County population in 2012: 9,881 (32% urban, 68% rural); it was 10,724 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,487 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,430 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,080 Renter-occupied apartments: 1,177 (it was 1,238 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 571 sq. mi. Water area: 1.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 18 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Brown County: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (27.8%), Manufacturing (14.1%), Retail trade (11.1%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.3%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $807 (1.1%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $724 (1.1%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 16.1%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.0% for Black residents, 51.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.6% for American Indian residents, 50.0% for other race residents, 22.7% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 44 years old, American Indian residents: 26 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Brown County is $434 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $532 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $775 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Brown County: Sycamore Springs Recreational Vehicle Resort (A), Mulberry Creek Resort Recreational Vehicle Park (B), Fairview Wastewater Treatment Facility (C), Morrill Wastewater Treatment Facility (D), Hiawatha Wastewater Plant Number 3 (E), Mission Lake Camp (F), Kansas Department of Transportation Brown County Rest Area (G), Powhattan Wastewater Plant (H), Everest Sewer Treatment Plant (I), Robinson Wastewater Treatment Plant (J), Hiawatha City of North (K), Willis Wastewater Plant (L), Lakeview Country Club (M), Agricultural Partners Co - Operative Grain Elevator Number 4 (N), Agricultural Partners Co - Operative Grain Elevator Number 1 (O), Iowa Tribal Police Department (P), Sac and Fox Tribal Police Department (Q), Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska Fire Department (R). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Brown County include: Fidelity Church (A), Hiawatha Mennonite Church (B), Immanuel Lutheran Church (C), Pleasant Hill Church (D), Zion United Methodist Church (E), American Church (F), Upper Wolf Lutheran Church (G), Kickapoo Indian Church (H), Zion Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Pleasant Hill Cemetery (1), Upper Wolf Lutheran Cemetery (2), Comet Cemetery (3), Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery (4), Saint Leo's Catholic Cemetery (5), Morrill Cemetery (6), Hiawatha Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spring Branch (A), Euchre Creek (B), Pedee Creek (C), Terrapin Creek (D), Mulberry Creek (E), Spring Creek (F), Lost Shirt Creek (G), Hazel Creek (H), Middle Fork Wolf River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 548 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $89,091 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $138.25 The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 40.69% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $92,173 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 69.72% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.27% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $103,259 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.29% Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.43 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.69% Corn for grain: 96578 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 6457 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 102675 harvested acres Vegetables: 4 harvested acres Land in orchards: 8 acres
Brown County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 5.1 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 17 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 5/5/1950, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Brown County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 56.7 miles away from the county center On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 26.9 miles away from the county center On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.7 miles away from the county center On 5/13/1999 at 14:18:22, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.5 miles away from Brown County center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)
Most recent natural disasters:
Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 7, 2010 to July 21, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1932): August 10, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1932, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Kansas Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 22, 2009 to January 8, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1885): March 9, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1885, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 22, 2008 to June 16, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1776): July 9, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1776, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Kansas Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 6, 2007 to December 19, 2007, Emergency Declared (EM-3282): December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3282, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Kansas Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 6, 2007 to December 19, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1741): February 1, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1741, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Kansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 4, 2007 to June 1, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1699): May 6, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1699, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Kansas Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: September 1, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3236): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3236, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Kansas Severe Winter Storms, Heavy Rains, and Flooding, Incident Period: January 4, 2005 to January 6, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1579): February 8, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1579, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood, Heavy Rain
Kansas Flooding, Severe Storms, Incident Period: June 28, 1993 to October 5, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1000): July 22, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1000, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Kansas SEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 7, 1984 to June 9, 1984, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-714): June 22, 1984, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-714, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Brown County (13) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11 Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3
Births per 1000 population in Brown County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.8 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.9
Deaths per 1000 population in Brown County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.4 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Brown County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,190 (1,928 aged, 262 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 19.3 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13491.6 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 482.530 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 46535.42
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1162.220 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1533.350 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 29.3
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 27.1 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 48.83
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 8,292 (2,014 male householders, 724 female householders)
2,128 spouses, 2,769 children (2,485 natural, 87 adopted, 197 stepchildren), 176 grandchildren, 64 brothers or sisters, 40 parents, 83 other relatives, 260 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 1,576 (604 male householders (507 living alone)), 752 female householders (677 living alone)), 220 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 116 (47 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 1,380 2-persons, 524 3-persons, 435 4-persons, 257 5-persons, 100 6-persons, 42 7-or-more-persons.
95.7% of residents of Brown County speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 21% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (34% speak English very well, 45% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak other language at home (85% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $91,829,000 ($8862 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $9,022,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $30,517,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,178,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $14,854,000 Federal grants: $18,514,000 Federal procurement contracts: $745,000 ($15,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $11,019,000 ($7,677,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $254,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,912,000 Federal Government insurance: $39,546,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
69 per 1000 residents
75 per 1000 residents
70 per 1000 residents
47 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +44
+4 per 1000 residents
+14 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -514
-50 per 1000 residents
-21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Brown County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.28 millions of gallons per day (55% from ground, 45% from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 61
2000 to 2004: 179
1990 to 1999: 314
1980 to 1989: 488
1970 to 1979: 704
1960 to 1969: 467
1950 to 1959: 406
1940 to 1949: 385
1939 or earlier: 1,914
Rooms in houses/apartments in Brown County, Kansas
62% of Brown County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 49% lived in Kansas.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 7493
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $20,600
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Brown County