Gordo, Alabama

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Population in 2019: 1,614 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.8%
 
Males: 806  (50.0%)
Females: 808  (50.0%)
Median resident age:

49.7 years
Alabama median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 35466.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $32,212 (it was $23,813 in 2000)
Gordo:

$32,212
AL:

$51,734

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,427 (it was $13,937 in 2000)

Gordo town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $121,840 (it was $66,800 in 2000)
Gordo:

$121,840
AL:

$154,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $136,318; detached houses: $137,777; mobile homes: $57,807

Median gross rent in 2019: $413.

March 2019 cost of living index in Gordo: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 22.3%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.8% for Black residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 66.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Gordo, AL (2019)
    • 88753.1%White alone
    • 64638.7%Black alone
    • 1086.5%Two or more races
    • 140.8%Hispanic
    • 110.7%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Gordo detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Gordo, Alabama as of May 15, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Gordo is 84 to 1.


Crime rates in Gordo by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(64.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(56.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(62.1)
1
(62.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(64.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(62.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
9
(559.0)
2
(125.9)
13
(835.5)
1
(64.7)
4
(263.2)
6
(341.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
18
(1,118)
11
(692.3)
23
(1,478)
17
(1,100)
3
(197.4)
11
(625.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
27
(1,677)
26
(1,636)
18
(1,157)
11
(712.0)
13
(855.3)
6
(341.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(186.3)
8
(503.5)
3
(192.8)
1
(64.7)
0
(0.0)
4
(227.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index321.7248.6460.8175.4100.7257.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Gordo, AL

Crime rate in Gordo detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.49
Alabama average:

2.19
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Ancestries: American (27.5%), English (5.0%), Irish (4.7%), European (3.0%), Scotch-Irish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 282 feet

Land area: 3.18 square miles.

Population density: 507 people per square mile   (low).

Gordo, Alabama map

1 resident is foreign born

This town:

0.1%
Alabama:

2.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $512 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $411 (0.4%)

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 )

Latitude: 33.32 N, Longitude: 87.90 W

Area code: 205

Distribution of median household income in Gordo, AL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Gordo, AL in 2019
Gordo satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $27,500
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $27,500
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $27,500
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $27,500
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $27,500
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $91,300
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $91,300
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $91,300
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $91,300
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $123,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $123,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 2018: 5 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 2019: 5 buildings, average cost: $123,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Gordo, AL residents
Average permit cost in Gordo, AL
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.5%
Alabama:

4.0%
Most common industries in Gordo, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (14.0%)
  • Health care (12.1%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Wood products (5.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Plastics & rubber products (12.5%)
  • Wood products (10.7%)
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.0%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.8%)
  • Construction (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.0%)
  • Educational services (17.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.9%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Gordo, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.6%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (7.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Cashiers (6.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.6%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (5.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.2%)

Average climate in Gordo, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Gordo-area historical tornado activity is near Alabama state average. It is 110% 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 166% greater 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 the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 153.7 miles away from Gordo center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 156.5 miles away from Gordo center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.5 miles away from Gordo center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 211.5 miles away from Gordo center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pickens County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 4, Floods: 3, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gordo topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Gordo:

  • SALEM NURSING AND REHAB CENTER OF REFORM (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; REFORM, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gordo:

  • The University of Alabama (about 22 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; Full-time enrollment: 30,931)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 25 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 4,106)
  • Mississippi University for Women (about 33 miles; Columbus, MS; FT enrollment: 2,565)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 48 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 5,180)
  • Bevill State Community College (about 52 miles; Jasper, AL; FT enrollment: 2,970)
  • Mississippi State University (about 52 miles; Mississippi State, MS; FT enrollment: 18,237)
  • University of West Alabama (about 54 miles; Livingston, AL; FT enrollment: 3,394)

Public high school in Gordo:

  • GORDO HIGH SCH (Students: 541, Location: 630 4TH ST NW, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Gordo:

  • GORDO ELEM SCH (Students: 583, Location: 535 4TH ST NW, Grades: KG-6)
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Library in Gordo:

  • GORDO - RUTH HOLLIMAN MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $30,649; Location: 287 MAIN STREET SOUTH; 11,779 books; 197 audio materials; 606 video materials; 79 state licensed databases)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Gordo: Gordo Public Library (A), Gordo Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Gordo include: Gordo Church of God of Prophecy (A), First United Methodist Church of Gordo (B), First Baptist Church of Gordo (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Gordo City Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Long Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Gordo Motel (25682 Highway 82 East).

