Gordon, Pennsylvania

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Gordon is a borough in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 781 at the 2000 census.



Gordon is located at 40°45′3″N 76°20′22″W / 40.75083°N 76.33944°W / 40.75083; -76.33944 (40.750943, -76.339447)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.

Gordon is located north of Interstate 81.


The community is named after David F. Gordon, a judge.[2] The post office at Gordon was established July 15, 1858, with J. Faust as first postmaster.[3]


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 781 people, 312 households, and 210 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,230.7 people per square mile (478.6/km²). There were 340 housing units at an average density of 535.8/sq mi (208.4/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.72% White, 0.38% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population.

There were 312 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the borough the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $30,855, and the median income for a family was $40,714. Males had a median income of $28,125 versus $21,354 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $13,873. About 9.8% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.

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