Shawnee, KS
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Shawnee is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 65,046 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.

Unlike some cities, Shawnee isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Shawnee are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (13.03%), sales jobs (12.20%), and management occupations (12.19%).

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.

Because of many things, Shawnee is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Shawnee really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Shawnee perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Shawnee is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.00% 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 $34,922, which is wealthy relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $139,688 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, Italian, and European.

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