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Protection, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Protection had a population of 540 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Protection is located at latitude 37.2002 and longitude -99.481 in Comanche County. The formal boundaries for the City of Protection (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Comanche County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,850 feet.

The City of Protection (GNIS ID: 2396289) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Protection is located within Township of Protection, a minor civil division (MCD) of Comanche County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Protection population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Protection, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 540
Population in Households 503
Population in Familes 404
Population in Group Qrtrs 37
Population Density1 569
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 225
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 141
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 288 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 178 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (21.9%)
Median Home Value $48,626
Average Home Value $74,718


Median Household Income $42,035
Average Household Income $53,072
Per Capita Income $22,588
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.79% 0.98%
Households 0.73% 0.96%
Families 1.18% 0.97%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Protection, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Protection to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 291 57th
Population Density1 # 447 34th
Diversity Index2 # 181 73rd
Median Household Income # 470 30th
Per Capita Income # 491 27th

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