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Encyclopedia > South Gastonia, North Carolina

South Gastonia is a census-designated place located in Gaston County, North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 5,433.


Location of South Gastonia, North Carolina

South Gastonia is located at 35°13'3" North, 81°12'17" West (35.217433, -81.204828)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 16.7 km˛ (6.4 mi˛). 16.7 km˛ (6.4 mi˛) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 5,433 people, 2,061 households, and 1,543 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 326.2/km˛ (844.5/mi˛). There are 2,232 housing units at an average density of 134.0/km˛ (347.0/mi˛). The racial makeup of the CDP is 84.87% White, 12.04% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.23% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. 1.88% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,061 households out of which 32.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% are married couples living together, 13.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% are non-families. 19.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.64 and the average family size is 3.00.

In the CDP the population is spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP is $38,898, and the median income for a family is $40,595. Males have a median income of $31,321 versus $22,285 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $16,707. 10.7% of the population and 7.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.5% of those under the age of 18 and 2.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=35.217433&longitude=-81.204828&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=35.217433&lon=-81.204828&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Terraserver (http://terraservice.net/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-81.204828&lat=35.217433&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1812 words)
North Carolina was originally inhabited by a number of native tribes, including the Cherokee, Creek, Tuscarora, Lumbee, and Catawba.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of 2004, North Carolina's population was 8,541,221.
North Carolinians of British ancestry are concentrated in the western mountains, coastal areas, and Piedmont areas.
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