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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.

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population64,444
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens11.9%
Employed Population 16+34,038
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married57%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher46.2%
Median Earnings25+$47,122
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,929
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,277

Wealth

Median Family Income$97,404
% Above Poverty Level92.6%
% Below Poverty Level7.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone23.5%
Median Gross Rent$882
Median House Value$203,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.7%
Irish15%
English13.9%
Italian3.2%
Swedish2.7%
French Except Basque2.2%
Dutch1.9%
Scottish1.8%
Norwegian1.7%
Polish1.6%
Welsh1.5%
Danishn0.7%
African0.7%
Belgian0.6%
Croatian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Arab0.4%
Russian0.4%
Slovene0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Ethiopian0.2%
Luxemburger0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Greek0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
German0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Shawnee Almanac

CategoryValue
County Johnson County
Standard Zip Codes66218, 66226, 66216, 66203, 66217, 66219, 66220, 66227, 66214
P.O. Box Zip Codes66286
Phone Area Codes913
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude39.02
Approximate Longitude-94.82

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)

StationKANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN AP
Distance8.3 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp46 to 67 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 69 F
Annual Precip35.5 inches
StationINDEPENDENCE
Distance16.8 miles
Jan Temp17 to 36 F
Apr Temp42 to 64 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 67 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches
StationHILLSDALE LAKE
Distance27.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 69 F
Annual Precip39.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fairway3,964$136,838
Lake Quivira987$137,188
Merriam11,248$70,917
Mission9,490$70,222
Roeland Park6,816$73,053

Shawnee Public Schools

Belmont Elementary School
5805 Belmont Dr
ZIP: 66226
(913) 667-1810
Primary
Total Enrollment 439
Clear Creek Elem
5815 Monticello Rd
ZIP: 66226
(913) 422-8700
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
Mill Valley High School
5900 Monticello Road
ZIP: 66226
(913) 422-4351
High
Total Enrollment 1303
Monticello Trails Middle School
6100 Monticello Rd
ZIP: 66226
(913) 422-1100
Middle
Total Enrollment 763
Prairie Ridge Elementary School
22405 Clear Creek Parkway
ZIP: 66226
(913) 667-1800
Primary
Total Enrollment 526
Riverview Elementary
21550 West 47th Street
ZIP: 66226
(913) 441-0808
Primary
Total Enrollment 442
Horizon Elementary
7210 Chouteau
ZIP: 66227
(913) 667-3535
Primary
Total Enrollment 550
Mize Elementary School
7301 Mize Road
ZIP: 66227
(913) 441-0880
Primary
Total Enrollment 394

Shawnee Private Schools

St Joseph Catholic School
11505 Johnson Dr
ZIP: 66203
Elementary
Total Enrollment 543
Good Shepherd School
12800 W 75th St
ZIP: 66216
Elementary
Total Enrollment 369
Grace Christian Academy
7230 Quivira Rd
ZIP: 66216
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
Hope Lutheran School
6308 Quivira Rd
ZIP: 66216
Elementary
Total Enrollment 180
Maranatha Academy
6826 Lackman Rd
ZIP: 66217
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 437
Sacred Heart School
21801 Johnson Dr
ZIP: 66218
Elementary
Total Enrollment 358
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