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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.


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Median household income
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$31,853
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Gaston demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· New Corner

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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.

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11% of Gaston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Gaston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $338.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $705.


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Delaware 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 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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