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Gordo, Alabama

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Gordo is a town located in Pickens County, Alabama. As of the 2000 census, the population of the town is 1,677.

Geography

Location of Gordo, Alabama

Gordo is located at 33°19'17" North, 87°54'13" West (33.321461, -87.903729)Template:GR.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.3 km² (3.2 mi²). 8.2 km² (3.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.31% is water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 1,677 people, 728 households, and 474 families residing in the town. The population density is 203.6/km² (527.1/mi²). There are 810 housing units at an average density of 98.3/km² (254.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 58.91% White, 40.31% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.30% from two or more races. 1.25% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 728 households out of which 27.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% are married couples living together, 17.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% are non-families. 33.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 17.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.30 and the average family size is 2.92.

In the town the population is spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 82.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 77.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $23,813, and the median income for a family is $35,714. Males have a median income of $27,500 versus $21,029 for females. The per capita income for the town is $13,937. 23.1% of the population and 17.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 32.4% of those under the age of 18 and 19.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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