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Shawnee, Kansas

Shawnee, Kansas
Administration
Full nameShawnee, Kansas
Official nameShawnee, Kansas
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyJohnson
Government
MayorJeff Meyers
Geography
Total Area42.5 sq mi (110.1 km2)
Land Area41.7 sq mi (108 km2)
Water Area0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
Elevation1066 ft (324.9 m)
Demography
Total Population62209 (2010)
Other information
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes66203, 66214, 66216-20, 66226-27, 66299
Area code913
FIPS code20-64500 
GNIS feature ID0478925 

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Shawnee (-enʃɔːˈniːpron) is a city located in northwest Johnson County, Kansas, United States and is a western suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 62,209. Shawnee's fur trading and pioneering heritage blends histories of these Kansas Territory townships: Monticello and Shawnee. Shawnee has been recognized by Money Magazine 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.


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