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The City of Ransom had a population of 331 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ransom: Ogdensburg, Ogdensburgh.

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Ransom, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 331
Daytime Population: Workers 279
Daytime Population: Residents 187
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 466
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.41
Population in Households 321
Population in Familes 255
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 1,029
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $54,222
Average Household Income $100,717
Per Capita Income $45,976


Total Housing Units 184 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 120 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (14.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (20.7%)
Median Home Value $47,266
Average Home Value $93,182


Total Households 146
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 92
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.65% 0.3%
Households 1.72% 0.41%
Families 1.95% 0.43%
Median Household Income   4.81%
Per Capita Income   4.8%

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, 2017 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 # 356 47th
Population Density # 254 62nd
Diversity Index # 514 24th
Median Household Income # 221 67th
Per Capita Income # 10 99th

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