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Shawnee, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Shawnee is the 7th largest city in Kansas with a population of 66,609 as of July 1, 2019. 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 39.0417 and longitude -94.7202 in Johnson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shawnee 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.


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Shawnee, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Shawnee, KS Housing Affordability Index is 157
State of Kansas Housing Affordability Index is 158
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Shawnee, KS Wealth Index is 134
State of Kansas Wealth Index is 85
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 66,609 (100%)
Population in Households 66,216 (99.4%)
Population in Families 55,891 (83.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 393 ( 0.6%)
Population Density 1,587
Diversity Index2 39
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $84,205
Average Household Income $107,585
Per Capita Income $40,759
Wealth Index4 134

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 26,399 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,966 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,212 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,221 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $245,425
Housing Affordability Index3 157
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 25,178
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 17,808
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.84% 0.85%
Households 0.76% 0.8%
Families 0.68% 0.75%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

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, 2019 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 Density # 88 87th
Diversity Index # 89 87th
Median Household Income # 17 98th
Per Capita Income # 17 98th

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