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US Census Released – Shawnee County Grows to Historic High Population

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Shawnee County is one of 14 Kansas counties that saw a population increase in 2020, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

The data shows the county’s population grew to a historic high of 178,909, an increase of 1,000 people in ten years.

“We are excited to see our county continue to grow sustainably,” Greater Topeka Partnership CEO, Matt Pivarnik continued saying, “Initial forecasts were indicating our county could see a population loss. The fact that we grew to a new historically high population, and that our community is more prosperous than we were ten years ago, is an important metric that shows that word is getting out. Topeka and Shawnee County is an incredible place to live and build a better life for yourself.”

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