Introduction to Nixa, Missouri

Nixa, Missouri, in Christian county, is located 11 miles S of Springfield, Missouri (center to center) and is 158 miles SE of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is part of the Springfield metropolitan statistical area (MSA). Approximately 12,124 people reside in Nixa.

Nixa History

The history of Nixa roots back to the mid - 1800s. During this time the farmers and traders settled in this area due to its fertile soil. It soon became a stopover or crossroads site. The city was named after a local blacksmith called Nicholas A. Inman, who settled in the area in 1852 and was one of the early civic leaders. Nixa was incorporated on June 10, 1902.

Nixa and nearby Attractions

  • American National Fish and Wildlife Museum
  • Springfield Conservation Nature Center
  • Railroad Historical Museum
  • Wilson's Creek National Battlefield
  • Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks
  • Roaring River State Park

Things To Do In Nixa

Nixa offers easy access to Railroad Historical Museum, Air and Military Museum of the Ozarks, General Sweeny's - A Museum of Civil War History, and History Museum for Springfield - Greene County. One can reach the American National Fish and Wildlife Museum and Wilson's Creek National Battlefield within few minutes driving. The Table Rock State Park and Stockton State Park offer facilities for swimming, camping, and fishing. These parks also include scenic picnic areas. The Springfield Conservation Nature Center is ideal for hiking.

Nixa Transportation

Springfield - Branson Regional Airport is a short distance away.

Nixa Higher Education

Southwest Missouri State University, Ozarks Technical Community College, and Drury University offer higher education.


Total Population 20,177
Male Share of the Population 45.8%
Female Share of the Population 54.2%
Senior Citizens 12.9%
Employed Population 16+ 8,756
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 56.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.4%
Median Earnings25+ $31,188
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,043
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,771


Median Family Income $54,811
% Above Poverty Level 86.3%
% Below Poverty Level 13.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 21.4%
Median Gross Rent $792
Median House Value $129,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.4%
US/American 0%
English 11.4%
Irish 14.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Nixa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles S of Springfield, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 158 miles SE of Kansas City, Missouri
County Christian
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 65714
Phone Area Codes 417
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.043
Longitude -93.294

Nixa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 42 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.9 inches
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 69 F
Annual Precip 47.6 inches
Station GALENA 1 SW
Distance 19.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 43 F
Apr Temp 42 to 69 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 71 F
Annual Precip 45 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Battlefield 5,844 $74,612
Clever 2,381 $53,679
Highlandville 1,040 $51,667

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Nixa High Schools

Serves 1,202 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.9

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