Shawnee, Kansas Population 2021

65,555
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Shawnee is a city located in Kansas. With a 2020 population of 65,555, it is the 7th largest city in Kansas and the 584th largest city in the United States . Shawnee is currently declining at a rate of -0.19% annually but its population has increased by 5.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 62,209 in 2010. Shawnee reached it's highest population of 65,933 in 2018. Spanning over 43 miles, Shawnee has a population density of 1,562 people per square mile.

The average household income in Shawnee is $108,089 with a poverty rate of 7.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,008 per month, and the median house value is $237,500. The median age in Shawnee is 38.4 years, 37.2 years for males, and 39.5 years for females.

Shawnee Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Shawnee was:

  • White: 86.12%
  • Black or African American: 5.16%
  • Two or more races: 3.64%
  • Asian: 3.45%
  • Other race: 1.56%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Shawnee, Kansas is 65,555 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 65,933.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 62,209.

Shawnee, Kansas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White56,44486.12%
Black or African American3,3815.16%
Two or More Races2,3863.64%
Asian2,2603.45%
Some Other Race1,0251.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native440.07%
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Shawnee Population by Race

Shawnee Population Pyramid $2021

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Shawnee Median Age

38.4


Total

37.2


Male

39.5


Female

Shawnee Adults

There are 48,976 adults, (8,875 of whom are seniors) in Shawnee.

Shawnee Age Dependency

63.4

Age Dependency Ratio

22.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Shawnee Sex Ratio

Female

33,673

51.38%

Male

31,867

48.62%

Shawnee Population by Age

Shawnee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shawnee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.3%11.7%
All73%27%
Male64.2%35.8%
Female51.9%48.1%
Non Family50.2%49.8%

73.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shawnee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All24,5162.6673
Married14,2533.2588.3
Non Family7,0941.2150.2
Female2,2913.2451.9
Male8783.2464.2

3.18

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

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Shawnee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8852.03%
9th to 12th Grade1,1542.64%
High School Graduate8,25718.91%
Some College8,50219.47%
Associates Degree3,7988.70%
Bachelors Degree13,77331.54%
Graduate Degree7,30616.73%
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Shawnee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shawnee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White36,86736,04518,851
Hispanic2,4731,694562
Black2,2132,113755
Asian1,4081,060549
2+ Races759759393
Other Race62439668
Native American414123

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 56.10%.

Shawnee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,534$62,892$40,488
Less Than 9th Grade$25,536$38,935$13,597
High School Graduate$31,125$40,293$23,195
Some College$38,693$44,557$34,400
Bachelors Degree$62,803$78,649$48,317
Graduate Degree$76,441$101,184$63,309

$50,534

Average Earnings

$62,892

Average Male

$40,488

Average Female

Shawnee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shawnee Language by Age

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Shawnee Language

91.39% of Shawnee residents speak only English, while 8.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.69% of the population.

Shawnee Language

Shawnee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White53,1112,1554.06%
Black3,3701,05831.39%
Asian2,25555224.48%
Multiple2,34951021.71%
Hispanic4,09349812.17%
Other1,02120019.59%

7.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.66%

Male Poverty Rate

8.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shawnee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shawnee is Black, with 31.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shawnee is White, with 4.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.59%.

Shawnee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.55%
High School9.58%
Some College8.36%
Bachelors or Greater2.18%

Shawnee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed36.90%
Male Unemployed16.51%
Female Employed5.96%
Male Employed3.16%

Shawnee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shawnee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$87,120$108,089
Families$105,777$127,710
Married Families$120,510-
Non Families$43,125$56,968
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Income by Household Type

Shawnee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.9%

Male Marriage Rate

54.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Shawnee Married by Age and Sex

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Shawnee Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Shawnee Marital Status by Race

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Shawnee Marital Status

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3,231

Number of Veterans

3,080

Male Veterans

151

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,021
First Gulf War706
Second Gulf War694
Korea371
World War II121

Shawnee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+869
65 to 74823
35 to 54784
55 to 64414
18 to 34341

Shawnee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,0057.02%
Hispanic1766.45%
Black1606.16%
Other Race274.00%
2+ Races181.72%
Asian110.61%
Native American1024.39%

Shawnee Veterans by Race

Shawnee Veterans by Education

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6.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shawnee Veterans by Education

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74%

Labor Force Participation

71.8%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Shawnee Employment by Age

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Shawnee Employment by Race

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Shawnee Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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49.07%

Born in Shawnee

93.77%

Native Born

6.23%

Foreign Born

2.76%

Non Citizen

3.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.77% of Shawnee residents were born in the United States, with 49.07% having been born in Kansas. 2.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Shawnee Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202165,555-126-0.19%
202065,681-126-0.19%
201965,807-126-0.19%
201865,9333770.58%
201765,5561800.28%
201665,3763820.59%
201564,9945450.85%
201464,4492060.32%
201364,2436841.08%
201263,5595480.87%
201163,0117001.12%
201062,31114,3152.64%
200047,99610,0032.36%
199037,9938,3402.51%
198029,6538,7073.54%
197020,94611,8748.73%
19609,0728,47214.55%
19406000.00%

Shawnee Population by Year