Some of the cities, towns, and places in Gaston County are Alexis, Ashebrook Park, Belmont, Bessemer City, Boogertown, Brown Town, Cherryville, Cleveland County, Cramerton, Crowders, Crowders Mountain, Dallas, Dellview, Gastonia, Hardins, High Shoals, Kings Mountain, Lowell, Lucia, McAdenville, Mount Holly, Mountain Island, Ranlo, Riverbend, South Gastonia, South Point, Spencer Mountain, Springdale, Stanley, Tryon
Gaston County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 206,086. The county seat is Gastonia. Dallas served as the original county seat from 1846 until 1911.
Gaston County is included in the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is the fourth largest county in the metropolitan area, behind Mecklenburg County, York County and Union County as of the 2018 US Census estimates. It is located in the southern Piedmont region.
Of North Carolina's 100 counties, Gaston County ranks 74th in size, consisting of approximately 364.5 square miles (944 km2), and is tenth in population. The county has fifteen incorporated towns. In addition to fifteen incorporated towns and cities, there are several unincorporated communities such as Hardin, Lucia, Crowders Mountain, Sunnyside, Alexis, Tryon, and North Belmont.