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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.
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.
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.
25% of Hiawatha residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Hiawatha, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $264. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $683.
Libraries in Hiawatha include Morrill Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Hiawatha include Hiawatha World
Brown County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hiawatha political report.
The average commute time for Hiawatha workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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