Gastonia, North Carolina 

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Population

74,543

36% Growth

Unemployment Rate

5.5%

Median Income

$39,578

Avg. Home Price

$109,700

Best Places to Live in Gastonia, North Carolina

Mid-sized city complex - Southwest North Carolina along Catawba River near South Carolina border
Pros
-Diverse economy
-Educated population
-Entertainment
Cons
-Crime rates
-Growth and sprawl
-Long commutes

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What Bert Has To Say About Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia Metro Area

Charlotte is a modern urban and financial center grown up dramatically from its previous agricultural and regional banking roots. Today the city is reputedly the headquarters for more banks than any city outside New York, and is the home to such financial heavyweights as BankAmerica and Wachovia, as well as Lowe’s (home improvement retail) and specialty steel maker Nucor. A diverse commercial and industrial economy has developed around the financial industry. Downtown is a mix of contemporary skyscraper architecture and a number of well-preserved 19th-century neighborhoods.


QUICK FACTS

City: Gastonia
Zip Codes: 28054 28052 28056
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 769 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Gastonia is 5.5% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Gastonia jobs have increased by 3.51%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Gastonia's cost of living is 14.40% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Gastonia's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Gastonia's population is 74,543 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 36.20%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 6 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Gastonia is $109,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -2.86%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Gastonia public schools spend $8,357 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.4 students per teacher in Gastonia. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Gastonia

It's a good time to buy in Gastonia. Home Appreciation is up 1.9% in the last 12 months. Browse Gastonia Real Estate.

The median home price in Gastonia is $109,700. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Gastonia    10 Reviews
MOVING - 1/4/2018
I AMFROM FLORIDA THE SUNSHINE STATE AND I AM LOOKING TO MAKE A MOVE TOWARD GASTONIA, NC. I AM A SINGLE PARENT OF 4 AND FEEL THAT THE RIGHT MOVE FOR MY FAMILY WOULD BE... (Read More)

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Education - 10/1/2008
The schools are overcrowded but the county is trying to rectify the situation by building new... (Read More)

zip code 28052 - 8/11/2008
I moved here from Massachusetts one year ago, and I have enjoyed myself. The housing market is great, property taxes low, car insurance low and the food is wonderful.... (Read More)

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ZIP CODES IN GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA
28054 28052 28056