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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. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,070.HistoryNickerson was laid out in 1872 when the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway was extended to that point. The first houses were built at the site in 1875. Nickerson was incorporated as a city in 1879.GeographyNickerson is located at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.35sqmi, all of it land.ClimateThe climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Nickerson has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.Films Picnic, 1955, the scenes at the Owenses' and the Pottses' houses were filmed in Nickerson.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 1,070 people, 422 households, and 318 families residing in the city. The population density was 792.6PD/sqmi. There were 493 housing units at an average density of 365.2/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 98.7% White, 0.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.
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