Gordon is a city in Sheridan County in the state of Nebraska, in the Great Plains region of the United States. Its population was 1,612 at the 2010 census.
Gordon was incorporated as a village in 1885 when the railroad was extended to that point. It was named for John Gordon, a pioneer settler. Gordon was incorporated in November 1885.
In the Lakota language, Gordon is known as tȟáȟča wakpá otȟúŋwahe, meaning "deer river city".
Gordon is located at 42°48′25″N 102°12′14″W (42.806956, -102.203812). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.93 square miles (2.41 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,612 people, 685 households, and 420 families living 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.