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Downs is a city in Osborne County.
The community was named for Major William F. Downs, railroad superintendent
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Downs. For links to other places called Downs, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Downs is 39.498N. The longitude is -98.541W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,483 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 978.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Downs demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Osborne County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 67437 ZIP code.
37% of Downs residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Downs ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Downs was $15,001, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Downs residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Downs, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $187. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $471.
Libraries in Downs include Downs Carnegie Library ... View libraries
Osborne County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Downs political report.
The average commute time for Downs workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Downs include Howell House B&B.
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