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Shawnee, Oklahoma

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Shawnee is a city located in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 28,692. It is the county seat of Pottawatomie CountyTemplate:GR.

Located on Interstate 40, Shawnee is just 30 minutes east of downtown Oklahoma City, Just a few miles away, the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System offers barge access to the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Lakes region.

Major employers in the Shawnee area consistently report average absenteeism rates of only 2% and 7% turnover. Human resources personnel at Shawnee firms indicate that Oklahoma workers are more productive than plants similar in operation elsewhere in the continent. Shawnee is an active Main Street community. The Oklahoma Main Street Program is a downtown revitalization program.

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Geography

Location of Shawnee, Oklahoma

Shawnee is located at 35°20'33" North, 96°56'2" West (35.342474, -96.933775)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 115.7 km² (44.7 mi²). 109.5 km² (42.3 mi²) of it is land and 6.2 km² (2.4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 5.37% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 28,692 people, 11,311 households, and 7,306 families residing in the city. The population density is 262.1/km² (678.9/mi²). There are 12,651 housing units at an average density of 115.6/km² (299.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 77.03% White, 4.06% African American, 12.82% Native American, 0.95% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.72% from other races, and 4.37% from two or more races. 2.72% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 11,311 households out of which 29.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% are married couples living together, 14.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% are non-families. 30.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.38 and the average family size is 2.96.

In the city the population is spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 15.2% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $27,659, and the median income for a family is $35,690. Males have a median income of $29,792 versus $20,768 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,676. 17.8% of the population and 13.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.1% of those under the age of 18 and 11.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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