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Gordo, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Gordo had a population of 1,765 as of July 1, 2016. Gordo ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gordo is located at latitude 33.3223 and longitude -87.9037 in Pickens County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Gordo (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pickens County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 279 feet.

The Town of Gordo (GNIS ID: 2406590) 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 Gordo is located within Gordo Division of Pickens County.

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

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


Total Population 1,765
Population in Households 1,765
Population in Familes 1,509
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 543
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 737
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 517
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 803 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 517 (64.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 220 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $110,746
Average Home Value $130,049


Median Household Income $41,188
Average Household Income $54,474
Per Capita Income $21,338
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% -0.23%
Households 0.13% -0.16%
Families 1.64% -0.27%
Median Household Income   -0.32%
Per Capita Income   1.37%
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.

Gordo, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gordo 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 # 238 59th
Population Density1 # 121 79th
Diversity Index2 # 227 61st
Median Household Income # 204 65th
Per Capita Income # 227 61st

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