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Nichols, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Nichols had a population of 388 as of July 1, 2017. Nichols ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Nichols is located at latitude 41.4797 and longitude -91.3079 in Muscatine County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nichols (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Muscatine County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 636 feet.

The City of Nichols (GNIS ID: 2395232) 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 Nichols is located within Township of Pike, a minor civil division (MCD) of Muscatine County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Nichols population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Nichols: Nichol.

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Nichols, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 388
Daytime Population: Workers 90
Daytime Population: Residents 165
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 255
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 388
Population in Familes 331
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,672
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $48,529
Average Household Income $63,210
Per Capita Income $24,348


Total Housing Units 153 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 120 (78.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $135,526
Average Home Value $175,413


Total Households 146
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 111
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.51% 0.41%
Households 0.38% 0.41%
Families 0.77% 0.36%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

Nichols, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nichols to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 534 47th
Population Density # 57 94th
Diversity Index # 37 96th
Median Household Income # 731 28th
Per Capita Income # 799 21st

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