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Gastonia, North Carolina
Welcome to Gastonia ...
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) & (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 (with 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.
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/
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This page was last modified: 18 Jan 2022