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Every attempt has been made to provide current, accurate, and consistent data in this database. There may be some differences due to sources, methodologies, or timing of data-assembly.


The total population of Shawnee County is 178,567. The median age is 38.8.

People Graphic


Educational Attainment

The majority of the population in Shawnee County has a high school degree, and 35.9% have a college degree.

Educational Attainment


Labor Force

Shawnee County has a labor force of 92,391 with an unemployment rate of 3.2%. Shawnee County has a total of 5,163 establishments.Labor Force Graphic

Businesses and Jobs

Shawnee County has a total of 5,163 businesses. In 2017, the leading industries in Shawnee County were Public Administration. Health Care and Social Services, Retail, and Other Services – Repair. Personal Care. Laundry, Religious etc…

Businesses and Jobs


Housing Infographic


Residents spend an average of 18 minutes commuting to work. Shawnee County is served by 33 airports within 50 miles. Rail can be accessed within the community. Interstates can be accessed within the community.

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