Brownell, Kansas

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Population in 2014: 29 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -39.6%
Males: 16  (56.9%)
Females: 13  (43.1%)
Median resident age:  62.8 years
Kansas median age:  36.5 years

Zip code: 67521

Estimated median household income in 2016: $59,220 (it was $36,250 in 2000)
Brownell:

$59,220
KS:

$54,935

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $25,824 (it was $14,765 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $23,347 (it was $13,100 in 2000)
Brownell:

$23,347
KS:

$144,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $89,865; Detached houses: $93,877; Mobile homes: $18,767
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Brownell: 75.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (42.9%), American (14.3%), Irish (14.3%), English (7.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2410 feet

Land area: 0.19 square miles.

Population density: 149 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Brownell:

  • High school or higher: 95.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Brownell city:

  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 65.7%
  • Separated: 7.1%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $457 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $794 (4.7%)

Brownell satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (146.6 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (436.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Ransom, KS (3.2 miles ), McCracken, KS (3.2 miles ), Bazine, KS (3.7 miles ), Ness City, KS (3.9 miles ), Alexander, KS (4.0 miles) , Ellis, KS (4.8 miles ), Utica, KS (4.8 miles ), Schoenchen, KS (4.8 miles ).

Latitude: 38.64 N, Longitude: 99.75 W

Area code: 785

Brownell household income distribution Brownell home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.8%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +4 (+9.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (73%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (18%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (38%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (36%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (36%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (38%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (38%)
  • Sales and related occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

Average climate in Brownell, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Brownell-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 85% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1972, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.8 miles away from the Brownell city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/25/1990, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.6 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Brownell-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 53% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 156.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 299.2 miles away from Brownell center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 135.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 401.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 43.0 miles away from Brownell center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 13.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ness County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Brownell:

  • GRISELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LTCU (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; RANSOM, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Brownell:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 28 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 8,728)
  • Barton County Community College (about 58 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 107 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • Newman University (about 146 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Friends University (about 146 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 146 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 147 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)

Library in Brownell:

  • BROWNELL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $807; Location: 201 S. SIXTH STREET; 430 books; 14 audio materials; 30 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 5 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Brownell: Brownell Public Library (A), Brownell Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Ness County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 66.1. This is about average.

City:

66.1
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.19. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.19
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 36.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.1
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.1%
Average household size:
This city:  1.8 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  50.0%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  0.0%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.7
Kansas average:

11.2

Brownell travel time to work - commute Brownell mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Brownell city (based on Ness County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,36710
Catholic1,3112
Evangelical Protestant2786
None151-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Ness County:

6.69 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Ness County:

10.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

20.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.4%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Ness County:

27.9%
Kansas:

27.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$40
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$617
Totals for Government 0$0 4$657

Brownell government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $10,000 ($344.83)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($275.86)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($68.97)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,000 ($137.93)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($68.97)

Brownell government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($68.97)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($68.97)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($206.90)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,000 ($34.48)
    Highways: $1,000 ($34.48)
  • Tax - Property: $15,000 ($517.24)

Brownell government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $35,000 ($1206.90)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $31,000 ($1068.97)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $4,000 ($137.93)

Brownell government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $24,000 ($827.59)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,000 ($68.97)

5.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($13,547 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.01%
Kansas average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

4.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,241 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.56%
Kansas average:

6.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Brownell:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KVGB (1590 AM; 5 kW; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO INC.)
  • KAYS (1400 AM; 1 kW; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KGNO (1370 AM; 5 kW; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KXXX (790 AM; 5 kW; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Brownell:

  • KJLS (103.3 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KKQY (101.9 FM; HILL CITY, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KHAZ (99.5 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Brownell:

  • KBSH-TV (Channel 7; HAYS, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOOD (Channel 9; HAYS, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP.)

Brownell fatal accident list:

Nov 18, 2014 08:45 PM, Dd Road, Lat: 38.60983, Lon: -99.69791, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Brownell)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 30497 190 Road (Lat: 38.319861 Lon: -99.413472), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 7.6 m, Overall height: 8.2 m, Call Sign: WNPT723
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.915 MHzGrant Date: 04/17/2014, Expiration Date: 07/10/2024, Certifier: Howard BoeseRegistrant: Mobile Radio Service, Inc., 156 S Highway 281, Great Bend, KS 67530, Phone: (620) 285-2056, Fax: (620) 793-6507, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WB7PDC, Licensee ID: L01240993, Grant Date: 01/31/2007, Expiration Date: 04/30/2017, Certifier: Thomas L Sekavec, Registrant: Thomas L Sekavec, 100 Grand Ave, Brownell, KS 67521

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3620S , Serial Number: 17250820, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 11/01/1963
    Registrant (Individual): Howard Boese, 30497 190 Rd, Brownell, KS 67521

Drinking water stations with addresses in Brownell and their reported violations in the past:

BROWNELL, CITY OF (Population served: 29, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-25-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-25-2008), St Public Notif received (FEB-01-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-02-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (81%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Wood (10%)

Brownell compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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