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Gaston, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Gaston had a population of 1,851 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Gaston is located at latitude 33.818 and longitude -81.0997 in Lexington County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gaston (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lexington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 499 feet.

The Town of Gaston (GNIS ID: 2406549) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Gaston is located within West Columbia-Cayce Division of Lexington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gaston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Gaston, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,851
Population in Households 1,827
Population in Familes 1,483
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 348
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 702
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 492
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 788 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 490 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 212 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $73,485
Average Home Value $87,755


Median Household Income $36,970
Average Household Income $47,622
Per Capita Income $17,084
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.91% 1.55%
Households 1.67% 1.41%
Families 2.25% 1.31%
Median Household Income   0.58%
Per Capita Income   0.46%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Gaston, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gaston to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 193 52nd
Population Density1 # 271 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 248 38th
Median Household Income # 211 47th
Per Capita Income # 292 27th

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