Protection, Kansas

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Protection, Kansas
City
Location of Protection, Kansas
Location of Protection, Kansas
Coordinates: 37°12′5″N 99°29′0″W / 37.20139°N 99.48333°W / 37.20139; -99.48333Coordinates: 37°12′5″N 99°29′0″W / 37.20139°N 99.48333°W / 37.20139; -99.48333
Country United States
State Kansas
County Comanche
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
Area[1]
 • Total 0.95 sq mi (2.46 km2)
 • Land 0.95 sq mi (2.46 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,850 ft (564 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 514
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 519
 • Density 541.1/sq mi (208.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67127
Area code(s) 620
FIPS code 20-57850[4]
GNIS feature ID 0470780[5]

Protection is a city in Comanche County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 514.[6]

History[edit]

The town became nationally and internationally known via radio and television in 1955-1956, when the National Polio Foundation chose it as the center for the free distribution of Salk vaccine shots for polio. It then became 100 percent protected.[7]

Geography[edit]

Protection is located at 37°12′5″N 99°29′0″W / 37.20139°N 99.48333°W / 37.20139; -99.48333 (37.201316, -99.483403)[8]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.95 square miles (2.46 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 625
2000 558 −10.7%
2010 514 −7.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 514 people, 215 households, and 131 families residing in the city. The population density was 541.1 inhabitants per square mile (208.9 /km2). There were 277 housing units at an average density of 291.6 per square mile (112.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.3% White, 0.4% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 2.5% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.1% of the population.

There were 215 households of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.1% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 46.6 years. 21.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.1% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 27.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 558 people, 241 households, and 152 families residing in the city. The population density was 586.2 people per square mile (226.8/km²). There were 297 housing units at an average density of 312.0 per square mile (120.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.95% White, 0.18% Asian, 1.79% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.69% of the population.

There were 241 households out of which 23.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.67.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.1% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 19.5% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 29.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 103.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,917, and the median income for a family was $36,705. Males had a median income of $26,071 versus $15,682 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,973. About 8.2% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 4, 2011. 
  7. ^ History of Proection
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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