We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Gaston County, North Carolina. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in North Carolina Gaston County.
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1. Branch Library BELMONT BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 125 Central Avenue, Belmont, NC 28012
Phone Number: (704) 825-5426 Gaston N/A N/A
2. Branch Library BESSEMER CITY BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 207 North 12th Street, Bessemer City, NC 28016
Phone Number: (704) 629-3321 Gaston N/A N/A
3. Branch Library CHERRYVILLE BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 605 East Main Street, Cherryville, NC 28021
Phone Number: (704) 435-6767 Gaston N/A N/A
4. Branch Library DALLAS BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 105 South Holland Street, Dallas, NC 28034
Phone Number: (704) 922-3621 Gaston N/A N/A
5. Branch Library FERGUSON BRANCH LIBRARY – ERWIN CENTER
913 Pryor Street, Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone Number: (704) 868-8046 Gaston N/A N/A
6. Central Library GASTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS)
1555 East Garrison BLVD., Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone Number: (704) 868-2164 Gaston N/A N/A
7. Library System GASTON-LINCOLN REGIONAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 1555 East Garrison Boulevard, Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone Number: (704) 868-2164 Gaston 1,344,634 820,902
8. Branch Library LOWELL BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 203 Mcadenville Road, Lowell, NC 28098
Phone Number: (704) 824-1266 Gaston N/A N/A
9. Branch Library MT. HOLLY BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 245 West Catawba Avenue, MT. Holly, NC 28120
Phone Number: (704) 827-3581 Gaston N/A N/A
10. Branch Library STANLEY BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 205 Peterson Street, Stanley, NC 28164
Phone Number: (704) 263-4166 Gaston N/A N/A
11. Branch Library UNION ROAD BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 5800 S. Union Road, Gastonia, NC 28056
Phone Number: (704) 852-4073 Gaston N/A N/A
Overview of Gaston County, North Carolina
Gaston County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population is 190,365. Its county seat is Gastonia.
The county was formed in 1846 from Lincoln County. It was named for William Gaston, a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1813 to 1817, and a judge of the North Carolina Supreme Court from 1833 to 1844.
Law and government
Gaston County is a member of the regional Centralina Council of Governments.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 942 km² (364 mi²). 923 km² (356 mi²) of it is land and 19 km² (7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.02% water.
The county is divided into six townships: Cherryville, Crowders Mountain, Dallas, Gastonia, Riverbend, and South Point.
- Lincoln County, North Carolina- north
- Mecklenburg County, North Carolina- east
- York County, South Carolina- south
- Cleveland County, North Carolina- west
As of the census of 2000, there are 190,365 people, 73,936 households, and 53,307 families residing in the county. The population density is 206/km² (534/mi²). There are 78,842 housing units at an average density of 85/km² (221/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 82.98% White, 13.87% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.95% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.03% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. 3.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 73,936 households out of which 32.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.20% are married couples living together, 13.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.90% are non-families. 23.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.53 and the average family size is 2.97.
In the county the population is spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 31.00% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $39,482, and the median income for a family is $46,271. Males have a median income of $33,542 versus $23,876 for females. The per capita income for the county is $19,225. 10.90% of the population and 8.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.50% of those under the age of 18 and 11.10% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Cities and towns
According to countryaah, Gaston County, North Carolina has the following cities and towns:
- Bessemer City
- High Shoals
- Mount Holly
- South Gastonia
- Spencer Mountain