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Gaston County North Carolina Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Gaston County North Carolina area was $49,670 in 2017, the latest figures available. Gaston County median household income is $3,082 lower than the median North Carolina household income and $10,666 less than the US median household income. 2018 county income data (including Gaston County median household income) will be released in September of 2019. Median family and per capita income for Gaston County are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Gaston County North Carolina

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $60,336 +2.51% +8.49%
North Carolina $52,752 +2.09% +9.32%
Gaston County $49,670 -0.18% +16.85%

Trends in Gaston County, NC Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Gaston is $49,670. Real median household income peaked in 2008 at $52,904 and is now $3,234 (6.11%) lower. From a post peak low of $42,506 in 2014, real median household income for Gaston has now grown by $7,164 (16.85%).

Real Median Household Income: Gaston County, North Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Gaston County

Date US North Carolina Gaston County
2017 $60,336 $52,752 $49,670
2016 $58,856 $51,672 $49,759
2015 $57,709 $49,489 $45,829
2014 $55,613 $48,253 $42,506
2013 $55,072 $48,385 $43,982
2012 $54,948 $48,294 $43,926
2011 $55,162 $47,969 $44,427
2010 $56,388 $48,816 $44,003
2009 $57,519 $50,020 $46,196
2008 $59,382 $53,127 $52,904
2007 $60,135 $52,941 $48,898
2006 $59,051 $51,950 $51,688

Gaston County Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Gaston County was $64,828 in 2017. Compared to the median North Carolina family income, Gaston County median family income is $1,136 lower. As with the median household income data, 2018 family income data for Gaston County will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Median Family Income for Gaston County North Carolina

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $73,891 +1.79% +8.17%
North Carolina $65,964 +3.67% +10.92%
Gaston County $64,828 +11.93% +20.51%

Trends in Gaston County, NC Real Median Family Income since 2005

At $64,828, the median family income for Gaston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Median Family Income: Gaston County, North Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Gaston County

Date US North Carolina Gaston County
2017 $73,891 $65,964 $64,828
2016 $72,591 $63,629 $57,917
2015 $70,627 $62,157 $54,560
2014 $68,313 $59,472 $53,796
2013 $67,488 $59,141 $52,935
2012 $66,880 $58,824 $53,720
2011 $67,126 $59,073 $55,637
2010 $68,289 $59,626 $53,889
2009 $69,958 $62,176 $56,650
2008 $72,321 $64,585 $62,266
2007 $72,500 $65,217 $62,493
2006 $71,330 $63,786 $63,834

Gaston County Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Gaston County was $25,977 in 2017. Compared to the median North Carolina per capita income, Gaston County median per capita income is $3,583 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2018 per capita income data for Gaston County will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Per Capita Income for Gaston County North Carolina

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $32,397 +1.88% +8.20%
North Carolina $29,560 +2.77% +10.65%
Gaston County $25,977 -7.61% +9.98%

Trends in Gaston County, NC Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Gaston is $25,977. Real per capita income peaked in 2016 at $28,118 and is now $2,141 (7.61%) lower.

Real Per Capita Income: Gaston County, North Carolina, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Gaston County

Date US North Carolina Gaston County
2017 $32,397 $29,560 $25,977
2016 $31,798 $28,762 $28,118
2015 $31,019 $27,730 $23,920
2014 $29,942 $26,714 $23,619
2013 $29,706 $26,748 $23,840
2012 $29,221 $26,136 $23,340
2011 $29,173 $26,332 $24,042
2010 $29,361 $26,401 $22,801
2009 $30,246 $27,262 $25,426
2008 $31,488 $28,778 $26,011
2007 $31,629 $28,808 $25,081
2006 $30,795 $27,965 $26,039