Birthplace of: Charles W. Davis - Medal of Honor recipient, Verdo Elmore - Major League Baseball player.

Pickens County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Gordo that have no violations reported:

  • GORDO WTR GAS & SEWER BOARD (Population served: 3,630, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

63.9%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

3.7%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Banks with branches in Gordo (2011 data):

  • First National Bank of Central Alabama: Gordo Branch at 106 Second Avenue Northwest, branch established on 1934/06/23. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $248.5 mil, Deposits: $209.7 mil, headquarters in Aliceville, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: First National Bancshares Of Central Alabama, Inc.
  • West Alabama Bank & Trust: Gordo Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1984/10/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $593.3 mil, Deposits: $467.6 mil, headquarters in Reform, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: West Alabama Capital Corp.

For population 15 years and over in Gordo:

Marital status in Gordo, AL
  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 40.3%
  • Separated: 4.6%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 16.9%

For population 25 years and over in Gordo:

  • High school or higher: 82.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Alabama average:

11.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Gordo
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gordo, AL (based on Pickens County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,79562
Black Protestant1,71615
Mainline Protestant1,60319
Other3121
Catholic741
None6,246-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Pickens County:

3.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This county:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

14.6%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Pickens County:

35.3%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.2%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.7%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.8%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Gordo:

30.3
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Gordo:

20.4%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

18.1%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Gordo:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Gordo:

40.9%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

52.5%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.6%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gordo, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 4$11,536$34,6081$1,178
Solid Waste Management 2$5,398$32,3880$0
Streets and Highways 2$6,262$37,5720$0
Financial Administration 1$4,012$48,1441$735
Totals for Government 9$27,209$36,2792$1,913

Gordo government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $110,000 ($68.15)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $421,000 ($260.84)
    Police Protection: $399,000 ($247.21)
    General - Other: $288,000 ($178.44)
    Sewerage: $139,000 ($86.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $67,000 ($41.51)
    Libraries: $11,000 ($6.82)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($4.96)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000 ($3.72)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($2.48)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($1.24)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $449,000 ($278.19)

Gordo government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $174,000 ($107.81)
    Sewerage: $111,000 ($68.77)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,000 ($0.62)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $88,000 ($54.52)
    Rents: $1,000 ($0.62)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $691,000 ($428.13)
    Water Utilities: $442,000 ($273.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $116,000 ($71.87)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $314,000 ($194.55)
    Public Utility License: $183,000 ($113.38)
    Property: $177,000 ($109.67)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $79,000 ($48.95)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $55,000 ($34.08)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $24,000 ($14.87)
    Motor Vehicle License: $11,000 ($6.82)

Gordo government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,000 ($26.02)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,000 ($26.02)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $253,000 ($156.75)
    End of Fiscal Year: $197,000 ($122.06)

4.43% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,171 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.43%
Alabama average:

5.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  1.93% ($38,225 average AGI)
from Lowndes County, MS  0.43% ($31,370)


4.97% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,055 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.97%
Alabama average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  2.39% ($33,550 average AGI)
to Lowndes County, MS  0.38% ($39,833)

Businesses in Gordo, AL

  • CVS: 1
  • U-Haul: 1
  • UPS: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Gordo:

  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTSK (790 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WSPZ (1150 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: RADIO SOUTH, INC)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WWPG (1280 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: LAWSON OF TUSCALOOSA, INC.)
  • WRAG (590 AM; 1 kW; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WACT (1420 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WVSA (1380 AM; 5 kW; VERNON, AL; Owner: LAMAR CTY. B/CING. CO., INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gordo:

  • WBEI (101.7 FM; REFORM, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WTXT (98.1 FM; FAYETTE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZBQ (94.1 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WALN (89.3 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W213AS (90.5 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: WEST ALABAMA CHRISTIAN COMMS., INC.)
  • WBHJ (95.7 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WACR-FM (103.9 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: T & W COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WTUG-FM (92.9 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WQZZ (104.3 FM; EUTAW, AL; Owner: JIM LAWSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKOR-FM (94.9 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WANZ (100.7 FM; NORTHPORT, AL; Owner: APEX BRAODCASTING INC.)
  • WMBC (103.1 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDGM (99.1 FM; GREENSBORO, AL; Owner: WARRIOR BROADCASTING INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Gordo:

  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WLDM (Channel 23; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 23, LLC)
  • WVUA-CA (Channel 7; TUSCALOOSA/NORTHPORT, AL; Owner: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA)
  • W46BU (Channel 46; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Gordo: Charles W. Davis.

