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Protection, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Protection had a population of 515 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Protection, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 515
Daytime Population: Workers 220
Daytime Population: Residents 278
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 498
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 478
Population in Familes 383
Population in Group Qrtrs 37
Population Density2 542
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $45,564
Average Household Income $56,585
Per Capita Income $24,114


Total Housing Units 280 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 169 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (23.6%)
Median Home Value $46,429
Average Home Value $71,746


Total Households 214
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 134
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.03% -0.16%
Households -0.06% -0.19%
Families 0.31% -0.3%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

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, 2017 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 # 296 56th
Population Density # 456 32nd
Diversity Index # 189 71st
Median Household Income # 430 36th
Per Capita Income # 472 30th

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