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Shawnee County, Kansas (KS)

County population in 2014: 178,406 (84% urban, 16% rural); it was 169,871 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 32,855
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 14,860
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 46,522
Renter-occupied apartments: 24,885 (it was 22,398 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

32%

Land area: 550 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 324 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Shawnee County: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.3%), Educational, health and social services (21.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Shawnee County, Kansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (75.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (10.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (8.2%)
  • Two or more races (3.0%)
  • Asian alone (1.2%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.0%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years
Males: 86,224  (48.3%)
Females: 92,182  (51.7%)
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Shawnee County,KS real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Shawnee County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $51,123 ($40,988 in 1999)

This county:

$51,123
Kansas:

$53,906

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $584 (lower quartile is $432, upper quartile is $769)
This county:

$584
State:

$601


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $129,300 (it was $79,600 in 2000)
Shawnee:

$129,300
Kansas:

$141,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $83,700 - $181,900

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $154,938
Here:

$154,938
State:

$178,301

Townhouses or other attached units: $148,189
Here:

$148,189
State:

$183,614

In 2-unit structures: $62,110
Here:

$62,110
State:

$103,362

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $58,983
Here:

$58,983
State:

$116,066

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $97,225
Here:

$97,225
State:

$208,342

Mobile homes: $45,181
Here:

$45,181
State:

$45,460
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,187
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $488

Institutionalized population: 2,943

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 67
  • Burglaries: 285
  • Thefts: 968
  • Auto thefts: 54

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 10
  • Assaults: 45
  • Burglaries: 222
  • Thefts: 742
  • Auto thefts: 47
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Health of residents in Shawnee County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
73.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
46.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
64.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
73.3% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 200 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 166 pounds. This is more than average.
32.1% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 462 buildings, average cost: $196,800
  • 2008: 328 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2009: 252 buildings, average cost: $175,300
  • 2010: 257 buildings, average cost: $162,900
  • 2011: 174 buildings, average cost: $180,800
  • 2012: 190 buildings, average cost: $180,300
  • 2013: 194 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2014: 213 buildings, average cost: $197,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $2,190 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,975 (1.7%)

Shawnee County household income distribution in 2009 Shawnee County home values distribution Shawnee County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 14.2%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.4% for Black residents, 32.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.4% for American Indian residents, 38.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 27.5% for other race residents, 26.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 14.2%
Shawnee County:

14.2%
Kansas:

13.0%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.1% for Black residents, 32.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.4% for American Indian residents, 38.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.7% for other race residents, 30.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 38 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 30 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

Area name: Topeka, KS MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Shawnee County is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $568 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $720 a month.

Cities in this county include: Topeka, Silver Lake, Auburn, Rossville, Wakarusa, Willard.

Shawnee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2012 air pollution in Shawnee County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.032 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 20.9 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Delta County, Colorado , Crawford County, Illinois , Lake County, Colorado , Hocking County, Ohio , Moniteau County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.8%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 8,815
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,554 (38% naturalized citizens)

Shawnee County:

2.7%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,432
  • 1990 to 1994: 843
  • 1985 to 1989: 586
  • 1980 to 1984: 315
  • 1975 to 1979: 370
  • 1970 to 1974: 275
  • 1970 to 1974: 143
  • 1965 to 1969: 590
Note: State values scaled to Shawnee County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 93.3%

Shawnee County marital status for males Shawnee County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 51,405
  • One, attached: 3,161
  • Two: 1,924
  • 3 or 4: 2,797
  • 5 to 9: 2,902
  • 10 to 19: 2,703
  • 20 or more: 5,734
  • Mobile homes: 3,116
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 26

Housing units in Shawnee County with a mortgage: 27,594 (2,685 second mortgage, 2,849 home equity loan, 15 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12,205

Here:

69.3% with mortgage
State:

65.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Shawnee County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant28,038123
Catholic25,2808
Mainline Protestant20,58657
Black Protestant6,53422
Other3,97216
Orthodox751
None93,449-
Shawnee County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 35
Shawnee County:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
This county:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 56
Shawnee County:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 104
This county:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Shawnee County:

8.4%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Shawnee County:

29.4%
State:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.7%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Shawnee County:

Average size of farms: 240 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $24,336
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $135.97
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 7.09%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 30.35%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $25,291
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 51.92%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 12.59%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $61,030
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.25%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.87
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.59%
Corn for grain: 27361 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 5629 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 37139 harvested acres
Vegetables: 151 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 49 acres

