Protection, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 530 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.0%
 
Males: 257  (48.6%)
Females: 273  (51.4%)
Median resident age:  50.5 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 67127.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,263 (it was $26,917 in 2000)
Protection:

$31,263
KS:

$50,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,778 (it was $16,973 in 2000)

Protection city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $50,102 (it was $24,100 in 2000)
Protection:

$50,102
KS:

$129,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $54,510; Detached houses: $52,651; Mobile homes: $54,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $384.

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  • Races in Protection, KS (2010)

    Protection races chart
    • 47993.2%White alone
    • 265.1%Hispanic
    • 61.2%Two or more races
    • 30.6%Asian alone

Races in Protection detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Protection: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (29.4%), Irish (12.5%), English (12.1%), Scottish (7.4%), United States (4.3%), Dutch (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1850 feet

Land area: 0.95 square miles.

Population density: 557 people per square mile   (low).

Protection, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Protection:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 0.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Protection city:

  • Never married: 11.5%
  • Now married: 62.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.8%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

13 residents are foreign born (1.4% Latin America, 0.5% Asia, 0.4% Europe).

This city:

2.3%
Kansas:

5.0%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Protection, Kansas as of August 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Protection to the number of sex offenders is 519 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,114 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $789 (1.9%)

Protection satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (122.6 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (340.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Coldwater, KS (3.1 miles ), Ashland, KS (4.0 miles ), Wilmore, KS (4.2 miles) , Bucklin, KS (5.0 miles ), Buffalo, OK (5.1 miles ), Mullinville, KS (5.2 miles ), Greensburg, KS (5.5 miles ), Englewood, KS (5.5 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $300,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $150,000

Latitude: 37.20 N, Longitude: 99.48 W

Area code: 620

Protection household income distribution Protection home values distribution

Crime rates in Protection (2003):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 burglary (177.6 per 100,000)
  • 1 larceny count (177.6 per 100,000)
  • 1 auto theft (177.6 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 35.1 (higher means more crime, US average = 322.2)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.92
Kansas average:

2.64
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.8%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -63 (-10.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Wholesale trade (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Protection: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Protection, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Protection-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 66% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2007, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the Protection city center killed 11 people and injured 63 people and caused $250 million in damages.

On 9/25/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.3 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Protection-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 55% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 49.4 miles away from Protection center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 297.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 292.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 177.7 miles away from Protection center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 245.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Comanche County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Protection topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Protection:

  • PROTECTION VALLEY MANOR (600 S BROADWAY PO BOX 448)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Protection:

  • COMANCHE COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; COLDWATER, KS)
  • PIONEER LODGE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; COLDWATER, KS)
  • ASHLAND DISTRICT HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 16 miles away; ASHLAND, KS)
  • ASHLAND HEALTH CENTER LTCU (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ASHLAND, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Protection:

  • Barton County Community College (about 93 miles; Great Bend, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,108)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 105 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 116 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)
  • Newman University (about 121 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 121 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Friends University (about 121 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 124 miles; Weatherford, OK; FT enrollment: 4,126)

Public elementary/middle schools in Protection:

See full list of schools located in Protection

Library in Protection:

  • PROTECTION TOWNSHIP LIBRARY (Operating income: $28,895; Location: 404 NORTH BROADWAY; 7,162 books; 4 e-books; 60 audio materials; 189 video materials; 30 state licensed databases)

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Notable locations in Protection: Protection Wastewater Treatment Facility (A), Farmers Co - Operative Grain Elevator Number 4 (B), Protection Police Department (C), Protection City Hall (D), Comanche County Fire Department - Protection Station (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Protection include: Protection First Christian Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), Protection United Methodist Church (C), Church of Christ (D), Protection Mennonite Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Protection Motel (236 North Broadway).

