Brownell, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brownell, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Brownell had a population of 28 as of July 1, 2016. Brownell ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brownell is located at latitude 38.6406 and longitude -99.7444 in Ness County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brownell (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ness County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,415 feet.

The City of Brownell (GNIS ID: 2393437) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Brownell is located within Township of Waring, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ness County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brownell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brownell: Vansburgh.

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Brownell, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 28
Population in Households 28
Population in Familes 23
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 144
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 15
Average Household Size 1.87
Family Households 11
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 38 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12 (31.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3 ( 7.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (60.5%)
Median Home Value $58,333
Average Home Value $121,154


Median Household Income $51,924
Average Household Income $69,554
Per Capita Income $29,282
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.56% 0.0%
Households -1.03% 0.0%
Families 5.23% -1.89%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Brownell, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brownell to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 657 3rd
Population Density1 # 617 8th
Diversity Index2 # 63 91st
Median Household Income # 250 63rd
Per Capita Income # 109 84th

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