Gaston is a town in Northampton County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 973 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Gaston is located at 36°29′46″N 77°38′38″W / 36.49611°N 77.64389°W / 36.49611; -77.64389 (36.496013, -77.643881).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²), of which, 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (7.65%) is water.