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The county is in the Topeka metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 171,716. This was an increase of 1.09% from the 2000 census.
In 2002, the per capita personal income in Shawnee County was $29,757. This was an increase of 24.2% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 96% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.
26% of Shawnee County residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shawnee County ancestry & family history guide.
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Cemeteries in Shawnee County include Auburn Cemetery, Bauer Cemetery, Bethel Cemetery, Bohemian Cemetery, Dover Cemetery, Elevation Cemetery, Emmanuel Cemetery, Foster Cemetery, Franklin Cemetery, Green Cemetery ... View cemeteries
Communities in Shawnee County include Auburn, Auburn, Dover, Grove, Menoken, Mission, Monmouth, Rossville, Rossville, Silver Lake ... View communities
Colleges in Shawnee County include Washburn University ... View colleges
School districts in Shawnee County include Auburn Washburn, Seaman, Shawnee Heights, Silver Lake, Topeka Public Schools ... View school districts
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Libraries in Shawnee County include Kansas State Library, Rossville Community Library, Silver Lake Library, Topeka Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Shawnee County include Topeka Capital-Journal ... View newspapers
Shawnee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shawnee County political report.
Hotels in Shawnee County include Amerisuites, Best Western, Best Western Candlelight Inn, Candlewood Suites, Capitol Plaza Hotel, Clubhouse Inn & Suites, Comfort Inn Topeka, Country Inn & Suites, Days Inn Topeka, Econo Lodge Topeka ... More hotels
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