Shawnee County, KS

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2022 Population
178,625
0.239% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.4
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
12.9%
4.83% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$63,463
6.04% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$159,900
14.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
84,663
0.717% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Shawnee County, KS had a population of 179k people with a median age of 39.4 and a median household income of $63,463. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Shawnee County, KS declined from 179,053 to 178,625, a −0.239% decrease and its median household income grew from $59,848 to $63,463, a 6.04% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Shawnee County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.77%), White (Hispanic) (5.59%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.39%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.77%).

None of the households in Shawnee County, KS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.4% of the residents in Shawnee County, KS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Shawnee County, KS are Washburn University (1,489 degrees awarded in 2022), Washburn Institute of Technology (891 degrees), and Rasmussen University-Kansas (336 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Shawnee County, KS was $159,900, and the homeownership rate was 66.9%.

Most people in Shawnee County, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Shawnee County, KS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Shawnee County, KS is home to a population of 179k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.23% of Shawnee County, KS residents were born outside of the country (7.55k people).

In 2022, there were 9.29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (129k people) in Shawnee County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.99k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.4%
2022 Citizenship
97.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.4% of Shawnee County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Shawnee County, KS was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Shawnee County, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    129k ± 501
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    13.9k ± 703
  3. White (Hispanic)
    9.99k ± 952
13.2%
Hispanic Population
23.6k people

In 2022, there were 9.29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (129k people) in Shawnee County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.99k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.2% of the people in Shawnee County, KS are hispanic (23.6k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    82,300 ± 6,944 people
  2. India
    14,639 ± 2,963 people
  3. Vietnam
    10,989 ± 2,569 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 82,300 Kansas residents, followed by India with 14,639 and Vietnam with 10,989.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.23%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
7.55k people
4.07%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
7.29k people

As of 2022, 4.23% of Shawnee County, KS residents (7.55k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Shawnee County, KS was 4.07%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,264 ± 498
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,639 ± 435
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,662 ± 280

Shawnee County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Shawnee County, KS employs 84.7k people. The largest industries in Shawnee County, KS are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,967 people), Retail Trade (8,238 people), and Manufacturing (8,144 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($84,714), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,109), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,867).

Males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,429. The income inequality in Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

84.7k
2022 Value
± 2,219
−0.717%
1 Year decline
± 3.72%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Shawnee County, KS declined at a rate of −0.717%, from 85.3k employees to 84.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Shawnee County, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,179 people), Management Occupations (7,516 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7,372 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Shawnee County, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

84.7k
2022 Value
± 2,219
−0.717%
1 Year decline
± 3.72%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Shawnee County, KS declined at a rate of −0.717%, from 85.3k employees to 84.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Shawnee County, KS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,967 people), Retail Trade (8,238 people), and Manufacturing (8,144 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Shawnee County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Shawnee County, KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$49,293
Median earning men ± $1,299
$38,339
Median earning women ± $1,520

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,964), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,717), and Public Administration ($61,402).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($88,859), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,456), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,415).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.11%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.44M people employed in Kansas. This represents a 3.11% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,514
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,347
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 893
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Shawnee County, KS went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.57%).

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing the state of Kansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Kansas

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Jerry Moran
Senator from Kansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Roger Marshall
Senator from Kansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing Kansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Kansas

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Shawnee County, KS awarded 2,738 degrees. The student population of Shawnee County, KS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,802 male students and 4,447 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Shawnee County, KS are White (1,523 and 56.9%), followed by Unknown (563 and 21%), Hispanic or Latino (298 and 11.1%), and Black or African American (150 and 5.6%).

The largest universities in Shawnee County, KS by number of degrees awarded are Washburn University (1,489 and 54.4%), Washburn Institute of Technology (891 and 32.5%), and Rasmussen University-Kansas (336 and 12.3%).

The most popular majors in Shawnee County, KS are Registered Nursing (354 and 12.9%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (198 and 7.23%), and Law (114 and 4.16%).

The median tuition cost in Shawnee County, KS for a public four year colleges is $9,016 for in-state students and $20,020 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2022 in Shawnee County, KS, the percentage of applicants admitted was 42%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 89.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 7,249 (38.7% men and 61.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 7,249 students enrolled in Shawnee County, KS, 38.7% men and 61.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,361 records, of which 60.7% were women and 39.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 48 degrees awarded
  2. 187 degrees awarded
  3. 52 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Shawnee County, KS was General Health & Physical Education with 48 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,489 degrees awarded
  2. 891 degrees awarded
  3. 336 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Washburn University with 1,489 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 1,052 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Shawnee County, KS, which is 0.624 times less than the 1,686 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,523 degrees mean that there were 2.71 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 563 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($12,043) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,915) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, less-than 2-year ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.872% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.778% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (605k), Some college (553k), and Bachelors Degree (450k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Shawnee County, KS was $159,900 in 2022, which is 0.567 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $140,100 to $159,900, a 14.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Shawnee County, KS is 66.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Shawnee County, KS have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Shawnee County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Shawnee County, KS is $63,463. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Shawnee County, KS was Census Tract 36.04 with a value of $112,878, followed by Census Tract 36.05 and Census Tract 39.01, with respective values of $110,281 and $105,653.

In 2022, 13.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Shawnee County, KS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.0876%.

Property

$159,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,605
$49,740
Median Property Taxes
±$1,694

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Rent vs Own

66.9%
Homeownership
2022
61.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.9% of the housing units in Shawnee County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 36.04
  2. Census Tract 36.05
  3. Census Tract 39.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Shawnee County, KS was Census Tract 36.04 with a value of $112,878, followed by Census Tract 36.05 and Census Tract 39.01, with respective values of $110,281 and $105,653.

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Household Income

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$63,463
Median Household Income
± $2,635
74.4k
Number of Households
± 2,162

In 2022, the median household income of the 74.4k households in Shawnee County, KS grew to $63,463 from the previous year's value of $59,848.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Shawnee County, KS is from Kansas.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.512% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.15%)
  3. Carpooled (8.88%)

In 2022, 79% of workers in Shawnee County, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.15%) and those who carpooled to work (8.88%).

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Commute Time

18.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Shawnee County, KS have a shorter commute time (18.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.03% of the workforce in Shawnee County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Shawnee County, KS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.0876%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Shawnee County, KS (22.4k out of 174k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Shawnee County, KS is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 13.1% of the children was living in poverty in Shawnee County, KS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 11.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 444 in Shawnee County, KS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.21 per 100,000 population.

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Health

91.8% of the population of Shawnee County, KS has health coverage, with 51.8% on employee plans, 11.4% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 1.77% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Shawnee County, KS see 1350 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.45% increase from the previous year (1305 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1504 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 275 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,350 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Shawnee County, KS

Primary care physicians in Shawnee County, KS see an average of 1,350 patients per year. This represents a 3.45% increase from the previous year (1,305 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.8% under 18 years, 19.6% between 18 and 34 years, 37.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.24%
Uninsured
51.8%
Employer Coverage
11.4%
Medicaid
13.2%
Medicare
13.6%
Non-Group
1.77%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Shawnee County, KS grew by 7.61% from 7.66% to 8.24%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 65.4 in Shawnee County, KS.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38.7% in Shawnee County, KS.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.83% in Shawnee County, KS.

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