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Reserve, Kansas
Location within Brown County and Kansas
Location within Brown County and Kansas
KDOT map of Brown County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°58′35″N 95°33′52″W / 39.97639°N 95.56444°W / 39.97639; -95.56444Coordinates: 39°58′35″N 95°33′52″W / 39.97639°N 95.56444°W / 39.97639; -95.56444
Country United States
State Kansas
County Brown
Founded 1880s
Incorporated 1913
Named for Indian reservation
Area
 • Total 0.12 sq mi (0.30 km2)
 • Land 0.12 sq mi (0.30 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
906 ft (276 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 84
 • Estimate 
(2019)
81
 • Density 704.35/sq mi (271.81/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66434
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-59050
GNIS ID 472784

Reserve is a city in Brown County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 84. It is located approximately 1.5 miles south of the Nebraska-Kansas border.

History

A post office was opened in Reserve in 1882, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1983. The community was named from its location on a former Indian reservation.

Geography

Reserve is located at 39°58′35″N 95°33′52″W / 39.97639°N 95.56444°W / 39.97639; -95.56444 (39.976378, -95.564464). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.11 square miles (0.28 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 197
1940 172 −12.7%
1950 169 −1.7%
1960 138 −18.3%
1970 117 −15.2%
1980 105 −10.3%
1990 108 2.9%
2000 100 −7.4%
2010 84 −16.0%
2019 (est.) 81 −3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 84 people, 36 households, and 20 families residing in the city. The population density was 763.6 inhabitants per square mile (294.8/km2). There were 58 housing units at an average density of 527.3 per square mile (203.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 79.8% White, 1.2% African American, 13.1% Native American, and 6.0% from two or more races.

There were 36 households, of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.4% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 3.15.

The median age in the city was 44.5 years. 27.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 2.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.3% were from 25 to 44; 38% were from 45 to 64; and 11.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.2% male and 54.8% female.

Education

Reserve is a part of USD 415 Hiawatha Schools. The Hiawatha High School mascot is Hiawatha Hawks.

Reserve schools were closed through school unification. The Reserve High School mascot was Reserve Elks.

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