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
Auburn-Washburn Unified School District (USD 437)
Education
1,017
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
Insurance
1,329
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Tire manufacturer
1,584
Shawnee County
Government
1,100
St. Francis Health Care
Health care
1,668
Stormont-Vail HealthCare
Health care
4.302
Topeka Public Schools (USD 501)
Education
2,222
U.S. Department of Veterans Affair Government 625
Wal-Mart Retail 691
Washburn University
Education
1,080

Contact Information

GO Topeka

KC's Agricultural Heritage

KC Animal Health Initiative

Advisory Board

Strategic Priorities

KC Animal Health Investment Forum