January 29, 2013

Facts about Pottawatomie County

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POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY

Population: 68,382.

County seat: Shawnee.

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

Demographics: 74 percent White, 12 percent Native American, 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.