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Gaston is a town in Lexington County, in the Columbia metro area.

The latitude of Gaston is 33.816N. The longitude is -81.101W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 499 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,390.


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Median household income
Local
$31,411
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Gaston demographic reports
Local festivals include:
  • Collard Festival - Sept. 7-8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Gaston web sites and events links in the sections below.

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Gaston demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lexington County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Columbia area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 29053 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Gaston residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gaston ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gaston was $13,546, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

4% of Gaston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Gaston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $355.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $689.


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Libraries in Gaston include Gaston Branch Library ... View libraries

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Lexington County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gaston political report.

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The average commute time for Gaston workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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