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Population in 2012: 289 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.5%
 

Males: 132  (45.9%)
Females: 157  (54.1%)

Median resident age:  52.7 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 67572.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,645 (it was $31,771 in 2000)
Ransom:

$41,645
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,873

Ransom city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $29,512 (it was $36,300 in 2000)
Ransom:

$29,512
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $36,499; Detached houses: $39,380; Mobile homes: $10,565

Median gross rent in 2012: $294.

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  • White alone - 290 (98.6%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.7%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.7%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ransom: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (51.1%), Irish (11.5%), English (5.5%), Dutch (3.4%), United States (3.4%), Scotch-Irish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2511 feet

Land area: 0.33 square miles.

Population density: 886 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Ransom:

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ransom city:

  • Never married: 20.3%
  • Now married: 58.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.2%
Kansas:  5.9%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Ransom, Kansas as of May 22, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Ransom to the number of sex offenders is 289 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $750 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $760 (2.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (155.6 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (440.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Brownell, KS (3.2 miles) , Ness City, KS (3.6 miles ), Utica, KS (3.6 miles ), Bazine, KS (4.3 miles ), McCracken, KS (4.4 miles ), Alexander, KS (4.9 miles) , WaKeeney, KS (5.2 miles ), Ellis, KS (5.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 38.64 N, Longitude: 99.93 W

Area code: 785

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.2%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -46 (-12.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (32%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (30%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (44%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (20%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Religious workers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Ransom-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 162% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1972, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.1 miles away from the Ransom city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

On 4/30/1972, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.9 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ransom-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 48.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 22.4 miles away from Ransom center
On 1/7/1999 at 05:16:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 30.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/13/2001 at 01:56:13, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/2003 at 17:31:59, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 49.2 miles away from Ransom center
On 11/1/2002 at 11:08:56, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ness County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Ruth Riley - WNBA player (Detroit Shock, born: Aug 28, 1979).


Hospitals/medical centers in Ransom:

  • GRISELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 210 SOUTH VERMONT AVENUE)
  • GRISELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LTCU (Nursing Home, 330 S VERMONT PO BOX 268)

Political contributions by individuals in Ransom, KS

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ransom:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 36 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,978)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 116 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 150 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • Wichita State University (about 157 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 9,428)
  • Butler Community College (about 176 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 4,200)
  • Central Community College (about 177 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • Kansas State University (about 185 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)

Public high school in Ransom:

Public elementary/middle school in Ransom:

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Library in Ransom:

  • RANSOM PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $22,331; Location: 411 S. VERMONT; 8,387 books; 251 audio materials; 1,448 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 27 print serial subscriptions; 30 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Ransom: Ransom / Nevada Township Fire District (A), North Ness County Emergency Medical Services (B), Ransom Public Library (C), Ransom City Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ransom include: Church of Christ (A), Ransom United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Ness County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 28.4. This is about average.
City:

28.4
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 33.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

33.5
U.S.:

28.3
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.884. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.884
U.S.:

2.433


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.7%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.0%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  1.6%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ransom, KS

26 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
32 people in nursing homes in 2000

Ransom compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Ransom (2011 data):

  • The First State Bank of Ransom: The First State Bank Of Ransom at 306 S Vermont Ave, branch established on 1900/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $43.7 mil, Deposits: $34.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Ransom travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (54%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Other fuel (12%)
  • Utility gas (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ransom city (based on Ness County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 94.96%
Here95.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents38.7%32.1%12.0%4.0%13.2%
Congregations10.5%36.8%10.5%5.3%36.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Ness County:

6.69 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Ness County:

10.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

20.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.4%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Ness County:

27.9%
Kansas:

27.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$1,962$23,5441$187
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$173
Firefighters 0$0 14$231
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$508
Water Supply 1$2,778$33,3360$0
Totals for Government 2$4,740$28,44022$1,099

