Gaston County, North Carolina

(2013 data unless otherwise noted)

Population: 209,420
White: 157,804
Black: 32,261
Hisp/Latino Origin: 13,051
Other Non-Hispanic: 3,657
Females (15-44): 80,958
Abortion Rate: 11.2 per 1,000

Median Household Income: $42,017
Population below Federal Poverty Line: 17.8%
Infant Mortality:
9.0 per 1,000 live births (*)
Teen Pregnancies:
37.5 per 1,000 teens
AIDS Cases: 214
HIV Cases: 31
Syphilis Rate:
2.4 per 100,000
Gonorrhea Rate:
163.9 per 100,000
Chlamydia Rate:
604.7 per 100,000

updated: 5/2015

(*) denotes data that should be used with caution. For example, the State Center for Health Statistics notes that infant mortality rates based on less than 10 deaths are unreliable and should be interpreted with caution. Teen pregnancy rates that are based on fewer than 20 cases are also viewed as unstable.

(†) Rate reports on legal induced abortions per 1,000 females, ages 15-44.

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Health Department
Gaston County Health Department
991 West Hudson Blvd
Gastonia, NC 28052
(704) 853-5000 (telephone)
(704) -853-5252 (fax)
Sandee Champion
Public Health Nurse Supervisor
Carrie Meier
Health Education Supervisor
Latoya Smith
HIV Counselor
Leigh Yount
Health Education Coordinator
Brittany Carey
Health Education Coordinator
Diana Willman
Social Worker
Sandee Champion
Maternity Clinic Supervisor
Maternity Care

Free Clinics:
NC Association of Free Clinics


Gaston Memorial Hospital
2525 Court Drive
Gastonia, NC 28053
(704) 834-3385 (telephone)
(704) 834-3187 (fax)
Dolores Campbell
RNC-OB, CCE of The Birth Place; NICU, Performance Improvement Coordinator

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RICHES Contacts:

AVID of Lincoln County
214 East Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, NC 28052
704-864-7704 (telephone)
(704) 864-0060 (Crisis Line)
(704) 862-0239 (fax)

Crisis Pregnancy Center
800 Robinson Rd.
Gastonia, NC 28056
(704) 867-3706
Ancil Overbey
Maheshia Edwards
APP Coordinator

Family Service, Inc.
214 East Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, NC 28052
(704) 864-7704 (telephone)
(704) 864-0060 (Crisis Line)
(704) 862-0239 (fax)

Shelter Home of Gaston County
330 N. Merietta Street
Gastonia, NC 28052
(704) 810-6492 (telephone)
:(704) -852-6000 (Crisis Line)

updated: 5/2013