Why Shawnee?

Family sitting on the curb in front of a city park

Clearly, I’m sold on Shawnee, and I want to share with you some statistics that show why so many people are sold on Shawnee and call this home.

  • The first Oklahoma community to implement the Community Renewal We Care. program
  • The first Oklahoma community to implement a Blue Zones Project healthy living and lifestyles initiative
  • Over a 10-year period, Pottawatomie County experienced
    • 39.65% increase in wages
    • 20.08% increase in per capita income
    • 6.17% increase in population
    • 49.25% increase in property values
    • 31.98% increase in sale tax revenue
  • 7.75% increase in the number of jobs in a six-year timeframe

Shawnee is also experiencing growth in

  • Housing choices – numerous single-family subdivisions to select from with more being enlarged or newly developed
  • Retail – ongoing major retail growth continues in various areas of the community
  • Employment – growth and significant investments in advanced manufacturing are being made by many of our larger manufacturers
  • City and County – capital investments by the city, county and state into areas specifically related to quality of life for local residents and visitors
    • By 2026, I-40 will be six lanes from SH 177 west to I-240 in Oklahoma City, with plans to extend to Harrison (SH 18) if additional funding is made available
  • Healthcare – the SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital is part of one of the larger healthcare organizations with a local cancer center, breast heath, cardiology, and everything in between
  •  Education – major investments in the area of K-12 schools, the career tech center and a private liberal arts university means our area’s students will continue to be guided to a brighter future
  • Strong local economy – reinvestments all over, an exciting revitalization of downtown, retail growth, expanding manufacturers, and employment opportunities illustrate a community that’s growing economically