Gordon is a tiny town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 329 people and just one neighborhood, Gordon is the 363rd largest community in Alabama.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Gordon is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 52.94% of the Gordon workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Gordon is a town of service providers, transportation and shipping workers and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gordon who work in teaching (8.82%), law enforcement and fire fighting (8.82%) and food service (8.82%).
Setting & Lifestyle
The overall crime rate in Gordon is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Gordon has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Gordon has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Gordon than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Gordon may be for you.
In Gordon, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.00 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Gordon does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.