Introduction to Tecumseh, Oklahoma

Tecumseh, Oklahoma, in Pottawatomie county, is 28 miles E of Norman, Oklahoma and 35 miles SE of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Part of the surrounding Oklahoma City metro area, Tecumseh is home to some 6,098 residents.

Tecumseh History

Tecumseh was founded during the 1891 Land Run. Prior to that, Native Americans occupied the area. It was named in honor of a Shawnee chief, Chief Tecumseh. He fought with the British during the Battle of the Thames in 1813. It was the original county seat of Pottawatomie County, a position it served until 1930. The first brick courthouse of the city was built in 1897.

Tecumseh and nearby Attractions

  • Tecumseh Historical Museum
  • Lake Thunderbird State Park
  • Santa Fe Depot Museum
  • Henry Overholser Mansion
  • Timberlake Rose Rock Museum
  • Oklahoma City National Memorial Center

Things To Do In Tecumseh

Tecumseh provides amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. It offers easy access to several museums, including the Seminole Nation Museum, the McClain County Museum, the Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and the Timberlake Rose Rock Museum. One can also plan a trip to the Lake Thunderbird State Park. In addition, Tecumseh hosts the Frontier Days celebration every September.

Tecumseh Transportation

Air transport facilities are available at Will Rogers World Airport.

Tecumseh Higher Education

One can pursue higher education from Rose State College, East Central University and the University of Oklahoma.


Total Population 6,556
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 13.7%
Employed Population 16+ 2,502
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 47.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.4%
Median Earnings25+ $30,946
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,977
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,455


Median Family Income $48,333
% Above Poverty Level 84.4%
% Below Poverty Level 15.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 33.4%
Median Gross Rent $674
Median House Value $82,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 42.8%
US/American 0%
English 7.9%
Irish 5.6%

Tecumseh Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles E of Norman, Oklahoma (center to center)
Nearest Large City 35 miles SE of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County Pottawatomie
Metro Area Oklahoma City
Standard Zip Codes 74873
Phone Area Codes 405
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.257
Longitude -96.936

Tecumseh Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 49 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 95 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 40.8 inches
Station MEEKER 5 W
Distance 17 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 ADA
Distance 35.8 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 48 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 41.2 inches

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