Gordon, Nebraska

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Gordon, Nebraska
City
Downtown Gordon
Downtown Gordon
Location within Sheridan County and Nebraska
Location within Sheridan County and Nebraska
Coordinates: 42°48′25″N 102°12′14″W / 42.80694°N 102.20389°W / 42.80694; -102.20389Coordinates: 42°48′25″N 102°12′14″W / 42.80694°N 102.20389°W / 42.80694; -102.20389[1]
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Sheridan
Incorporated 1885
Area[2]
 • Total 0.93 sq mi (2.41 km2)
 • Land 0.93 sq mi (2.41 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[1] 3,553 ft (1,083 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,612
 • Estimate (2014)[4] 1,542
 • Density 1,700/sq mi (670/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 69343
Area code 308
FIPS code 31-19350 [1]
GNIS feature ID 0829591 [1]
Website City Website

Gordon is a city in Sheridan County in the state of Nebraska, in the Great Plains region of the United States.[1] Its population was 1,612 at the 2010 census.[5]

History[edit]

Gordon was incorporated as a village in 1885 when the railroad was extended to that point.[6] It was named for John Gordon, a pioneer settler.[7][8] Gordon was incorporated in November 1885.[9]

Other names[edit]

In the Lakota language, Gordon is known as tȟáȟča wakpá otȟúŋwahe, meaning "deer river city".[10]

Geography[edit]

Gordon is located at 42°48′25″N 102°12′14″W / 42.80694°N 102.20389°W / 42.80694; -102.20389 (42.806956, -102.203812).[11][1] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.93 square miles (2.41 km2), all of it land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 542
1910 920 69.7%
1920 1,581 71.8%
1930 1,958 23.8%
1940 1,967 0.5%
1950 2,058 4.6%
1960 2,223 8.0%
1970 2,106 −5.3%
1980 2,167 2.9%
1990 1,803 −16.8%
2000 1,756 −2.6%
2010 1,612 −8.2%
Est. 2014 1,542 [12] −4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,612 people, 685 households, and 420 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,733.3 inhabitants per square mile (669.2/km2). There were 806 housing units at an average density of 866.7 per square mile (334.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 75.6% White, 0.2% African American, 20.0% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.6% from other races, and 3.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.2% of the population.

There were 685 households of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.7% were non-families. 36.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 18% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the city was 42.7 years. 26.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.6% were from 25 to 44; 26% were from 45 to 64; and 21.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.

Presbyterian Church on a vintage postcard

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 1,756 people, 733 households, and 467 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,881.0 people per square mile (729.0/km²). There were 825 housing units at an average density of 883.7 per square mile (342.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.35% White, 15.43% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 1.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.65% of the population.

There were 733 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 23.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 84.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.3 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $27,896, and the median income for a family was $35,139. Males had a median income of $27,656 versus $16,927 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,105. About 13.4% of families and 15.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.5% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Gordon, Nebraska; United States Geological Survey (USGS); March 9, 1979.
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-09. 
  5. ^ http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/thechadronnews/news/article_0bfc2de8-943e-5790-a008-f492b9e21542.html
  6. ^ "Gordon, Sheridan County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 133. ISBN 0-8032-5060-6.  A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  8. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 78. 
  9. ^ Shumway, Grant Lee (1921). History of Western Nebraska and Its People. Western publishing & engraving Company. p. 424. 
  10. ^ Ullrich, Jan F. (2014). New Lakota Dictionary (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Lakota Language Consortium. ISBN 978-0-9761082-9-0. 
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  12. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  14. ^ http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1980/fitch-autobio.html
  15. ^ "Griswold, Dwight Palmer" (PDF). NebraskaHistory.org. Retrieved October 6, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Trevor Johnson". databaseFootball.com. Retrieved October 6, 2012. 

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