Gastonia (North Carolina)

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Coordinates 35°15′19″N 81°10′49″W
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Gaston
Incorporated 1877
Named for William Gaston
Elevation 797 ft (243 m)
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
ZIP codes 28052-28056
Area code(s) 704, 980
FIPS code 37-25580
GNIS feature ID 0985606
Government (Type) Council–manager
Government (Mayor) Walker E. Reid, III (D)
Government (Total) 51.87 sq mi (134.35 km2)
Government (Land) 51.65 sq mi (133.77 km2)
Government (Water) 0.23 sq mi (0.59 km2)
Area (Total) 51.87 sq mi (134.35 km2)
Area (Land) 51.65 sq mi (133.77 km2)
Area (Water) 0.23 sq mi (0.59 km2)
Population (2010) (Total) 71,741
Population (2010) (Estimate (2019)) 77,273
Population (2010) (Density) 1,496.18/sq mi (577.67/km2)

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Gastonia is the largest city in and county seat of Gaston County, North Carolina, United States. It is the second-largest satellite city of the Charlotte area, behind Concord. The population was 71,741 at the 2010 Census. In 2019, the population had increased to 77,273. Gastonia is the 13th most populous city in North Carolina. It is part of the Charlotte metropolitan area, officially designated the Charlotte Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).

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