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Welcome to Gastonia ...

The city of Gastonia is located in Gaston County<1> and is the County Seat for Gaston County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gastonia has a population of 77,347 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Gastonia.

Gastonia is 770 feet [235 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Gastonia lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Gastonia: (704) and (980)<4>

The ZIP code for Gastonia: 28052<5>

Websites for Gastonia ...

Official Website:   www.cityofgastonia.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.gastonchamber.com/

Junior League:   www.jlgaston.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gastonia had an population of 77,347 people. This is an increase of 7.81% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.7% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gastonia had a population of 71,741 people (or 34.81% of the total population of Gaston County). This makes Gastonia the county's most populous community.

The population of Gastonia represents 0.75% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 13th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 71,741 people, the population of Gastonia increased 8.24% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 66,277 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Gastonia.

Communities Also Named Gastonia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Gastonia - it's located in Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Gastonia.

Communities near Gastonia ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Gastonia.

  • Mount Holly [Gaston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Holly
    • Mount Holly [Gaston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Gastonia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,415 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Holly have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Holly
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Holly<8>
  • Belmont [Gaston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
    • Belmont [Gaston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Gastonia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,622 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belmont have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belmont<8>
  • Tega Cay [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tega Cay
    • Tega Cay [York County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Gastonia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,696 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tega Cay
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tega Cay<8>
  • Lincolnton [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincolnton
    • Lincolnton [Lincoln County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Gastonia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,522 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincolnton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincolnton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincolnton<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Mountain
      • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,118 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kings Mountain<8>
    • York [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
      • York [York County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,637 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York<8>
    • Clover [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover
      • Clover [York County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,800 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clover<8>
    • Cherryville [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherryville
      • Cherryville [Gaston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,138 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherryville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherryville<8>
    • Cramerton [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cramerton
      • Cramerton [Gaston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,511 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cramerton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cramerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cramerton<8>
    • Stanley [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Gaston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Gastonia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,793 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanley<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gastonia. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gastonia.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gastonia. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Gastonia.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gastonia. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Gastonia.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gastonia ...

Looking for more information about Gastonia? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Gastonia, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gastonia.

Adding Gastonia to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Gastonia in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Gastonia was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Gastonia on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Gastonia on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Gastonia: www.cityofgastonia.com/

The official website for Gaston County: www.co.gaston.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Gaston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gastonia.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gastonia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (980) is an overlay for area code (704).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Gastonia). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gastonia or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gastonia) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gastonia. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GastoniaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gastonia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2622, Longitude: -81.1871    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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