Valliant, Oklahoma

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Valliant is a town in McCurtain County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 771 at the 2000 census.

Valliant was founded June 2, 1902, and named for Frank W. Valliant, a chief divisional engineer for the Arkansas & Choctaw Railroad being constructed in the area at that time.

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Geography

Valliant is located at 34°0′12″N 95°5′29″W / 34.00333°N 95.09139°W / 34.00333; -95.09139 (34.003336, -95.091509)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (1.9 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

According to the census[1] of 2000, Valliant residents included 771 people, 315 households, and 194 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,023.8 people per square mile (396.9/km²). There were 351 housing units at an average density of 466.1/sq mi (180.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 75.49% White, 9.21% African American, 10.77% Native American, 0.52% from other races, and 4.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population.

There were 315 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.0% were married couples living together, 21.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.4% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 74.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 64.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $18,393, and the median income for a family was $26,058. Males had a median income of $24,125 versus $17,344 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,380. About 24.3% of families and 31.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.2% of those under age 18 and 28.2% of those age 65 or over.

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