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Gordon, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Gordon had a population of 761 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Gordon is located at latitude 40.7501 and longitude -76.3399 in Schuylkill County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Gordon (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Schuylkill County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 853 feet.

The Borough of Gordon (GNIS ID: 1215551) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gordon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Gordon, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 761
Population in Households 761
Population in Familes 611
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,283
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 321
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 210
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 363 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 237 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 84 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $78,472
Average Home Value $85,970


Median Household Income $45,398
Average Household Income $52,834
Per Capita Income $22,286
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.04% 0.0%
Households -0.05% 0.0%
Families -0.23% -0.1%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Gordon, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gordon to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1105 37th
Population Density1 # 937 47th
Diversity Index2 # 870 51st
Median Household Income # 1078 39th
Per Capita Income # 1292 27th

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