|Population||2,426 (Dec 2011)|
|- Density||650 /km2 (1,685 /sq mi)|
|Area||3.73 km2 (1.44 sq mi)|
|Elevation||487 m (1,598 ft)|
|Surrounded by||Altishofen, Dagmersellen, Ebersecken, Egolzwil, Schötz|
Profile (German), SFSO statistics
Nebikon has an area, as of 2006[update], of 3.7 km2 (1.4 sq mi). Of this area, 38.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 39.9% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 20.6% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (1.1%) is non-productive rivers. In the 1997 land survey[update], 40.05% of the total land area was forested. Of the agricultural land, 35.22% is used for farming or pastures, while 2.96% is used for orchards or vine crops. Of the settled areas, 9.95% is covered with buildings, 4.84% is industrial, 1.34% is parks or greenbelts and 4.57% is transportation infrastructure.
Nebikon has a population (as of 31 December 2011) of 2,426. As of 2007[update], 585 or about 25.7% are not Swiss citizens. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 1.5%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (84.4%), with Serbo-Croatian being second most common ( 5.2%) and Albanian being third ( 2.0%).
The age distribution, as of 2008[update], in Nebikon is; 510 people or 22.4% of the population is 0–19 years old. 728 people or 32% are 20–39 years old, and 752 people or 33.1% are 40–64 years old. The senior population distribution is 198 people or 8.7% are 65–79 years old, 74 or 3.3% are 80–89 years old and 10 people or 0.4% of the population are 90+ years old.
As of 2000[update] there are 800 households, of which 208 households (or about 26.0%) contain only a single individual. 82 or about 10.3% are large households, with at least five members. As of 2000[update] there were 384 inhabited buildings in the municipality, of which 318 were built only as housing, and 66 were mixed use buildings. There were 207 single family homes, 46 double family homes, and 65 multi-family homes in the municipality. Most homes were either two (200) or three (77) story structures. There were only 21 single story buildings and 20 four or more story buildings.
Nebikon has an unemployment rate of 2.02%. As of 2005[update], there were 46 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 15 businesses involved in this sector. 388 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 19 businesses in this sector. 417 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 60 businesses in this sector. As of 2000[update] 52.3% of the population of the municipality were employed in some capacity. At the same time, females made up 39.6% of the workforce.
In the 2000 census[update] the religious membership of Nebikon was; 1,506 (70.3%) were Roman Catholic, and 185 (8.6%) were Protestant, with an additional 128 (5.98%) that were of some other Christian faith. There are 144 individuals (6.73% of the population) who are Muslim. Of the rest; there were 30 (1.4%) individuals who belong to another religion (not listed), 70 (3.27%) who do not belong to any organized religion, 78 (3.64%) who did not answer the question.
The historical population is given in the following table:
|about 1695||ca. 280|
- Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 3 October 2012
- Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
- Nebikon in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 26-Aug-2009
- LUSTAT-Canton Lucerne Statistical Office (German) accessed 25 August 2009
- LUSTAT Lucerne Cantonal Statistics (German) accessed 12 August 2009
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