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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