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Brown County, Kansas (KS)

County population in 2014: 9,815 (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:

29%
State:

32%

Land area: 571 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 17 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Brown County: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (51.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.4%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 28%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 69%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Brown County, Kansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (84.0%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (8.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.2%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years
Males: 4,784  (48.7%)
Females: 5,031  (51.3%)
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Brown County,KS real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Brown County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,687 ($31,971 in 1999)

This county:

$39687
Kansas:

$50972

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $352 (lower quartile is $267, upper quartile is $440)
This county:

$352
State:

$569


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $77,881 (it was $54,600 in 2000)
Brown:

$77,881
Kansas:

$129,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $48,335 - $132,976
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $888
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $368

Institutionalized population: 47

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 5
  • Burglaries: 21
  • Thefts: 31
  • Auto thefts: 6

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 20
  • Thefts: 34
  • Auto thefts: 2
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $134,600
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $213,700
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $375,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $421,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,141 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $927 (1.3%)

Brown County household income distribution in 2009 Brown County home values distribution Brown County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.0%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.5% for Black residents, 37.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.4% for American Indian residents, 34.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.4%
Brown County:

19.4%
Kansas:

14.0%
(16.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.8% for Black residents, 37.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.1% for American Indian residents, 28.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 42 years old, American Indian residents: 34 years old, Asian residents: 28 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 18 years old, Other race residents: 48 years old)

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.

Cities in this county include: Hiawatha, Horton, Everest, Morrill, Fairview, Robinson, Kickapoo Tribal Center, Kickapoo Site 1, Reserve, Powhattan.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Brown County: Troy Wastewater Treatment Plant Mosquito Creek (A), Severance Wastewater Plant (B), Denton Wastewater Plant (C), Highland Sewer Treatment Plant (D), Troy Wastewater Treatment Plant Peters Creek (E), Wathena Sewer Treatment Plant (F), Elwood Sewer Treatment Plant (G), Meng Farms (H), Doniphan County Fairgrounds (I), Kansas Highway Patrol Troop B - Doniphan (J), Leonard L Clary Community Building (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Brown County include: Bellevue United Methodist Church (A), Denton United Methodist Church (B), Burr Oak Church (C), Zion United Evangelical Church (D), Jordan Creek Church (E), Saint Johns Church (F), Saint Benedict Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Burrell Cemetery (1), Wolf River Cemetery (2), Fanning Cemetery (3), Iola Cemetery (4), Olive Branch Cemetery (5), Anderson Cemetery (6), Saint Charles Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mill Creek (A), Charlie Creek (B), Duncan Creek (C), Jordan Creek (D), North Branch Independence Creek (E), Smith Creek (F), Mosquito Creek (G), Peters Creek (H), Cottonwood Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Christian County, Illinois , Daviess County, Missouri , Grundy County, Missouri , Jackson County , Nemaha County , Pawnee County, Nebraska .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 349
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 135 (56% naturalized citizens)

Brown County:

1.3%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 53
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 12
  • 1980 to 1984: 5
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 20
  • 1970 to 1974: 7
  • 1965 to 1969: 38

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 73.1%

Brown County marital status for males Brown County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,032
  • One, attached: 16
  • Two: 126
  • 3 or 4: 139
  • 5 to 9: 117
  • 10 to 19: 25
  • 20 or more: 93
  • Mobile homes: 267

Housing units in Brown County with a mortgage: 1,067 (54 second mortgage, 59 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,237

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

65.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Brown County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,12318
Evangelical Protestant96912
Catholic9003
Other2591
Black Protestant1241
None4,609-
Brown County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Brown County:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Brown County:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

10.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Brown County:

9.8%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Brown County:

29.8%
State:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.9%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Brown County:

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

Tornado activity:

Brown County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 2698504.0 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 11 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/26/1984, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Brown County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 72% 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 Brown County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 422.3 miles away from the county center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 374.0 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 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 384.4 miles away from Brown County center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 267.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • KansasSevere 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
  • KansasSevere 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
  • KansasSevere 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
  • KansasSevere 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
  • KansasSevere 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
  • KansasSevere 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
  • KansasHurricane 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
  • KansasSevere 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
  • KansasFlooding, 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
  • KansasSEVERE 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: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (21%)
  • India (11%)
  • Philippines (11%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • El Salvador (7%)
  • Japan (7%)
  • Ireland (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Brown County (%):

  • German (33%)
  • English (10%)
  • United States or American (7%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Norwegian (4%)
  • European (3%)
  • Swiss (2%)

Brown County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,935 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 479 (10%)
  • Walked: 134 (3%)
  • Other means: 38 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 297 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Brown County, Kansas in 2000:

  • 178 people in nursing homes
  • 10 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in Brown County, Kansas in 2010:

  • 56 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 33 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 14 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $46,004.

