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Nixa, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Nixa had a population of 20,885 as of July 1, 2016. Nixa ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Nixa is located at latitude 37.0477 and longitude -93.2963 in Christian County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nixa (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Christian County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,296 feet.

The City of Nixa (GNIS ID: 2395239) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Nixa is located within Township of Union Chapel, a minor civil division (MCD) of Christian County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Nixa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Nixa, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20,885
Population in Households 20,668
Population in Familes 17,639
Population in Group Qrtrs 217
Population Density1 2,464
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 7,889
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 5,791
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,572 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,464 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,425 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 683 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $149,346
Average Home Value $179,915


Median Household Income $53,287
Average Household Income $68,156
Per Capita Income $25,819
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.51% 1.41%
Households 1.33% 1.3%
Families 1.49% 1.22%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.23%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Nixa, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nixa to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 36 97th
Population Density1 # 80 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 306 70th
Median Household Income # 227 78th
Per Capita Income # 219 79th

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