  • Gordo, Alabama
  • Fatal accident count16
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents24
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:4
  • Fatalities23
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents52
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • Alabama average
  • Fatal accident count8954
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents13344
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons2785
  • Fatalities10150
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents23029
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents310
See more detailed statistics of Gordo fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 28Number of bridges
  • 246ft / 74.8mTotal length
  • $22,938,000Total costs
  • 50,230Total average daily traffic
  • 7,169Total average daily truck traffic
  • 64,424Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Gordo, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
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FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Gordo)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

55 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • City Hall Tuscaloose Avenue (Lat: 33.327889 Lon: -87.897250), Call Sign: KXJ360, Licensee ID: L00915242,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.565 MHz, Grant Date: 02/02/2000, Expiration Date: 04/03/2005, Cancellation Date: 06/04/2005, Registrant: City Of Gordo, 313 Main St., Gordo, AL 35466, Phone: (205) 364-7111
  • Gordo, Call Sign: WQKU489,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.280 MHz, 161.280 MHz, Grant Date: 08/10/2019, Expiration Date: 09/16/2029, Certifier: Chelsey Henderson, Registrant: Cdl-Electric Co., Inc, 1308 N Walnut St., Pittsburgh, KS 66762, Phone: (620) 231-6420, Fax: (620) 231-6421, Email:
  • Lat: 33.318806 Lon: -87.900667, Call Sign: WQZX296,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.387 MHz, 457.387 MHz, 461.762 MHz, 464.325 MHz, 469.325 MHz, Grant Date: 08/28/2017, Expiration Date: 08/28/2027, Certifier: Mike Glass, Registrant: Allcomm Wireless Inc, 4116 First Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35222, Phone: (205) 591-8804, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • REFORM, 305 Satellite Road (Lat: 33.329556 Lon: -87.978056), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 80.8 m, Overall height: 83.8 m, Call Sign: WPNC532,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, Grant Date: 02/23/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Carol L Tacker, Registrant: At&t Services, Inc., 208 S. Akard St. Rm. 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • 9BH1092A, 151 Ben Elmore Rd (024301) (Lat: 33.323000 Lon: -87.886694), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 93 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WPZE723,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11225.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz... (+6 more), Grant Date: 02/25/2014, Expiration Date: 01/05/2024, Certifier: Dan Menser, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:
  • Gordo, 686 Sandy Springs Road (Lat: 33.293583 Lon: -87.852583), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 106.7 m, Overall height: 110 m, Call Sign: WQOZ699,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11015.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11135.0 MHz, 11175.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/14/2012, Expiration Date: 03/14/2022, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • GORDO, 151 Ben Elmore Rd (024301) (Lat: 33.323000 Lon: -87.886694), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 93 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQRB665,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, Grant Date: 04/10/2013, Expiration Date: 04/10/2023, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Verizon, 1300 I St Nw - Suite 500 East, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 515-2453, Email:
  • BI03MR226, Pickens County (Lat: 33.301500 Lon: -87.867139), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 78.3 m, Call Sign: WQWG672,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/17/2015, Expiration Date: 08/17/2025, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:
  • GORDO, 151 Ben Elmore Rd (024301) (Lat: 33.323000 Lon: -87.886694), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 92.1 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WRCN608,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11465.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz... (+6 more), Grant Date: 11/20/2018, Expiration Date: 11/20/2028, Certifier: Larry F Butts, Registrant: Southern Company Services, 600 North 18th St/Bin 5n-8409, Birmingham, AL 35203, Phone: (205) 257-3223, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Gordo)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Gordo)

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 29. The highest number of fires - 46 took place in 2014, and the least - 17 in 2018. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Gordo, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (47.3%), and Structure Fires (41.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Gordo, AL
    • 20947.3%Outside Fires
    • 18241.2%Structure Fires
    • 4911.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 20.5%Other
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Most common first names in Gordo, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James6673.3 years
William5575.1 years
Mary5081.3 years
John4669.9 years
Robert2871.2 years
Walter2174.2 years
George1874.5 years
Willie1874.8 years
Albert1776.6 years
Henry1677.8 years
Most common last names in Gordo, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Elmore5176.4 years
Brown3675.8 years
Pate2674.6 years
Latham2574.0 years
Junkin2476.8 years
Driver2173.1 years
Sanders2079.6 years
Davis2076.1 years
Hall1875.0 years
Jones1879.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gordo, AL
  • 57.7%Electricity
  • 36.4%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%No fuel used
  • 1.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gordo, AL
  • 79.9%Electricity
  • 18.8%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Gordo compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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