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Brownell, Kansas
—  City  —
Location of Brownell, Kansas
Coordinates: 38°38′23″N 99°44′45″W / 38.63972°N 99.74583°W / 38.63972; -99.74583
Country United States
State Kansas
County Ness
 - Total 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 - Land 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,415 ft (736 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 48
 - Density 246.7/sq mi (95.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67521
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-08675[1]
GNIS feature ID 0475380[2]

Brownell is a city in Ness County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 48.



Brownell is located at 38°38′23″N 99°44′45″W / 38.63972°N 99.74583°W / 38.63972; -99.74583 (38.639630, -99.745801)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 48 people, 23 households, and 14 families residing in the city. The population density was 246.7 people per square mile (97.5/km²). There were 44 housing units at an average density of 226.1/sq mi (89.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.92% White, and 2.08% from two or more races.

There were 23 households out of which 13.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, and 34.8% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.53.

In the city the population was spread out with 14.6% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 10.4% from 25 to 44, 35.4% from 45 to 64, and 31.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females there were 152.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 127.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $28,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,765. There were 23.5% of families and 28.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including 57.1% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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