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.

Shawnee is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Shawnee is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shawnee who work in office and administrative support (13.74%), management occupations (12.41%), and sales jobs (12.13%).

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Shawnee a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Shawnee has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Shawnee’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The education level of Shawnee ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Shawnee, 43.11% 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 2010 was $33,859, which is wealthy relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $135,436 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 French .

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