people in Gastonia, North Carolina, are married. 11.49% are divorced.

The average household size is 2.65 people. 27.44% of people are married, with children. 24.61% have children, but are single.

Race in Gastonia, North Carolina

58.04% of people are white, 26.72% are black, 1.61% are asian, 0.25% are native american, and 0.11% claim 'Other'.

10.66% of the people in Gastonia, North Carolina, claim hispanic ethnicity (meaning 89.34% are non-hispanic).

  PEOPLEGastonia, North CarolinaUnited States
  Population  74,543321,418,820
  Population - 2010  70,709308,745,538
  Population - 2000  66,277285,036,114
  Population - 1990  54,732251,960,433
  Pop. 1990 to Now  36.20%27.57%
  Pop. 2000 to Now  12.47%12.76%
  Pop. Density  1,44691
  Land Area  523,531,905
  Water Area  0264,837
  Median Age  36.837.4
  Female Population  52.28%50.81%
  Male Population  47.72%49.19%
  White  58.04%62.77%
  Black  26.72%12.24%
  Asian  1.61%4.95%
  Native American  0.25%0.66%
  Hawaiian, Pacific Islander  0.00%0.16%
  Other  0.11%0.20%
  Two or More Races  2.61%2.13%
  Hispanic  10.66%16.90%
  Non-Hispanic  89.34%83.10%
  Households  26,895116,211,000
  Family Households  18,09476,958,100
  Non Family Households  8,80139,253,000
  Household Size  2.652.63
  Married Population  47.75%50.58%
  Single Population  52.25%49.42%
  Now Married  43.77%48.41%
  Married but Separated  3.98%2.17%
  Never Married  32.94%32.55%
  Widowed  7.83%5.95%
  Divorced  11.49%10.92%
  Married, w/children  27.44%31.68%
  Married, no children  36.42%41.44%
  Single, w/children  24.61%16.94%
  Single, no children  11.54%9.95%


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