Gaston County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States

Gaston County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 206,086.[1] The county seat is Gastonia.[2]

Gaston County
Gaston County Courthouse in Gastonia
Gaston County Courthouse in Gastonia
Map of North Carolina highlighting Gaston County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 35°18′N 81°11′W / 35.3°N 81.18°W / 35.3; -81.18
Country United States
State North Carolina
FoundedDecember 21, 1846
Named forWilliam Gaston
SeatGastonia
Largest cityGastonia
Area
 • Total364 sq mi (940 km2)
 • Land356 sq mi (920 km2)
 • Water8.1 sq mi (21 km2)  2.2%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
222,846
 • Density579/sq mi (224/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district10th
Websitewww.gastongov.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.

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