Soldier, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 135 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +10.7%
 
Males: 74  (55.1%)
Females: 61  (44.9%)
Median resident age:

40.0 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip code: 66540

Estimated median household income in 2017: $26,042 (it was $18,750 in 2000)
Soldier:

$26,042
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,711 (it was $14,768 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $37,185 (it was $20,000 in 2000)
Soldier:

$37,185
KS:

$150,600

Median gross rent in 2017: $486.

March 2019 cost of living index in Soldier: 77.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.4%
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  • Races in Soldier, KS (2010)
    • 12793.4%White alone
    • 42.9%American Indian alone
    • 32.2%Hispanic
    • 21.5%Two or more races



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Soldier, Kansas as of February 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Soldier is 36 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (21.8%), Irish (18.2%), American (16.4%), Dutch (3.6%), English (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1225 feet

Land area: 0.15 square miles.

Population density: 886 people per square mile   (low).

Soldier, Kansas map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $770 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $671 (0.8%)

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)

Latitude: 39.54 N, Longitude: 95.96 W

Area code: 785

Distribution of median household income in Soldier, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Soldier, KS in 2017

Soldier satellite photo by USGS

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 Soldier, KS residents
Average permit cost in Soldier, KS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Kansas:

3.7%

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 Soldier 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 the city 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 Soldier 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 Soldier 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 Soldier 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 (13).
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, Wind: 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Soldier:

Marital status in Soldier, KS
  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 51.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

For population 25 years and over in Soldier:

  • High school or higher: 95.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 47.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.9
Kansas average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Soldier, KS (based on Jackson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,48717
Evangelical Protestant1,75311
Catholic1,2612
Other1983
None7,763-
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: 5
Jackson County:

3.75 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.1%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

28.1%
Kansas:

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

14.9%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.3%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.1%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

30.1
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Soldier:

21.4%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

18.9%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Soldier:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

41.6%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Soldier:

52.3%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.5%
State:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Soldier, KS Residents
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
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$73
Sewerage 0$0 1$368
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$146
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$307
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 1$307
Water Supply 0$0 3$269
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 8$1,470

Soldier government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $30,000 ($222.22)
    Central Staff Services: $12,000 ($88.89)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($66.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($59.26)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($44.44)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($14.81)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($7.41)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,000 ($22.22)

Soldier government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $20,000 ($148.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($51.85)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $2,000 ($14.81)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $28,000 ($207.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($22.22)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,000 ($59.26)
    Property: $6,000 ($44.44)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,000 ($22.22)

Soldier government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $278,000 ($2059.26)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $273,000 ($2022.22)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,000 ($37.04)

Soldier government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,000 ($148.15)

6.62% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,360 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.62%
Kansas average:

7.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Shawnee County, KS  2.77% ($42,775 average AGI)

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
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 128ft / 38.7mTotal length
  • $917,000Total costs
  • 2,445Total average daily traffic
  • 192Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,528Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Soldier, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 11960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Soldier, KS

FCC Registered Broadcast 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, Cancellation Date: 01/29/2014, 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Soldier, KS
  • 58.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.2%Electricity
  • 17.2%Wood
  • 6.9%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Soldier, KS
  • 57.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 38.1%Wood
  • 4.8%Electricity


Soldier compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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