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. Annual education attainment rates are not available for communities under 25,000 population. For consistency, the Educational Attainment data is from the 2010-2014 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

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