Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma

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Pottawatomie County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The population was 65,521 as of the 2000 census. Its county seat is Shawnee[1]. Pottawatomie County is part of the Shawnee Micropolitan Statistical Area and the Oklahoma City–Shawnee Combined Statistical Area.


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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,055 km² (793 mi²). Some 2,040 km² (788 mi²) of it is land and 14 km² (6 mi²) of it (0.70%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 65,521 people, 24,540 households, and 17,717 families residing in the county. The population density was 32/km² (83/mi²). There were 27,302 housing units at an average density of 13/km² (35/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 79.88% White, 2.89% Black or African American, 11.20% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, and 4.67% from two or more races. About 2.36% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race, while 19.6% were of American, 12.2% German, 11.3% Irish and 9.0% English ancestry according to Census 2000. About 96.6% spoke English and 1.6% Spanish as their first language.

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