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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C
Gordo is a town in Alabama with a population of 1,856. Gordo is in Pickens County. Living in Gordo offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Gordo and residents tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$111,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$423
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Gordo

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$33,333
National
$55,322
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Gordo Reviews

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My wife and I moved here last year. Her hometown is in Pickens county, and she wanted to be nearer her family. We moved from a county that is on the extreme opposite end of this living expense scale, so the cost of living was also a consideration for us. We have thoroughly enjoyed living here. As others have mentioned, the people are genuine, very friendly and welcoming. There's not a lot to do, but I can't imagine a better place to raise kids, and for those who need more to do, there is plenty of activity in nearby Northport or Tuscaloosa (Roll Tide!) Mayberry has nothing on this town (well, we don't have Andy or Barney, but I'll bet everybody here has an Aunt Bea!). Great place to live!
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I enjoy the town of Gordo because it has an intimate feeling to it. It is small, so everyone in the town knows each other, and some are related. There are many opportunities for children or teenagers in Gordo, such as Dixie Youth baseball and softball, high school sports, Pee-Wee football and cheerleading, high school band, and martial arts that are taught after school. There is a gym in Gordo that I attend, and would highly recommend to anyone interested in fitness of any kind. The Gym has free weights, weight machines, cardio equipment, a nice bathroom, a kid-friendly area, personal trainers, and a very accommodating owner. Gordo also has several gas stations and restaurants, boutiques, a grocery store, and a Dollar General. If you need something that isn't at one of these places, it is only around 30 minutes to Northport, where there is a Wal-Mart and many more places.
I love the small town of Gordo, I have been living there most of my life. The people in this town are amazing, everybody basically knows everybody & treat each other like family. There’s nothing in Gordo but there’s no place like Gordo. A thing that I would like to see change about Gordo, is to have a better choice of restaurants and job opportunities for people that aren’t able to travel outside of Gordo.