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Gordon, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Gordon had a population of 741 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Gordon, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 741
Daytime Population: Workers 232
Daytime Population: Residents 354
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 586
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 741
Population in Familes 594
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,250
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $47,279
Average Household Income $54,370
Per Capita Income $22,892


Total Housing Units 364 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 231 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 81 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $80,607
Average Home Value $88,420


Total Households 312
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 204
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.4% -0.44%
Households -0.43% -0.52%
Families -0.59% -0.6%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

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, 2017 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 # 1114 37th
Population Density # 952 46th
Diversity Index # 848 52nd
Median Household Income # 1100 38th
Per Capita Income # 1336 24th

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