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Nickerson, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Nickerson had a population of 1,120 as of July 1, 2016. Nickerson ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Nickerson is located at latitude 38.1488 and longitude -98.088 in Reno County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nickerson (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Reno County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,594 feet.

The City of Nickerson (GNIS ID: 485630) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Nickerson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Nickerson, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,120
Population in Households 1,115
Population in Familes 976
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 828
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 437
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 337
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 510 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 336 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 101 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $73,175
Average Home Value $127,448


Median Household Income $41,593
Average Household Income $57,635
Per Capita Income $21,696
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.73% 0.3%
Households 0.56% 0.23%
Families 0.93% 0.24%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.34%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Nickerson, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nickerson to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 187 72nd
Population Density1 # 332 51st
Diversity Index2 # 569 16th
Median Household Income # 483 28th
Per Capita Income # 549 18th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.