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Ancestries: German (33.2%), Irish (15.9%), English (9.5%), Dutch (5.3%), United States (4.8%), Czech (2.2%).
Current Local Time: CST time zone
Elevation: 1593 feet
Land area: 1.35 square miles.
Population density: 776 people per square mile (low).
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For population 25 years and over in Nickerson:
High school or higher: 90.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%
Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Nickerson city:
Never married: 18.6%
Now married: 64.1%
12 residents are foreign born
According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Nickerson, Kansas as of November 30, 2015. The ratio of number of residents in Nickerson to the number of sex offenders is 355 to 1. The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,190 (1.7%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $756 (2.2%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (51.7 miles , pop. 344,284).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (377.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Nickerson-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 106% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/13/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 26.4 miles away from the Nickerson city center killed one personand injured 60 peopleand causedbetween $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 3/26/1991, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.3 miles away from the city center injured 5 peopleand causedbetween $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Nickerson-area historical earthquake activity is near Kansas state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 183.3 miles away from the city center On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.5 miles away from Nickerson center On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 384.8 miles away from the city center On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 258.2 miles away from the city center On 10/30/1998 at 17:41:22, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 97.0 miles away from Nickerson center On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 101.7 miles away from the city center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)
The number of natural disasters in Reno County (13) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10 Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals and medical centers near Nickerson:
STERLING PRESBYTERIAN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; STERLING, KS)
WESLEY TOWERS INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; HUTCHINSON, KS)
GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - HUTCHINSON VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HUTCHINSON, KS)
HUTCHINSON GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HUTCHINSON, KS)
HUTCHINSON CARE CENTER LLC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HUTCHINSON, KS)
OAKWOOD VILLA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HUTCHINSON, KS)
CARE 2000 HOME HEALTHCARE SERVICES OF HUTCHINSON (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; HUTCHINSON, KS)
Notable locations in Nickerson: Team Marketing Alliance Grain Elevator Number 30 (A), Nickerson Police Department (B), Reno County Fire District 3 Station 1 (C), Nickerson Public Library (D), Nickerson City Hall (E). Display/hide their locations on the map
Tourist attractions: Hedrick Exotic Animal Farm (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 7910 North Roy L Smith Road), Hedrick's Exotic Animal Farm & Country Inn (Tours & Charters; 7910 North Roy L Smith Road).
Reno County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate PotentialPercentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.1%
(20.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
Gay men: 0.5% of all households
6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
Nickerson compared to Kansas state average:
Median house value significantly below state average.
Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
Median age above state average.
Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
Number of college students below state average.
Banks with branches in Nickerson (2011 data):
Peoples Bank and Trust Company: Nickerson Branch at 76 North Nickerson Street, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/18: Bank assets: $376.4 mil, Deposits: $315.8 mil, headquarters in Mcpherson, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Pbt Bancshares, Inc.
Religion statistics for Nickerson city (based on Reno County data)
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 13
2.06 / 10,000 pop.
1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
0.16 / 10,000 pop.
0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
5.39 / 10,000 pop.
3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
6.34 / 10,000 pop.
