Shawnee County

Shawnee County, Kansas

200 SE 7th St
Topeka, KS 66603
Phone: (785) 233-8200
Fax: (785) 291-4912

In northeastern KS, west of Lawrence; original county; organized Aug 25, 1855 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the Indian tribe of Algonquian linguistic stock. Name means 'southerner.'

Area (sq mi):: 556.32 (land 549.82; water 6.50) Population per square mile: 313.50
Population 2005: 172,365 State rank: 3 Population change: 2000-20005 1.50%; 1990-2000 5.50% Population 2000: 169,871 (White 79.90%; Black or African American 9.00%; Hispanic or Latino 7.30%; Asian 1.00%; Other 7.10%). Foreign born: 2.70%. Median age: 37.10
Income 2000: per capita $20,904; median household $40,988; Population below poverty level: 9.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $28,049-$29,710
Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.00% Median travel time to work: 18.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 6.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Topeka County seat (121,809)

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    On June 25, Shawnee County District Court Judge Larry Hendricks issued an injunction that barred Kansas' first-in-nation law [Senate Bill 95] from going into effect July 1.
    In Shawnee County, Kansas, residents planning visits to the Motor Vehicle office can register for a spot in line using their smartphone or computer, and receive alerts as their turn approaches to avoid long and frustrating lobby waits.
    Shawnee County has announced a plan to switch life insurance companies.
    Shawnee County District Court Judge Mary Mattivi wrote Wednesday that because a licensed physician was not involved in the artificial insemination process, William Marotta is more than a sperm donor and thus responsible for the child.
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    King (digital services director, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library) explain the keys to making social media work for your organization.
    Since 1996, McMillin Construction Custom Homes has been the premiere land development, homebuilding and construction company serving the areas of Topeka, Manhattan, Shawnee County, Pottowatomie County, Riley County and the greater Kansas area.
    The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that Dimmick has filed a breach of contract suit in Shawnee County District Court, claiming he and the Rowleys reached a legally binding oral contract that they would hide him in exchange for an unspecified amount of money.
    Solis unveiled the plan during a tour of the Shawnee County Community Health Care Clinic in Topeka, saying health care services will be one of the fastest growing career fields over the next decade as the population ages.
    King, the Digital Branch Manager of the Topeka & Shawnee County Library in Kansas, has written this book for web developers who are looking to enhance the customer's experience with ordering and browsing online, stressing the fact that Internet consumers are looking for a pleasant and positive shopping environment as well as bargains.
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