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Raymond, Kansas
Location within Rice County and Kansas
Location within Rice County and Kansas
KDOT map of Rice County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Rice
Township Raymond
Founded 1871
Incorporated 1954
Named for Emmons Raymond
 • Total 0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)
 • Land 0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,726 ft (526 m)
 • Total 85
 • Density 274/sq mi (106.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-58550
GNIS ID 475779

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. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 85.


For millennia, the land now known as Kansas was inhabited by Native Americans. In 1803, most of modern Kansas was secured by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase. In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1867, Rice County was founded.

Raymond was founded in 1871, making it the oldest town in Rice County. The first post office in Raymond was established in 1872. 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.


Raymond is located at 38°16′42″N 98°24′54″W / 38.27833°N 98.41500°W / 38.27833; -98.41500 (38.278464, -98.414878). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.32 square miles (0.83 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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 87
1890 137 57.5%
1960 143
1970 133 −7.0%
1980 132 −0.8%
1990 125 −5.3%
2000 95 −24.0%
2010 79 −16.8%
2020 85 7.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 79 people, 39 households, and 20 families residing in the city. The population density was 246.9 inhabitants per square mile (95.3/km2). There were 51 housing units at an average density of 159.4 per square mile (61.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 39 households, of which 15.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 2.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 48.7% were non-families. 38.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.75.

The median age in the city was 52.4 years. 12.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15.2% were from 25 to 44; 35.4% were from 45 to 64; and 26.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.9% male and 48.1% female.


The community is served by Chase–Raymond USD 401 public school district.

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