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Brewster, Kansas
Location within Thomas County and Kansas
Location within Thomas County and Kansas
KDOT map of Thomas County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Thomas
Founded 1880s
Incorporated 1920
Named for L.D. Brewster
Area
 • Total 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Land 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
3,428 ft (1,045 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 291
 • Density 1,119/sq mi (434/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67732
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-8425
GNIS ID 471255

Brewster is a city in Thomas County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 291.

History

Brewster was named for L. D. Brewster, a railroad official. Brewster was a station and shipping point on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad.

The first post office in Brewster was established in September 1888.

Geography

Brewster is located at 39°21′46″N 101°22′36″W / 39.362878°N 101.376552°W / 39.362878; -101.376552 (39.362878, -101.376552). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), all of it land.

Climate

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Brewster has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 487
1940 408 −16.2%
1950 467 14.5%
1960 317 −32.1%
1970 320 0.9%
1980 327 2.2%
1990 296 −9.5%
2000 285 −3.7%
2010 305 7.0%
2020 291 −4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 305 people, 122 households, and 87 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,173.1 inhabitants per square mile (452.9/km2). There were 142 housing units at an average density of 546.2 per square mile (210.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.5% White, 2.0% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 3.9% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.8% of the population.

There were 122 households, of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.7% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 40.4 years. 29.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 22.6% were from 45 to 64; and 20.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.8% male and 48.2% female.

Education

Brewster is served by Brewster USD 314.

The Brewster Bulldogs have won the following Kansas State High School championships:

  • 1968 Boys Basketball - Class BB
  • 1995 Boys Basketball - Class 1A
  • 2000 Boys Basketball - Class 1A
  • 2001 Boys Basketball - Class 1A

See also

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