Shawnee County, Kansas

Demographic Snapshot

Shawnee County Kansas City MSA United States
Population, 2016 178,146 2,104,509 323,127,513
Population % Ch., 2007-2016 2.3% 4.4% 6.8%
Median Age, 2015 38.8 35.9 37.8
Land Area (sq. mi.) 544.02 7,950 3,531,905
High School Grads, 2015 90.8% 91.2% 87.1%
College Grads, 2015 29% 35.8% 30.6%
Labor Force, 2016 91,134 1,126,141 158,968,000
Unemployment Rate, 2016 3.8% 3.8% 4.5%
Note: Educational Attainment rates are for the population 25 years and older. For consistency, the Educational Attainment data is from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, American Community Survey; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Major Employers

 
Company
Type of Operation
Employees
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
Insurance
1,329
BNSF Railway  Railroad   1,900
Frito Lay   Snack food mfg. and
distribution
 1,100
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Tire manufacturer
1,780
Hills Pet Nutrition   Pet food mfg. and
distribution (Hdg.)
 760
Payless Shoesource  Shoe retailer (Hdq.)   800
Reser's Fine Foods  Food mfg. and distribution   1,300
Se2  Life insurance   750
University of Kansas St. Francis Campus
Healthcare
1,600
Stormont-Vail HealthCare
Healthcare
4.400
Wal-Mart Retail 1,200

Contact Information

GO Topeka

KC's Agricultural Heritage

KC Animal Health Initiative

Advisory Board

Strategic Priorities

KC Animal Health Investment Forum