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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population30,974
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+13,065
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married42.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.4%
Median Earnings25+$28,649
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,769
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,605

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,510
% Above Poverty Level78.9%
% Below Poverty Level21.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone33.7%
Median Gross Rent$659
Median House Value$98,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.5%
German13.3%
Irish10.4%
English7.8%
French Except Basque2%
Scottish1.5%
Italian1.4%
Polish0.8%
Norwegian0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Dutch0.4%
Russian0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Czech0.2%
African0.1%
Greek0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Shawnee Almanac

CategoryValue
County Pottawatomie County
Standard Zip Codes74804, 74801
P.O. Box Zip Codes74802
Phone Area Codes405
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.33
Approximate Longitude-96.91

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)

StationMEEKER 5 W
Distance12.4 miles
Jan Temp23 to 46 F
Apr Temp45 to 70 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip38 inches
StationPURCELL
Distance32.2 miles
Jan Temp23 to 48 F
Apr Temp48 to 72 F
Jul Temp70 to 94 F
Oct Temp49 to 75 F
Annual Precip41.6 inches
StationOKEMAH
Distance36 miles
Jan Temp31 to 48 F
Apr Temp52 to 73 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp54 to 74 F
Annual Precip42.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Earlsboro493$62,500
Maud1,190$49,028
McLoud4,616$57,713
Meeker1,149$55,078
Pink2,164$61,071
Tecumseh6,571$47,864

Shawnee Hospitals

Solara Hospital Shawnee
(Proprietary)
1900 Gordon Cooper Drive| 2nd Floor
(405) 395-5800
St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital
(Non-profit)
1102 West Macarthur Street
(405) 273-2270
Chg Cornerstone Hospital Of Oklahoma
1900 Gordon Cooper Drive, 2nd Floor
(405) 395-5800

Shawnee Public Schools

Bethel Es
36000 Clearpond Road
ZIP: 74801
(405) 273-7632
Primary
Total Enrollment 622
Bethel Hs
36000 Clearpond Road
ZIP: 74801
(405) 273-3633
High
Total Enrollment 399
Bethel Ms
36000 Clearpond Road
ZIP: 74801
(405) 273-5944
Middle
Total Enrollment 320
Horace Mann Es
412 North Draper Street
ZIP: 74801
(405) 273-1806
Primary
Total Enrollment 256
Jefferson Es
800 North Louisa Street
ZIP: 74801
(405) 273-1846
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
Pleasant Grove Public School
1927 East Walnut Street
ZIP: 74801
(405) 275-6092
Primary
Total Enrollment 282
Sequoyah Es
1401 East Independence Street
ZIP: 74801
(405) 273-1878
Primary
Total Enrollment 372
Shawnee Hs
1001 North Kennedy Street
ZIP: 74801
(405) 275-3084
High
Total Enrollment 1320
South Rock Creek Public School
17800 South Rock Creek Road
ZIP: 74801
(405) 273-6072
Primary
Total Enrollment 414
Will Rogers Es
2600 North Union Street
ZIP: 74801
(405) 273-1519
Primary
Total Enrollment 379
Grove Public School
2800 North Bryan Avenue
ZIP: 74804
(405) 275-7435
Primary
Total Enrollment 461
North Rock Creek Public School
42400 Garrett's Lake Road
ZIP: 74804
(405) 275-3473
Primary
Total Enrollment 582
Shawnee Ec Ctr
1831 Airport Drive
ZIP: 74804
(405) 273-3388
Primary
Total Enrollment 564
Shawnee Ms
4300 North Union Street
ZIP: 74804
(405) 273-0403
Middle
Total Enrollment 754

Shawnee Private Schools

Family Of Faith Christian School
30 Kinville Rd
ZIP: 74804
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 78
Liberty Academy
711 E Federal St
ZIP: 74804
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 220
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