Gaston is located in northeast North Carolina. Gaston is part of Northampton County. Gaston has 1.69 square miles of land area and 0.14 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Gaston population is 962, which has shrunk 1.13% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 21.13% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Gaston median household income is $32,778 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 37.58% since 2000. The income growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 19.16% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Gaston median house value is $59,400 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 54.29% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 41.83% and is higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Gaston is worse than the state average in quality. The Gaston area code is 252.