For population 25 years and over in Gordo:
For population 15 years and over in Gordo town:
5 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $377 (0.3%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (22.8 miles , pop. 77,906).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (64.5 miles , pop. 242,820).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (504.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).
Nearest cities: Elrod-Moores Bridge-Echola, AL (2.4 miles ), Reform, AL (2.8 miles ), Carrollton, AL (3.4 miles ), Coker, AL (3.7 miles ), Samantha, AL (4.2 miles ), South Pickens, AL (4.2 miles ), Kennedy, AL (4.3 miles ), Northport, AL (4.3 miles ).
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Latitude: 33.32 N, Longitude: 87.90 W
Area code: 205
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Gordo detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -234 (-12.2%).
Work and jobs in Gordo: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Gordo, Alabama
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Gordo-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 212% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/3/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 28.2 miles away from the Gordo town center killed 58 people and injured 518 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 4/8/1998, a category F5 tornado 32.7 miles away from the town center killed 32 people and injured 259 people and caused $200 million in damages.
Earthquake activity:Gordo-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alabama state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 37.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 27.7 miles away from Gordo center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 35.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/28/1999 at 11:00:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 38.2 miles away from Gordo center
On 5/28/1995 at 15:28:36, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 10.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Pickens County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 3, Floods: 2, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Charles W. Davis - Medal of Honor recipient, Verdo Elmore - Major League Baseball player.
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 21.3%
(13.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.2% for Black residents)
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Religion statistics for Gordo (based on Pickens County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.37%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
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4.86% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,671 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.16% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,932 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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Gordo, Alabama:See more detailed statistics of Gordo fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 15 meters (49ft)
Total costs: $4,172,000
Total average daily traffic: 18,915
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,383
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Gordo)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:4
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Gordo)
FAA Registered Aircraft:12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Gordo)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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