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Gordon, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Gordon had a population of 348 as of July 1, 2016. Gordon ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gordon is located at latitude 31.1439 and longitude -85.0932 in Houston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gordon (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Houston County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 164 feet.

The Town of Gordon (GNIS ID: 2406591) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Gordon is located within Gordon Division of Houston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gordon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gordon: Big Pond, Open Pond, Open Road, Woodville.

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Gordon, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 348
Population in Households 348
Population in Familes 293
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 110
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 146
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 101
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 174 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 121 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $80,000
Average Home Value $103,542


Median Household Income $35,228
Average Household Income $46,058
Per Capita Income $19,293
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.85% 0.85%
Households 0.91% 0.81%
Families 2.23% 0.59%
Median Household Income   -2.38%
Per Capita Income   0.75%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Gordon, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gordon to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 440 24th
Population Density1 # 456 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 143 75th
Median Household Income # 361 38th
Per Capita Income # 344 41st

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