Randolph, Kansas

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Randolph is a city in Riley County, Kansas, United States. The population was 175 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Manhattan, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Randolph was originally located a mile east of its present location. The entire town moved after Tuttle Creek Lake was built in the late 1950s. 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]


Randolph is located at 39°25′48″N 96°45′34″W / 39.43°N 96.75944°W / 39.43; -96.75944 (39.430054, -96.759559)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] 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/sq mi (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.

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