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Brown County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Brown County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Seat Hiawatha
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

572 sq mi (1,482 km²)
571 sq mi (1,478 km²)
2 sq mi (4 km²), 0.27%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

10,236
17.9/sq mi (6.9/km²)
Founded August 25, 1855
Named for Albert Gallatin Brown
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.brown.kansasgov.com

Brown County (county code BR) is a county located in Northeast Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was 10,724 at the 2000 census, and it was estimated to be 10,236 in the year 2006. [1] Its county seat and most populous city is Hiawatha. Brown County is the location of the majority of the Iowa Reservation of Kansas and Nebraska.

Contents

Law and government

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 2000, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink without a food sales requirement.[2]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 572 square miles (1,482 km²), of which 571 square miles (1,478 km²) is land and 2 square miles (4 km²), or 0.27%, is water.[3] The Wolf River has its source in the county.[4] Brown State Fishing Lake, formerly known as "Brown County State Park" is in the county, 8 miles (13 km) east of Hiawatha.

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Adjacent counties

Major highways

Sources: National Atlas[5], U.S. Census Bureau[6]

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1860 2,607
1870 6,823 161.7%
1880 12,817 87.8%
1890 20,319 58.5%
1900 22,369 10.1%
1910 21,314 −4.7%
1920 20,949 −1.7%
1930 20,553 −1.9%
1940 17,395 −15.4%
1950 14,651 −15.8%
1960 13,229 −9.7%
1970 11,685 −11.7%
1980 11,955 2.3%
1990 11,128 −6.9%
2000 10,724 −3.6%

Brown County's population was estimated to be 10,236 in the year 2006, a decrease of 476, or -4.4%, over the previous six years. [1]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[3] there were 10,724 people, 4,318 households, and 2,949 families residing in the county. The population density was 19 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 4,815 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 86.87% White, 1.56% Black or African American, 8.82% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.73% from other races, and 1.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.32% of the population.

There were 4,318 households out of which 31.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.80% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.70% were non-families. 28.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.40% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 24.00% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 19.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,971, and the median income for a family was $39,525. Males had a median income of $29,163 versus $19,829 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,163. About 10.60% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.40% of those under age 18 and 11.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Brown County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2006 estimate): [7]

Unincorporated places

  • Baker
  • Mercier
  • Padonia

Townships

Brown County is divided into ten townships. The cities of Hiawatha, Horton, and Sabetha are considered governmentally independent and are excluded from the census figures for the townships. In the following table, the population center is the largest city (or cities) included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size.

Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Hamlin 29725 344 3 (8) 106 (41) 0 (0) 0.18% 39°57′1″N 95°36′40″W / 39.95028°N 95.61111°W / 39.95028; -95.61111
Hiawatha 31700 739 4 (12) 164 (63) 0 (0) 0.18% 39°50′25″N 95°31′59″W / 39.84028°N 95.53306°W / 39.84028; -95.53306
Irving 34500 311 2 (6) 137 (53) 0 (0) 0.04% 39°57′24″N 95°23′36″W / 39.95667°N 95.39333°W / 39.95667; -95.39333
Mission 47200 645 3 (8) 219 (84) 2 (1) 0.73% 39°43′14″N 95°32′12″W / 39.72056°N 95.53667°W / 39.72056; -95.53667
Morrill 48325 Morrill 503 5 (12) 105 (41) 0 (0) 0.24% 39°56′23″N 95°43′20″W / 39.93972°N 95.72222°W / 39.93972; -95.72222
Padonia 54025 259 2 (6) 107 (41) 0 (0) 0.14% 39°57′2″N 95°31′4″W / 39.95056°N 95.51778°W / 39.95056; -95.51778
Powhattan 57375 874 4 (10) 232 (90) 0 (0) 0.06% 39°43′49″N 95°41′59″W / 39.73028°N 95.69972°W / 39.73028; -95.69972
Robinson 60350 Robinson 452 4 (10) 116 (45) 0 (0) 0.25% 39°48′29″N 95°23′49″W / 39.80806°N 95.39694°W / 39.80806; -95.39694
Walnut 74875 Fairview 665 4 (11) 161 (62) 1 (0) 0.46% 39°50′53″N 95°42′27″W / 39.84806°N 95.7075°W / 39.84806; -95.7075
Washington 75525 Everest 541 5 (12) 116 (45) 0 (0) 0.17% 39°41′43″N 95°24′41″W / 39.69528°N 95.41139°W / 39.69528; -95.41139
Sources: "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/places2k.html.  

