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Shawnee, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Shawnee is the 7th largest city in Kansas with a population of 65,653 as of July 1, 2016. Shawnee ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Shawnee is located at latitude 39.0175 and longitude -94.8058 in Johnson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shawnee (see map below) encompass a land area of 41.85 sq. miles and a water area of 1.01 sq. miles. Johnson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,066 feet.

The City of Shawnee (GNIS ID: 485652) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shawnee population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Shawnee, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 65,653
Population in Households 65,260
Population in Familes 55,322
Population in Group Qrtrs 393
Population Density1 1,569
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 24,765
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 17,628
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 26,087 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,767 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,998 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,322 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $222,625
Average Home Value $261,043


Median Household Income $77,126
Average Household Income $95,230
Per Capita Income $36,187
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.87% 1.08%
Households 0.74% 1.02%
Families 0.7% 0.99%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Shawnee, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shawnee to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 7 99th
Population Density1 # 93 86th
Diversity Index2 # 85 87th
Median Household Income # 19 97th
Per Capita Income # 22 97th

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