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Welcome to Nickerson ...

The city of Nickerson is located in Reno County<1>.

The location of Nickerson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Nickerson has a population of 987 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Nickerson.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Nickerson: Named for Thoman Nickerson, President of Santa Fe Railroad.

Nickerson is 1,590 feet [485 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Nickerson lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Nickerson lies within the (620) area code.

The ZIP code for Nickerson: 67561<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Nickerson had an population of 987 people. This is a decrease of 7.76% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.34% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Nickerson had a population of 1,070 people. This makes Nickerson the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Nickerson represents 0.04% of the population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 190th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,070 people, the population of Nickerson decreased 10.39% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,194 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Nickerson.

Communities Also Named Nickerson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Nickerson - they are located in Michigan, Minnesota and Nebraska.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Nickerson.

Communities near Nickerson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Nickerson.

  • Hutchinson [Reno County]
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    • Hutchinson [Reno County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Nickerson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,209 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hutchinson<7>
  • Lyons [Rice County]
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    • Lyons [Rice County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Nickerson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,433 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyons have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Lyons:
    • Atlanta
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyons<7>
  • South Hutchinson [Reno County]
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    • South Hutchinson [Reno County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Nickerson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,494 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Hutchinson<7>
  • Sterling [Rice County]
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    • Sterling [Rice County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Nickerson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,176 people
    • Former name for Sterling:
    • Peace
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Inman [McPherson County]
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      • Inman [McPherson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Nickerson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,324 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Inman:
      • Superior
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    • Buhler [Reno County]
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      • Buhler [Reno County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Nickerson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,269 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buhler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Buhler:
      • Hamburg
      • Buhler has also been known as:
      • Tulip Town
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    • Little River [Rice County]
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      • Little River [Rice County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Nickerson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 513 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little River<7>
    • Arlington [Reno County]
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      • Arlington [Reno County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Nickerson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 445 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<7>
    • Partridge [Reno County]
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      • Partridge [Reno County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Nickerson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 242 people
      • Former name for Partridge:
      • Reno Center
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    • Alden [Rice County]
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      • Alden [Rice County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Nickerson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 139 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alden<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Nickerson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Nickerson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Nickerson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Nickerson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Nickerson. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Nickerson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Nickerson ...

Looking for more information about Nickerson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Nickerson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Nickerson.

Adding Nickerson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Nickerson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Nickerson was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Nickerson on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Nickerson on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Kansas

About Reno County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Nickerson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Reno County: www.rngov.reno.ks.us/

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Reno, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Nickerson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Nickerson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Nickerson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Nickerson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Nickerson) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Nickerson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NickersonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nickerson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1478, Longitude: -98.0870       In this case, the coordinates for Nickerson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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