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Welcome to Gaston ...

The town of Gaston is located in Lexington County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Gaston has a population of 1,683 people<1> (see below for details).

Gaston is 490 feet [149 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Gaston is within the (803) area code.

The ZIP code for Gaston: 29053<3>

Population Details ...

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 (that had a count of 1,304 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Gaston had an population of 1,683 people. This is an increase of 2.31% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 29.06% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Gaston ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Gaston and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Cayce   [Map]   14,086   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Columbia   [Map]   133,114   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Forest Acres   [Map]   10,380   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Irmo   [Map]   12,250   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lexington   [Map]   21,265   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Pineridge   [Map]   2,302   N   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gaston. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gaston.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Carolina

About Lexington County

About South Carolina

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: www.sc.com/


Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gaston.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gaston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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).

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<4>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- Gaston) 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 Gaston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gaston

Our 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     [Map].

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