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Welcome to Gaston ...

The town of Gaston is located in Lexington County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gaston has a population of 1,709 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Gaston is 490 feet [149 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Gaston lies within the (803) area code.

The ZIP code for Gaston: 29053<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gaston had an population of 1,709 people. This is an increase of 3.89% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 31.06% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gaston had a population of 1,645 people. This makes Gaston the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Gaston represents 0.04% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 129th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,645 people, the population of Gaston increased 26.15% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,304 people).

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

Communities Also Named Gaston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Gaston - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, California, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, North Carolina (2), Oregon and West Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Gaston ...

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

  • Columbia [Richland County]
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    • Columbia [Richland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Gaston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 132,130 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<6>
  • Lexington [Lexington County]
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    • Lexington [Lexington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Gaston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,716 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<6>
  • West Columbia [Lexington County]
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    • West Columbia [Lexington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Gaston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,109 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Columbia<6>
  • Cayce [Lexington County]
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    • Cayce [Lexington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Gaston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,994 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cayce<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Irmo [Lexington County]
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      • Irmo [Lexington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Gaston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,734 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irmo<6>
    • Forest Acres [Richland County]
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      • Forest Acres [Richland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Gaston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,269 people
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    • Springdale [Lexington County]
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      • Springdale [Lexington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Gaston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,732 people
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    • South Congaree [Lexington County]
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      • South Congaree [Lexington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Gaston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,485 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Congaree have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pineridge [Lexington County]
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      • Pineridge [Lexington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Gaston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,419 people
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    • Swansea [Lexington County]
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      • Swansea [Lexington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the south of Gaston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 986 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swansea
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swansea<6>

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 Gaston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gaston.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gaston. 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 Gaston.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gaston. See our Newspapers Page for Gaston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gaston ...

Looking for more information about Gaston? 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 Gaston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gaston.

Adding Gaston to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Gaston 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 Gaston was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gaston. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Lexington County: www.lex-co.com/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Lexington, 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 Gaston.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gaston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 town (such as Gaston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gaston or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gaston) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gaston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GastonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gaston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8173, Longitude: -81.1010    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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