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The City of Nickerson had a population of 1,115 as of July 1, 2021. 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 38.1472 and longitude -98.0837 in Reno County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nickerson 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 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.

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Nickerson, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 1,115 (100%)
Population in Households 1,110 (99.6%)
Population in Families 966 (86.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 5 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 861
Diversity Index2 11


Median Household Income $53,882
Average Household Income $59,602
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $22,769
Wealth Index5 47


Total HU (Housing Units) 531 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 349 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 91 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 91 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $90,385
Average Home Value $143,286
Housing Affordability Index3 320


Total Households 440
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 337
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.37% -0.07%
Households 0.37% -0.05%
Families 0.52% -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.55%
Owner Occupied HU   0.11%

Nickerson, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nickerson to the other 672 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 Density # 307 55th
Median Household Income # 374 44th
Housing Affordability Index # 498 74th
Per Capita Income # 610 9th
Diversity Index # 562 17th

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