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Nixa is a city in Christian County, Missouri, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 19,022. It is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryNixa was named after Nicholas A. Inman, a blacksmith who lived in the Nixa area at the time of establishment. The first three letters in Nicholas' name were added to his middle initial, which is A, hence the city name: Nixa. Family descendants owned the majority of the land around Nixa out to what is now Cox Road. Many of the family members still live in this area, in towns like Billings, Republic, and Springfield. A great-great-grandnephew of Inman's was elected mayor of Billings, Missouri. Some of Inman's family members are buried at Patterson Cemetery, located just off Hwy. 160. Nixa is the only city bearing that name in the world.GeographyNixa is located at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.48sqmi, all of it land. The modern day city rests on and around seven hills.Demographics2000 censusAs of the US Census of 2000, there were 12,124 people, 4,654 households, and 3,448 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,969.1 people per square mile (759.9/km²). There were 4,962 housing units at an average density of 805.9 per square mile (311.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.43% White, 0.46% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.26% of the population.
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