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Gaston, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Gaston had a population of 1,875 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Gaston, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,875
Daytime Population: Workers 681
Daytime Population: Residents 1,014
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,695
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 1,852
Population in Familes 1,499
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density2 353
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $38,161
Average Household Income $49,129
Per Capita Income $17,661


Total Housing Units 801 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 507 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 204 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $79,702
Average Home Value $92,949


Total Households 712
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 498
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.82% 1.5%
Households 1.64% 1.42%
Families 2.11% 1.29%
Median Household Income   3.41%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

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, 2017 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 # 192 52nd
Population Density # 271 32nd
Diversity Index # 252 37th
Median Household Income # 213 46th
Per Capita Income # 294 26th

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