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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Shawnee is a suburb of Kansas City with a population of 65,239. Shawnee is in Johnson County and is one of the best places to live in Kansas. Living in Shawnee offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Shawnee there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Shawnee and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Shawnee are highly rated.
About Shawnee...
Population
65,239

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$225,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$966
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Shawnee Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    185.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    10.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    15.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    144.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,198.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    179.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Shawnee

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$84,507
National
$55,322
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Shawnee Reviews

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Shawnee is constantly growing! New restaurants, gyms, and grocery stores all opening up every month. It is a very clean town with nice people. Nothing too expensive or outrageously overpriced.
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Safe community, wonderful school district. It's pretty stereotypical suburbia, so great for families. It's lacking in diversity but isn't completely white/conservative. There's not much of a night scene and there isn't a ton to do right here in Shawnee, but neighboring cities have good malls and whatnot.
I have lived in Shawnee, KS for a little more than 10 years. The area I live in is incredibly safe and provides a lot. There are many elementary schools as well as a middle school and high school right by each other. This is nice because for families with siblings it makes transportation easy. Also with a high school at the center of it all it brings the whole community together for sporting events and other things going on in the community. There are many job opportunities around due to many stores and small businesses being near. Shawnee is very involved community with many events and nice people around. It is a very nice area to live and there has been no problems that are alarming.