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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sallisaw demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sequoyah County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Fort Smith area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 74955 ZIP code.
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.
15% of Sallisaw residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sallisaw, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $263. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $579.
Libraries in Sallisaw include Stanley Tubbs Memorial Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Sallisaw include Sequoyah County Times
Sequoyah County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sallisaw political report.
The average commute time for Sallisaw workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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