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Gordon, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Gordon had a population of 1,515 as of July 1, 2017. Gordon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gordon is located at latitude 42.8064 and longitude -102.2039 in Sheridan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gordon (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sheridan County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,553 feet.

The City of Gordon (GNIS ID: 2394933) 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.

The City of Gordon is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Sheridan County.

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, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,515
Daytime Population: Workers 886
Daytime Population: Residents 800
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,686
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 1,489
Population in Familes 1,195
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 1,627
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $39,779
Average Household Income $58,289
Per Capita Income $25,058


Total Housing Units 816 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 445 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 202 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 169 (20.7%)
Median Home Value $84,810
Average Home Value $151,971


Total Households 647
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 410
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 -0.85% -0.8%
Households -0.78% -0.79%
Families -0.33% -0.94%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

Gordon, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gordon to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska 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 # 76 87th
Population Density # 83 86th
Diversity Index # 40 93rd
Median Household Income # 510 12th
Per Capita Income # 454 22nd

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