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Facts about Shawnee, KS
Shawnee is a city in Johnson County, Kansas, United States and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 62,209 with a 2018 estimate of 65,845.
A Shawnee Indian mission had been established at the present site of Shawnee in 1831. Shawnee was laid out as a town in 1857.
In 2010, Shawnee was recognized by Money Magazine in its annual "Best Places To Live" survey, placing 17th in the United States ranking. Shawnee was recognized for its affordable housing, air quality index, and median commute time.
Shawnee is the 7th largest city in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. In the city, the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36.4 years.