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Overview

Introduction to Tecumseh, Oklahoma

Tecumseh, Oklahoma, in Pottawatomie county, is 28 miles E of Norman, Oklahoma and 35 miles SE of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Tecumseh is part of the surrounding Oklahoma City metro area.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,614
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens17.9%
Employed Population 16+2,594
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married49.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.3%
Median Earnings25+$30,453
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,200
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,516

Wealth

Median Family Income$43,690
% Above Poverty Level81.2%
% Below Poverty Level18.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31.6%
Median Gross Rent$729
Median House Value$87,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)44.3%
German13.1%
Irish7.6%
English7%
Scottish1.8%
Welsh1.6%
Italian1.6%
French Except Basque1.5%
Swedish0.9%
Polish0.9%
Norwegian0.8%
Dutch0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Swiss0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Czech0.2%
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Tecumseh Almanac

CategoryValue
County Pottawatomie County
Standard Zip Codes74873
Phone Area Codes405
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.26
Approximate Longitude-96.93

Tecumseh Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSEMINOLE
Distance15.3 miles
Jan Temp26 to 49 F
Apr Temp48 to 73 F
Jul Temp71 to 95 F
Oct Temp50 to 76 F
Annual Precip40.8 inches
StationMEEKER 5 W
Distance17 miles
Jan Temp23 to 46 F
Apr Temp45 to 70 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip38 inches
StationADA
Distance35.8 miles
Jan Temp28 to 50 F
Apr Temp48 to 73 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp51 to 75 F
Annual Precip41.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Earlsboro468$54,091
Maud1,068$43,214
McLoud4,596$49,239
Pink2,138$58,958
Shawnee31,091$47,202
St. Louis124$47,917

Tecumseh Public Schools

Barnard Es
315 East Locust Street
ZIP: 74873
(405) 598-3169
Primary
Total Enrollment 319
Cross Timbers Es
1111 West Highland Street
ZIP: 74873
(405) 598-3771
Primary
Total Enrollment 427
Juvenile Ctr
700 South Ninth Street
ZIP: 74873
(405) 598-2135
High
Total Enrollment 57
Krouch Es
723 West Park Street
ZIP: 74873
(405) 598-2967
Primary
Total Enrollment 300
Tecumseh Hs
901 North Thirteenth Street
ZIP: 74873
(405) 598-2113
High
Total Enrollment 685
Tecumseh Ms
315 West Park Street
ZIP: 74873
(405) 598-3744
Middle
Total Enrollment 476
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