Gaston, Indiana

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Gaston is a town in Washington Township, Delaware County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,010 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Muncie, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Gaston is located at 40°18′49″N 85°30′3″W / 40.31361°N 85.50083°W / 40.31361; -85.50083 (40.313547, -85.500848)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,010 people, 351 households, and 261 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,881.0 people per square mile (1,114.2/km²). There were 376 housing units at an average density of 1,072.5/sq mi (414.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.22% White, 0.59% African American, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.20% of the population.

There were 351 households out of which 44.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 17.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,853, and the median income for a family was $37,583. Males had a median income of $28,558 versus $23,281 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,357. About 10.5% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.3% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

References

Albany‡ | Chesterfield‡ | Daleville | Eaton | Gaston | Muncie | Selma | Yorktown

Center | Delaware | Hamilton | Harrison | Liberty | Monroe | Mount Pleasant | Niles | Perry | Salem | Union | Washington

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