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  •   State: 
    Johnson County
      County FIPS: 
    39°00′57″N 94°48′27″W
      Area total: 
    42.86 sq mi (111.01 km²)
      Area land: 
    41.98 sq mi (108.72 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.89 sq mi (2.30 km²)
    820 ft (250 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Kansas City, MO-KS
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Shawnee, Johnson County, Kansas, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,600 residents per square mile of area (610/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Shawnee is a city in Johnson County, Kansas, United States. It is the seventh most populous municipality in the Kansas City metropolitan area. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 67,311. A Shawnee Indian mission had been established at the present site of Shawnee in 1831. Shawnee was laid out as a town in 1857. The city is located at 39°046N 94°4557W (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 km 2) is water. In August 1863, the Lawrence Massacre took place at the hands of William Quantrill. This saw 250 men corralled and murdered and $2.2 million from damages. The first documented event of Bleeding Kansas was the Wakarusa War that saw both sides clash and come to a temporary truce. In October 1862, Willam Quantrill ordered an attack on Shawnee, which saw the town pillaged and burned to the ground. In the summer of 1863, Quantrill and his army of bushwhackers return to raid and look for an escape route from Lawrence, which he was intending to sack. This allowed Lawrence to add to its defenses before the Sacking of Lawrence.


Shawnee is the primary city name, but also Lake Quivira, Lenexa, Shawnee Mission, Shawnee Msn are acceptable city names or spellings, Quivira, SM on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. Shawnee served as a government road that connected Fort Leavenworth to Fort Riley. A Shawnee Indian mission had been established at the present site of Shawnee in 1831. Kansas entered the union as a free state on January 29, 1861 to become the 34th state. This added to the tension between the anti-slave abolitionists and pro-slave Confederate guerrillas. In October 1862, Willam Quantrill ordered an attack on Shawnee, which saw the town pillaged and burned to the ground. In August 1863, the Lawrence Massacre took place at the hands of William Quantrill. This saw 250 men corralled and murdered and $2.2 million from damages. The first documented event of Bleeding Kansas was the Wakarusa War that saw both sides clash and come to a temporary truce. This allowed Lawrence to add to its defenses before the Sacking of Lawrence. The town of Lawrence was established for the political reason of being an anti- slave town and had many clashes with the confederate army started before the American Civil War. In 1857, Shawnee was laid out as a town in 1857. It was selected by Quantrill for its proximity to Lawrence, being 35 miles away (56 kms) The town was also chosen for its close proximity to Olathe, Overland Park and Kansas City, Missouri. It is located on the Oregon Trail and nearby Santa Fe Trail that travelled through the mid 19th century, Olathe.


Shawnee is located at 39°046N 94°4557W (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) Shawnee Mission Park is a 1,600-acre park that includes a 120-acre (0.49km²) lake. The city is located on the Ohio River, which runs through the center of the city. The Ohio River is a tributary of the Little Ohio River which flows through the southern part of Shawnee. It is the only river in the state that runs through Shawnee's central business district and the southern tip of the town. The town has a population of 1,816,000 (1,715,000 in 2010 Census data). The city has an area of 41.85 sq miles (108.39 km²), of which, 41.5 square miles is land and 1.01 square miles of water. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the city's population at 1,716,500 (1.7 million in 2010 data). Shawnee is home to the Ohio State Fair, which is one of the largest state fairs in the country. The fair is held every year from September to October. It also hosts the state's state and local fairs, which are open to the public. The state fair runs from September through October.


As of the census of 2010, there were 62,209 people, 23,651 households, and 16,876 families residing in the city. The city is the 7th largest city in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. According to the 2007-2009 American Community Survey (2), the median income for a household was $71,705. 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 people age 65 or over. The racial makeup of the city is 86.3% White, 5.3 percent African American, 0.4% Native American, 3.0 percent Asian, 2.3 per cent Pacific Islander, and 2.6 per cent from two or more races. There were 24,954 housing units at an average density of 587.1 per square mile (226.4/km²) The median age was 36.4 years. For every 100 females,there were 97.8 males. For each 100 females age 18 or over, there are 95.8 Males. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.11 persons. 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.


