Sallisaw, Oklahoma

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Sallisaw is a city in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 7,989 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Sequoyah County[1]. It has three highways running through it: U.S. 59, or Kerr Boulevard, U.S. 64, or Cherokee Avenue,which is the city's main street, and I-40. East Cherokee Avenue is a business loop, with Sallisaw's only mall, the Eastgate Shopping Center, originally Wal-Mart. It was moved to 1101 W. Ruth Avenue in the 1980s. A half mile south of town on US 59 the airport. In higher education, it features a branch of CASC, based in Poteau. The post office is located at 111 McGee Drive, on the east side of town.

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Geography

Sallisaw is located at 35°27′29″N 94°47′40″W / 35.45806°N 94.79444°W / 35.45806; -94.79444 (35.457978, -94.794421)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 33.4 km² (12.9 mi²). 32.9 km² (12.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (1.40%) is water.

The city lies within the Green Country region of Oklahoma that is known for its rolling green hills.[3]

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 7,989 people, 3,206 households, and 2,151 families residing in the city. The population density was 242.9/km² (629.0/mi²). There were 3,556 housing units at an average density of 108.1/km² (280.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 68.29% White, 1.35% African American, 20.30% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.11% from other races, and 8.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.25% of the population.

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