Shawnee County

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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    Rachel is a talented and committed public servant, and I am confident she will serve Shawnee County and the state well, Kelly said.
    Jones has more than 30 years of experience in law and has served under various roles for Shawnee County.
    Jones brings over 30 years of legal experience having previously served as a city attorney, county attorney, special prosecutor and most recently as assistant district attorney for Shawnee County.
    In September, the school district reported the alleged activities to the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office.
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    A few years ago, my library (Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library in Topeka, Kan.) planned a major telephony change.
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    The library will also house a display of the LGBTQ history in Topeka and Shawnee County.
    Moody's Investors Service has assigned a rating of Aa3 to Shawnee County Unified School District 501 (Topeka), KS's $33 million General Obligation Bonds, Series 2016.
    Caption: Shawnee County District Court Judge Larry Hendricks.
    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.
    I know she still relies on that data in her excellent work at Topeka and Shawnee County in Kansas.