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Shannon is a township in Atchison County, in the Atchison metro area.
The community was named for Wilson Shannon, territorial governor
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Shannon. For links to other places called Shannon, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Shannon is 39.565N. The longitude is -95.243W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,024 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,753.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Shannon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Atchison County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66016 ZIP code.
35% of Shannon residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shannon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Shannon was $15,682, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Shannon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Shannon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $338. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $939.
Atchison County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shannon political report.
The average commute time for Shannon workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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