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Ransom, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Ransom had a population of 310 as of July 1, 2016. Ransom ranks in the lower 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 Ransom is located at latitude 38.6362 and longitude -99.9327 in Ness County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ransom (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ness County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,513 feet.

The City of Ransom (GNIS ID: 2396321) 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 Ransom is located within Township of Nevada, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ness County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ransom 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 Ransom: Ogdensburg, Ogdensburgh.

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


Total Population 310
Population in Households 301
Population in Familes 239
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 964
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 135
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 86
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 184 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 111 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (13.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (26.6%)
Median Home Value $49,554
Average Home Value $91,441


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $91,019
Per Capita Income $41,380
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.85% 0.76%
Households 0.73% 0.73%
Families 1.16% 0.46%
Median Household Income   3.6%
Per Capita Income   2.39%
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.

Ransom, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ransom 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 # 364 46th
Population Density1 # 281 58th
Diversity Index2 # 520 22nd
Median Household Income # 293 55th
Per Capita Income # 14 98th

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