Comanche County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Protection that have no violations reported:

  • COMANCHE CO RWD 1 (Population served: 58, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 1.3%
(1.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.9%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.3%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported
41 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
40 people in nursing homes in 2000

Protection compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Protection (2011 data):

  • The Bank of Protection: The Bank Of Protection at 236 North Broadway, branch established on 1980/04/02. Info updated 2010/12/07: Bank assets: $59.8 mil, Deposits: $53.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Protection Bank Holding Company, Inc., The

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Kansas average:

11.3

Protection travel time to work - commute Protection mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (64%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Protection city (based on Comanche County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6886
Evangelical Protestant5815
Catholic671
None555-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Comanche County:

10.66 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Comanche County:

15.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

21.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.3%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Comanche County:

28.5%
Kansas:

27.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$2,090$25,0800$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,367$28,4040$0
Water Supply 1$3,228$38,7360$0
Totals for Government 3$7,685$30,7400$0

Protection government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $124,000 ($233.96)
    Regular Highways: $62,000 ($116.98)
    Police Protection: $34,000 ($64.15)
    Financial Administration: $33,000 ($62.26)
    Parks & Recreation: $30,000 ($56.60)
    Sewerage: $30,000 ($56.60)
    General - Other: $15,000 ($28.30)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($3.77)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $63,000 ($118.87)
    Water Utilities: $9,000 ($16.98)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($5.66)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($1.89)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $65,000 ($122.64)

Protection government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $39,000 ($73.58)
    All Other: $6,000 ($11.32)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($5.66)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $41,000 ($77.36)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $16,000 ($30.19)
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($7.55)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($1.89)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $196,000 ($369.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $17,000 ($32.08)
    General Support: $9,000 ($16.98)
  • Tax - Property: $104,000 ($196.23)
    Public Utilities: $30,000 ($56.60)

Protection government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $35,000 ($66.04)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $35,000 ($66.04)

Protection government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $268,000 ($505.66)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)

6.12% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,727 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
Kansas average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.


5.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,357 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
Kansas average:

6.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Protection:

  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KGNO (1370 AM; 5 kW; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWLS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PRATT, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KCRC (1390 AM; 10 kW; ENID, OK; Owner: CHISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSCB (1270 AM; 5 kW; LIBERAL, KS; Owner: SEWARD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Protection fatal accident list:

Jul 3, 2011 12:43 AM, Rd-4, Us-160, Lat: 37.25383, Lon: -99.49184, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 6, 2001 05:00 AM, Cr-Lexington, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Protection)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 600 B Broadway (Lat: 37.205472 Lon: -99.483722), Type: Tank, Structure height: 42.7 m, Overall height: 45.1 m, Call Sign: WPLZ793
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.895 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/07/2013, Expiration Date: 04/28/2023, Certifier: Larry Ellis
    Registrant: Mobile Radio Service Inc, 156 South Hwy 281, Great Bend, KS 67530, Phone: (620) 793-5443, Fax: (620) 793-6507, Email:
  • 4 Mi N (Lat: 37.266694 Lon: -99.499278), Call Sign: KYA602
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.900 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/14/2005, Expiration Date: 02/22/2015, Certifier: Doug Kerstetter
    Registrant: Mobile Radio Service, Inc, 156 South Hwy 281, Great Bend, KS 67530, Phone: (620) 793-5443, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • PROTECTION, W Side Of Town (Lat: 37.205556 Lon: -99.486944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 124.3 m, Call Sign: WQEG407
    Assigned Frequencies: 17880.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/19/2006, Expiration Date: 01/19/2016, Certifier: Craig Mock
    Registrant: United Wireless Communications, Inc., 1107 Mcartor Rd, Dodge City, KS 67801, Phone: (620) 227-8127, Fax: (620) 227-7032, Email:
  • Protection Tower, Lat: 37.205556 Lon: -99.486944, Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 124.3 m, Call Sign: WQIF878
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/29/2008, Expiration Date: 12/31/2017, Certifier: Craig Mock
    Registrant: United Wireless Communications Inc., 1107 Mcartor Rd., Dodge City, KS 67801, Phone: (620) 227-8127, Fax: (620) 855-4009, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD0AZA, Licensee ID: L01296267
    Grant Date: 06/19/2007, Expiration Date: 06/19/2017, Certifier: Amy K Konrade
    Registrant: Amy K Konrade, Protection, KS 67127

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 15
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Protection

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Protection, KS
Most common first names in Protection, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert1073.4 years
George777.2 years
James673.3 years
Mary682.6 years
Charles578.6 years
William578.8 years
Ralph580.2 years
Richard560.6 years
Clarence481.5 years
Harry482.5 years
Most common last names in Protection, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Edmonston888.6 years
Schultz783.4 years
Riner780.9 years
Brown772.7 years
Moore681.9 years
Hopkins577.4 years
Baker584.2 years
Selzer586.8 years
Holler577.0 years
Williams577.4 years

Businesses in Protection, KS

  • U-Haul: 1

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  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Secondary school teachers"
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  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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