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Oklahoma Watch: Pottawatomie County at a glance

At a glance: Pottawatomie County
Oklahoman Published: January 27, 2013
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At a glance

Pottawatomie County

Population: 68,382

County seat: Shawnee

Major industries: Pipe and tube manufacturing, flour milling, casinos

Demographics: 74 percent white, 12 percent American Indian, 4 percent Hispanic, 3 percent black, 7 percent other

Noteworthy: Birthplace of astronaut Gordon Cooper and Sonic Drive-In chain; home of Oklahoma Baptist University and St. Gregory's University

Percent of working-age adults without health insurance: 28 percent

Percent living in poverty: 14 percent


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