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The City of Nickerson had a population of 1,092 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Nickerson, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,092
Daytime Population: Workers 196
Daytime Population: Residents 618
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 814
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 1,087
Population in Familes 950
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 807
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $43,471
Average Household Income $62,090
Per Capita Income $23,486


Total Housing Units 504 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 334 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 96 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $72,993
Average Home Value $121,707


Total Households 430
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 331
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 0.28% 0.05%
Households 0.26% 0.0%
Families 0.55% -0.06%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   2.95%

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, 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 # 190 72nd
Population Density # 338 50th
Diversity Index # 556 18th
Median Household Income # 488 27th
Per Capita Income # 502 25th

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