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Soldier is a township in Shawnee County, in the Topeka metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Soldier. For links to other places called Soldier, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Soldier is 39.144N. The longitude is -95.654W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 942 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 12,867.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Soldier demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Shawnee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66608 ZIP code.
34% of Soldier residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Soldier ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Soldier was $24,132, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Soldier residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Soldier, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $418. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $925.
Shawnee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Soldier political report.
The average commute time for Soldier workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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