Shawnee, OK

Census Place

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2022 Population
31,391
0.493% 1-year growth
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
US Senator
Markwayne Mullin
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
34.9
1.69% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
20.2%
9.63% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$50,695
6.39% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$141,300
15.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
12,867
3.81% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Shawnee, OK had a population of 31.4k people with a median age of 34.9 and a median household income of $50,695. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Shawnee, OK grew from 31,237 to 31,391, a 0.493% increase and its median household income grew from $47,649 to $50,695, a 6.39% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Shawnee, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (67.8%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (12.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.69%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.6%), and White (Hispanic) (3.31%).

None of the households in Shawnee, OK reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.7% of the residents in Shawnee, OK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Shawnee, OK are Oklahoma Baptist University (379 degrees awarded in 2022), Gordon Cooper Technology Center (362 degrees), and Shawnee Beauty College (439932) (75 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Shawnee, OK was $141,300, and the homeownership rate was 56.2%.

Most people in Shawnee, OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Shawnee, OK was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Shawnee, OK is home to a population of 31.4k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.12% of Shawnee, OK residents were born outside of the country (666 people).

In 2022, there were 5.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.3k people) in Shawnee, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.93k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 2.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.7%
2022 Citizenship
98.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.7% of Shawnee, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Shawnee, OK was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Shawnee, OK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    21.3k ± 497
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    3.93k ± 381
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.1k ± 304
7.32%
Hispanic Population
2.3k people

In 2022, there were 5.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.3k people) in Shawnee, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.93k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 2.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.32% of the people in Shawnee, OK are hispanic (2.3k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Shawnee, OK as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    102,193 ± 7,747 people
  2. Vietnam
    12,454 ± 2,736 people
  3. India
    10,765 ± 2,544 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oklahoma was Mexico, the natal country of 102,193 Oklahoma residents, followed by Vietnam with 12,454 and India with 10,765.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.12%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
666 people
2.32%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
726 people

As of 2022, 2.12% of Shawnee, OK residents (666 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Shawnee, OK was 2.32%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    652 ± 171
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    610 ± 143
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    282 ± 106

Shawnee, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Shawnee, OK employs 12.9k people. The largest industries in Shawnee, OK are Retail Trade (1,666 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,631 people), and Manufacturing (1,430 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,357), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($59,141), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,668).

Males in Oklahoma have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,245. The income inequality in Oklahoma (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

12.9k
2022 Value
± 615
−3.81%
1 Year decline
± 6.97%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Shawnee, OK declined at a rate of −3.81%, from 13.4k employees to 12.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Shawnee, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,494 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,425 people), and Management Occupations (1,062 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Shawnee, OK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12.9k
2022 Value
± 615
−3.81%
1 Year decline
± 6.97%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Shawnee, OK declined at a rate of −3.81%, from 13.4k employees to 12.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Shawnee, OK, are Retail Trade (1,666 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,631 people), and Manufacturing (1,430 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Shawnee, OK, though some of these residents may live in Shawnee, OK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,877
Median earning men ± $3,826
$29,560
Median earning women ± $1,222

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($223,750), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,521), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,125).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($46,250), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($39,464), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($36,696).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.72M people employed in Oklahoma. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Oklahoma.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Oklahoma went to Donald J. Trump with 65.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.58%).

James Lankford and Markwayne Mullin are the senators currently representing the state of Oklahoma. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Oklahoma

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James Lankford
Senator from Oklahoma3
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Took office following the resignation of Tom Coburn.
Markwayne Mullin
Senator from Oklahoma2
Assumed office on January 3, 2023
Took office following the resignation of Jim Inhofe.

James Lankford and Markwayne Mullin are the senators currently representing Oklahoma.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Oklahoma

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Oklahoma have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Shawnee, OK awarded 816 degrees. The student population of Shawnee, OK in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,193 male students and 1,196 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Shawnee, OK are White (572 and 71.1%), followed by Two or More Races (98 and 12.2%), American Indian or Alaska Native (59 and 7.34%), and Black or African American (35 and 4.35%).

The largest universities in Shawnee, OK by number of degrees awarded are Oklahoma Baptist University (379 and 46.4%), Gordon Cooper Technology Center (362 and 44.4%), and Shawnee Beauty College (439932) (75 and 9.19%).

The most popular majors in Shawnee, OK are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (51 and 6.25%), General Cosmetology (48 and 5.88%), and Registered Nursing (38 and 4.66%).

The median tuition cost in Shawnee, OK for private four year colleges is $29,330.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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Measure

In 2022 in Shawnee, OK, the percentage of applicants admitted was 47.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 22.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,389 (49.9% men and 50.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,389 students enrolled in Shawnee, OK, 49.9% men and 50.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,512 records, of which 52.9% were women and 47.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 22 degrees awarded
  2. 19 degrees awarded
  3. 38 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Shawnee, OK was Elementary Education & Teaching with 22 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Shawnee, OK according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 379 degrees awarded
  2. 362 degrees awarded
  3. 75 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Oklahoma Baptist University with 379 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 336 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Shawnee, OK, which is 0.7 times less than the 480 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 572 degrees mean that there were 5.84 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 98 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($29,330) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($3,550) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.873% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.779% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (965k), Some college (734k), and Bachelors Degree (494k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Shawnee, OK was $141,300 in 2022, which is 0.501 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $121,900 to $141,300, a 15.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Shawnee, OK is 56.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Shawnee, OK have an average commute time of 20.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Shawnee, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Shawnee, OK is $50,695. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Shawnee, OK was Census Tract 5008 with a value of $67,500, followed by Census Tract 5010.04 and Census Tract 5003.01, with respective values of $63,700 and $57,143.

Property

$141,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,234
$6,693
Median Property Taxes
±$454

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Shawnee, OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

56.2%
Homeownership
2022
64.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 56.2% of the housing units in Shawnee, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 56.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5008
  2. Census Tract 5010.04
  3. Census Tract 5003.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Shawnee, OK was Census Tract 5008 with a value of $67,500, followed by Census Tract 5010.04 and Census Tract 5003.01, with respective values of $63,700 and $57,143.

The following map shows all of the places in Shawnee, OK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$50,695
Median Household Income
± $2,499
11.9k
Number of Households
± 580

In 2022, the median household income of the 11.9k households in Shawnee, OK grew to $50,695 from the previous year's value of $47,649.

The following chart displays the households in Shawnee, OK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Shawnee, OK is from Oklahoma.
0.456
2022 Wage GINI in Oklahoma
0.453
2021 Wage GINI in Oklahoma

In 2022, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.507% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Oklahoma was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oklahoma in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84.7%)
  2. Carpooled (7.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.3%)

In 2022, 84.7% of workers in Shawnee, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.5%) and those who worked at home (5.3%).

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Commute Time

20.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Shawnee, OK have a shorter commute time (20.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.26% of the workforce in Shawnee, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Shawnee, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Shawnee, OK have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

20.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Shawnee, OK (5.97k out of 29.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Shawnee, OK is White, followed by Native American and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

86% of the population of Shawnee, OK has health coverage, with 42.2% on employee plans, 19% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 2.21% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pottawatomie County, OK see 2904 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.9% increase from the previous year (2596 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1622 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 317 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,904 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pottawatomie County, OK

Primary care physicians in Pottawatomie County, OK see an average of 2,904 patients per year. This represents a 11.9% increase from the previous year (2,596 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pottawatomie County, OK in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.9% under 18 years, 25.5% between 18 and 34 years, 33.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 16% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

14%
Uninsured
42.2%
Employer Coverage
19%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
2.21%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Shawnee, OK declined by 5.87% from 14.9% to 14%.

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