Shawnee County, Kansas

Demographic Snapshot

Shawnee County Kansas City MSA United States
Population, 2015 178,725 2,087,471 321,418,820
Population % Ch., 2005-2015 4.2% 6.6% 8.7%
Median Age, 2014 38.6 36.7 37.4
Land Area (sq. mi.) 544.02 7,950 3,531,905
High School Grads, 2014 90.6% 90.8% 86.3%
College Grads, 2014 28.9% 33.6% 29.3%
Labor Force, 2015 92,339 1,118,850 157,833,000
Unemployment Rate, 2015 3.6% 3.8% 5%
Note: Educational Attainment rates are for the population 25 years and older. For consistency, the Educational Attainment data is from the 2009-2013 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

Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce/GO Topeka

  • Scott Smathers, Vice President, Economic Development
  • 120 SE Sixth Street, Suite 110
  • Topeka, KS 66603-3515
  • Email: www.gotopeka.com
  • Phone: 785.234.2644
  • Website: www.gotopeka.com

KC's Agricultural Heritage

KC Animal Health Initiative

Advisory Board

Strategic Priorities

KC Animal Health Investment Forum