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About Gastonia

Gastonia is a city in Gaston County in North Carolina, a state in the southeastern United States of America.

Skyline of Gastonia, North Carolina

As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 66,277 (68,964 is the 2005 Census Bureau estimated population). It is the county seat of Gaston County.GR6 It is considered part of the Charlotte metropolitan area, aka Metrolina. After Charlotte, Gastonia is the second largest city in the metropolitan area (in population). As one of the key cities in the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), Gastonia has experienced steady growth, with a population change during the 1990s (according the US Census Bureau) of more than +10%.

Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 67,781 people, 25,945 households, and 17,720 families residing in the city. The population density was 555.6/km² (1,438.9/mi²). There were 27,857 housing units at an average density of 233.5/km² (604.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 70.18% White, 25.62% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.17% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.76% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.45% of the population.

There were 25,945 households out of which 30.6% had children under the living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,924, and the median income for a family was $44,873. Males had a median income of $33,215 versus $24,173 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,592. 15.0% of the population and 11.8% of families were below the poverty line. 21.2% of those under the and 12.8% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Economy

Gastonia is known for its large textile industry and famous textile heritage. The city is the international headquarters for Parkdale Mills. Other major employers in Gastonia include Advance Auto Parts, Caromont Healthcare, Wix, Stabilus, Curtiss-Wright Controls, and Freightliner.

The city has a strong manufacturing workforce.

Attractions and institutions

Gastonia and surrounding areas are home to several notable cultural centers.

The Schiele Museum of Natural History is located east of downtown on Garrison Boulevard. The main branch of the Gaston-Lincoln Regional Library System is right across the street from the Schiele Museum. The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is located just southeast of the city on NC 279. The U.S. National Whitewater Center (located on the Catawba River) is east of the city in neighboring Mecklenburg County, NC.

Gastonia and Gaston County have a varied topography, with the maximum elevations of 1,690 feet (King's Pinnacle) and 1,625 (Crowder's Mountain) both located in the Crowders Mountain State Park, part of which is located within the city limits of Gastonia, several miles west of downtown. The park and the peaks within are popular destinations for outdoor enthusiasts, and represent the highest elevations in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord Metropolitan Statistical Area. A few smaller mountains are also located at the periphery of the city.

College/university

Although there are no colleges or universities within the city limits of Gastonia, higher education is well represented in the greater Gastonia area. Gaston County is home to Belmont Abbey College (Belmont; 4-year) and Gaston College (Dallas, Belmont; 2-year).

Shopping

There are three major shopping centers in Gastonia:

Westfield Eastridge is a large regional mall and is anchored by Matthews Belk, Dillard's, Sears, JC Penney and Goody's Family Clothing. The mall is also home to 100 specialty stores along with a full-service Food Court. Westfield Eastridge

The smaller Gaston Mall also features a wide variety of specialty stores such as John's Toy & Hobby Shop, Mary Jo's Cloth Store, Sew Much Fun (a Bernina retail store), Lebo's, Sisk Barber Shop, and Jackson's Cafeteria. Additionally anchoring the center is a Harris Teeter grocery store.

Along with the two malls, Franklin Square is another of Gastonia's premier shopping centers. The complex is divided into three Phases. Phase I features a Wal-Mart (one of two in the city), Best Buy, Ross Dress for Less, and Michaels. Phase II is home to Kmart, Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse, and Sam's Club. Phase III is where Kohl's, Old Navy, Books-A-Million, Sports Authority, and a 14-screen movie theater is located. The new Shops at Franklin Square is home the hhgregg and Ashley Furniture Home Store. Other stores are in the works for this newly constructed addition of Franklin Square.

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