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Hamlin, Kansas
Location within Brown County and Kansas
Location within Brown County and Kansas
KDOT map of Brown County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Brown
Founded 1870
Platted 1870
Incorporated 1889
Named for Hannibal Hamlin
Area
 • Total 0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
 • Land 0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
991 ft (302 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 46
 • Estimate 
(2019)
36
 • Density 413.79/sq mi (158.96/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-29700
GNIS ID 472770

Hamlin is a city in Brown County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 46.

History

Hamlin was laid out in 1870. It was named in honor of Hannibal Hamlin, Abraham Lincoln's vice-president.

Geography

Hamlin is located at 39°54′58″N 95°37′39″W / 39.91611°N 95.62750°W / 39.91611; -95.62750 (39.916094, -95.627632). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 135
1890 216 60.0%
1900 258 19.4%
1910 208 −19.4%
1920 211 1.4%
1930 183 −13.3%
1940 174 −4.9%
1950 118 −32.2%
1960 99 −16.1%
1970 95 −4.0%
1980 80 −15.8%
1990 50 −37.5%
2000 53 6.0%
2010 46 −13.2%
2019 (est.) 36 −21.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 46 people, 19 households, and 13 families residing in the city. The population density was 511.1 inhabitants per square mile (197.3/km2). There were 24 housing units at an average density of 266.7 per square mile (103.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.7% White, 2.2% African American, and 2.2% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.7% of the population.

There were 19 households, of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.6% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the city was 44 years. 23.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 2.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.3% were from 25 to 44; 26% were from 45 to 64; and 19.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 56.5% male and 43.5% female.

Notable people

  • Ellen Palmer Allerton (1835-1893), Walls of Corn poet, interred at Hamlin Cemetery
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