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Gaston County, NC
The county was named for William Gaston, congressman

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The county is in the Charlotte-Gastonia metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 194,459. This was an increase of  2.15% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$39,482
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Gaston County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Gaston County was $27,173. This was an increase of 20.1% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 88% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Gastonia

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Gaston County residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gaston County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Gaston County include Alexis Baptist Church Cemetery, Armstrong Cemetery, Aviary Gardens, Belmont Abbey Cemetery, Bradshaw Cemetery, City Cemetery, Costner Cemetery, Edgewood Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery, Firestone Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Gaston County include Alexis, Belmont, Bessemer City, Boogertown, Cherryville, Cramerton, Crowders, Dallas, Gastonia, High Shoals ... View communities

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Education

Colleges in Gaston County include Belmont Abbey College, Gaston College ... View colleges

School districts in Gaston County include Gaston County Schools ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Gaston County include Belmont Library, Bessemer City Branch Library, Cherryville Branch Library, Dallas Branch Library, Ferguson Branch Library-Erwin Center, Gaston County Public Library, Lowell Branch Library, Mount Holly Branch Library, Stanley Branch Library, Union Road Library ... View libraries

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Media

Newspapers in Gaston County include Gaston Gazette ... View newspapers

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Politics

Gaston County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gaston County political report.

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Travel

Hotels in Gaston County include Comfort Suites Gastonia, Courtyard by Marriott, Days Inn, Fairfield Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Microtel Inn & Suites Gastonia, Motel 6 Gastonia, Ramada Inn Gastonia, Super 8

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