Shawnee is a small city in Kansas with a population of just over 65,000. The city's population, with an average age of just over 37, is younger than most cities in Kansas. Renters tend to be in the minority in the city, and 73% of residents own their homes. With an average rent of $996 per month, exceeding the state average by $129/month, relatively high rent costs may be a contributing factor in the higher levels of ownership.
Shawnee has an average commute time of about 23 minutes. Many residents (49%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation isn't used extensively. A small percentage of residents commute to work on foot.
There are four primary industries in Shawnee: retail, healthcare, scientific, and entertainment. Together, these industries make up 28% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, as 10% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. With an average annual income of about $93,000, Shawnee workers take home about $24,000 more than the average Kansas resident. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (7%), Shawnee has a relatively large number of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees, as 9% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Further, 21% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.