Shawnee County, Kansas Population 2018

Shawnee County, Kansas's estimated population is 178,187 with a growth rate of -0.21% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Shawnee County, Kansas is the 3rd largest county in Kansas.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017178,187-380-0.21%
2016178,5674130.23%
2016178,154-361-0.20%
2015178,515280.02%
2014178,487-128-0.07%
2013178,615-328-0.18%
2012178,943460.03%
2011178,8975450.31%
2010178,35217,37610.79%
1990160,9766,0603.91%
1980154,916-406-0.26%
1970155,32214,0369.93%
1960141,28635,86834.02%
1950105,41814,17115.53%
194091,2476,0477.10%
193085,20016,04123.19%
192069,1597,28511.77%
191061,8748,14715.16%
190053,7274,5559.26%
189049,17220,07969.02%
188029,09315,972121.73%
187013,1219,608273.50%
18603,5130.00%

Shawnee County, Kansas Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White147,823
Black or African American13,639
Two or More Races9,036
Some Other Race4,301
Asian2,065
American Indian and Alaska Native1,576
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander127

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Shawnee County, Kansas Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Shawnee County, Kansas Median Age

38.8


Total

37.3


Male

40.2


Female

Shawnee County, Kansas Adults

There are 135,175 adults, (28,571 of which are seniors) in Shawnee County, Kansas.

Shawnee County, Kansas Age Dependency

67.6

Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Shawnee County, Kansas Sex Ratio

Female

92,073

51.56%

Male

86,494

48.44%

Shawnee County, Kansas Households and Families

Shawnee County, Kansas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Shawnee County, Kansas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.5%16.5%
All64.2%35.8%
Male53.9%46.1%
Non Family47.8%52.2%
Female42.3%57.7%

64.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shawnee County, Kansas Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All71,0152.4564.2
Married33,3323.1383.5
Non Family26,6981.2347.8
Female7,7013.342.3
Male3,2843.3853.9

3.08

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Shawnee County, Kansas Households

Shawnee County, Kansas Education

Shawnee County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,6703.06%
9th to 12th Grade6,9845.83%
High School Graduate36,98730.87%
Some College29,15924.33%
Associates Degree7,9786.66%
Bachelors Degree22,30218.61%
Graduate Degree12,74910.64%

Shawnee County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White96,41790,62231,207
Hispanic10,0387,1891,165
Black8,4017,0771,108
Multiple Races3,4282,963721
Other Race2,2891,763139
Asian1,2821,096772
Native American971794193
Islander737338

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 60.22%.

Shawnee County, Kansas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,177$41,444$31,777
Less Than High School$19,249$22,688$15,353
High School Grad$29,191$34,478$25,203
Some College$33,224$39,144$30,083
Bachelors Degree$46,057$56,810$40,043
Graduate Degree$55,918$65,442$50,470

$36,177

Average Earnings

$41,444

Average Male

$31,777

Average Female

Shawnee County, Kansas Language

Shawnee County, Kansas Language by Age

Shawnee County, Kansas Language

91.83% of Shawnee County, Kansas residents speak only English, while 8.17% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.32% of the population.

Shawnee County, Kansas Poverty

Shawnee County, Kansas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White130,81214,31010.94%
Hispanic20,4395,17725.33%
Black12,9153,27325.34%
Multiple8,5312,33927.42%
Other4,22697823.14%
Asian1,96128314.43%
Native1,45228019.28%
Islander1275442.52%

14.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.40%

Male Poverty Rate

14.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shawnee County, Kansas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shawnee County, Kansas is Islander, with 42.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shawnee County, Kansas is White, with 10.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.30%.

Shawnee County, Kansas Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.31%
High School13.71%
Some College10.11%
Bachelors or Greater3.44%

Shawnee County, Kansas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed35.33%
Female Unemployed32.35%
Female Employed8.36%
Male Employed7.17%

Shawnee County, Kansas Income

Shawnee County, Kansas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$52,088$67,403
Families$66,154$81,800
Married Families$79,857$94,985
Non Families$31,310$40,845

Shawnee County, Kansas Marital Status

Shawnee County, Kansas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.9%

Male Marriage Rate

47.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Shawnee County, Kansas Married by Age and Sex

Shawnee County, Kansas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Shawnee County, Kansas Marital Status by Race

Shawnee County, Kansas Veterans

Shawnee County, Kansas Veterans by War

14,510

Number of Veterans

13,424

Male Veterans

1,086

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam5,616
First Gulf War2,806
Second Gulf War2,185
Korea1,454
World War II887

Shawnee County, Kansas Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 743,599
55 to 643,371
75+3,194
35 to 543,089
18 to 341,257

Shawnee County, Kansas Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White12,69511.05%
Black1,21012.28%
Hispanic5784.66%
2 or More3928.87%
Other1194.33%
Indian675.59%
Asian191.14%
Hawaiian86.30%

Shawnee County, Kansas Veterans by Education

6.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shawnee County, Kansas Employment Status

Shawnee County, Kansas Employment by Age

64.3%

Labor Force Participation

60.3%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Shawnee County, Kansas Employment by Race

Shawnee County, Kansas Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Shawnee County, Kansas

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Topeka127632126808-824-0.65%
Silver Lake14391426-13-0.90%
Auburn12271212-15-1.22%
Rossville11511130-21-1.82%
Willard 929200.00%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990