Soldier, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 140 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +14.8%
 
Males: 92  (65.9%)
Females: 48  (34.1%)
Median resident age:  33.5 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip code: 66540

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,437 (it was $18,750 in 2000)
Soldier:

$31,437
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,131 (it was $14,768 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $34,721 (it was $20,000 in 2000)
Soldier:

$34,721
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $62,062; Detached houses: $65,492; Mobile homes: $24,338

Median gross rent in 2012: $538.

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  • White alone - 127 (93.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (2.9%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (2.2%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.5%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Soldier: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (24.6%), United States (16.4%), Irish (13.9%), English (12.3%), French (3.3%), Scotch-Irish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1225 feet

Land area: 0.15 square miles.

Population density: 919 people per square mile   (low).

Soldier, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Soldier:

  • High school or higher: 89.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 47.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Soldier city:

  • Never married: 18.3%
  • Now married: 52.5%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 14.3%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.6%
Kansas:  6.5%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Soldier, Kansas as of May 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Soldier to the number of sex offenders is 70 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $600 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $350 (1.2%)

Soldier satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Topeka, KS (37.4 miles , pop. 122,377).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (81.9 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (462.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Circleville, KS (2.5 miles) , Havensville, KS (2.5 miles) , Corning, KS (3.0 miles) , Goff, KS (3.0 miles) , Wetmore, KS (3.3 miles ), Onaga, KS (3.4 miles ), Holton, KS (3.6 miles ), Netawaka, KS (3.7 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $34,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $6,300
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $50,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.54 N, Longitude: 95.96 W

Area code: 785

Soldier household income distribution Soldier home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.5%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -13 (-9.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (58%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Utilities (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (23%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)

Average climate in Soldier, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Soldier-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 93% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1962, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.9 miles away from the Soldier city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/8/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 37.7 miles away from the city center killed 16 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Soldier-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 79.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 440.6 miles away from Soldier center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 33.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 385.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 270.6 miles away from Soldier 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 236.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Soldier topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Soldier:

  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL ONAGA INC (Hospital, about 12 miles away; ONAGA, KS)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, ONAGA AND ST MARYS CAMPUS Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; ONAGA, KS)
  • COMMUNITY HOMEHEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; ONAGA, KS)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; ONAGA, KS)
  • DESERET HEALTH AND REHAB AT ONAGA LLC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ONAGA, KS)
  • GOLDEN ACRES INC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ONAGA, KS)
  • HOLTON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL HHA (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; HOLTON, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Soldier:

  • Washburn University (about 38 miles; Topeka, KS; Full-time enrollment: 5,092)
  • Kansas State University (about 41 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)
  • Highland Community College (about 44 miles; Highland, KS; FT enrollment: 2,148)
  • University of Kansas (about 56 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 22,788)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 65 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)
  • Baker University (about 68 miles; Baldwin City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,752)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 72 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 4,718)

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Notable location: Jackson County Rural Fire District 2 Soldier Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Soldier: Soldier Christian Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.1%
(22.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.8%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  0.0%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Soldier compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (62%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Wood (15%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Soldier city (based on Jackson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.46%
Here: 39.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents41.3%20.0%13.6%10.0%15.0%
Congregations37.0%7.4%14.8%11.1%29.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Jackson County:

3.75 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Jackson County:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.1%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

28.1%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.9%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$307
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$307
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$146
Sewerage 0$0 1$368
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$73
Water Supply 0$0 3$269
Totals for Government 0$0 8$1,470

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $16,000 ($114.29)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($71.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($42.86)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($42.86)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($42.86)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($35.71)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($7.14)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($7.14)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $12,000 ($85.71)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $10,000 ($71.43)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($57.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($50.00)
    All Other: $1,000 ($7.14)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,000 ($35.71)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $16,000 ($114.29)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($28.57)
    General Support: $2,000 ($14.29)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($28.57)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($14.29)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $12,000 ($85.71)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $9,000 ($64.29)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $3,000 ($21.43)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $23,000 ($164.29)

5.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,344 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
Kansas average:

6.43%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Shawnee County, KS  2.10% ($35,486 average AGI)
from Brown County, KS  0.37% ($25,579)
from Nemaha County, KS  0.35% ($35,889)


6.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,875 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
Kansas average:

6.89%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Shawnee County, KS  3.00% ($31,796 average AGI)
to Riley County, KS  0.23% ($22,500)
to Brown County, KS  0.19% ($29,700)

Strongest AM radio stations in Soldier:

  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMAJ (1440 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Soldier:

  • WIBW-FM (94.5 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KMAJ-FM (107.7 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KTPK (106.9 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: KANSAS CAPITAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNZA (103.9 FM; HIAWATHA, KS; Owner: KNZA, INC.)
  • KQTP (102.9 FM; ST. MARYS, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KDVV (100.3 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KMZA (92.1 FM; SENECA, KS; Owner: KNZA, INC.)
  • KBUZ (90.3 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KXBZ (104.7 FM; MANHATTAN, KS; Owner: MANHATTAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KMKF (101.5 FM; MANHATTAN, KS; Owner: MANHATTAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KJTY (88.1 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: JOY PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Soldier:

  • KTKA-TV (Channel 49; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: NORTHEAST KANSAS BROADCAST SERVICE, INC.)
  • KSNT (Channel 27; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF TOPEKA)
  • KTWU (Channel 11; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA)
  • WIBW-TV (Channel 13; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • K21AP (Channel 55; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total average daily traffic: 60
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 60

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • TANK, Tank - 229 Friend Street (Lat: 39.538944 Lon: -95.969389), Type: Tank, Structure height: 30.4 m, Call Sign: WQOM835
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.275 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/21/2011, Expiration Date: 11/21/2021, Certifier: Jim Ludlow
    Registrant: Micro-Comm, Inc., 15895 S. Pflumm Road, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N0QYT, Licensee ID: L00416245
    Grant Date: 11/01/2001, Expiration Date: 01/28/2012, Certifier: Steven D Bennett
    Registrant: Steven D Bennett, 4142 214th Rd, Soldier, KS 66540
  • Call Sign: WA0EUS
    Grant Date: 07/27/1993, Expiration Date: 07/27/2003, Cancellation Date: 04/13/1998
    Registrant: James F Mc Donald, 24391 Hwy K62, Soldier, KS 66540

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 12
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Soldier, KS
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