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Brownell, Kansas
City
Location within Ness County and Kansas
Location within Ness County and Kansas
KDOT map of Ness County (legend)
KDOT map of Ness County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Ness
Area
 • Total 0.20 sq mi (0.52 km2)
 • Land 0.20 sq mi (0.52 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,415 ft (736 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 29
 • Estimate (2015) 28
 • Density 145/sq mi (55.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67521
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-08675
GNIS feature ID 0475380
Website City website

Brownell is a city in Ness County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 29.

History

Brownell was a station on the Missouri Pacific Railroad. The community was named for one Mr. Brownell, a railroad official.

The first post office in Brownell was established in 1880, but the post office was called Vansburgh until 1888.

Geography

Brownell is located at 38°38′23″N 99°44′45″W / 38.63972°N 99.74583°W / 38.63972; -99.74583 (38.639630, -99.745801). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.20 square miles (0.52 km2), all land.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Brownell has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 207
1940 162 −21.7%
1950 211 30.2%
1960 118 −44.1%
1970 98 −16.9%
1980 92 −6.1%
1990 44 −52.2%
2000 48 9.1%
2010 29 −39.6%
Est. 2015 28 −3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 29 people, 16 households, and 8 families residing in the city. The population density was 145.0 inhabitants per square mile (56.0/km2). There were 38 housing units at an average density of 190.0 per square mile (73.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 16 households of which 12.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, and 50.0% were non-families. 50.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.81 and the average family size was 2.63.

The median age in the city was 59.5 years. 17.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 0.0% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 10.3% were from 25 to 44; 37.8% were from 45 to 64; and 34.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 58.6% male and 41.4% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 48 people, 23 households, and 14 families residing in the city. The population density was 246.7 people per square mile (97.5/km²). There were 44 housing units at an average density of 226.1 per square mile (89.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.92% White, and 2.08% from two or more races.

There were 23 households out of which 13.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, and 34.8% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.53.

In the city, the population was spread out with 14.6% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 10.4% from 25 to 44, 35.4% from 45 to 64, and 31.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females there were 152.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 127.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $28,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,765. There were 23.5% of families and 28.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including 57.1% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Parks and Recreation

  • Cedar Bluff Reservoir and Cedar Bluff State Park
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