Gordon, Alabama

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Gordon, Alabama
Town
Location of Gordon in Houston County, Alabama.
Location of Gordon in Houston County, 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
Area[1]
 • Total 3.16 sq mi (8.19 km2)
 • Land 3.16 sq mi (8.19 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation 184 ft (56 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 332
 • Estimate (2017)[2] 326
 • Density 103.10/sq mi (39.80/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
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 was incorporated in February 1872.[3] It is part of the Dothan, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. At the 2010 census the population was 332,[4] down from 408 in 2000.

Geography[edit]

Gordon is located in eastern Houston County at 31°8′35″N 85°5′46″W / 31.14306°N 85.09611°W / 31.14306; -85.09611 (31.143171, -85.096114).[5] It is bordered to the northeast by the Chattahoochee River, which forms the Alabama–Georgia border, and to the south by U.S. Route 84. US 84 leads west 19 miles (31 km) to Dothan and southeast 36 miles (58 km) to Bainbridge, Georgia. Alabama State Route 95 passes through the north and east sides of Gordon, leading north 12 miles (19 km) to Columbia and south 11 miles (18 km) to the Florida state line.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gordon has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2), all land.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880150
1900356
1910293−17.7%
19203198.9%
1930299−6.3%
19403279.4%
1950275−15.9%
1960222−19.3%
197031240.5%
198036216.0%
199049336.2%
2000408−17.2%
2010332−18.6%
Est. 2017326[2]−1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2013 Estimate[7]

As of the census[8] 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.

Gallery[edit]

Below are photographs taken in Gordon as part of the Historic American Buildings Survey:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 7, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  3. ^ Alabama (1872-01-01). Acts of the General Assembly of the State of Alabama. J. Boardman.
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Gordon town, Alabama". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Archived from the original on May 22, 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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