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Randolph
Location of the city of Randolphwithin Dakota County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Randolph
within Dakota County, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Dakota
Area
 • Total 0.98 sq mi (2.54 km2)
 • Land 0.95 sq mi (2.47 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Elevation
879 ft (268 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 436
 • Estimate 
(2019)
446
 • Density 468.00/sq mi (180.75/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55065
Area code(s) 507, 651
FIPS code 27-53098
GNIS feature ID 0649818

Randolph is a city in Dakota County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 436 at the 2010 census.

History

A post office called Randolph has been in operation since 1886. The city took its name from Randolph Township.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.03 square miles (2.67 km2), of which 0.96 square miles (2.49 km2) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) is water. State Highway 56 serves as a main route in the community. U.S. Highway 52 and State Highway 19 are near Randolph.

Randolph is located in the southern part of Dakota County. The boundary line between Dakota, Goodhue, and Rice counties is near Randolph.

Lake Byllesby and the Cannon River are both nearby. Randolph is located entirely within Randolph Township geographically but is a separate entity.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 182
1920 170 −6.6%
1930 214 25.9%
1940 236 10.3%
1950 259 9.7%
1960 315 21.6%
1970 350 11.1%
1980 351 0.3%
1990 331 −5.7%
2000 318 −3.9%
2010 436 37.1%
2019 (est.) 446 2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 436 people, 168 households, and 118 families living in the city. The population density was 454.2 inhabitants per square mile (175.4/km2). There were 177 housing units at an average density of 184.4 per square mile (71.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.4% White, 0.2% Asian, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 168 households, of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.8% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the city was 36 years. 27.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.7% were from 25 to 44; 29.1% were from 45 to 64; and 7.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.1% male and 48.9% female.

2020 United States Presidential Election

According to The New York Times' "Extremely Detailed Map of the 2020 Election", most of Randolph voted in favor of Donald Trump over Joe Biden, with margins ranging from +23 percentage points to +40 percentage points in support of Trump.

Transport and Infrastructure

Roads

Minnesota State Highway 56 flanks Randolph on the eastern. To the north runs county road 86; county road 83 acts as the north-south street within Randolph and eventually exits town running east concurrently with country road 86.

To the east, US Route 52 acts as an on and off freeway a few miles from downtown Randolph. Interstate 35 also runs about 15 miles to the west of downtown Randolph.

Airports

Stanton Airfield is located to the immediate south of Randolph but is primarily a general aviation airport. The closest commercial airport is Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport.

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