Earthquake activity:

Shawnee County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 423.9 miles away from Shawnee County center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 360.1 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 364.4 miles away from the county center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 221.2 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 378.0 miles away from Shawnee County center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 110.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 22, 2009 to January 08, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1885: March 09, 2010, FEMA Id: 1885, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 06, 2007 to December 19, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1741: February 01, 2008, FEMA Id: 1741, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 06, 2007 to December 19, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3282: December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: 3282, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2007 to June 01, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1699: May 06, 2007, FEMA Id: 1699, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kansas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2005 to October 02, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1615: November 15, 2005, FEMA Id: 1615, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Kansas Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: September 01, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3236: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3236, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms, Heavy Rains, and Flooding, Incident Period: January 04, 2005 to January 06, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1579: February 08, 2005, FEMA Id: 1579, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood, Heavy Rain
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 12, 2004 to July 25, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1535: August 03, 2004, FEMA Id: 1535, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kansas Ice Storm, Incident Period: January 29, 2002 to February 15, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1402: February 06, 2002, FEMA Id: 1402, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • Kansas Flooding, Severe Storms, Incident Period: June 28, 1993 to October 05, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1000: July 22, 1993, FEMA Id: 1000, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Shawnee County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (47%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • India (5%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • El Salvador (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Shawnee County (%):

  • German (27%)
  • English (10%)
  • United States or American (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Swedish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Shawnee County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 69,830 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 9,477 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 685 (1%)
  • Railroad: 10 (0%)
  • Taxi: 92 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 66 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 68 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,031 (1%)
  • Other means: 346 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 2,136 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Shawnee County, Kansas in 2000:

  • 1,805 people in nursing homes
  • 811 people in state prisons
  • 421 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 406 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 271 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 269 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 225 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 194 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 168 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 98 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 84 people in halfway houses
  • 44 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 38 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 31 people in other group homes
  • 18 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 5 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Shawnee County, Kansas in 2010:

  • 1,503 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 706 people in college/university student housing
  • 553 people in state prisons
  • 462 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 285 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 242 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 212 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 160 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 122 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 76 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 45 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 19 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 12 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,840.

4.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,882 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.38%
Kansas average:

6.43%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($104 average AGI)
Shawnee County:

0.02%
Kansas average:

0.07%

2.59% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($19,695 average AGI)
1.76% relocated from other states ($15,083 average AGI)
Shawnee County:

1.76%
Kansas average:

3.18%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Douglas County, KS  0.36% ($39,889 average AGI)
from Osage County, KS  0.23% ($30,663)
from Jackson County, KS  0.22% ($31,796)
from Johnson County, KS  0.20% ($35,785)
from Jefferson County, KS  0.17% ($34,446)
from Riley County, KS  0.16% ($30,765)
from Sedgwick County, KS  0.16% ($33,018)


4.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,591 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
Kansas average:

6.89%


0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($199 average AGI)
Shawnee County:

0.02%
Kansas average:

0.08%

2.42% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($18,359 average AGI)
2.23% relocated to other states ($19,033 average AGI)
Shawnee County:

2.23%
Kansas average:

3.65%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Douglas County, KS  0.44% ($35,175 average AGI)
to Johnson County, KS  0.37% ($40,178)
to Osage County, KS  0.18% ($34,585)
to Jefferson County, KS  0.17% ($37,669)
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.17% ($32,686)
to Jackson County, KS  0.15% ($35,486)
to Riley County, KS  0.13% ($31,474)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.9

Births per 1000 population in Shawnee County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Shawnee County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Shawnee County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Shawnee County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Shawnee County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 29,691 (24,026 aged, 5,665 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,887 (6%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Shawnee County, Kansas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,951)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,755)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,608)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,267)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (984)
  • Congestive heart failure (962)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (880)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (823)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (800)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (529)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.75
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 17,594
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 692
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 57,252

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,449
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 950
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 21

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 55
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 98

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 81.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 57.7
  • Other - 24.2

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 152.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 72.7
  • Poisoning - 40.9
  • Suffocation - 30.9
  • Other - 7.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 173,537
  • In family households: 140,953 (31,652 male householders, 14,027 female householders)
    33,319 spouses, 49,577 children (45,327 natural, 1,453 adopted, 2,797 stepchildren), 3,527 grandchildren, 1,323 brothers or sisters, 991 parents, 1,643 other relatives, 4,207 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 32,584 (12,100 male householders (9,583 living alone)), 14,821 female householders (12,815 living alone)), 5,663 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,397 (2,943 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 21,040 2-persons, 10,173 3-persons, 8,051 4-persons, 3,970 5-persons, 1,492 6-persons, 953 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 22,398 1-person, 3,754 2-persons, 513 3-persons, 184 4-persons, 47 5-persons, 14 6-persons, 11 7-or-more-persons.

