Shawnee, OK Senior Guide

The Shawnee, OK Senior Guide contains key statistics and information about how senior citizens in Shawnee live. Use this tool to compare healthcare quality, senior housing options, demographic and financial statistics, and other important data for Shawnee with the rest of the country. This guide also contains helpful contact information for local government agencies that offer assistance to senior citizens.

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Key Senior Statistics

Use these key statistics to learn more about Shawnee, OK seniors.

  • 15% of the population of Shawnee, OK are seniors Source: Census.gov
  • 31% of those seniors living in Shawnee, OK are living alone Source: Census.gov
  • 11% of Shawnee senior households have an annual income of less than $10k and 33% less than $20k Source: Census.gov ACS
  • 24% of Shawnee, OK residents 60 and over received food stamps in the last year Source: Census.gov ACS
  • The average Social Security Income in Shawnee is $14,156/year Source: Census.gov ACS
  • The median household income for a Shawnee senior is $28,264 Source: Census.gov ACS
  • Compared to other states, Oklahoma ranks 48th for Long Term Care and 46th for America's Health Rankings Source: AmericasHealthRankings.org
  • There are 620 working seniors in Shawnee Source: Census.gov ACS
  • 22% of the seniors in Shawnee are veterans Source: Census.gov ACS

Population by Age

children (22%) working aged (63%) seniors (15%)

(as of 2010)

In the U.S., around 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 today and everyday for over the next 15 years.

Learn more about the aging population explosion.

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Senior Housing

Use our senior housing data to get a snapshot of the housing characteristics and living arrangements of the aging population in Shawnee, OK.

Who do Seniors Live with?

There are 1,341 seniors living alone in Shawnee. Of these, 74% are female. Source: Census.gov

Seniors Living Alone

Percent Living Alone

Gender of Seniors Living Alone

68% of males 65 and older are married compared with 37% of females.
43% of females are widowed compared with 17% of males. Source: Census.gov

Marital Status

Males

Females

Senior Households: Homeowners vs. Renters

Year Home was Built

Renters

Homeowners

Year Current Resident Moved In

Renters

Homeowners

Percentage with Telephone Service

Overall, 2% of Shawnee senior households do not have access to phone service.

Renters

Homeowners

Access to a Vehicle

Overall, 9% of Shawnee senior households do not have access to a vehicle.

Renters

Homeowners

Units in Rental Building

19% of senior renters reside in a large development - one that has 50 or more units.

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Long Term Care Choices

Just 37% of people think they will need long term care, but 69% of people actually will.

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Average Monthly Cost of Long Term Care Services in Oklahoma

Care TypeOklahoma Average CostNational Average Cost
Home Health Care
8 hours per week
$705$693
Adult Day Care
Weekdays only
$1,300$1,492
Assisted Living$3,345$3,600
Homemaker Services
44 hours per week
$3,619$3,721
Home Health Care
44 hours per week
$3,880$3,813
Nursing Home
Semi-Private - double occupancy room for one person
$4,441$6,692
Nursing Home
Private - single occupancy room for one person
$5,019$7,604
Data from Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care in 2015
Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care

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Senior Healthcare Quality

Compare the quality of healthcare in Oklahoma with the rest of the country by looking at these state-level quality rankings.

Oklahoma Long Term Care Scorecard Rankings

Click here for an expanded view of Oklahoma's Long Term Care Rankings

The 50 states plus Washington, D.C. are ranked on a scale of 1 to 51, where 1 is the highest quality, 51 the lowest.

Ranking DimensionOklahoma 2011 RankOklahoma 2014 Rank
Affordability & Access Rank#37#45
Choice of Setting & Provider#42#27
Quality of Life & Quality of Care Rank#49#51
Support for Family Caregivers#51#9
Effective Transitions Rank#N/A#48
Overall Rank#48#48

Data from LongTermScorecard.org - A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers created by:

AARP, Inc.
The Commonwealth Fund
The SCAN Foundation

America's Health Rankings® for Oklahoma

Click here for an expanded view of Oklahoma's America's Health Rankings® for seniors.

The states are ranked on a scale of 1 to 50, where 1 is the highest ranking, 50 the lowest.

Determinant Oklahoma 2013 Rank Oklahoma 2015 Rank
Overall #49 #46
All Determinants #49 #45
Behaviors #48 #33
Smoking #46 #37
Chronic Drinking #6 #7
Obesity #33 #27
Underweight #48 #24
Physical Inactivity #44 #49
Dental Visit #48 #45
Pain Management #41 #1
Education #35 #36
Community #32 #42
Community & Environment - Macro #33 #41
Poverty #33 #34
Volunteerism #35 #31
Nursing Home Quality #47 #47
Community & Environment - Micro #33 #37
Food Insecurity #38 #33
Community Support #36 #39
Policy #49 #49
Low-Care Nursing Home Residents #49 #49
Prescription Drug Coverage #41 #41
Geriatrician Shortfall #47 #48
Clinical Care #43 #43
Dedicated Health Care Provider #22 #34
Flu Vaccine #22 #7
Health Screenings #50 #46
Recommended Hospital Care #31 #45
Diabetes Management #46 #46
Home Health Care #25 #31
Preventable Hospitalizations #45 #42
Hospital Readmissions #36 #36
Hospice Care #5 #14
Hospital Deaths #29 #29
All Outcomes #46 #45
ICU Use #19 #23
Falls #48 #47
Hip Fracture #50 #48
Health Status #41 #42
Able-bodied #44 #44
Premature Death #45 #44
Teeth Extractions #44 #40
Poor Mental Health Days #36 #46
Multiple Chronic Conditions #30 #31
Cognition #34 #34
Depression #47 #46

