Sallisaw, OK


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Sallisaw is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 8,596 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Sallisaw is the 48th largest community in Oklahoma.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sallisaw is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sallisaw is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sallisaw who work in office and administrative support (13.22%), food service (8.54%), and maintenance occupations (8.20%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Sallisaw spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.18 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

As is often the case in a small city, Sallisaw doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of people in Sallisaw with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.48% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Sallisaw in 2010 was $16,792, which is lower middle income relative to Oklahoma, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $67,168 for a family of four.

Sallisaw is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sallisaw home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sallisaw residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Sallisaw include German, English, Dutch West Indian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Sallisaw is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.

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