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Randsburg, California
—  CDP  —
Location in Kern County and the state of California
Coordinates: 35°22′07″N 117°39′29″W / 35.36861°N 117.65806°W / 35.36861; -117.65806Coordinates: 35°22′07″N 117°39′29″W / 35.36861°N 117.65806°W / 35.36861; -117.65806
Country United States
State California
County Kern
 - N/A
 - Senate Roy Ashburn (R)
 - Assembly Jean Fuller (R)
 - U. S. Congress Kevin McCarthy (R)
 - Total 2 sq mi (5.1 km2)
 - Land 2 sq mi (5.1 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation [1] 3,504 ft (1,068 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 77
 - Density 38.5/sq mi (15.1/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 93554
Area code(s) 760
FIPS code 06-59668
GNIS feature ID 1661284
Randsburg Opera House hosts wedding receptions, melodramas and the occasional staged gunfight.

Randsburg (formerly, Rand Camp)[2] is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kern County, California, United States. Randsburg is located 17 miles (27 km) south of Ridgecrest,[2] at an elevation of 3504 feet (1068 m).[1] The population was 77 at the 2000 census.



Randsburg is located at 35°22′07″N 117°39′29″E / 35.36861°N 117.65806°E / 35.36861; 117.65806.[1] It is on the west side of U.S. Route 395 between Kramer Junction to the south and Ridgecrest to the north. Randsburg is in the Rand Mountains, and is separated by a ridge from the neighboring community of Johannesburg.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2 square miles (5.2 km2), all of it land.


Gold was discovered at Rand Mine near the site in 1895 and a mining camp quickly formed, and was named Rand Camp, both mine and camp were named after the gold mining region in South Africa.[2] The first post office at Randsburg opened in 1896.[2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 77 people, 49 households, and 22 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 39.1 people per square mile (15.1/km²). There were 109 housing units at an average density of 55.4/sq mi (21.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 85.71% White, 5.19% Native American, 3.90% from other races, and 5.19% from two or more races. 5.19% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 49 households out of which 4.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, and 53.1% were non-families. 49.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.57 and the average family size was 2.09.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 3.9% under the age of 18, 2.6% from 18 to 24, 15.6% from 25 to 44, 48.1% from 45 to 64, and 29.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 57 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $48,000, and the median income for a family was $49,875. Males had a median income of $53,750 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $23,602. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line.

Downtown Randsburg


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Randsburg, California
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1094. ISBN 9781884995149.  
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  


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