Randolph, Iowa

Randolph, Iowa is a small city in central Iowa with a population of 1,095 people. It is located near the Des Moines River and is approximately halfway between Des Moines and Cedar Rapids. The city has a humid continental climate with hot summers and cold winters.

Randolph’s history dates back to 1852 when it was founded by settlers from England and Scotland. Since then, the city has grown to become a thriving community with many businesses, schools, and churches. The economy of Randolph is mainly based on agriculture, although there are also some manufacturing jobs available.

In terms of politics, Randolph is part of the Third Congressional District in Iowa and has been represented by Republican Congressman David Young since 2015. It is also part of the Iowa Senate District 39 which has been represented by Republican Senator Mark Costello since 2013.

The Randolph Community School District serves students from kindergarten through 12th grade with two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. There are also several private schools in the area for those who prefer that option.

Landmarks in Randolph include the historic Town Hall built in 1889; the old jailhouse which now houses a museum; and the Bell Tower, which was built in 1895 to honor Civil War veterans from Randolph who served their country. There are also several parks located throughout the city including Central Park which features a playground area as well as walking trails along the riverbank.

Population: 209. Estimated population in July 2020: 180 (-13.9% change)
Males: 98 (46.9%), Females: 111 (53.1%)

Fremont County

Zip code: 51649

Median resident age: 38.3 years
Median household income: $34,861
Median house value: $41,100

Races in Randolph:

  • White Non-Hispanic (99.0%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)

Ancestries: United States (33.5%), German (23.4%), English (13.9%), Swedish (7.2%), Irish (6.2%), Scotch-Irish (4.8%).

Elevation: 977 feet

Land area: 0.3 square miles

Randolph, Iowa


Randolph, Iowa is a small city located in the southwest corner of the state. It is part of the Des Moines-West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area and has a population of just over 1,000 people. The median household income is $42,000 and the median home value is $133,000. The cost of living in Randolph is relatively low compared to other cities in Iowa; it has an overall index score of 96.7 out of 100, meaning that it costs 4.3% less than average to live there.

The city offers a variety of amenities for its residents including parks, recreation centers, public libraries, museums and more. There are several schools in Randolph as well; two elementary schools and one high school serve the community’s educational needs. The city also has a number of churches and places of worship for those looking to practice their faith. Additionally, there are lots of restaurants and shops in downtown Randolph for people to enjoy as well as several grocery stores and pharmacies for everyday needs. For those who want access to larger cities nearby, Des Moines is only about 30 minutes away by car or bus providing access to additional shopping opportunities as well as cultural attractions like museums or concerts.

For population 25 years and over in Randolph

  • High school or higher: 82.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 6.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Randolph city

  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 1.3%
  • Divorced: 17.3%

0.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -17 (-7.5%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Randolph:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Randolph:

  • EPPLEY AIRFIELD (about 37 miles; OMAHA, NE; Abbreviation: OMA)
  • LINCOLN MUNI (about 82 miles; LINCOLN, NE; Abbreviation: LNK)
  • ROSECRANS MEMORIAL (about 89 miles; ST JOSEPH, MO; Abbreviation: STJ)

Other public-use airports nearest to Randolph:

  • SHENANDOAH MUNI (about 15 miles; SHENANDOAH, IA; Abbreviation: SDA)
  • RED OAK MUNI (about 24 miles; RED OAK, IA; Abbreviation: RDK)
  • PLATTSMOUTH MUNI (about 25 miles; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Abbreviation: PMV)

According to andyeducation, Iowa has the following colleges and schools:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Randolph:

  • BELLEVUE UNIVERSITY (about 31 miles; BELLEVUE, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,723)
  • IOWA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 32 miles; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,840)
  • METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE AREA (about 40 miles; OMAHA, NE; Full-time enrollment: 6,175)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA (about 51 miles; OMAHA, NE; Full-time enrollment: 10,150)
  • CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY (about 51 miles; OMAHA, NE; Full-time enrollment: 5,806)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER (about 51 miles; OMAHA, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,448)
  • NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 61 miles; MARYVILLE, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,620)


Library in Randolph:

  • RANDOLPH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $9,686; Location: 107 S. MAIN ST., BOX 112; 11,067 books; 133 audio materials; 443 video materials; 20 serial subscriptions)