Vian, Oklahoma

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Vian is a town in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,362 at the 2000 census. It has three highways running through it: SH 82,or Thornton Street, U.S. 64, or Schley Street, and outside of town is I-40. It is home to Sequoyah Nat'l Wildlife Refuge and Haraway Arena, home to the locally popular Haraway Stampede rodeo.

Vian is the hometown of two athletes for the National Football League, Kenyatta Wright and Richard Jordan. Vian has also made contributions to the music industry with Heath Wright and Greg Cook (two parts of country band Ricochet). It is also the birthplace of Hall of Fame Jockey, Bobby Ussery. Franklin Gritts, the Cherokee artist, was born and reared in Vian. Vian is also home to their wonderful football team and cheerleading squad and the Vian Band Of Gold.

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Geography

Vian is located at 35°29′52″N 94°58′15″W / 35.49778°N 94.97083°W / 35.49778; -94.97083 (35.497910, -94.970841).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), all of it land. Also, Vian is probably the worst town ever. They made skateboarding illigal while there is nothing else to do in the small town. There wasnt anything for the children to do in the first place so why make it against the law to ride a skateboard? Riding a skateboard in the city limits will lead to getting the skateboard taken away and a $25 fine.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,362 people, 503 households, and 339 families residing in the town.[1] The population density was 1,702.3 people per square mile (657.3/km²). There were 558 housing units at an average density of 697.4/sq mi (269.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 51.54% White, 6.98% African American, 26.51% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 14.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.13% of the population.

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