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Gordo, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Gordo had a population of 1,710 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Gordo, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,710
Daytime Population: Workers 516
Daytime Population: Residents 1,088
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,604
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 1,710
Population in Familes 1,457
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 526
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $44,243
Average Household Income $57,992
Per Capita Income $22,572


Total Housing Units 789 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 489 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 219 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $117,991
Average Home Value $138,395


Total Households 708
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 493
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.32% -0.52%
Households -0.44% -0.54%
Families 0.75% -0.66%
Median Household Income   3.33%
Per Capita Income   3.49%

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, 2017 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 # 241 59th
Population Density # 126 78th
Diversity Index # 249 58th
Median Household Income # 188 68th
Per Capita Income # 211 64th

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