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Protection is a city in Comanche County.
The community was named for a protective tariff debated in the 1884 presidential campaign; local Republicans are believed to have supported the tax
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Protection. For links to other places called Protection, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Protection is 37.201N. The longitude is -99.483W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,850 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 540.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Protection demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Comanche 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 67127 ZIP code.
27% of Protection residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Protection ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Protection was $16,973, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Protection residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Protection, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $190. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $545.
Libraries in Protection include Protection Public Library ... View libraries
Comanche County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Protection political report.
The average commute time for Protection workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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