7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
4 Mi N (Lat: 38.208611 Lon: -98.089778), Call Sign: WRT752, Licensee ID: L00082938 Assigned Frequencies: 153.035 MHz Grant Date: 09/29/1999, Expiration Date: 12/15/2004, Cancellation Date: 02/19/2005 Registrant: Billy G Taylor, 2235 Ave W, Sterling, KS 67579, Phone: (316) 422-3806
5 Mi N .5 Mi E (Lat: 38.221389 Lon: -98.078389), Call Sign: WZU659 Assigned Frequencies: 153.005 MHz Grant Date: 11/18/1998, Expiration Date: 01/30/2004, Cancellation Date: 04/04/2004 Registrant: Dwight L Engelland, Rr 2 Box 171, Sterling, KS 67579
8217 W Clark Road (Lat: 38.042000 Lon: -98.054167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 13.7 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WPUS804 Assigned Frequencies: 151.685 MHz Grant Date: 04/25/2002, Expiration Date: 04/25/2012, Cancellation Date: 06/30/2012, Certifier: Kenneth Sivils Registrant: Communication Systems LLC, Hutchinson, KS 67504, Phone: (620) 665-5180, Fax: (620) 665-6404, Email:
218 E Highway 96 (Lat: 38.142778 Lon: -98.078611), Call Sign: WQNV724 Assigned Frequencies: 151.730 MHz, 151.970 MHz Grant Date: 06/11/2011, Expiration Date: 06/11/2021, Certifier: Troy Coon Registrant: First Wireless, Inc., 13444 L Street, Omaha, NE 68137, Phone: (402) 895-6100, Fax: (402) 895-6260, Email:
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:
8 Mi Sw Of Nickerson (Lat: 38.117778 Lon: -98.234500), Overall height: 98.1 m, Call Sign: WME814 Assigned Frequencies: 7000.00 MHz Grant Date: 05/31/1991, Expiration Date: 06/01/2006, Cancellation Date: 08/25/2005 Registrant: Covington & Burling, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20004-2401, Phone: (202) 662-5120, Fax: (202) 662-6291, Email:
NICKERSON, 12.9 Km Sw (Lat: 38.217500 Lon: -97.988056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 88.4 m, Overall height: 90 m, Call Sign: KAH74 Assigned Frequencies: 6765.00 MHz, 6755.00 MHz Grant Date: 04/04/2009, Expiration Date: 05/26/2019 Registrant: Anr Pipeline Company, 5250 Corporate Drive, Troy, MI 48098, Phone: (248) 205-4520, Fax: (248) 205-4620, Email:
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:
Call Sign: KA0HEM Grant Date: 07/16/1991, Expiration Date: 07/16/2001, Cancellation Date: 07/18/2003 Registrant: Earl H Clark, 400 North Spear, Nickerson, KS 67561
Call Sign: N0VAE, Licensee ID: L00785893 Grant Date: 12/23/2003, Expiration Date: 01/05/2013, Certifier: April R Addis Registrant: April R Addis, 200 N. Paine Street, Nickerson, KS 67561
Call Sign: W0EAR Grant Date: 02/28/1989, Expiration Date: 02/28/1999, Cancellation Date: 03/01/2001 Registrant: Howard W Park, Rt 1 Box 191, Nickerson, KS 67561
Call Sign: WA0UJD, Licensee ID: L01334780 Grant Date: 10/23/2007, Expiration Date: 10/23/2017 Registrant: Edward J Rudolph, 9612 N Riverton Rd, Nickerson, KS 67561
Call Sign: WJ0J Grant Date: 07/23/1999, Expiration Date: 01/23/2008, Cancellation Date: 01/26/2010 Registrant: James L Baxter, 107 1/2 W Ave F, Nickerson, KS 67561
Call Sign: KD0OAP, Licensee ID: L01626716 Grant Date: 03/24/2011, Expiration Date: 03/24/2021, Certifier: Terry L Gaylon Registrant: Terry L Gaylon, 6816 W 82nd Ave, Nickerson, KS 67561
FAA Registered Aircraft:
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 2559A , Serial Number: 22-857, Year manufactured: 1952, Airworthiness Date: 05/16/1956 Registrant (Individual): Leon F Stefan, 613 N Salem Rd, Nickerson, KS 67561
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-301 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 71 mph), Engine: AIRESEARCH TPE331 SERIES (600 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 3653Y , Serial Number: 301-0275, Airworthiness Date: 07/05/1989 Registrant (Corporation): Phoenix Equpiment Lc, Po Box 27, Nickerson, KS 67561
Aircraft: SERFLATEN ARTHUR E VARIEZE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 6411Z , Serial Number: 509, Year manufactured: 1984, Airworthiness Date: 01/08/2002 Registrant (Individual): William E Jr Garrison, Po Box 27, Nickerson, KS 67561
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
#18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
#22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with low-earning residents located near cities with high-earning residents"
#89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers"
#91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
#51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"