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Overview

Introduction to Sallisaw, Oklahoma

Sallisaw, Oklahoma, in Sequoyah county, is 22 miles W of Fort Smith, Arkansas and 82 miles SE of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city is in the Fort Smith area. There are 7,989 residents in Sallisaw.

Sallisaw History

Sallisaw was established on March 17, 1886. It was named after the nearby Sallisaw Creek, which derived its name from a French word meaning salt provisions. The Kansas and Arkansas Valley Railroad first entered the area in 1886. In its early days, cotton was one of the main agricultural products of Sallisaw. The City of Sallisaw adopted a managerial form of government in 1919. The city is the county seat of the Sequoyah County.

Sallisaw and nearby Attractions

  • East Gate Shopping Center
  • Sallisaw State Park
  • Lake Tenkiller
  • Brushy Lake State Park
  • George M. Murrell Home
  • Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Sallisaw

Sallisaw offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. Those interested in the area’s history should visit the Fort Smith Museum of History, the Bob Burns Museum, Spiro Mounds or the George M. Murrell Home. The Sallisaw City Lake offers facilities for boating and fishing. The Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge is also worth visiting.

Sallisaw Transportation

Northwest Arkansas Regional is the nearest major airport

Sallisaw Higher Education

Northeastern State University, the University of Arkansas, Westark College and Tulsa Community College are the local centers of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,650
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+3,296
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married45.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.5%
Median Earnings25+$26,093
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,404
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,644

Wealth

Median Family Income$38,610
% Above Poverty Level70.6%
% Below Poverty Level29.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone28.8%
Median Gross Rent$635
Median House Value$96,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)45.7%
Irish8.9%
German8.8%
English4.2%
French Except Basque2%
Dutch1.4%
West Indian1.4%
Scottish1.1%
Italian0.5%
Polish0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Canadian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Sallisaw Almanac

CategoryValue
County Sequoyah County
Standard Zip Codes74955
Phone Area Codes918
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.46
Approximate Longitude-94.8

Sallisaw Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationSALLISAW 2 NW
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp25 to 48 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp70 to 93 F
Oct Temp50 to 75 F
Annual Precip46.7 inches
StationWEBBERS FALLS 5 WSW
Distance23.3 miles
Jan Temp25 to 47 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp70 to 94 F
Oct Temp49 to 75 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches
StationPOTEAU
Distance29.7 miles
Jan Temp29 to 51 F
Apr Temp50 to 74 F
Jul Temp71 to 94 F
Oct Temp51 to 76 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Gans291$32,500
Muldrow3,314$40,202
Roland3,436$38,327
Tamaha135$45,938
Vian1,336$29,063

Sallisaw Hospitals

Sequoyah Memorial Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
213 East Redwood Street
(918) 774-1100

Sallisaw Public Schools

Brushy Public School
100968 S 4650 Rd
ZIP: 74955
(918) 775-4458
Primary
Total Enrollment 387
Central Es
108089 South 4670 Road
ZIP: 74955
(918) 775-2216
Primary
Total Enrollment 344
Central Hs
108089 South 4670 Road
ZIP: 74955
(918) 775-5525
High
Total Enrollment 180
Eastside Es
1206 East Creek Avenue
ZIP: 74955
(918) 775-9491
Primary
Total Enrollment 372
Liberty Es
136 South Dogwood Street
ZIP: 74955
(918) 775-4741
Primary
Total Enrollment 609
Sallisaw Hs
2301 West Ruth Street
ZIP: 74955
(918) 775-7761
High
Total Enrollment 618
Tommie Spear Ms
211 South Main Street
ZIP: 74955
(918) 775-3015
Middle
Total Enrollment 379
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