For population 25 years and over in Ransom:
For population 15 years and over in Ransom city:
3 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $750 (2.7%)
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:
Latitude: 38.64 N, Longitude: 99.93 W
Area code: 785
Population change in the 1990s: -46 (-12.0%).
Work and jobs in Ransom: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Ransom, Kansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
Birthplace of: Ruth Riley - WNBA player (Detroit Shock, born: Aug 28, 1979).
Hospitals/medical centers in Ransom:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ransom:
Public high school in Ransom:
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Public elementary/middle school in Ransom:
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 33.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.
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.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.7%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
32 people in nursing homes in 2000
Ransom compared to Kansas state average:
Banks with branches in Ransom (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Ransom city (based on Ness County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 94.96%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Ransom government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
Ransom government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):
Ransom government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
5.08% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,344 average adjusted gross income)
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)
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:
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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
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:1
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.