Sallisaw, Oklahoma Population 2020

8,342

Sallisaw is a city located in Oklahoma. With a 2020 population of 8,342, it is the 53rd largest city in Oklahoma and the 3505th largest city in the United States. Sallisaw is currently declining at a rate of -0.64% annually and its population has decreased by -6.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,880 in 2010. Sallisaw reached it's highest population of 8,936 in 2010. Spanning over 14 miles, Sallisaw has a population density of 594 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sallisaw is $42,839 with a poverty rate of 30.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $623 per month, and the median house value is $98,800. The median age in Sallisaw is 37.6 years, 34.7 years for males, and 40.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.3 males.

Sallisaw Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sallisaw was:

  • White: 62.81%
  • Native American: 21.93%
  • Two or more races: 11.10%
  • Other race: 3.31%
  • Black or African American: 0.50%
  • Asian: 0.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sallisaw, Oklahoma is 8,342, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,450.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,880.

Sallisaw, Oklahoma Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,36862.81%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,87421.93%
Two or More Races94911.10%
Some Other Race2833.31%
Black or African American430.50%
Asian300.35%

Sallisaw Population Pyramid 2020

Sallisaw Median Age

37.6


Total

34.7


Male

40.4


Female

Sallisaw Adults

There are 6,407 adults, (1,416 of whom are seniors) in Sallisaw.

Sallisaw Age Dependency

71.2

Age Dependency Ratio

28.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Sallisaw Sex Ratio

Female

4,245

49.67%

Male

4,302

50.33%

Sallisaw Households and Families

Sallisaw Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sallisaw Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married61.4%38.6%
Non Family53.8%46.2%
All52.4%47.6%
Male35.5%64.5%
Female35.2%64.8%

52.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,5272.3752.4
Married1,4073.0461.4
Non Family1,2811.1853.8
Female5832.9635.2
Male2563.2635.5

2.87

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

9.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sallisaw Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3355.94%
9th to 12th Grade85315.13%
High School Graduate2,09137.08%
Some College1,13320.09%
Associates Degree5229.26%
Bachelors Degree5279.35%
Graduate Degree1783.16%

Sallisaw Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,7233,010444
Native American1,114907169
Multiple Races51641992
Hispanic248104
Other Race17457
Asian30
Black2211

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 81.42%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 17.83%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,790$30,881$20,972
Less Than High School$19,112$19,674$
High School Grad$26,825$29,953$18,333
Some College$23,333$34,495$17,095
Bachelors Degree$38,700$43,882$35,250
Graduate Degree$95,455$225,446$

$25,790

Average Earnings

$30,881

Average Male

$20,972

Average Female

Sallisaw Language

Sallisaw Language by Age

Sallisaw Language

93.95% of Sallisaw residents speak only English, while 6.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.58% of the population.

Sallisaw Poverty

Sallisaw Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,0601,40827.83%
Native1,82846725.55%
Multiple90034438.22%
Hispanic55930754.92%
Other28013146.79%
Black392153.85%

30.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.06%

Male Poverty Rate

29.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sallisaw

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sallisaw is Hispanic, with 54.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sallisaw is Native, with 25.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.32%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.73%
Some College24.80%
High School22.15%
Bachelors or Greater13.39%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed57.30%
Female Unemployed34.39%
Female Employed19.42%
Male Employed16.26%

Sallisaw Income

Sallisaw Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$29,656$42,839
Families$37,761$46,534
Married Families$43,813-
Non Families$16,498$31,735

Sallisaw Marital Status

Sallisaw Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Sallisaw Married by Age and Sex

Sallisaw Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Sallisaw Marital Status by Race

Sallisaw Veterans

520

Number of Veterans

474

Male Veterans

46

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam228
Second Gulf War88
First Gulf War42
Korea26
World War II16
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74156
55 to 64133
75+104
18 to 3478
35 to 5449
Name Veterans % of Total
White42310.10%
Indian584.33%
2 or More396.59%
Hispanic30.93%

$Sallisaw Veterans by Education

17.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sallisaw Employment Status

53%

Labor Force Participation

48.5%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Sallisaw Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

46.52%

Born in Oklahoma

96.47%

Native Born

3.53%

Foreign Born

2.45%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.47% of Sallisaw residents were born in the United States, with 46.52% having been born in Oklahoma. 2.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20208,342-54-0.64%
20198,396-54-0.64%
20188,450-59-0.69%
20178,509-54-0.63%
20168,563-17-0.20%
20158,580-40-0.46%
20148,620-21-0.24%
20138,641-85-0.97%
20128,726-135-1.52%
20118,861-75-0.84%
20108,9369471.13%
20007,9898671.16%
19907,1227191.07%
19806,4031,5152.74%
19704,8881,5373.85%
19603,3514661.51%
19502,8850.00%