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"City of Beautiful Maples"

Hiawatha is a city in Brown County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the Mohawk chief immortalized by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Hiawatha. For links to other places called Hiawatha, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Hiawatha is 39.852N. The longitude is -95.535W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,132 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,331.


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Median household income
Local
$35,854
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hiawatha demographic reports
Hiawatha is between the Kickapoo, Iowa and Sac & Fox Indian reservations.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 5. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.5 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Maple Leaf Festival - Oct. 6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hiawatha web sites and events links in the sections below.
Hiawatha attractions: Casinos
Historic routes: Oregon Trail
Historic sites and museums: Brown County Historical Society & Museum, Brown County Agriculture Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Hiawatha demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Brown 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 66434 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

34% of Hiawatha residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hiawatha ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hiawatha was $16,981, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

25% of Hiawatha residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Hiawatha, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $264.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $683.


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Libraries in Hiawatha include Morrill Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Hiawatha include Hiawatha World

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Brown County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hiawatha political report.

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The average commute time for Hiawatha workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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