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Overview

Introduction to Shawnee, Kansas

Shawnee, Kansas, in Johnson county, is located 4 miles NW of Overland Park, Kansas (center to center) and is 8 miles SW of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is conveniently located inside the Kansas City metropolitan area, and has approximately 47,996 residents.

Shawnee History

Shawnee is in Johnston County and was founded in 1855. The county was named in honor of Rev. Thomas Johnson and is among the first counties to be established in the Kansas Territory in 1855. In 2008, Shawnee became the 39th best place to live in USA, according to the Money Magazine.

Shawnee and nearby Attractions

  • Tomahawk Shopping Center
  • Starwood Park
  • Johnson County Museum of History
  • Power Play Family Entertainment Center

Things To Do In Shawnee

The Wonderscope Children's Museum and Johnson County Museum of History are great places to visit while staying in the city. Tourists can shop at the Tomahawk Shopping Center and at the Shawnee Village Shopping Center. The local parks include the Starwood Park, Blue Jacket Park, and Shawnee Mission Park. The Power Play Family Entertainment Center is also worth taking a look around. Every year, festivals like the Old Shawnee Days and Oktoberfest are hosted by the city.

Shawnee Transportation

International flights can be availed from Kansas City International Airport.

Shawnee Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are offered by University of Kansas Medical Center, Johnson County Community College, and Kansas City Kansas Community College.

People

Total Population 64,125
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 11.1%
Employed Population 16+ 33,317
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 56.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 44%
Median Earnings25+ $46,425
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,640
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,403

Wealth

Median Family Income $94,022
% Above Poverty Level 92.5%
% Below Poverty Level 7.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.2%
Median Gross Rent $854
Median House Value $199,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.1%
US/American 0%
English 13.3%
Irish 15.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Shawnee Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NW of Overland Park, Kansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles SW of Kansas City, Missouri
County Johnson
Metro Area Kansas City
Standard Zip Codes 66203, 66214, 66216, 66217, 66218, 66219, 66220, 66226, 66227
P.O. Box Zip Codes 66286
Phone Area Codes 913
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.041
Longitude -94.72

Shawnee Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station KANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN AP
Distance 8.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 46 to 67 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 69 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
Station INDEPENDENCE
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 67 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Station HILLSDALE LAKE
Distance 27.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 69 F
Annual Precip 39.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Shawnee, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Op (66203)

Overland (66203, 66214)

Quivira (66217)

Shawnee Mission (66217, 66218, 66219, 66220, 66226, 66227, 66286, 66203, 66214, 66216)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fairway 3,964 $124,929
Lake Quivira 911 $151,250
Merriam 11,232 $71,328
Mission 9,481 $74,688
Roeland Park 6,819 $81,171

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Shawnee High Schools

MILL VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
5900 MONTICELLO ROAD
913-422-4351
Serves 761 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

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