Ransom, Kansas

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Ransom is a city in Ness County, Kansas, United States. The population was 338 at the 2000 census.



Ransom is located at 38°38′7″N 99°55′57″W / 38.63528°N 99.9325°W / 38.63528; -99.9325 (38.635344, -99.932434)[3]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 338 people, 141 households, and 83 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,036.3 people per square mile (395.5/km²). There were 179 housing units at an average density of 548.8/sq mi (209.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.41% White, 0.30% from other races, and 0.30% from two or more races. 0.59% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 141 households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.1% were non-families. 40.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 2.7% from 18 to 24, 20.1% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 31.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 82.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,771, and the median income for a family was $43,333. Males had a median income of $28,542 versus $18,906 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,123. 5.2% of the population and 2.8% of families were below the poverty line. None of those under the age of 18 and 13.3% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

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