Shawnee, KS
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Shawnee is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 65,194 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Shawnee is the seventh largest community in Kansas.

Shawnee real estate is some of the most expensive in Kansas, although Shawnee house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Shawnee is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Shawnee is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shawnee who work in office and administrative support (12.61%), management occupations (12.17%), and sales jobs (11.88%).

Also of interest is that Shawnee has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Shawnee is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Shawnee’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Shawnee is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Shawnee area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Shawnee is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 46.17% of adults in Shawnee have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Shawnee in 2010 was $36,856, which is wealthy relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $147,424 for a family of four. However, Shawnee contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Shawnee is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Shawnee home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Shawnee residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Shawnee include Irish, English, European, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Shawnee is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.