Education

Unified school districts

  • Hiawatha USD 415
  • Brown County USD 430

See also

Information on this and other counties in Kansas

Other information for Kansas

References

  1. ^ a b "Population Estimates". U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. http://www.census.gov/popest/estimates.php.   Annual estimates of the population to 2006-07-01. Released 2007-03-22. Population change is from 2000-07-01 to 2006-07-01.
  2. ^ "Map of Wet and Dry Counties". Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue. November 2006. http://www.ksrevenue.org/abcwetdrymap.htm. Retrieved 2007-12-28.  
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  4. ^ DeLorme (2003). Kansas Atlas & Gazetteer. p. 26. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-342-7.
  5. ^ National Atlas
  6. ^ U.S. Census Bureau TIGER shape files
  7. ^ "Population Estimates". U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. http://www.census.gov/popest/estimates.php.   Annual estimates of the population to 2006-07-01. Released 2007-06-28.

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Brown County, Kansas
Map
File:Map of Kansas highlighting Brown County.png
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the USA highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded August 25, 1855
Seat Hiawatha
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.27%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

10236
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.brown.kansasgov.com
Named for: Albert Gallatin Brown

Brown County (county code BR) is a county located in Northeast Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was 10,724 at the 2000 census, and it was estimated to be 10,236 in the year 2006 .[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Hiawatha.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,482 km² (572 sq mi), of which 1,478 km² (571 sq mi) is land and 4 km² (2 sq mi), or 0.27%, is water.GR2 The Wolf River has its source in the county.[2] Brown State Fishing Lake, formerly known as "Brown County State Park" is in the county, 8 miles (13 km) east of Hiawatha.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Brown County's population was estimated to be 10,236 in the year 2006 , a decrease of 476, or -4.4%, over the previous six years .[1]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,GR2 there were 10,724 people, 4,318 households, and 2,949 families residing in the county. The population density was 7/km² (19/sq mi). There were 4,815 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 86.87% White, 1.56% Black or African American, 8.82% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.73% from other races, and 1.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.32% of the population.

There were 4,318 households out of which 31.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.80% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.70% were non-families. 28.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.40% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 24.00% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 19.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,971, and the median income for a family was $39,525. Males had a median income of $29,163 versus $19,829 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,163. About 10.60% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.40% of those under age 18 and 11.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Brown County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2006

estimate):[3]

Unincorporated places

  • Baker
  • Mercier
  • Padonia

Townships

Brown County is divided into ten townships. The cities of Hiawatha, Horton, and Sabetha are considered governmentally independent and are excluded from the census figures for the townships. In the following table, the population center is the largest city (or cities) included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size.

Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Hamlin 29725 344 3 (8) 106 (41) 0 (0) 0.18% 39°57′1″N, 95°36′40″W
Hiawatha 31700 739 4 (12) 164 (63) 0 (0) 0.18% 39°50′25″N, 95°31′59″W
Irving 34500 311 2 (6) 137 (53) 0 (0) 0.04% 39°57′24″N, 95°23′36″W
Mission 47200 645 3 (8) 219 (84) 2 (1) 0.73% 39°43′14″N, 95°32′12″W
Morrill 48325 Morrill 503 5 (12) 105 (41) 0 (0) 0.24% 39°56′23″N, 95°43′20″W
Padonia 54025 259 2 (6) 107 (41) 0 (0) 0.14% 39°57′2″N, 95°31′4″W
Powhattan 57375 874 4 (10) 232 (90) 0 (0) 0.06% 39°43′49″N, 95°41′59″W
Robinson 60350 Robinson 452 4 (10) 116 (45) 0 (0) 0.25% 39°48′29″N, 95°23′49″W
Walnut 74875 Fairview 665 4 (11) 161 (62) 1 (0) 0.46% 39°50′53″N, 95°42′27″W
Washington 75525 Everest 541 5 (12) 116 (45) 0 (0) 0.17% 39°41′43″N, 95°24′41″W
Sources: Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files. U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division.

Education

Unified school districts

  • Hiawatha USD 415
  • Brown County USD 430

See also

Information on this and other counties in Kansas

Other information for Kansas

  • List of cities in Kansas
  • List of unified school districts in Kansas
  • List of colleges and universities in Kansas

References

  1. ^ a b Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. Annual estimates of the population to [[Wikipedia:2006-07-01 |2006-07-01 ]]Image:Wp_globe_tiny.gif. Released [[Wikipedia:2007-03-22 |2007-03-22 ]]Image:Wp_globe_tiny.gif. Population change is from [[Wikipedia:2000-07-01 |2000-07-01 ]]Image:Wp_globe_tiny.gif to [[Wikipedia:2006-07-01 |2006-07-01 ]]Image:Wp_globe_tiny.gif.
  2. ^ DeLorme (2003). Kansas Atlas & Gazetteer. p. 26. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-342-7.
  3. ^ Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. Annual estimates of the population to [[Wikipedia:2006-07-01 |2006-07-01 ]]Image:Wp_globe_tiny.gif. Released [[Wikipedia:2007-06-28 |2007-06-28 ]]Image:Wp_globe_tiny.gif.

External links

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Additional information

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