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Gaston, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Gaston had a population of 857 as of July 1, 2016. Gaston ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gaston is located at latitude 40.3138 and longitude -85.5009 in Delaware County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gaston (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Delaware County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 896 feet.

The Town of Gaston (GNIS ID: 2396955) 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.

The Town of Gaston is located within Township of Washington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Delaware County.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gaston: New Corner.

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Gaston, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 857
Population in Households 857
Population in Familes 701
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,444
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 328
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 234
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 392 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 253 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 76 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $74,138
Average Home Value $99,603


Median Household Income $48,379
Average Household Income $54,265
Per Capita Income $20,835
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.26% -0.12%
Households -0.15% -0.06%
Families 0.28% -0.17%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
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, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gaston to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 367 46th
Population Density1 # 57 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 290 58th
Median Household Income # 345 49th
Per Capita Income # 488 28th

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