Soldier is a city in Jackson County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 136.
Soldier is located at 39°32′12″N 95°57′53″W / 39.536792°N 95.964849°W / 39.536792; -95.964849 (39.536792, −95.964849). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.15 square miles (0.39 km), all of it land.
Soldier is part of the Topeka, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.
As of the census of 2010, there were 136 people, 48 households, and 33 families residing in the city. The population density was 906.7 inhabitants per square mile (350.1/km). There were 56 housing units at an average density of 373.3 per square mile (144.1/km). The racial makeup of the city was 93.4% White, 3.7% Native American, 0.7% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.
There were 48 households of which 41.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.3% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.52.
The median age in the city was 33.5 years. 39% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.1% were from 25 to 44; 21.3% were from 45 to 64; and 13.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 55.1% male and 44.9% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 122 people, 45 households, and 31 families residing in the city. The population density was 800.6 people per square mile (314.0/km). There were 58 housing units at an average density of 380.6 per square mile (149.3/km). The racial makeup of the city was 81.15% White, 15.57% Native American, and 3.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.56% of the population.
There were 45 households out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.2% were married couples living together, 17.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.35.
In the city, the population was spread out with 32.0% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $18,750, and the median income for a family was $46,000. Males had a median income of $25,417 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,768. There were 11.5% of families and 21.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including 23.1% of under eighteens and 42.9% of those over 64.