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Welcome to Nixa ...

The city of Nixa is located in the Missouri Ozarks.

Nixa is located in Christian County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Nixa has a population of 22,603 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Nixa was established in the 1800's and was incorporated June 10, 1902.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Nixa: Named after Nicholas A. Inman, a blacksmith who was an early settler in this area.

The city of Nixa was previously named Faught.

Nixa is 1,280 feet [390 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Nixa lies within the (417) area code.

The ZIP code for Nixa: 65714<4>

Websites for Nixa ...

Official Website:   www.nixa.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.nixachamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Nixa had an population of 22,603 people. This is an increase of 18.83% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 86.43% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Nixa had a population of 19,022 people (or 24.57% of the total population of Christian County). This makes Nixa the county's most populous community.

The population of Nixa represents 0.32% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 35th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 19,022 people, the population of Nixa increased 56.9% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 12,124 people).

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

Communities near Nixa ...

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

  • Springfield (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
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    • Springfield lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Nixa and is located in Greene County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 168,090 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springfield<6>
  • Republic (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
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    • Republic lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Nixa and is located in Christian County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,481 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Republic have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Republic
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Republic<6>
  • Battlefield (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
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    • Battlefield lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Nixa and is located in Greene County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,665 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Battlefield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Willard (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
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    • Willard lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Nixa and is located in Greene County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,736 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willard have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willard<6>
  • Rogersville (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogersville
    • Rogersville lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Nixa and is located in Webster County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,953 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rogersville<6>
  • Clever (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
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    • Clever lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Nixa and is located in Christian County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,836 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clever have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clever
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clever<6>
  • Strafford (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strafford
    • Strafford lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Nixa and is located in Greene County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,502 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strafford have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strafford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strafford<6>
  • Marionville (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
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    • Marionville lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Nixa and is located in Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,164 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marionville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marionville<6>
  • Sparta (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparta
    • Sparta lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Nixa and is located in Christian County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,076 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparta have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sparta<6>
  • Crane (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crane
    • Crane lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Nixa and is located in Stone County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,364 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crane have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crane
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crane<6>

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 Nixa. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Nixa.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Nixa. 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 Nixa.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Nixa. See our Newspapers Page for Nixa.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Nixa ...

Looking for more information about Nixa? 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 Nixa, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Nixa.

Adding Nixa to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Nixa 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 Nixa was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Nixa on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1904.

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

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The official website for Nixa: www.nixa.com/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Christian, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Nixa.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Nixa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Nixa). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Nixa or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Nixa) 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 Nixa. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NixaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nixa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0438, Longitude: -93.2948    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.




 

 

 

 

 


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