America's Health Rankings® is the longest-running annual assessment of the nation's health on a state-by-state basis. For the past 25 years, America's Health Rankings® has provided a holistic view of the health of the nation. America's Health Rankings® is the result of a partnership between United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association, and Partnership for Prevention™.

Americas Health Rankings - United Health Foundation
United Health Foundation
ALPHA - American Public Health Association

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Senior Financial Overview

View our Shawnee, OK financial data below to learn about the income, wealth and costs incurred of those seniors living in the community.

The median household income for seniors in Shawnee is $28,264 Source: Census.gov ACS

Annual Income for Senior Households

53% of senior households in Shawnee earn less than $30,000 per year, while 7% earn more than $100K/year


Only those where the head of household is 65 or over are included. As an example, an elderly widow and her children's income would be counted if her children choose to live with her. However, if she chooses to live with her children, neither would be counted.

Also, keep in mind the distinction between household and individual income. A married couple over the age of 65 that is still working and earning $30,000 per year each would have a household income of $60,000.

The average Social Security income per household receiving the benefit in Shawnee is $14,156 Source: Census.gov ACS
The average retirement income per household receiving it in Shawnee is $22,079 Source: Census.gov ACS
14% of seniors in Shawnee, OK are employed. Source: Census.gov ACS

Employment Status

Males

Females

How Seniors Travel to/from Work

19% of Shawnee seniors have a college degree. Source: Census.gov ACS

Highest Level of Education

Males

Females

98% of seniors living in Shawnee speak English at home. Source: Census.gov ACS
8% of the seniors in Shawnee are below the poverty level. Source: Census.gov ACS

Percentage of Seniors Below the Poverty Level

Male

Female

Percent of People 60 and Over Receiving Food Stamps

25% of senior homeowners in Shawnee have a mortgage. Source: Census.gov ACS

Home Ownership Cost as a Percent of Income

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Helpful Contacts for Seniors

  • Oklahoma Aging Services Division

    Services Provided: Long-term Care Ombudsman, State Agency on Aging
    50 NE 23rd Street
    Oklahoma City, OK 73105
    Karen Poteet, Interim Director
    (405) 521-2281
    Website
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Central Time Monday to Friday
  • COEDD Area Agency on Aging

    Services Provided: Area Agencies on Aging, Elder Abuse Prevention, Health Insurance Counseling, Information and Assistance, Legal Services, Long-term Care Ombudsman
    400 North Bell Ave.
    Shawnee, OK 74802
    John Shea
    (405) 273-6410
    aaadirector@coedd.net
    Website
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Central Time Monday to Friday
  • OKDHS - Aging Services/Legal Services

    Services Provided: Legal Services
    2401 NW 23rd Street
    OKC, OK 73107
  • OKDHS Aging Services, State Ombudsman

    Services Provided: Long-term Care Ombudsman
    2401 NW 23rd Street
    Oklahoma City, OK 73107
    Esther Houser
    (405) 521-2281
  • Oklahoma Dept. of Human Services/Adult Protective Services

    Services Provided: Elder Abuse Prevention
    2400 N. Lincoln Blvd., State Capitol Complex
    OKC, OK 73125
    Barbara Kidder
    (405) 521-3660
    Website
  • Senior Counseling Health Insurance Program

    Services Provided: Health Insurance Counseling
    Oklahoma Insurance Dept.
    Shawnee, OK
    Shirley Champlin
  • Absentee Shawnee Tribe

    Services Provided: American Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations
    2025 South Gordon Cooper Drive
    Shawnee, OK 74801
    Thomasine Owings
    (405) 275-4030
    dowings@astribe.com
    Website
    8:00 am to 5 pm. Central Time.
  • Sac and Fox Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma

    Services Provided: American Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations
    RR 2, Box 246
    Stroud, OK 74079
    Anita Stevens
    (918) 968-3526
    8:00-4:30 Central Time
  • Citizen Band Potawatomi of Oklahoma

    Services Provided: American Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations
    1601 South Cordon Cooper Drive
    Shawnee, OK 74801
    Tami Fleeman
    (405) 878-4833
    tfleeman@potawatomi.org
    Website
    8a-4p Central

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Sources

Census.gov - Data from the 2010 United States Census. The Census counts every resident in the U.S. and is conducted once every 10 years.

Census.gov ACS - Data from the the 2009-2013 American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every year. Because every resident is not surveyed each year, data from a 5 year period is used to improve accuracy.