Dallas, situated in Gaston County, is a small town made up of 2.9 square miles.
June 7, 2017
The town, incorporated in 1863 is the oldest town in Gaston County.
The town was the county seat of Gaston county until town commissioners refused to fund bridges over the creeks for the railways going through the town. Due to this, the county seat was moved to Gastonia in 1911.
The median resident age in Dallas is 41 years. The median estimated household income is about $36,000 making it about $12,000 less than the North Carolina average.
The estimated per capita is about $21,000. The average price for a home in Dallas is about $128,000 (2015) which is $32,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Dallas is 74% White, 16% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 8% other. 83% of the population are high school graduates, with 17% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 51% are married, 13% are divorced, 2% are separated, 7% are widowed, leaving 27% that have never been married.
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Dallas belongs to Gaston County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named after William Gaston (past member of NC Supreme Court), is part of the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Gaston County has a population of 206,000 and its largest city Gastonia, with a population of 72,000, is the county seat.
Immigrants who first arrived in the county were mainly English, Scots Irish, and Pennsylvania Dutch. The early settlers built a fort ("Fort at the Point") where the South Fork and Catawba Rivers connect because of tensions with the Cherokee Indians, but were never attacked. Most of the hostilities ended when the controversy of land boundaries between North and South Carolina resolved, and the Catawba tribe moved to a reservation in South Carolina.
Gaston County borders Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Cleveland, and York Counties.
Gaston County is made up of 364 square miles. 356 of which is land with the remaining 8 as water.
The population of Dallas, NC is about 4,500. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1990's.
The elevation of Dallas, NC is 794 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Dallas, NC is 28034.
The area codes for Dallas, NC are 704 and 980.
Historically speaking Dallas and Gaston County have voted mostly Republican, with 60% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.
As of 2010, 46% of the population are religiously unaffiliated (Nones). About 52% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.
The unemployment rate for Dallas is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing, administration and food services make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Gaston Gazette is the primary newspaper that cover the Gaston County area.