Gastonia is a city in and the county seat of Gaston County, North Carolina; according to the official 2000 US Census numbers the city’s population was over 66,000. The city actually comprises 35% of the total population of Gaston County, and it is a part of the greater Charlotte Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is officially known as the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord Metropolitan Statistical Area and also the second largest city after Charlotte.
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Gastonia came to prominence on the back of its manufacturing sector, though in recent years the economy has shifted from manufacturing to retail. Manufacturing still exists in the city, however, and Gastonia is actually the international corporate headquarters for Parkdale Mills, which is a major textile company and is actually the largest manufacturer of yarn in the world.
During the summer months the city’s temperatures hit around 90 degrees during the day, with overnight lows often dropping to around 70 degrees. During the winter, however, temperatures hit around 52 degrees during the day and lows often dropping to around 34 degrees overnight.
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