Pawnee is a city in Pawnee County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 2,230 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Pawnee County.
Pawnee is located at 36°20′11″N 96°48′5″W / 36.33639°N 96.80139°W / 36.33639; -96.80139 (36.336260, -96.801494). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,230 people, 878 households, and 581 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,015.4 people per square mile (391.4/km²). There were 1,054 housing units at an average density of 479.9 per square mile (185.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 63.18% White, 3.59% African American, 27.89% Native American, 0.18% from other races, and 5.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.03% of the population.