16.5% Poverty Rate in Gaston County, North Carolina

Poverty Rate in Gaston County, North Carolina

How does the Poverty Rate in Gaston County, North Carolina compare to other counties in North Carolina?

North Carolina County Poverty Rate Comparison

What is the poverty rate for residents of Gaston County, North Carolina born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

16.3%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Gaston County, North Carolina who were born citizens of the United States is 16.3%.

20.1%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Gaston County, North Carolina who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 20.1%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Gaston County, North Carolina born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Gaston County, North Carolina have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 199,471 residents of Gaston County, North Carolina who were born citizens of the United States, 32,553 (16.3%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 2,321 (20.1%) of 11,552 residents of Gaston County, North Carolina who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Gaston County, North Carolina

The Poverty Rate in Gaston County is 16.5%.
Gaston County is in North Carolina.
North Carolina Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Bessemer City 19.2%

5,403

Cherryville 16.0%

5,630

Belmont 12.8%

10,886

Cramerton 7.0%

4,194

Dallas 23.2%

4,573

Gastonia 19.1%

72,989

Lowell 17.4%

3,539

Mount Holly 10.0%

14,847

Ranlo 15.3%

3,523

Stanley 10.4%

3,457

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2018 North Carolina Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for North Carolina in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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