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Soldier, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Soldier had a population of 134 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Soldier is located at latitude 39.5373 and longitude -95.9656 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Soldier (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,220 feet.

The City of Soldier (GNIS ID: 2395907) 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 Soldier is located within Township of Soldier, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Soldier population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Soldier: Smithland.

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


Total Population 134
Daytime Population: Workers 18
Daytime Population: Residents 66
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 84
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 134
Population in Familes 119
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 867
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $62,103
Average Household Income $74,835
Per Capita Income $28,159


Total Housing Units 56 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 ( 8.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $162,500
Average Home Value $210,714


Total Households 47
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 37
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 -0.2% -0.45%
Households -0.29% -0.43%
Families 1.59% -0.55%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Soldier, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Soldier 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 # 509 24th
Population Density # 317 53rd
Diversity Index # 289 57th
Median Household Income # 75 89th
Per Capita Income # 202 70th

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