Shawnee, OK
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Shawnee is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 31,286 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Shawnee is the 13th largest community in Oklahoma.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Shawnee is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Shawnee is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Shawnee who work in office and administrative support (13.73%), sales jobs (9.82%), and management occupations (7.77%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 19.07 minutes getting to work every day.

In terms of college education, Shawnee is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.93% of adults 25 and older in Shawnee have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Shawnee in 2010 was $21,074, which is upper middle income relative to Oklahoma, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,296 for a family of four. However, Shawnee contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Shawnee is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Shawnee home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Shawnee residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Shawnee include Irish, English, French , and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Shawnee is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.