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Shawnee is a city in Johnson County, in the Kansas City metro area.

The community was named after Indian tribe
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Shawnee. For links to other places called Shawnee, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Shawnee is 39.041N. The longitude is -94.72W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,066 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 54,093.


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Median household income
Local
$59,626
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Shawnee demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 83. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.6 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Old Shawnee Days - June 1-3, 2007
  • Oktoberfest - Oct. 5, 2007
Dates often change. Check Shawnee web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Millcreek Streamway Park, Shawnee Mission Park
Historic sites and museums: Johnson County Museum of History, Old Shawnee Town and Trading Post, Wonderscope Children's Museum
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 77

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Shawnee demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Johnson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Kansas City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66216 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

26% of Shawnee residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shawnee ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Shawnee was $28,142, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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40% of Shawnee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Shawnee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $556.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,193.


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Libraries in Shawnee include Johnson County Library, Shawnee ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Shawnee include Shawnee Dispatch, Shawnee-Lenexa Sun

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Johnson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shawnee political report.

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The average commute time for Shawnee workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Shawnee between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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