The small town of Gaston, Oregon is home to just under 1,000 people. Retirees will fit right in, as they account for 18% of the population compared to 14% nationally. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 59% of residents own their homes. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $985/month, which is $92 per month less than the state average.
There are two primary industries in Gaston: agriculture and retail. Together, these industries make up 23% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the town's workers are in construction, which ranks as the top field in the town. Gaston workers bring in an average annual income of almost $66K, around $5,000 less than the state average. Gaston's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Gaston has a high concentration of residents older than 25 with a high school degree or GED (30%) compared to the national average. Additionally, 13% have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
With an average commute time of about 36 minutes, longer than most cities in Oregon, Gaston residents know that getting to work takes some patience. Driving is the prevailing way to get to work, opted for by 39% of residents, while public transportation is not used. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.
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