Ransom government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $68,000 ($235.29)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $108,000 ($373.70)
    Water Utilities: $48,000 ($166.09)
    Regular Highways: $25,000 ($86.51)
    Libraries: $9,000 ($31.14)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($24.22)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($20.76)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,000 ($10.38)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($3.46)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $74,000 ($256.06)

Ransom government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $15,000 ($51.90)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $21,000 ($72.66)
    Interest Earnings: $19,000 ($65.74)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $67,000 ($231.83)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $10,000 ($34.60)
    General Support: $6,000 ($20.76)
  • Tax - Property: $91,000 ($314.88)
    Total General Sales: $17,000 ($58.82)
    Public Utilities: $5,000 ($17.30)

Ransom government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $302,000 ($1044.98)

5.08% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,344 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.08%
Kansas average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.



7.29% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,223 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.29%
Kansas average:

7.67%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Ellis County, KS  1.40% ($22,556 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ransom:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KXXX (790 AM; 5 kW; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KGNO (1370 AM; 5 kW; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KVGB (1590 AM; 5 kW; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ransom:

  • KJLS (103.3 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KKQY (101.9 FM; HILL CITY, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Ransom:

  • KBSH-TV (Channel 7; HAYS, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)

Ransom fatal accident list:

Aug 24, 1976 04:25 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Feb 10, 1975 10:20 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ransom)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 2 Blks N Jct K 23 And Main St (Lat: 38.637528 Lon: -99.927611), Call Sign: KKV999, Licensee ID: L00561604
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.9000 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/07/2013, Expiration Date: 09/26/2022
    Registrant: Grisell Memorial Hospital Dist 1
  • Lat: 38.635917 Lon: -99.933056, Call Sign: WQJP364
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/14/2008, Expiration Date: 11/14/2018, Certifier: Mark E Kraus
    Registrant: Rural Telephone Service Co Inc, 145 N Main, Lenora, KS 67645, Phone: (785) 567-4281, Fax: (785) 567-9253, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Ransom Farmer's Coop Grain Elevator (Lat: 38.530556 Lon: -99.930944), Overall height: 39.9 m, Call Sign: WHY468, Licensee ID: L00334025
    Assigned Frequencies: 947.000 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/21/1984, Expiration Date: 06/01/2013, Cancellation Date: 10/02/2006
    Registrant: Kanza Society, Inc., 210 N 7th St, Garden City, KS 67846-5519
  • 1/8 Mi W. Of Ransom (Lat: 38.305000 Lon: -99.940389), Overall height: 85.3 m, Call Sign: WLP953, Licensee ID: L00334025
    Assigned Frequencies: 944.375 MHz, 944.625 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/14/1993, Expiration Date: 06/01/2013, Cancellation Date: 10/02/2006
    Registrant: Kanza Society, Inc., 210 N 7th St, Garden City, KS 67846-5519

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KI0CR, Previous Call Sign: KB0SZH, Licensee ID: L00709851
    Grant Date: 03/15/2005, Expiration Date: 06/07/2015, Certifier: Lee S Kraft
    Registrant: Lee S Kraft, 404 W Ogden Rr1 Box 70, Ransom, KS 67572

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1216N , Serial Number: 0549, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 05/11/2003
    Registrant (Corporation): Simpson Farm Enterprises Inc, 2033 North Rd, Ransom, KS 67572
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9431C , Serial Number: 28-7890411, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 03/03/1978
    Registrant (Corporation): Simpson Farm Enterprises Inc, Po Box 70, Ransom, KS 67572


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ransom, KS

Most common first names in Ransom, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1278.5 years
William984.8 years
Mary988.7 years
Anna681.0 years
Frank680.5 years
Charles586.4 years
Katie487.0 years
Bertha487.2 years
Walter476.5 years
Fred486.0 years
Most common last names in Ransom, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Ummel1079.4 years
Schreiber1081.1 years
Horchem782.0 years
Willour783.4 years
Landwehr689.5 years
Flax572.6 years
Lutters575.2 years
Sidebottom589.2 years
Zordel572.4 years
Dubbs587.6 years

Ransom on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Top executives"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Legal occupations:"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average wind speeds"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Health care"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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