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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 $56,595 in 2019, the latest figures available. Gaston County median household income is $746 lower than the median North Carolina household income and $9,117 less than the US median household income. 2020 county income data (including Gaston County median household income) will be released in September of 2021. 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

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $65,712 +4.21% +7.05%
North Carolina $57,341 +4.58% +6.40%
Gaston County $56,595 +5.40% +9.06%

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

At $56,595, the median household income for Gaston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

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

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Gaston County

Date US North Carolina Gaston County
2019 $65,712 $57,341 $56,595
2018 $63,059 $54,831 $53,697
2017 $62,927 $55,017 $51,803
2016 $61,383 $53,890 $51,895
2015 $60,187 $51,614 $47,797
2014 $58,001 $50,325 $44,331
2013 $57,437 $50,463 $45,870
2012 $57,307 $50,367 $45,812
2011 $57,531 $50,029 $46,335
2010 $58,809 $50,912 $45,892
2009 $59,988 $52,168 $48,180

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Gaston County Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Gaston County was $70,537 in 2019. Compared to the median North Carolina family income, Gaston County median family income is $1,512 lower. As with the median household income data, 2020 family income data for Gaston County will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Median Family Income for Gaston County North Carolina

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $80,944 +4.06% +6.92%
North Carolina $72,049 +4.35% +8.57%
Gaston County $70,537 +5.28% +16.78%

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

At $70,537, the median family income for Gaston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

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

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Gaston County

Date US North Carolina Gaston County
2019 $80,944 $72,049 $70,537
2018 $77,786 $69,045 $66,998
2017 $77,064 $68,796 $67,611
2016 $75,707 $66,360 $60,403
2015 $73,660 $64,826 $56,903
2014 $71,246 $62,025 $56,106
2013 $70,386 $61,681 $55,209
2012 $69,752 $61,350 $56,026
2011 $70,009 $61,610 $58,027
2010 $71,221 $62,186 $56,202
2009 $72,962 $64,846 $59,083

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Gaston County Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Gaston County was $28,823 in 2019. Compared to the median North Carolina per capita income, Gaston County median per capita income is $3,198 lower. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2020 per capita income data for Gaston County will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Per Capita Income for Gaston County North Carolina

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $35,672 +3.57% +7.57%
North Carolina $32,021 +2.32% +6.75%
Gaston County $28,823 +4.26% -1.71%

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

The current per capita income for Gaston is $28,823. Real per capita income peaked in 2016 at $29,325 and is now $502 (1.71%) lower.

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

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Gaston County

Date US North Carolina Gaston County
2019 $35,672 $32,021 $28,823
2018 $34,444 $31,294 $27,644
2017 $33,788 $30,829 $27,092
2016 $33,163 $29,996 $29,325
2015 $32,351 $28,921 $24,947
2014 $31,228 $27,861 $24,633
2013 $30,982 $27,896 $24,863
2012 $30,476 $27,258 $24,342
2011 $30,425 $27,462 $25,075
2010 $30,622 $27,535 $23,780
2009 $31,545 $28,432 $26,518

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