27,576 married couples with children.
11,350 single-parent households (2,381 men, 8,969 women).

93.9% of residents of Shawnee County speak English at home.
4.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,730,219,000 ($10,076 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $191,571,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $551,946,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $181,800,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,722,000
Federal grants: $744,812,000
Federal procurement contracts: $51,253,000 ($27,207,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $192,686,000 ($50,397,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,745,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $84,625,000
Federal Government insurance: $64,374,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 12,947
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 9,104
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,185
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,330
Here -14 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Shawnee County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 29.79 millions of gallons per day (3% from ground, 97% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 291
  • 2010 to 2013: 642
  • 2000 to 2009: 7,087
  • 1990 to 1999: 9,744
  • 1980 to 1989: 8,769
  • 1970 to 1979: 13,679
  • 1960 to 1969: 11,105
  • 1950 to 1959: 10,379
  • 1940 to 1949: 4,814
  • 1939 or earlier: 13,048
Note: State values scaled to Shawnee population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Shawnee County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Shawnee County population
  • 1 room: 41
  • 2 rooms: 330
  • 3 rooms: 1,106
  • 4 rooms: 4,032
  • 5 rooms: 10,449
  • 6 rooms: 11,075
  • 7 rooms: 8,077
  • 8 rooms: 5,612
  • 9+ rooms: 5,800
  • 1 room: 840
  • 2 rooms: 2,382
  • 3 rooms: 4,807
  • 4 rooms: 5,814
  • 5 rooms: 4,613
  • 6 rooms: 2,109
  • 7 rooms: 1,001
  • 8 rooms: 410
  • 9+ rooms: 422
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Shawnee County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Shawnee County population
  • no bedroom: 133
  • 1 bedroom: 1,399
  • 2 bedrooms: 10,661
  • 3 bedrooms: 24,328
  • 4 bedrooms: 8,278
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,723
  • no bedroom: 1,171
  • 1 bedroom: 7,475
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,875
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,069
  • 4 bedrooms: 673
  • 5+ bedrooms: 135
Cars and other vehicles available in Shawnee County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Shawnee County population
  • no vehicle: 1,491
  • 1 vehicle: 12,095
  • 2 vehicles: 21,570
  • 3 vehicles: 8,088
  • 4 vehicles: 2,401
  • 5+ vehicles: 877
  • no vehicle: 3,571
  • 1 vehicle: 12,171
  • 2 vehicles: 5,501
  • 3 vehicles: 904
  • 4 vehicles: 161
  • 5+ vehicles: 90

54% of Shawnee County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53% lived in Kansas.

Shawnee County:

54.2%
State average:

53.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 118,414
  • Northeast: 3,595
  • Midwest: 20,630
  • South: 13,150
  • West: 8,347

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $51,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Shawnee County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (80.7%)
  • Electricity (11.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.6%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (54.9%)
  • Electricity (41.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,712
Here:

14.1%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 798
Here:

8.2%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,575
Here:

22.0%
Kansas:

13.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Shawnee County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $6,585,000
    Regular Highways: $2,375,000
    Parks and Recreation: $324,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $15,247,000
    Health - Other: $12,391,000
    Police Protection: $12,148,000
    Financial Administration: $9,231,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,198,000
    Parks and Recreation: $6,528,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,950,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,876,000
    Regular Highways: $1,362,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,093,000
    General Public Buildings: $842,000
    General - Other: $805,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $536,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,905,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $6,635,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Other Higher Education: $24,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,602,000
    Financial Administration: $863,000
    Central Staff Services: $552,000
    Police Protection: $277,000
    Regular Highways: $121,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $92,000
    Health - Other: $69,000
    Parks and Recreation: $55,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $39,060,000

