Raymond, Kansas

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Raymond is a city in Rice County, Kansas, United States. It is named after Emmons Raymond, former Director of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. [3][4] The population was 95 at the 2000 census.

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History

It was founded in 1871, making it the oldest town in Rice County[3]. At one point in its history Raymond was known as a wild "cowtown" and was a stop on the Santa Fe Railroad, but the town has been in decline since the 1950s.

Geography

Raymond is located at 38°16′42″N 98°24′54″W / 38.27833°N 98.415°W / 38.27833; -98.415 (38.278464, -98.414878)[5]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.

Area events

  • Labor Day Parade, has been held in Raymond since 1997. The 2006 parade drew a stunt motorcycle club from Tulsa, Okla. and ended with a meal in the Raymond gym as a fund raiser to help the city maintain the gym.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 95 people, 43 households, and 28 families residing in the city. The population density was 299.3 people per square mile (114.6/km²). There were 51 housing units at an average density of 160.7/sq mi (61.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.74% White, 1.05% Asian, 1.05% from other races, and 3.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.26% of the population.

There were 43 households out of which 20.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.72.

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