Brown County, Kansas

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Brown County
Brown County Courthouse in Hiawatha
Brown County Courthouse in Hiawatha
Map of Kansas highlighting Brown County
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: Coordinates: 39°48′N 95°35′W / 39.800°N 95.583°W / 39.800; -95.583
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedAugust 25, 1855
Named forAlbert Gallatin Brown
SeatHiawatha
Largest cityHiawatha
Area
 • Total572 sq mi (1,480 km2)
 • Land571 sq mi (1,480 km2)
 • Water1.2 sq mi (3 km2)  0.2%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
9,684
 • Density17/sq mi (7/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Area code785
Congressional district2nd
Websiteks-brown.manatron.com

Brown County (county code BR) is a county in the northeast part of the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 9,984 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Hiawatha. Hiawatha is the second-biggest city in Brown County.[2] Brown County is where the Kickapoo Indian Reservation of Kansas is. It also has most of the Sac and Fox Reservation and most of the Iowa Reservation of Kansas and Nebraska.

History[change | change source]

Brown County was created in 1855.[3] It was named after Albert G. Brown.[4]

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says the county has a total area of 572 square miles (1,480 km2). Of that, 571 square miles (1,480 km2) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) (0.2%) is water.[5] The Wolf River has starts in the county.[6] Brown State Fishing Lake is in the county, 8 miles (13 km) east of Hiawatha.

Major highways[change | change source]

Sources: National Atlas,[7] U.S. Census Bureau[8]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18602,607
18706,823161.7%
188012,81787.8%
189020,31958.5%
190022,36910.1%
191021,314−4.7%
192020,949−1.7%
193020,553−1.9%
194017,395−15.4%
195014,651−15.8%
196013,229−9.7%
197011,685−11.7%
198011,9552.3%
199011,128−6.9%
200010,724−3.6%
20109,984−6.9%
Est. 20169,684[9]−3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
1790-1960[11] 1900-1990[12]
1990-2000[13] 2010-2016[1]

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 72.0% 2,906 21.4% 863 6.6% 267
2012 70.9% 2,829 27.0% 1,076 2.2% 88
2008 68.2% 2,985 30.1% 1,317 1.7% 74
2004 70.0% 3,092 28.7% 1,268 1.3% 58
2000 63.6% 2,985 32.2% 1,512 4.1% 194
1996 56.6% 2,688 32.2% 1,529 11.2% 534
1992 41.6% 2,203 27.9% 1,476 30.5% 1,615
1988 63.6% 3,059 35.7% 1,719 0.7% 34
1984 74.0% 3,894 24.8% 1,303 1.3% 67
1980 67.6% 3,598 25.7% 1,370 6.7% 354
1976 65.0% 3,407 33.3% 1,745 1.8% 93
1972 78.9% 4,314 19.0% 1,038 2.1% 114
1968 69.2% 3,748 22.1% 1,199 8.7% 473
1964 57.0% 3,213 42.3% 2,386 0.7% 37
1960 72.3% 4,707 27.2% 1,773 0.5% 35
1956 77.0% 5,138 22.8% 1,519 0.3% 20
1952 80.5% 6,031 19.2% 1,440 0.3% 20
1948 68.0% 4,518 31.0% 2,060 1.0% 68
1944 73.0% 4,947 26.8% 1,817 0.2% 15
1940 69.2% 6,008 30.3% 2,633 0.5% 43
1936 62.4% 5,814 37.5% 3,495 0.1% 11
1932 57.7% 5,005 41.6% 3,604 0.7% 60
1928 76.8% 6,692 23.0% 2,005 0.2% 20
1924 68.9% 5,647 22.8% 1,866 8.3% 678
1920 72.3% 5,249 26.7% 1,937 1.1% 76
1916 52.9% 4,282 43.3% 3,503 3.9% 315
1912 31.2% 1,512 36.7% 1,774 32.1% 1,554
1908 56.3% 2,778 41.4% 2,044 2.3% 111
1904 68.6% 3,158 27.0% 1,244 4.3% 200
1900 57.1% 3,137 41.8% 2,298 1.1% 59
1896 51.7% 2,879 47.0% 2,618 1.4% 77
1892 52.0% 2,562 47.9% 2,362
1888 55.6% 2,696 37.2% 1,803 7.3% 352

Brown County very Republican. Brown was Alf Landon’s strongest county in his home state during his 1936 presidential campaign. Noo Democratic presidential candidate has ever won a most of the votes Brown County.

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Brown County (map legend)

Cities[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 237.
  4. History of the State of Kansas: Containing a Full Account of Its Growth from an Uninhabited Territory to a Wealthy and Important State. A. T. Andreas. 1883. p. 710.
  5. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. DeLorme (2003). Kansas Atlas & Gazetteer. p. 26. Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. ISBN 0-89933-342-7.
  7. National Atlas Archived December 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  8. "U.S. Census Bureau TIGER shape files". Archived from the original on 2017-05-23. Retrieved 2017-12-05. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  9. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  10. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  11. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
  12. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
  13. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
  14. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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