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Gaston, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Gaston had a population of 611 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Gaston is located at latitude 45.4357 and longitude -123.1437 in Washington County. 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. Washington County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 190 feet.

The City of Gaston (GNIS ID: 2410575) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gaston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

City of Gaston, OR Boundary Map

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Gaston, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 611
Population in Households 611
Population in Familes 513
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,222
Diversity Index2 34
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 232
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 174
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 251 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 177 (70.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $408,065
Average Home Value $430,143
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $66,188
Average Household Income $93,875
Per Capita Income $32,976
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.79% -0.13%
Households -0.72% -0.09%
Families 1.61% -0.12%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.8%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 145 62nd
Median Household Income # 38 90th
Per Capita Income # 38 90th

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