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Gaston, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Gaston had a population of 850 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gaston: New Corner.

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Gaston, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 850
Daytime Population: Workers 160
Daytime Population: Residents 392
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 552
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 850
Population in Familes 695
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,424
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $48,431
Average Household Income $55,755
Per Capita Income $21,318


Total Housing Units 392 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 249 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 75 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $79,375
Average Home Value $107,731


Total Households 324
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 231
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.34% -0.26%
Households -0.29% -0.19%
Families 0.06% -0.35%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

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, 2017 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 # 370 46th
Population Density # 58 92nd
Diversity Index # 293 57th
Median Household Income # 353 48th
Per Capita Income # 513 25th

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