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A+ Shawnee Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A- Shawnee Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% lower than Oklahoma
8317% less expensive than the US average
8614% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Shawnee cost of living
F Shawnee Crime Total crime is 94% higher than Oklahoma
Total crime
6,492152% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 16152% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
22%Year over year crime is up
Shawnee crime
D- Shawnee Employment Household income is 21% lower than Oklahoma
Median household income
$37,90631% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$20,82330% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%4% lower than the US average
Shawnee employment
F Shawnee Housing Home value is 20% lower than Oklahoma
Median home value
$96,80048% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$65231% lower than the US average
Home ownership
56%12% lower than the US average
Shawnee real estate or Shawnee rentals
B+ Shawnee Schools HS graduation rate is 3% lower than Oklahoma
High school grad. rates
80%4% lower than the US average
School test scores
64%30% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:13% higher than the US average
Shawnee K-12 schools or Shawnee colleges

Living in Shawnee, OK

Located in the state of Oklahoma, Shawnee is a mid-sized city with a population of 31,091 inhabitants. If we look at the most recent Census, Shawnee is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are American Indian and Alaskan and Black. Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Shawnee is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 18 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.

Living in Shawnee can be a good experience for anyone relocating to the area. Having said that, in the state of Oklahoma, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, education, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Shawnee and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Shawnee to Oklahoma and the national average.

The livability score in Shawnee is 67/100 and the city is ranked in the 49th percentile of all cities across America. Based on the grades for each individual category, Shawnee has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+), cost of living (A-) and education (B+). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Shawnee. The following was graded with a discouraging score: crime (F), employment (D-) and housing (F).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Shawnee on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the notable things to do include: Mabee-Gerrer Museum, Firelake Grand Casino, and Fire Lake Family Resort Bowling Center.

Assuming that Shawnee meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Shawnee. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Shawnee are simply unattainable. The median home price for Shawnee homes is $96,800, which is 20.2% lower than the Oklahoma average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Shawnee, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.6, which is 4% higher than the Oklahoma average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Shawnee will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Shawnee, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 2.1%.

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Compare Shawnee, OK Livability To Other Cities

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Active and Old Town Roots

There’s a lot to love about Shawnee, it’s s small town with a lot to offer. The education system is also really good, in addition to two colleges near town. Entertainment is never a problem with a wide selection of options like museums, art galas, and theaters. We even have events like Shawnee Trail Days in the summer time, and I the fall Boo On Bell St. It often features haunted tours and events all around for families to enjoy. There’s always something going on.

On the downside, much of the population is in their later years. In my opinion this doesn’t help in aiding further growth for a town that otherwise may struggle to stay relevant down the road. A lot of the older citizens want to keep their small town the way that it is without considering where it could go. How to best keep the town moving towards growth.

Otherwise, I do love living in Shawnee, it’s a sweet old town, with a lot to offer for families looking to move here.
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Source: The Shawnee, OK data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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