Nickerson, Kansas

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Nickerson is a city in Reno County, Kansas, United States. It was named in honor of Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway president Thomas Nickerson when the town was founded in 1872.[3][4] The population was 1,194 at the 2000 census.



Nickerson is located at 38°8′55″N 98°5′3″W / 38.14861°N 98.08417°W / 38.14861; -98.08417 (38.148508, -98.084154)[5]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²), all of it land.


  • Picnic, 1955, the scenes at the Owenses' and the Pottses' houses were filmed in Nickerson.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,194 people, 460 households, and 333 families residing in the city. The population density was 883.8 people per square mile (341.5/km²). There were 507 housing units at an average density of 375.3/sq mi (145.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.40% White, 0.25% African American, 0.59% Native American, 1.01% from other races, and 1.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.85% of the population.

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