Shawnee County KS Information


Shawnee County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 181,322
Population in Households 176,925
Population in Familes 138,928
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,397
Population Density1 333
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 73,167
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 45,850
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 80,025 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 46,584 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 26,583 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,858 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $126,941
Average Home Value $158,700


Median Household Income $50,557
Average Household Income $66,709
Per Capita Income $27,399
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.3% 0.23%
Households 0.12% 0.11%
Families 0.06% 0.07%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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 County KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shawnee County to the other 105 counties and county equivalents 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 # 3 98th
Population Density1 # 4 97th
Diversity Index2 # 16 86th
Median Household Income # 31 71st
Per Capita Income # 19 83rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.