Gordon, Alabama

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Gordon, Alabama
Location in Houston County and the state of Alabama
Location in Houston County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 31°8′35″N 85°5′46″W / 31.14306°N 85.09611°W / 31.14306; -85.09611
Country United States
State Alabama
County Houston
 • Total 3.2 sq mi (8.4 km2)
 • Land 3.2 sq mi (8.4 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 184 ft (56 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 408
 • Density 127.5/sq mi (48.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36343
Area code(s) 334
FIPS code 01-30760
GNIS feature ID 0157967

Gordon is a town in Houston County, Alabama, United States. It is part of the Dothan, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. At the 2000 census the population was 408.


Gordon is located at 31°8′35″N 85°5′46″W / 31.14306°N 85.09611°W / 31.14306; -85.09611 (31.143171, -85.096114)[1].

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 408 people, 144 households, and 108 families residing in the town. The population density was 125.8 people per square mile (48.6/km²). There were 165 housing units at an average density of 50.9 per square mile (19.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 74.02% Black or African American, 23.04% White, 0.74% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 1.72% from two or more races. 1.47% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 144 households out of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 22.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the town the population was spread out with 33.8% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 84.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $16,917, and the median income for a family was $17,708. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $15,536 for females. The per capita income for the town was $6,795. About 30.3% of families and 39.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 48.9% of those under age 18 and 19.4% of those age 65 or over.


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Coordinates: 31°08′35″N 85°05′46″W / 31.143171°N 85.096114°W / 31.143171; -85.096114