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Overview

Introduction to Shawnee, Oklahoma

Shawnee, Oklahoma, in Pottawatomie county, is 27 miles E of Midwest City, Oklahoma and 34 miles E of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The city is conveniently located inside the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. There are an estimated 28,692 people in Shawnee.

Shawnee History

The first settlers of Shawnee were the Sac, Fox, Shawnee, Kickapoo and Pottawatomi Indians. The first post office and trading post were established in 1876. The area was permanently settled on September 22, 1891. The Choctaw Railroad first entered the city in 1895. With the onset of Oklahoma oil boom, rapid development of Shawnee occurred in the 1920s.

Shawnee and nearby Attractions

  • Shawnee Family History Center
  • Lake Thunderbird State Park
  • Woody Guthrie House

Things To Do In Shawnee

There are many parks and open spaces in Shawnee, including the Rose Garden Park, Woodland Park, Milstead Park, Chasteen Park, Redbud Park and Larchmiller Park. The Potawatomi Tribal Museum and the Santa Fe Depot Museum provide insight into the history of this area. The Shawnee Country Club offers provisions for golfing. Local festivals include the Farming Heritage Festival, Santa Fe Days Festival, the Midwest Bluegrass Festival, the Shawnee Western Fair and the Pottawatomie County Free Fair.

Shawnee Transportation

Air transportation is available from Will Rogers World Airport, located nearby.

Shawnee Higher Education

Oklahoma Baptist University, Gordon Cooper Technology Center and Saint Gregory’s University are the local institutions of higher education.

People

Total Population 30,866
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 14.9%
Employed Population 16+ 13,064
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 44.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.9%
Median Earnings25+ $29,222
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,344
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,482

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,855
% Above Poverty Level 77.1%
% Below Poverty Level 22.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.1%
Median Gross Rent $648
Median House Value $95,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.8%
US/American 0%
English 8%
Irish 10%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Shawnee Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles E of Midwest City, Oklahoma (center to center)
Nearest Large City 34 miles E of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County Pottawatomie
Metro Area Oklahoma City
Standard Zip Codes 74801, 74804
P.O. Box Zip Codes 74802
Phone Area Codes 405
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.327
Longitude -96.925

Shawnee Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MEEKER 5 W
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 46 F
Apr Temp 45 to 70 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station PURCELL
Distance 32.2 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 48 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 49 to 75 F
Annual Precip 41.6 inches
Station OKEMAH
Distance 36 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 48 F
Apr Temp 52 to 73 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 54 to 74 F
Annual Precip 42.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Earlsboro 487 $51,389
Maud 917 $39,125
McLoud 4,587 $53,828
Meeker 1,158 $57,917
Pink 2,281 $53,125
Tecumseh 6,583 $47,774

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Shawnee Hospitals

UNITY HEALTH CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1102 W MACARTHUR
(405) 273-2270
Emergency Service: Yes

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Shawnee High Schools

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SHAWNEE HS
1001 N KENNEDY
405-275-3084
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,191 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

BETHEL HS
36000 CLEAR POND ROAD
405-273-3633
Serves 352 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

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