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Population

Topeka MSA (five counties) (2010): 233,870

City of Topeka (2010): 127,473

Shawnee County (2010): 177,934

State of Kansas (2010): 2,853,118

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Quick Facts

In June 2003, the Topeka MSA was expanded by the US Census Bureau to include a five county area. The change was based on number of people “commuting to work” in Shawnee County.

Age Shawnee Jackson Jefferson Osage Wabaunsee Totals
0 to 9 years 24,464 1,858 2,142 2,100 891 31,455
10 to 19 years 22,859 2,161 2,778 2,595 935 31,328
20 to 44 years 55,789 3,710 5,168 4,329 1,855 70,851
45 to 64 years 46,468 3,683 5,679 4,864 2,055 62,749
65+ years 24,254 1,934 2,613 2,498 1,068 32,367
Total Population 173,845 13,346 18,380 16,386 6,408 228,265
Median Age 37.9 40.3 42.1 41.4 42.3

Source: 2000 US Census, 2005-2009 American Community Survey


Racial Distribution

White, 85.5%
Black or African American, 8.6%
Asian, 1.3%
American Indian, 1.2%
2 or more races, 2.5%
Not Reporting, 3.6%

Note: Hispanic or Latino origin represents 10.8% of the population which is included in each of the above racial distributions.

Source: 2010 Quick Facts, US Census Bureau.


Effective Buying Income

Effective Buying Income (EBI) is defined as money less personal tax payments, a number often referred to as “disposable” or “after-tax” income.

Source: Survey of Buying Power, Sales & Marketing Management 2005

% of Population in Shawnee County* Effective Buying Income (EBI) in Shawnee County
20-24 6.5%
25-34 12.8% $20,000-$34,999 23.9%
35-44 12.6% $35,000-$49,999 21.1%
45-54 14.9%
55+ 25.3% $50,000+ 33.6%

* Source: American Fact Finder, US Census, 2007

Shawnee County
Total housing units in Shawnee County (2008): 78,709
Total households in Shawnee County: 68,920
Total population in Shawnee County: 174,709
Total EBI in Shawnee County: $3,244,518
Median Household Income in Shawnee County (2007): $46,696

Topeka MSA (five county area)
Total housing units in Topeka MSA (2000 & 2007): 103,055
Total households in Topeka MSA : 89,600
Total Topeka MSA population: 229,619
Total EBI in Topeka MSA: $4,152,242
Median Houshold IncomeI in Topeka MSA (2007): $48,050
Per Capita Personal Income in Topeka MSA (2008): $34,748 **
Source: American Fact Finder, US Census.  Includes data for Shawnee County (2007) and Jackson (2000), Jefferson (2000), Osage (2000) and Wabaunsee (2000) Counties.

 **Bureau of Economic Analysis, US Department of Commerce, 2008


Household Income

Shawnee County Kansas US
Households 73,204    1,093,694    112,611,029
Per Capita
Money Income (2009)
25,506 25,522 27,041
Median Household
Income (2009)
46,194 47,709 50,221
Source: US Census Quick Facts 6/8/2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Educational Attainment

Percent (%) of Population 25 Years and Over

Highest Level of
Attainment
Shawnee County    Kansas    
Up to 12th Grade
(No Diploma)
9.2  10.8
High School Graduate
(Including equivalency)
31.3 27.8
Some College
(No Degree)
23.2 24.2
Associate’s Degree 7.0 7.4
Bachelor’s Degree 18.0 19.3
Graduate or Professional
Degree
11.3 10.5
Percent High School
Graduate or Higher
 90.9 89.2
Percent Bachelor’s
Degree or Higher
29.4 25.8
Source: US Census Quick Facts, 12/15/2011

Employment

Unemployment in Kansas and Topeka MSA

Kansas Jan-11 Dec-10 Jan-10
Civilian Labor Force 1,493,087 1,499,648 1,502,004
Employment 1,399,166 1,392,898 1,400,105
Unemployment 93,921 106,750 101,899
Unemployment Rate 6.3% 7.1% 6.8%
Topeka MSA (Jackson, Jefferson, Osage, Shawnee and Wabaunsee Counties)
  Apr-11 Mar-11 Apr-10
Civilian Labor Force 123,215 123,424 125,004
Employment 115,154 114,196 116,734
Unemployment 8,061 9,228 8,270
Unemployment Rate 6.5% 7.5% 6.6%

Developed in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Source: Kansas Department of Labor April 2011. Released May 20, 2011