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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    Moody's Investors Service has assigned a rating of Aa2 to Shawnee County, KS's General Obligation Improvement and Refunding Bonds, Series 2016A and 2016B, which will be issued in the par amounts of $14.07 million and $1.96 million, respectively.