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Area Police Stations

Gaston County Police Department
William J Farley(Chief of Police)
420 West Franklin Blvd,
Gastonia, NC, 28052

Gastonia Police Department
Terry Sult(Chief of Police)
200 E Long Ave,
Gastonia, NC, 28053

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The city of Gastonia encompasses the following counties: Gaston. Gastonia's government is comprised of the Mayor, who is currently John Bridgeman (D).

Gastonia encompasses land area: 46.1 sq mi (119.4 km2), water area: 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2). The elevation is 797 ft (243 m) above sea level. This equates to a population density of 1,556/sq mi (600.8/km2). The local time zone is EST (UTC-5).

Zip codes in Gastonia include 28052-28056. Local area codes are 704, 980. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code for the city is 37-25580, which is used in computer filings when non-government agencies and contractors fulfill government contracts. Additional information and the official website of the city is found at www.cityofgastonia.com.

Gastonia is the largest city and county seat of Gaston County, North Carolina, United States. It is also the second largest satellite city of the Charlotte Area, behind Concord. The population was 71,741 at the 2010 Census. Gastonia is the 13th largest city in North Carolina.[citation needed] It is part of the Charlotte metropolitan area, officially designated the Charlotte Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Gastonia has experienced steady growth, with a population increase between 2000 and 2010 (according the US Census Bureau) of nearly 8.2%.

Gastonia is located at 35°15′19″N 81°10′49″W / 35.25528°N 81.18028°W / 35.25528; -81.18028 (35.255220, -81.180249). at the geographic center of Gaston County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 46.3 square miles (120 km2), of which, 46.1 square miles (119 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (0.43%) is water. It occupies 13% of the total area of Gaston County.