Shawnee County is located in northeast Kansas. The County Seat is Topeka and the largest city is Topeka. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.snco.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 178,406 and the 2010 census population was 177,934. The land area is 544.02 square miles and there are 327.1 persons per square mile.
84.5% of the population is White, 8.8% is Black or African American, 11.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.3% is Asian, 1.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.9% is two or more races. 90.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 28.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $120,300, there are 72,584 households, an average of 2.40 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,057, the median household income is $48,451, and 16.7% of the persons in Shawnee County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 12,500. Retail sales (in $1000) were $2,310,142, and sales per capita were $13,295. The percentage of black-owned firms is 2.7%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 31.4%.
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