5.92% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,451 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.92%
Kansas average:

6.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.33% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($16,319 average AGI)
2.59% relocated from other states ($18,133 average AGI)
Brown County:

2.59%
Kansas average:

3.18%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Nemaha County, KS  0.55% ($24,333 average AGI)
from Shawnee County, KS  0.52% ($33,550)
from Atchison County, KS  0.39% ($35,867)
from Buchanan County, MO  0.37% ($16,286)
from Doniphan County, KS  0.34% ($33,385)
from Jackson County, KS  0.26% ($29,700)
from Richardson County, NE  0.26% ($22,400)


6.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,351 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.31%
Kansas average:

6.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.63% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($16,463 average AGI)
2.69% relocated to other states ($10,888 average AGI)
Brown County:

2.69%
Kansas average:

3.65%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Nemaha County, KS  0.55% ($35,333 average AGI)
to Jackson County, KS  0.50% ($25,579)
to Shawnee County, KS  0.47% ($26,944)
to Doniphan County, KS  0.37% ($25,429)
to Atchison County, KS  0.34% ($47,769)
to Richardson County, NE  0.34% ($23,692)
to Douglas County, KS  0.29% ($29,909)

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 from 2007 to 2014: 12.9

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

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Brown County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Brown County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,105 (1,834 aged, 271 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 195 (8%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Brown County, Kansas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (198)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (119)
  • Congestive heart failure (111)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (105)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (101)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (96)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (68)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (64)
  • Unspecified dementia (51)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (40)

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:

Households: 9,868
  • 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.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,184 1-person, 144 2-persons, 16 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

1,957 married couples with children.
682 single-parent households (147 men, 535 women).

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:

Births: 711
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 713
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +44
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -514
Here -50 per 1000 residents
State -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:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 5
  • 2000 to 2004: 189
  • 1990 to 1999: 297
  • 1980 to 1989: 435
  • 1970 to 1979: 698
  • 1960 to 1969: 458
  • 1950 to 1959: 385
  • 1940 to 1949: 197
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,040
Rooms in houses/apartments in Brown County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 57
  • 4 rooms: 239
  • 5 rooms: 747
  • 6 rooms: 778
  • 7 rooms: 488
  • 8 rooms: 397
  • 9+ rooms: 367
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 42
  • 3 rooms: 238
  • 4 rooms: 268
  • 5 rooms: 243
  • 6 rooms: 161
  • 7 rooms: 117
  • 8 rooms: 96
  • 9+ rooms: 61
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Brown County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 87
  • 2 bedrooms: 776
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,468
  • 4 bedrooms: 591
  • 5+ bedrooms: 158
  • no bedroom: 21
  • 1 bedroom: 296
  • 2 bedrooms: 472
  • 3 bedrooms: 299
  • 4 bedrooms: 103
  • 5+ bedrooms: 47
Cars and other vehicles available in Brown County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 114
  • 1 vehicle: 786
  • 2 vehicles: 1,345
  • 3 vehicles: 621
  • 4 vehicles: 159
  • 5+ vehicles: 55
  • no vehicle: 175
  • 1 vehicle: 595
  • 2 vehicles: 316
  • 3 vehicles: 125
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5+ vehicles: 10

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.

Brown County:

61.9%
State average:

53.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 7493
  • Northeast: 69
  • Midwest: 2122
  • South: 445
  • West: 403

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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (65.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27.1%)
  • Electricity (4.4%)
  • Wood (1.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.0%)
  • Utility gas (61.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.1%)
  • Electricity (12.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.1%)
  • Wood (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 36
Here:

2.8%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 26
Here:

3.6%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 31
Here:

10.2%
Kansas:

13.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Brown County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,353,000
    General - Other: $789,000
    Police Protection: $513,000
    Central Staff Services: $508,000
    Financial Administration: $351,000
    Health Services - Other: $315,000
    Solid Waste Management: $292,000
    Corrections - Other: $259,000
    General Public Buildings: $172,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $142,000
    Housing & Community Development: $25,000
    Parks & Recreation: $16,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $376,000
    Higher Education: $60,000
    Natural Resources: $17,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $153,000
    General - Other: $60,000
    Health - Other: $27,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $562,000

Brown County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $305,000
    All Other: $161,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $229,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $84,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $543,000
    General Support: $223,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,847,000
    Total General Sales: $791,000
    Public Utilities: $51,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $0

Brown County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $205,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $50,000

Brown County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $50,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,900,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 199
  • Number of aged recipients: 25
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 174
  • Number of recipients under 18: 38
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 124
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 37
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 82
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 79
Brown County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Brown County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Brown County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary11982.4 years
John11478.1 years
Charles10079.5 years
William9680.6 years
Robert7273.8 years
George6779.7 years
Anna6085.6 years
Helen5981.7 years
Ruth4979.7 years
Harold4777.1 years
Most common last names in Brown County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5579.2 years
Moore3578.7 years
Schuetz3178.5 years
Jones3078.4 years
Meyer2679.1 years
Bruning2680.8 years
Miller2581.3 years
Wilson2277.0 years
Torkelson2284.1 years
Thompson2179.3 years
Businesses in Brown County, KS
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1RadioShack1
Ford1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
McDonald's1Walmart1
Pizza Hut1