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Shawnee is a city in Pottawatomie County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Indian tribe.

The latitude of Shawnee is 35.327N. The longitude is -96.925W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,060 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 29,446.


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Median household income
Local
$27,659
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Shawnee demographic reports
Shawnee is on the North Canadian River.
Former and merged names include:
· Shawneetown
President Ulysses S. Grant tried to achieve peace in the region by sending Quakers to work with the Indians.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 191. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 6.5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Brad Pitt, actor
· Gordon Cooper, astronaut
Local festivals include:
  • Shawnee Western Fair - May 19, 2007
  • Pottawatomie County Free Fair - Sept. 7-9, 2007
  • Santa Fe Days Festival - April 28, 2007
  • Art, Wine and Jazz Festival - June 8-9, 2007
  • Southern Winds Film Festival - Sept. 13-16, 2007
  • Farming Heritage Festival - June 15-16, 2007
  • Midwest Bluegrass Festival - Aug. 24-25, 2007
Dates often change. Check Shawnee web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Potawatomi Tribal Museum, Santa Fe Depot Museum
Colleges and universities: Oklahoma Baptist University, Gordon Cooper Area Vocational Technical School, Saint Gregorys University

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Shawnee demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pottawatomie County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Oklahoma City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 74801 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Shawnee residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shawnee ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Shawnee was $15,676, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

18% of Shawnee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Shawnee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $326.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $647.


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Libraries in Shawnee include Shawnee Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Shawnee include Shawnee News-Star

TV stations in Shawnee include KTUZ.

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Pottawatomie County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shawnee political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Shawnee workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 14 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Shawnee between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Shawnee include Motel 6.

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