Brown County is located in northeast Kansas. The County Seat is Hiawatha and the largest city is Hiawatha. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.brown.kansasgov.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 9,815 and the 2010 census population was 9,984. The land area is 570.87 square miles and there are 17.5 persons per square mile.
85.9% of the population is White, 1.5% is Black or African American, 3.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 9.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.8% is two or more races. 90.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $77,100, there are 4,104 households, an average of 2.39 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,046, the median household income is $39,968, and 19% of the persons in Brown County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 862. Retail sales (in $1000) were $67,859, and sales per capita were $6,771. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 24.1%.
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