Randolph, Kansas

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Randolph, Kansas
City
Location of Randolph, Kansas
Location of Randolph, Kansas
Coordinates: 39°25′48″N 96°45′34″W / 39.43000°N 96.75944°W / 39.43000; -96.75944Coordinates: 39°25′48″N 96°45′34″W / 39.43000°N 96.75944°W / 39.43000; -96.75944
Country United States
State Kansas
County Riley
Area[1]
 • Total 0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Land 0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,230 ft (375 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 163
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 171
 • Density 652.0/sq mi (251.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66554
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-58475[4]
GNIS feature ID 0476063[5]

Randolph is a city in Riley County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 163.[6] It is part of the Manhattan, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Randolph was originally called Waterville, and under the latter name was laid out in 1856.[7] It was renamed Randolph in honor Gardner Randolph, a pioneer settler.[8][9]

Randolph was originally located a mile east of its present location.

When the Tuttle Creek Lake began filling up in 1962, it affected ten towns and entirely submerged four of them (from north to south): Cleburne at 39°31′49″N 96°38′6″W / 39.53028°N 96.63500°W / 39.53028; -96.63500, Randolph, Garrison Cross and Stockdale. The only town to rebuild elsewhere was Randolph, where the streets are named after the submerged towns.

The ruins of the original town are visible on the north side of Kansas Highway 16 as it crosses the lake. The downtown of the original settlement is above the waterline on an island in the marshes at the northern tip of the lake. The island is occasionally accessible by foot when Fancy Creek is low, but the channels of Fancy Creek and the Big Blue River shift frequently making access to the ruins unpredictable. This is locally known as "Old Randolph."[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Randolph is located at 39°25′48″N 96°45′34″W / 39.43000°N 96.75944°W / 39.43000; -96.75944 (39.430054, -96.759559)[10]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2), all of it land.[1]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Randolph has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[11]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 129
2000 175 35.7%
2010 163 −6.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 163 people, 71 households, and 43 families residing in the city. The population density was 652.0 inhabitants per square mile (251.7 /km2). There were 82 housing units at an average density of 328.0 per square mile (126.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.9% White and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.9% of the population.

There were 71 households of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.4% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the city was 36.5 years. 25.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.2% were from 25 to 44; 28.8% were from 45 to 64; and 12.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.2% male and 55.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 175 people, 77 households, and 41 families residing in the city. The population density was 700.2 people per square mile (270.3/km²). There were 83 housing units at an average density of 332.1 per square mile (128.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.14% White, 0.57% Native American, and 2.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

There were 77 households out of which 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.5% were non-families. 41.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 101.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,875, and the median income for a family was $50,313. Males had a median income of $21,563 versus $21,458 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,666. About 9.3% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under the age of eighteen and 20.7% of those sixty five or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 1, 2011. 
  7. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 548. 
  8. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 275. 
  9. ^ "Profile for Randolph, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  11. ^ Climate Summary for Randolph, Kansas

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