Gaston, SC Population

By | June 28, 2019

Population: 1,304. Estimated population in 2021: 1,389 (+6.5% change)
Males: 642 (49.2%), Females: 662 (50.8%)

Lexington County

Zip code: 29053

Median resident age: 34.6 years
Median household income: $31,411
Median house value: $67,300

Races in Gaston:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.6%)
  • Hispanic (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • American Indian (1.5%)
  • Black (1.1%)

Ancestries: United States (35.0%), German (12.7%), Irish (9.5%), English (4.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.6%), Dutch (1.9%).

Elevation: 499 feet

Land area: 3.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Gaston

  • High school or higher: 67.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 4.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 29.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gaston town

  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 63.2%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

1.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +293 (+29.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Gaston:

  • LEXINGTON MEDICAL CENTER (about 13 miles; WEST COLUMBIA, SC)
  • THREE RIVERS BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE LLC (about 13 miles; WEST COLUMBIA, SC)
  • INTERMEDICAL HOSPITAL OF SC (about 16 miles; BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER, SC)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Gaston:

  • COLUMBIA METROPOLITAN (about 9 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Abbreviation: CAE)
  • MC ENTIRE ANGS (about 24 miles; EASTOVER, SC; Abbreviation: MMT)
  • SHAW AFB (about 46 miles; SUMTER, SC; Abbreviation: SSC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Gaston:

  • LEXINGTON COUNTY (about 3 miles; GASTON, SC; Abbreviation: 7J1)
  • CORPORATE (about 10 miles; PELION, SC; Abbreviation: 6J0)
  • COLUMBIA OWENS DOWNTOWN (about 14 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Abbreviation: CUB)
Amtrak station near Gaston:

  • 13 miles: COLUMBIA (850 PULASKI ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gaston:

  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT COLUMBIA (about 14 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Full-time enrollment: 19,682)
  • MIDLANDS TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 16 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Full-time enrollment: 5,958)
  • BENEDICT COLLEGE (about 17 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,880)
  • SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 34 miles; ORANGEBURG, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,971)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT AIKEN (about 46 miles; AIKEN, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,636)
  • AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 68 miles; AUGUSTA, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,778)
  • AUGUSTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 70 miles; AUGUSTA, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,300)
Public primary/middle schools in Gaston:

  • FRANCIS F. MACK ELEMENTARY (Students: 617; Location: 161 GASTON STREET; Grades: PK – 02)
  • SANDHILLS MIDDLE (Students: 562; Location: 582 MEADOWFIELD ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)

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