Protection, Kansas

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Population in 2019: 463 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -17.0%
 
Males: 227  (49.1%)
Females: 236  (50.9%)
Median resident age:

56.1 years
Kansas median age:

37.2 years

Zip codes: 67127.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $42,973 (it was $26,917 in 2000)
Protection:

$42,973
KS:

$62,087

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $30,962 (it was $16,973 in 2000)

Protection city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $61,348 (it was $24,100 in 2000)
Protection:

$61,348
KS:

$163,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $75,027; detached houses: $74,811; mobile homes: $82,882

Median gross rent in 2019: $366.

March 2019 cost of living index in Protection: 76.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.0%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Protection, KS (2019)
    • 31392.1%White alone
    • 226.5%Hispanic
    • 30.9%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Protection, Kansas as of December 05, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Protection is 153 to 1.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.00
Kansas average:

2.29
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Ancestries: German (34.2%), English (12.7%), American (8.9%), Irish (7.6%), French (3.8%), Scottish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1850 feet

Land area: 0.95 square miles.

Population density: 486 people per square mile   (low).

Protection, Kansas map

9 residents are foreign born (2.6% Latin America, 0.9% Asia).

This city:

2.6%
Kansas:

7.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $995 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $966 (1.3%)

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)

Latitude: 37.20 N, Longitude: 99.48 W

Area code: 620

Distribution of median household income in Protection, KS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Protection, KS in 2019
Protection satellite photo by USGS

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
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.7%
Kansas:

5.3%
Most common industries in Protection, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (24.2%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.5%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
  • Public administration (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (12.3%)
  • Construction (10.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.2%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Utilities (5.4%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (5.4%)
  • Truck transportation (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (44.1%)
  • Educational services (12.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (4.2%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Protection, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13.8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Carpenters (6.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (14.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.5%)
  • Registered nurses (7.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)

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 significantly above Kansas state average. It is 790% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 151.3 miles away from Protection center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 190.4 miles away from Protection center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 65.3 miles away from Protection center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 102.7 miles away from Protection center
On 1/7/2016 at 04:27:57, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 64.4 miles away from Protection center
On 11/19/2015 at 07:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 67.9 miles away from Protection center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Comanche County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Other: 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)

Points of interest:

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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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Protection:

Marital status in Protection, KS
  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 47.1%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 23.3%

For population 25 years and over in Protection:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 0.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Kansas average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Protection
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Protection, KS (based on Comanche County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

15.98 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

21.31 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Comanche County:

10.3%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Comanche County:

28.5%
Kansas:

27.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Protection:

55.4%
Kansas:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Protection:

53.1%
Kansas:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Protection:

28.7
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.0%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.1%
Kansas:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Protection:

7.0
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.5%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

59.5%
Kansas:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

75.9%
Kansas:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Protection, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 1$3,183$38,1960$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,334$28,0080$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,061$24,7320$0
Totals for Government 3$7,578$30,3120$0

Protection government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $96,000 ($207.34)
    Central Staff Services: $67,000 ($144.71)
    Water Utilities: $66,000 ($142.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $65,000 ($140.39)
    Police Protection: $58,000 ($125.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $37,000 ($79.91)
    Sewerage: $33,000 ($71.27)
    General - Other: $30,000 ($64.79)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $14,000 ($30.24)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($6.48)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($4.32)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $57,000 ($123.11)

Protection government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $75,000 ($161.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $62,000 ($133.91)
    Other: $9,000 ($19.44)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($8.64)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($17.28)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,000 ($6.48)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($4.32)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($2.16)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $123,000 ($265.66)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,000 ($23.76)
    General Local Government Support: $2,000 ($4.32)
  • Tax - Property: $181,000 ($390.93)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $92,000 ($198.70)
    Public Utilities Sales: $42,000 ($90.71)
    Other License: $2,000 ($4.32)

Protection government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $590,000 ($1274.30)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $560,000 ($1209.50)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,000 ($64.79)

Protection government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $543,000 ($1172.79)

Businesses in Protection, KS

  • U-Haul: 1

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: 37.253833, Lon: -99.491844, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 6, 2001 05:00 AM, Cr-Lexington, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 213ft / 64.9mTotal length
  • $1,578,000Total costs
  • 3,465Total average daily traffic
  • 777Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,349Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Protection, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Protection, KS

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 Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 4 Mi N (Lat: 37.266694 Lon: -99.499278), Call Sign: KYA602,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.900 MHz, Grant Date: 01/12/2015, Expiration Date: 02/22/2025, 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, Cancellation Date: 01/13/2015, 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: 01/09/2018, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: Craig Mock, Registrant: United Wireless Communications, Inc., 1107 Mcartor Road, Dodge City, KS 67801, Phone: (620) 227-8641, Fax: (620) 855-4009, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KE0KQA, Licensee ID: L02054993, Grant Date: 10/12/2016, Expiration Date: 10/12/2026, Cancellation Date: 11/01/2016, Certifier: David C Brazzell, Registrant: David C Brazzell, Protection, KS 67127
  • Call Sign: WA4VDP, Previous Call Sign: KE0KQA, Licensee ID: L02054993, Grant Date: 11/01/2016, Expiration Date: 11/01/2026, Certifier: David C Brazzell, Registrant: David C Brazzell, Protection, KS 67127

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 8. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 23 took place in 2017, and the least - 1 in 2009. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Protection, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (75.0%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (13.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Protection, KS
    • 10875.0%Outside Fires
    • 1913.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1711.8%Structure Fires
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Protection, KS
  • 86.9%Utility gas
  • 13.1%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Protection, KS
  • 62.5%Utility gas
  • 37.5%Electricity


Protection compared to Kansas 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 significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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