Shawnee, Oklahoma Population 2021

31,476
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Shawnee is a city located in Pottawatomie County Oklahoma. It is also the county seat of Pottawatomie County. With a 2020 population of 31,476, it is the 14th largest city in Oklahoma and the 1243rd largest city in the United States . Shawnee is currently growing at a rate of 0.06% annually and its population has increased by 5.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 29,857 in 2010. Shawnee reached it's highest population of 31,476 in 2021. Spanning over 46 miles, Shawnee has a population density of 722 people per square mile.

The average household income in Shawnee is $57,166 with a poverty rate of 20.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $697 per month, and the median house value is $109,600. The median age in Shawnee is 35.6 years, 34.5 years for males, and 36.9 years for females.

Shawnee Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Shawnee was:

  • White: 73.64%
  • Native American: 14.65%
  • Two or more races: 5.31%
  • Black or African American: 4.81%
  • Other race: 0.84%
  • Asian: 0.67%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Shawnee, Oklahoma is 31,476 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 31,416.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 29,857.

Shawnee, Oklahoma Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202172,750790.11%
202072,671790.11%
201972,592790.11%
201872,5133280.45%
201772,1851840.25%
201672,0015220.72%
201571,479-56-0.08%
201471,5356290.88%
201370,9063940.56%
201270,5124530.64%
201170,0594090.58%
201069,6500.00%

Shawnee Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White23,00173.64%
American Indian and Alaska Native4,57714.65%
Two or More Races1,6595.31%
Black or African American1,5034.81%
Some Other Race2610.84%
Asian2080.67%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander260.08%
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Shawnee Population by Race

Shawnee Population Pyramid $2021

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Shawnee Median Age

35.6


Total

34.5


Male

36.9


Female

Shawnee Adults

There are 24,151 adults, (5,062 of whom are seniors) in Shawnee.

Shawnee Age Dependency

63.6

Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Shawnee Sex Ratio

Female

16,582

53.09%

Male

14,653

46.91%

Shawnee Population by Age

Shawnee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shawnee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.8%28.2%
All56%44%
Non Family47.4%52.6%
Female42.2%57.8%
Male39.5%60.5%

56.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shawnee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,0252.4756
Married4,8343.1671.8
Non Family4,6571.247.4
Female1,9063.4942.2
Male6283.4339.5

3.14

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

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Shawnee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6513.22%
9th to 12th Grade2,03210.04%
High School Graduate6,81833.68%
Some College4,93724.39%
Associates Degree1,6328.06%
Bachelors Degree2,60812.88%
Graduate Degree1,5657.73%
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Shawnee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shawnee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White15,17813,4833,443
Native American2,7322,229355
Hispanic942649101
2+ Races698623149
Black66457278
Other Race18614038
Asian14410756

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 89.26%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 38.89%.

Shawnee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,564$35,278$26,069
Less Than 9th Grade$20,000$22,055$14,909
High School Graduate$24,076$32,071$17,461
Some College$28,798$33,569$25,279
Bachelors Degree$43,352$55,000$39,300
Graduate Degree$49,849$64,205$46,220

$30,564

Average Earnings

$35,278

Average Male

$26,069

Average Female

Shawnee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shawnee Language by Age

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Shawnee Language

94.86% of Shawnee residents speak only English, while 5.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.52% of the population.

Shawnee Language

Shawnee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White20,3623,73118.32%
Native4,4631,12625.23%
Black1,41754038.11%
Hispanic1,91445823.93%
Multiple1,58935622.40%
Asian2082411.54%
Other213219.86%

20.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.89%

Male Poverty Rate

21.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shawnee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shawnee is Black, with 38.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shawnee is Other, with 9.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.74%.

Shawnee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.85%
High School21.11%
Some College14.17%
Bachelors or Greater7.40%

Shawnee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed51.11%
Female Unemployed39.41%
Female Employed10.27%
Male Employed8.33%

Shawnee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shawnee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,473$57,166
Families$52,904$68,462
Married Families$67,310$83,232
Non Families$26,620$36,458
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Income by Household Type

Shawnee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.2%

Male Marriage Rate

37.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Shawnee Married by Age and Sex

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Shawnee Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Shawnee Marital Status by Race

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Shawnee Marital Status

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2,426

Number of Veterans

2,219

Male Veterans

207

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam817
Second Gulf War589
First Gulf War459
Korea185
World War II73

Shawnee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54632
75+557
65 to 74541
55 to 64406
18 to 34290

Shawnee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,00310.84%
Native American2387.17%
Black939.37%
2+ Races869.19%
Hispanic645.10%
Other Race62.45%

Shawnee Veterans by Race

Shawnee Veterans by Education

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8.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shawnee Veterans by Education

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56.7%

Labor Force Participation

52.9%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Shawnee Employment by Age

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Shawnee Employment by Race

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Shawnee Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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68.17%

Born in Shawnee

97.37%

Native Born

2.63%

Foreign Born

1.52%

Non Citizen

1.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.37% of Shawnee residents were born in the United States, with 68.17% having been born in Oklahoma. 1.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Shawnee Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202131,476200.06%
202031,456200.06%
201931,436200.06%
201831,4161450.46%
201731,271780.25%
201631,1931900.61%
201531,003-51-0.16%
201431,0542870.93%
201330,7672820.93%
201230,4853581.19%
201130,1271800.60%
201029,9471,2550.43%
200028,6922,6750.98%
199026,017-489-0.19%
198026,5061,4310.56%
197025,0757490.30%
196024,3261,3780.58%
195022,9488950.40%
194022,053-1,230-0.54%
193023,2837,9354.26%
192015,3482,8742.10%
191012,4749,01213.68%
19003,4620.00%

Shawnee Population by Year