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-- Demographic Economic Characteristics & Patterns
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Gastonia NC General Demographic-Economic-Geographic Characteristics -- scroll section
|Population, 2013 estimate ||73,209||9,848,060|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base ||71,741||9,535,471|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 ||2.0%||3.3%|
|Population, 2010 ||71,741||9,535,483|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 ||7.0%||6.6%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 ||24.7%||23.9%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 ||13.6%||12.9%|
|Female persons, percent, 2010 ||52.7%||51.3% |
|White alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||63.0%||68.5%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||27.8%||21.5%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||0.4%||1.3%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||1.3%||2.2%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||Z||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2010 ||2.2%||2.2%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b) ||9.6%||8.4%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 ||59.4%||65.3% |
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013 ||83.7%||84.7%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 ||7.9%||7.6%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 ||11.2%||10.9%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||80.6%||84.9%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||21.6%||27.3%|
|Veterans, 2009-2013 ||4,591||724,295|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 ||23.7||23.6|
|Housing units, 2010 ||31,238||4,327,528|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013 ||55.5%||66.4%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013 ||26.1%||17.2%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013 ||$135,900||$153,600|
|Households, 2009-2013 ||26,886||3,715,565|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013 ||2.64||2.53|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 ||$21,531||$25,284|
|Median household income, 2009-2013 ||$40,053||$46,334|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013 ||22.3%||17.5%|
|Business Attributes||Gastonia||North Carolina|
|Total number of firms, 2007 ||5,930||798,791|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||10.0%||10.5%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||S||1.0%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||2.8%||2.5%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||F||0.1%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||1.3%||2.7%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||22.4%||28.2% |
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) ||1,805,365||205,867,299|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) ||559,513||88,795,885|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) ||1,391,480||114,578,173|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007 ||$19,695||$12,641|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) ||182,155||16,126,939|
|Geographic Attributes||Gastonia||North Carolina|
|Land area in square miles, 2010 ||50.50||48,617.91|
|Persons per square mile, 2010 ||1,420.5||196.1|
|FIPS Code ||25580||37|
|Counties ||Gaston County|
|(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.|
|(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.|
|FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data|
|NA: Not available|
|D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information|
|X: Not applicable|
|S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards|
|Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown|
|F: Fewer than 100 firms|
|Source: ProximityOne; Census Bureau; BLS|
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