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Sallisaw is a city in Sequoyah County, in the Fort Smith metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for nearby Sallisaw Creek; name derives from French for "salt meat"

The latitude of Sallisaw is 35.460N. The longitude is -94.787W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 531 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,383.


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Median household income
Local
$24,821
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sallisaw demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 163. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 19.5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Cherokee scholar Sequoya, who devised a full alphabet of 86 characters for each sound of his tribe's language
· "Pretty Boy" Floyd, gangster
Nearby parks & recreation: Kerr Lake, Lake Tenkiller, Sallisaw State Park
Historic sites and museums: Sequoyah's Home Site

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11% of Sallisaw residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sallisaw ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sallisaw was $13,231, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Sallisaw residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Sallisaw, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $263.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $579.


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Libraries in Sallisaw include Stanley Tubbs Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Sallisaw include Sequoyah County Times

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

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The average commute time for Sallisaw workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Sallisaw include Best Western Blue Ribbon Inn, Days Inn.

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