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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    B+
Shawnee is a town in Oklahoma with a population of 31,141. Shawnee is in Pottawatomie County. Living in Shawnee offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Shawnee and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Shawnee are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$105,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$681
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Shawnee Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,168
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    89.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    85.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,301.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,316.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    525.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Shawnee

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,677
National
$55,322

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Shawnee Reviews

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Shawnee has invested in great ventures such as Community Renewal and blue Zones Project and is working to create the healthiest city in Oklahoma. In a part of the country where the food culture and walkability have much to be desired, Shawnee is changing the trend and progressively becoming a place where people, both young and old want to live, raise their family and run their business.
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It's my hometown so of course I'm going to see it through rose tinted glasses. I grew up there, went through all my schooling there, and still visit on the weekends. So trust me when I say Shawnee isn't perfect. We have a staggering homeless population downtown that I'd see when I went to the public library. We have roadwork that can last for years killing out businesses due to inaccessibility. Yet amongst the terrible government work there's a real heart to the town. We have Hamburger King right next to the aforementioned library whose burgers and wedge fries are to die for. We're the home of the first Sonic. We have a giant mill that you can see (and smell) for miles. I truly believe that anyone who grows up in this town will have an experience like no other.
Shawnee is a very home-y town! It's very clean and the people are friendly. It's home to a wonderful university, and the feel of the area is rich with native history.