Nichols, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Nichols, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Nichols had a population of 398 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Nichols: Nichol.

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Nichols, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 398
Population in Households 398
Population in Familes 337
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,716
Diversity Index2 40


Median Household Income $51,374
Average Household Income $68,292
Per Capita Income $26,535


Total Housing Units 159 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 121 (76.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $140,278
Average Home Value $171,488


Total Households 150
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 114
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.76% 0.6%
Households 0.67% 0.66%
Families 1.0% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

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, 2018 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 # 527 48th
Population Density # 50 95th
Diversity Index # 40 96th
Median Household Income # 680 33rd
Per Capita Income # 715 29th

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