Pottawatomie County


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Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma

325 N Broadway
Shawnee, OK 74801
Phone: (405) 273-8222
Fax: (405) 275-6898

In central OK, southeast of Oklahoma City; original county; organized as County "B" in 1891 (prior to statehood); name changed in 1892. Name Origin: For the Potawatomie Indian tribe of Algonquian linguistic stock. The name probably means 'people of the place of the fire.'

Area (sq mi):: 793.26 (land 787.70; water 5.57) Population per square mile: 86.70
Population 2005: 68,272 State rank: 10 Population change: 2000-20005 4.20%; 1990-2000 11.50% Population 2000: 65,521 (White 78.80%; Black or African American 2.90%; Hispanic or Latino 2.40%; Asian 0.60%; Other 16.60%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 35.50
Income 2000: per capita $15,972; median household $31,573; Population below poverty level: 14.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,214-$22,563
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.20% Median travel time to work: 25.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 34.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Shawnee County seat (29,746)

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    Pottawatomie County, Kansas

    PO Box 187
    Westmoreland, KS 66549
    Phone: (785) 457-3314
    Fax: (785) 457-3507
    www.pottcounty.org

    In northeastern KS, east of Manhattan; organized Feb 20, 1857 (prior to statehood) from Indian lands. Name Origin: For the Potawatomie Indian tribe of Algonquian linguistic stock. Name means 'people of the place of the fire.'

    Area (sq mi):: 862.07 (land 844.24; water 17.83) Population per square mile: 22.70
    Population 2005: 19,129 State rank: 29 Population change: 2000-20005 5.10%; 1990-2000 12.90% Population 2000: 18,209 (White 94.90%; Black or African American 0.70%; Hispanic or Latino 2.30%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.70%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 35.90
    Income 2000: per capita $17,785; median household $40,176; Population below poverty level: 9.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,927-$26,207
    Unemployment (2004): 4.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 22.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 46.20%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    July 4-5 at Oklahoma, Cleveland, Canadian and Pottawatomie county election boards.
    The Potawatomi Nation Tribal Police was leading the investigation, with help from the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office and the Oklahoma Highway patrol.
    "At the Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation, we are dedicated to enhancing the entrepreneurial spirit and culture that is developing in this county because of the growth in population and migration into the county of young, educated people" said Jack Allston, PCEDC executive director.
    On death was confirmed in Pottawatomie County, said Sheriff Mike Booth, CNN reported.
    1881: Former world heavyweight champion Jess Willard was born in Pottawatomie County, Kansas.
    Breitling Oil and Gas Corporation, an independent exploration and production company based in Irving, Texas, has drilled the Breitling-Warrior No.1H on March 19, 2012, in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma.
    The immediate project is the Quinlan fields consisting of three wells located within the Shawnee field in Pottawatomie County.
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    * Pottawatomie County MRC reports that interest continues to soar and activities expand with their new unit.
    In Board of Education of Independent School District 92 of Pottawatomie County v.
    Reported by: B Stauffer, Pottawatomie County Health Dept; J Reppert, MD, Lafene Health Center D Van Metre, DVM, R Fingland, DVM, G Kennedy, DVM, Kansas State Univ, Manhattan; G Hansen, DVM, G Pezzino, MD, State Epidemiologist, Kansas Dept of Health and Environment.
    The prevalence of infection was 1/1 from Pottawatomie County, 1/3 from Osborne County, and 4/11 (36 percent) from Butler County.