Gastonia is located in west North Carolina. Gastonia is part of Gaston County. Gastonia has 50.50 square miles of land area and 0.23 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Gastonia population is 72,664, which has grown 9.64% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 21.13% and is lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Gastonia median household income is $39,578 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 7.19% since 2000. The income growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 19.16% and is much lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Gastonia median house value is $135,100 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 45.27% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 41.83% and is about the same as 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 Gastonia is worse than the state average in quality. The Gastonia area codes are 704, 980.