Shawano (pronounced SHAW-no) is a city in Shawano County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 9,305 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Shawano County.
The name is from the Chippewa language, meaning "southern". (Cf. Ojibwe zhaawanong "in, to, from the south".) In the related Menominee language, it is known as Sāwanoh; this translates into English as "south".
Shawano is located at 44°46′36″N 88°36′7″W (44.776612, -88.602054). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.67 square miles (17.28 km2), of which, 6.57 square miles (17.02 km2) is land and 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2) is water.
The city and county jointly operate the Shawano Municipal Airport (KEZS) which is located on Shawano Lake.
As of the census of 2010, there were 9,305 people, 3,960 households, and 2,299 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,416.3 inhabitants per square mile (546.8/km2). There were 4,309 housing units at an average density of 655.9 per square mile (253.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 82.4% White, 0.7% African American, 12.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.2% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races.