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Shawnee, Kansas
City
Official seal of Shawnee, Kansas
Seal
Location within Johnson County and Kansas
Location within Johnson County and Kansas
KDOT map of Johnson County (legend)
KDOT map of Johnson County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Johnson
Area
 • Total 42.86 sq mi (111.01 km2)
 • Land 41.85 sq mi (108.39 km2)
 • Water 1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)
Elevation 1,066 ft (325 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 62,209
 • Estimate (2015) 65,046
 • Density 1,451.45/sq mi (560.391/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 66203, 66214, 66216-20, 66226-27, 66299
Area code 913
FIPS code 20-64500
GNIS ID 0478925
Website CityOfShawnee.org

Shawnee /ʃɔːˈn/ is a city located in Johnson County, Kansas, United States, and part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 62,209.

History

See also: History of Kansas

A Shawnee Indian mission had been established at the present site of Shawnee in 1831. Shawnee was laid out as a town in 1857.

In 2010, Shawnee was recognized by Money Magazine in its annual "Best Places To Live" survey, placing 17th in the United States ranking. Shawnee was recognized for its affordable housing, air quality index, and median commute time.

Geography

Shawnee is located at 39°0′46″N 94°45′57″W / 39.01278°N 94.76583°W / 39.01278; -94.76583 (39.012767, -94.765818). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 42.86 square miles (111.01 km2), of which, 41.85 square miles (108.39 km2) is land and 1.01 square miles (2.62 km2) is water.

Shawnee Mission Park is a 1,600-acre (6.5 km2) park that includes a 120-acre (0.49 km2) lake.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 553
1940 597 8.0%
1950 845 41.5%
1960 9,072 973.6%
1970 20,946 130.9%
1980 29,653 41.6%
1990 37,993 28.1%
2000 47,996 26.3%
2010 62,209 29.6%
Est. 2015 65,046 4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

According to the 2007-2009 American Community Survey (2) the median income for a household in the city was $71,705, and the median income for a family was $86,408. Males had a median income of $55,222 versus $41,960 for females. The per capita income for the city was $33,502. About 3.6% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 62,209 people, 23,651 households, and 16,876 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,463.7 people per square mile (564.4/km²). There were 24,954 housing units at an average density of 587.1 per square mile (226.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.3% White, 5.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 3.0% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.3% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.5% of the population.

There were 23,651 households of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.11 persons.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36.4 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.

Libraries and museums

Johnson County Museum of History Entry sign, Shawnee, Kansas, USA
JoCo Museum of History

A branch of the Johnson County Library serves the Shawnee mission area. The Library includes 13 locations throughout Johnson County, including the Shawnee Library. Shawnee Town 1929 Museum, Wonderscope Children's Museum, and the Johnson County Museum are also located within the city.

Sister cities

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