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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Sallisaw is a town in Oklahoma with a population of 8,547. Sallisaw is in Sequoyah County. Living in Sallisaw offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Sallisaw and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Sallisaw are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$98,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$623
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Sallisaw Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    118.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    11.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    47.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    11.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    403.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,515.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    142.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

Working in Sallisaw

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$29,656
National
$55,322
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Sallisaw Reviews

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Sallisaw is a beautiful town located just off I-40 in eastern Oklahoma. Sallisaw is a quick commute to neighboring cities like Fort Smith and Van Buren, Arkansas. Sallisaw is a smaller city but holds the county seat of Sequoyah County. Sallisaw boasts of unique, historical, downtown buildings and a library in the midst of downtown. Our home-town restaurants are just good for your soul. Little boutique shops are spread out across the city and are a favorite among travelers. Sallisaw is located right next to the Arkansas river. We have several beautiful parks. For the thrill seekers, we are located in tornado alley. Tornadoes are a common phenomenon here. You can find the Fourteen Flags Musuem and Sequoyah's Cabin in our home-town. Sallisaw is an easy place to fall in love with. It has a comforting home feel and if you take one step into a local shop, lumber yard, or feed store, you will agree. As the Cherokees in our county would say, "osiyo", and see you in Sallisaw soon!
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I grew up in Sallisaw, Oklahoma and graduated from Sallisaw High School in 1998. What i love most about the town of Sallisaw is the small town allure and welcoming atmosphere. Residents are friendly, respectful, and cordial. This makes Sallisaw a great place to settle and raise a family. The only drawback to such a small town is employment opportunities within the immediate local community. Although several retail and merchandise chains exist here, a majority of the business demographics consists of locally family or other personal small business operations such as agriculture and farming. Overall my personal experience living in Sallisaw is very good. I would highly recommend it to anyone desiring to relocate to a place where small town American hospitality is at its best.
Sallisaw is a good place to live, the cost of living is lower than in most places across America, the school systems are good, though I homeschool my own children, the neighborhoods, for the most part, are clean and inviting. The shopping is good for a small town, and Fort Smith is only a thirty (30) minute drive to the east. Muskogee and Tulsa can be reached in forty-five (45) minutes and an hour and a half, respectively. The citizens of Sallisaw are caring, yet daring. Overall, it's a good place to live and rear children.