Shawano, Wisconsin

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Shawano is a city in Shawano County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 8,298 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Shawano County[3]. The name is from the Menominee language, meaning "to the south".[4]



Shawano is located at 44°46′36″N 88°36′7″W / 44.77667°N 88.60194°W / 44.77667; -88.60194 (44.776612, -88.602054)[5]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.0 square miles (15.5 km2), of which 5.9 square miles (15.3 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2) is water.


The city and county own the Shawano Municipal Airport which is located on Shawano Lake.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 8,298 people, 3,432 households, and 2,076 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,389.9 per square mile (536.6 /km2). There were 3,587 housing units at an average density of 600.8 per square mile (232.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.03% White, 0.33% African American, 7.88% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.55% from other races, and 1.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.61% of the population.

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