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Overview

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).

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,520
Male Share of the Population46.5%
Female Share of the Population53.5%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+8,954
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married58.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.3%
Median Earnings25+$33,865
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$35,556
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,868

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,252
% Above Poverty Level87.4%
% Below Poverty Level12.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone23.9%
Median Gross Rent$788
Median House Value$135,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.4%
German20.2%
Irish15.3%
English12.8%
Italian4.2%
French Except Basque3.2%
Dutch2.7%
Scottish2.2%
Polish1.6%
Swedish1.3%
Portuguese1.3%
Swiss1%
Canadian0.9%
Norwegian0.8%
Russian0.8%
Greek0.8%
Czech0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Lebanese0.2%
Arab0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Nixa Almanac

CategoryValue
County Christian County
Standard Zip Codes65714
Phone Area Codes417
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude37.04
Approximate Longitude-93.29

Nixa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSPRINGFIELD REG AP
Distance14 miles
Jan Temp22 to 42 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp67 to 90 F
Oct Temp46 to 71 F
Annual Precip44.9 inches
StationOLDFIELD
Distance15.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 87 F
Oct Temp44 to 69 F
Annual Precip47.6 inches
StationGALENA 1 SW
Distance19.8 miles
Jan Temp20 to 43 F
Apr Temp42 to 69 F
Jul Temp65 to 89 F
Oct Temp44 to 71 F
Annual Precip45 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Battlefield5,920$76,652
Clever2,486$56,442
Highlandville927$49,821
Ozark18,867$57,524
Republic15,766$60,067
Springfield165,138$43,993

Nixa Public Schools

Century Elem.
732 North Street
ZIP: 65714
(417) 724-3800
Primary
Total Enrollment 435
Early Childhood Center
301 South Main Street
ZIP: 65714
(417) 225-1665
Primary
Total Enrollment 49
Early Learning Center
301 South Main Street
ZIP: 65714
(417) 724-4050
Primary
Total Enrollment 164
Espy Elem.
220 South Gregg Road
ZIP: 65714
(417) 875-5650
Primary
Total Enrollment 426
High Pointe Elem.
900 North Cheyenne Road
ZIP: 65714
(417) 225-1600
Primary
Total Enrollment 492
John Thomas School Of Discover
312 North Market Street
ZIP: 65714
(417) 875-5600
Primary
Total Enrollment 482
Mathews Elem.
605 South Gregg Road
ZIP: 65714
(417) 449-3110
Primary
Total Enrollment 452
Nicholas A. Inman Intermediate
1300 North Nicholas Road
ZIP: 65714
(417) 449-3210
Middle
Total Enrollment 353
Nixa High
514 South Nicholas Road
ZIP: 65714
(417) 724-3500
High
Total Enrollment 1728
Nixa Junior High
205 North Street
ZIP: 65714
(417) 875-5430
Middle
Total Enrollment 897
Summit Intermediate School
890 North Cheyenne Road
ZIP: 65714
(417) 724-4000
Middle
Total Enrollment 511
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