Shawnee County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $6,521,000
    All Other: $5,941,000
    Parks and Recreation: $755,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $96,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,709,000
    Special Assessments: $2,769,000
    Sale of Property: $2,313,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,418,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $599,000
    Rents: $50,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $3,547,000
    Highways: $1,398,000
    General Local Government Support: $319,000
  • Tax - Property: $71,859,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,275,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $2,576,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,241,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $819,000
    Other License: $338,000

Shawnee County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $68,113,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,285,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $58,347,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $56,407,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,580,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,752,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,940,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $13,710,000
    Beginning: $13,140,000

Shawnee County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,854,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $143,075,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $56,407,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,774
  • Number of aged recipients: 177
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,597
  • Number of recipients under 18: 832
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,515
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 427
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,422
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,784
Shawnee County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Shawnee County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 41 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED996$113,7081,142$116,2993,426$129,036304$40,88216$484,875526$78,73670$44,457
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED46$118,17495$135,568374$135,34027$22,7040$022$73,6827$51,857
APPLICATIONS DENIED105$101,905214$89,991998$120,172138$30,3262$793,50073$122,71266$37,970
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN87$120,793128$116,664786$127,62041$61,6101$39,00034$65,6186$48,667
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS11$122,09110$116,400116$134,6385$39,2000$05$84,8003$55,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 39 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED292$142,664236$148,6271$54,0001$84,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED46$143,15250$146,7602$62,5000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED31$170,29029$181,1380$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$156,75010$169,1000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$112,0005$193,6001$110,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Shawnee County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,17172.6 years
Mary1,04880.3 years
William94874.3 years
Robert80670.8 years
James75871.1 years
Charles72474.1 years
Helen56581.0 years
George51076.3 years
Ruth47481.2 years
Dorothy45879.0 years
Most common last names in Shawnee County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith53475.6 years
Johnson46375.2 years
Miller35176.5 years
Brown29876.8 years
Anderson24378.6 years
Davis23876.3 years
Williams23673.6 years
Jones23274.3 years
Wilson20876.1 years
Martin18278.9 years
Businesses in Shawnee County, KS
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lane Furniture1
AT&T3LensCrafters1
Ace Hardware3Little Caesars Pizza3
Advance Auto Parts4Long John Silver's3
Aeropostale1Lowe's1
AmericInn1Macy's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Marriott2
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Arby's4Maurices1
AutoZone2Mazda1
BMW1McDonald's11
Barnes & Noble1Men's Wearhouse1
Baskin-Robbins2Motel 62
Bath & Body Works1Motherhood Maternity3
Baymont Inn1New Balance7
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike15
Best Western1Nissan1
Big O Tires1Office Depot1
Buffalo Wild Wings1OfficeMax1
Burger King4Old Navy1
CVS1Olive Garden1
Caribou Coffee1On The Border1
Casual Male XL1Outback1
Catherines1Outback Steakhouse1
Charlotte Russe1Pac Sun1
Chick-Fil-A1Panera Bread1
Chipotle1Papa John's Pizza2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Payless4
Church's Chicken2Penske1
Cold Stone Creamery1PetSmart1
Coldwater Creek1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut6
Cracker Barrel1Plato's Closet1
Curves3Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Dairy Queen4Quality1
Days Inn1Quiznos3
Deb1RadioShack3
Dennys2Red Lobster1
Domino's Pizza3Red Robin1
Econo Lodge1SAS Shoes1
Eddie Bauer1SONIC Drive-In6
Famous Footwear1Sam's Club1
Fashion Bug1Sears3
FedEx21Sleep Inn1
Finish Line1Slumberland1
Foot Locker1Spencer Gifts1
Ford1Sprint Nextel3
GNC2Starbucks2
GameStop2Steak 'n Shake1
Gap1Subaru1
Goodwill2Subway11
Gymboree1Super 82
H&R Block7T-Mobile8
Hardee's3T.J.Maxx1
Haworth1Taco Bell3
Hilton1Talbots1
Hobby Lobby1Target1
Holiday Inn4The Room Place1
Home Depot1Toyota1
Honda1Toys"R"Us2
Hot Topic1True Value4
IHOP1U-Haul7
JCPenney1UPS29
Jones New York3Vans1
Journeys1Verizon Wireless1
Justice1Victoria's Secret1
KFC3Volkswagen1
Kmart2Walgreens8
Kohl's1Walmart2
Kroger17Wendy's5
La-Z-Boy1Wet Seal1
Lane Bryant1YMCA5

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  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
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  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"