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Gaston, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Gaston is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Washington County at latitude 45.4357 and longitude -123.1437. Washington County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 190 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Gaston, but most people and references simply refer to it as Gaston, Oregon.

The P1 Census Class Code for Gaston indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Gaston (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Gaston, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 610
Population in Households 610
Population in Familes 513
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,218
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 231
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 174
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 251 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 177 (70.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $372,000
Average Home Value $406,320


Median Household Income $66,297
Average Household Income $90,807
Per Capita Income $31,539
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.01% -0.16%
Households -0.99% -0.17%
Families 1.99% -0.35%
Median Household Income   3.61%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Gaston, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gaston to the other 377 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 246 35th
Population Density1 # 109 71st
Diversity Index2 # 143 62nd
Median Household Income # 28 93rd
Per Capita Income # 45 88th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oregon Census Data Comparison Tool.