Shawnee is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 67,311 people and 19 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 85.39% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Shawnee is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shawnee who work in management occupations (15.32%), office and administrative support (11.16%), and sales jobs (11.05%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.99% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
The education level of Shawnee ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Shawnee, 49.68% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Shawnee in 2018 was $42,523, which is wealthy relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,092 for a family of four.
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 German, English, Irish, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Shawnee is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.