Shawnee County

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Shawnee County, Kansas

200 SE 7th St
Topeka, KS 66603
Phone: (785) 233-8200
Fax: (785) 291-4912
www.co.shawnee.ks.us

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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    If he or she fails to comply with the manner in which he or she will be deemed to have breached the present contract, and it may be canceled, terminated, or suspended, in whole or in part, by Shawnee County, Kansas D.
    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.
    The decision upholding the constitutionality of the Ohio motto comes just three months after the ACLJ succeeded in convincing a federal judge in Topeka, Kansas to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the ACLU against the Treasurer of Shawnee County, Kansas who was sued for displaying a sign in county offices that bears the nation's motto "In God We Trust.
    Shawnee County, Kansas (hereinafter referred to as the County ) is seeking proposals from service providers to provision data and telecommunications circuits in various locations throughout the County to carry voice, data, and video traffic between County installations and between the County and the Public Switched Telephone Network and for provisioning of ISP services between the County and the Internet.
    The American Center for Law and Justice, an international public interest law firm, today asked a federal court in Topeka, Kansas to dismiss a lawsuit against the Treasurer of Shawnee County, Kansas who has been sued by the ACLU for displaying a sign in county offices that bears the nation's motto "In God We Trust.