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Shawano is a city in Shawano County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Indian term for "to the south."

The latitude of Shawano is 44.782N. The longitude is -88.608W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 817 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,351.


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Median household income
Local
$31,546
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Shawano demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Shawano County Fair - Aug. 29- Sept. 3, 2007
  • Octoberfest - Sept. 29, 2007
  • Folk Music Festival - Aug. 10-12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Shawano web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Navarino Wildlife Area
Historic sites and museums: Arvid Miller Memorial Library Museum, Heritage Park Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

46% of Shawano residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shawano ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Shawano was $17,380, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

18% of Shawano residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Shawano, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $385.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $743.


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Libraries in Shawano include Shawano City-County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Shawano include Shawano Leader

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Shawano County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shawano political report.

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The average commute time for Shawano workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Shawano include Americinn Motel, Best Western Village Haus Motor Lodge, Country Inn & Suites Shawano, Super 8.

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