Gaston is a small town in South Carolina with a population of just under 2,000. Families with young children should feel right at home, as kids under 5 account for an above-average 9% of the community, while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the town's residents, with an average age of just over 37, are younger than most cities in South Carolina. The majority of residents own their homes in Gaston, and 31% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $833/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Gaston will save around $900 compared to the state average.
Compared to the national average, Gaston has a high percentage of residents older than 25 with a high school degree or equivalent (27%). Furthermore, 6% possess a Bachelor's degree and 1% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. There are two primary industries in Gaston: retail and construction. Combined, these industries account for 13% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, making it the top career path in the town. Gaston workers earn an average annual income of just under $44,000, less than the average South Carolina resident. The town's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).
Averaging about 35 minutes, Gaston's commute time is longer than the state average of about 24 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing way to get to work, chosen by 38% of commuters, while public transit is not widely used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
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