According to the town's 2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are: the city's two largest banks. The city's unemployment rate is at 4.7 percent. The unemployment rate for the city is at 3.8 percent, according to the report. The town's economy is the second-largest in the state, after the state's economy. The economy is also the largest in the country, followed by the state of New Jersey. The top employers are the city’s two biggest banks, the town�'s two biggest employers, the state and the county. The largest employers are also the city and the state. The number of people living in poverty is at a record-high of 6.1 percent. It is the highest level of unemployment in the town in more than a decade. The U.S. has the highest unemployment rate in the nation, at 5.7 per cent. The state has the lowest unemployment rate, at 3 per cent, and the city has the second highest unemployment rates, at 2.8 per cent; the state is the lowest, at 1.9 per cent and the province is the top, at 0.7. The biggest employers are: The state and county governments, the hospital system, the fire department, the police department and the school district. The mayor and city council are the top two employers, with a combined total of 7.1 per cent of the workforce. The highest-paid workers are the police and fire departments, with an average salary of over $50,000.


Shawnee has a councilmanager government. The day-to-day operations are managed by the city manager. Mayor and councilmembers are elected to four year terms. Each ward has two representatives whose terms are staggered by two years. However, the elections of April 2010 and 2012 will serve for three years.

Libraries and museums

Two branches of the Johnson County Library serves the Shawnee Mission area. The Library includes 13 locations throughout Johnson County, including the Monticello and Shawnee Libraries. The Shawnee Town 1929 Museum and Wonderscope Children's Museum are also located within the city. The City of Shawnee is home to the National Museum of American History, which is open to the public. The city is also home to a number of other museums, such as the Museum of Science and Industry, and the National Air and Space Museum of the United States, which was opened in 1929. It is also the home of the National Park Service, which opened in 1958. The National Park System is the largest park system in the U.S., with more than 2,000 acres of park land. It also has a national historic site, the National Mall, and a national park service museum, which are open to visitors. The Johnson County Museum of History and Science is also located in the city, and is open through the end of the year.


The Shawnee Mission School District is home to one of Kansas' largest public schools. The De Soto School District has one of the largest concentrations of Catholic schools in the state. The Kansas City Archdiocese Catholic Schools has two Catholic high schools in Kansas City, Kansas. The Midland Adventist Academy has a Catholic high school in the Kansas City area. The Hope Lutheran School is a non-sectarian Lutheran school. The ShawneeMission School District was founded in the early 1900s. It was the first public school in Shawnee County. The district was later absorbed by the Shawnee Unified School District in the 1950s. In the 1960s and 1970s, the district was known as the "Shawnee School District" It was also known as "Sh Shawnee" or "Shoestee" for short. It is now called the "De Soto" School District. The school district was established in the late 1950s by a group of parents who were concerned about overcrowding. It has since been known to have more than 1,000 students. It also has a large number of parochial schools, many of which are part of the Catholic school system. It opened in the 1970s. The current school district has been in existence since the 1980s and is called "Sharonee" by the archdiocese. It's located in the town of Shawnee, Kansas, which has a population of more than 100,000. The area is known for its religious affiliations.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Shawnee, Johnson County, Kansas = 86.1. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 30. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 20. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Shawnee = 4.4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 67,311 individuals with a median age of 36.3 age the population grows by 28.41% in Shawnee, Johnson County, Kansas population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,600 residents per square mile of area (610/km²). There are average 2.58 people per household in the 23,845 households with an average household income of $71,140 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 5.50% of the available work force and has growths 0.44% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 35.38%. The number of physicians in Shawnee per 100,000 population = 369.4.


The annual rainfall in Shawnee = 37.8 inches and the annual snowfall = 19.4 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 79. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 216. 89 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 19.4 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 34, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Shawnee, Johnson County, Kansas which are owned by the occupant = 74.68%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 23 years with median home cost = $214,040 and home appreciation of -0.50%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $10.94 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,885 per student. There are 13.4 students for each teacher in the school, 382 students for each Librarian and 440 students for each Counselor. 7.16% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 27.94% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 12.88% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Shawnee's population in Johnson County, Kansas of 1,149 residents in 1900 has increased 58,58-fold to 67,311 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.50% female residents and 49.50% male residents live in Shawnee, Johnson County, Kansas.

    As of 2020 in Shawnee, Johnson County, Kansas are married and the remaining 34.03% are single population.

  • 23.1 minutes is the average time that residents in Shawnee require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    88.23% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 6.45% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.15% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 4.21% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Shawnee, Johnson County, Kansas, 74.68% are owner-occupied homes, another 22.14% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.17% are vacant.

  • The 49.46% of the population in Shawnee, Johnson County, Kansas who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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