Charlotte Regional Business Alliance

Gaston County, NC

County Profile


As the fourth-largest county in the Charlotte Region, Gaston County has a great deal to offer businesses and residents. Most of the County is within a 30 minute drive of the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, which provides a portal for business and leisure to the world. Interstate 85 and US Highway 321 provide our residents with the ability to be in the mountains quickly. This access enables our firms to ship a product efficiently.

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Gaston County

Quick Facts


Population 25 and Older


Labor Force


Median Household Income


Per Capita Income

3.9 Percent

Unemployment Rate

23 Percent

High School Diploma

15 Percent

Bachelor's Degree

19 Percent

Manufacturing Employment

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Donny Hicks

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