is a city located in northwest Johnson County
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and is a western suburb of Kansas City, Missouri
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. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 62,209. Shawnee's fur trading and pioneering heritage blends histories of these Kansas Territory
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Monticello Township is a former township in northwest Johnson County, Kansas. It is now merged with Lenexa and Shawnee, Kansas.-History:Monticello Township was developed into a town on June-19th-1857. In 1858 Monticello elected 18 year old James Butler Hickok as town constable...
and Shawnee. Shawnee has been recognized by Money Magazine
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in its annual "Best Places To Live" survey- placing 17th in the United States ranking, Shawnee was recognized for its affordable housing, air quality index, and median commute time. BusinessWeek selected Shawnee as one of the Best Affordable Suburbs in 2006 and 2009.
Shawnee is located at 39°0′46"N 94°45′57"W (39.012767, -94.765818). According to the United States Census Bureau
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, the city has a total area of 42.5 square miles (110.1 km²), of which, 41.7 square miles (108 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²) of it (1.88%) is water.
Shawnee has a council–manager government
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. Mayor and councilmembers are elected to four year terms. Each ward has two representatives whose terms are staggered by two years. However, the elections of April 2010 and 2012 will serve for three years. The day-to-day operations are managed by the city manager.
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As of the census
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of 2010, there were 62,209 people, 23,651 households, and 16,876 families residing in the city. The population density
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was 1,463.7 people per square mile (564.4/km²). There were 24,954 housing units at an average density of 587.1 per square mile (226.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.3% White, 5.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 3.0% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.3% from other races
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, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.5% of the population.
There were 23,651 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples
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living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.11 persons.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36.4 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.
According to the 2007-2009 American Community Survey (2) the median income for a household in the city was $71,705, and the median income for a family was $86,408. Males had a median income of $55,222 versus $41,960 for females. The per capita income
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for the city was $33,502. About 3.6% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.
Libraries and museums
A branch of the Johnson County Library serves the Shawnee mission area. The Library includes 13 locations throughout Johnson County, including the Shawnee Library.
Old Shawnee Town Museum, Wonderscope Children's Museum, and the Johnson County Museum are also located within the city.
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