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Gaston is a town in Delaware County, in the Muncie metro area.
The community was named for the discovery of gas in the 1880s
The latitude of Gaston is 40.313N. The longitude is -85.5W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 886 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 992.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Gaston demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Delaware County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Muncie area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47342 ZIP code.
25% of Gaston residents report German ancestry, and 7% 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 $15,357, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Gaston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Gaston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $338. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $705.
Delaware County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gaston political report.
The average commute time for Gaston workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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