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Shawnee County is home to the state capital, Topeka. The city is the primary residential and business community in Shawnee and has 124,000 of the total 170,000 population. Interstate 70 and U.S. highways 24, 75 and 40 intersect in Topeka, making it a prime outlet for distribution.

Estimated Total Population    169,871
18 and over    126,898
Median age    37.1
Increase from 1990    5.50%
Largest City    Topeka
Estimated population of city    122,377
Total Housing Units    73,768
Median value    $81,600
Total Households    68,920
Family households    44,685
Average household    size 2.39
Average family size    2.98
EDUCATION   
Population Over    25 111,709
High-school graduate    37,589
Some college, no degree    27,161
Associate's degree    4,598
Bachelor's degree    19,270
Graduate or professional degree    9,824
Percent graduated high school    88.10%
Percent with bachelor's or higher    26.00%
EMPLOYMENT STATUS   
Population 16 and over    132,070
In labor force    88,593
Commuting to work    83,741
TOP EMPLOYERS   
State of Kansas, City & County Gov., Burlington Northern/Santa Fe, Topeka USD #501, Blue Cross/Blue Shield
TOP INDUSTRIES   
Management, professional    28,961
Service    12,230
Sales and office    25,218
Construction, extraction, maintenance    7,534
Production, transportation    10,540
Median Household Income   $40,988
Median Family Income   $51,464
Land Area (square miles)   550
Persons per square mile)   308.90
County Seat    Topeka
County Government Info   
Chairman of County Commissioners—Vic Miller
commission@co.shawnee.ks.us
200 SE 7th,
Topeka, KS 66603-3971
Tel: 785.233.8200 x4625
Fax: 785.291.4912
www.co.shawnee.ks.us
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing

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