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Cerro Gordo is a town in Columbus County.

The community was named for the site of the 1847 American victory during the Mexican-American War

The latitude of Cerro Gordo is 34.321N. The longitude is -78.926W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 89 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 239.


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$20,000
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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2% of Cerro Gordo residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cerro Gordo ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cerro Gordo was $12,447, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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7% of Cerro Gordo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Cerro Gordo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $220.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $825.


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Columbus County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cerro Gordo political report.

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The average commute time for Cerro Gordo workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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