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Time Zone: Shawnee County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Topeka is the Seat for Shawnee County. Topeka is also the capital of Kansas.

Shawnee County is one of the original counties of Kansas and was founded August 25, 1855.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Shawnee had a population of 176,255 people. This is an increase of 3.76% since the last Census (which gave a population of 169,871 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Shawnee represented 6.32% of the total population of Kansas, making it the state's 3rd most populous county (out of 105 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010177,934+4.75%+0.95% since 2009
2009176,255+3.76%+0.68% since 2008
2008175,073+3.06%+0.75% since 2007
2007173,764+2.29% 
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2000169,871The Last Census

More information can be found on the Shawnee County Census Page for Shawnee County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Shawnee County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Shawnee County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Topeka   124,331122,3771.6% increase  
Silver Lake   1,3911,3582.43% increase  
Auburn   1,1651,1213.93% increase  
Rossville   1,1231,01410.75% increase  
Willard   --86 

Websites for Shawnee County

Official Website:   www.co.shawnee.ks.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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