Valliant, Oklahoma

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Valliant, Oklahoma
Town
Location of Valliant, Oklahoma
Location of Valliant, Oklahoma
Coordinates: 34°0′12″N 95°5′29″W / 34.00333°N 95.09139°W / 34.00333; -95.09139Coordinates: 34°0′12″N 95°5′29″W / 34.00333°N 95.09139°W / 34.00333; -95.09139
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County McCurtain
Area
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 518 ft (158 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 754
 • Density 1,023.8/sq mi (395.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 74764
Area code(s) 580
FIPS code 40-76650[1]
GNIS feature ID 1099213[2]
Website http://www.valliantchamber.org

Valliant is a town in McCurtain County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 754 at the 2010 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. Valliant is famous for its annual Watermelon Festival at the City Park. The primary employer in town is International Paper, which operates a containerboard mill.

Geography[edit]

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 (2.1 km2), all of it land.

School[edit]

Valliant Public School's is rated 5.5/5.0 in Academic Success. Valliant currently offers a public school for kids 4 years to 12th grade. Rickey Bowen: Elementary Principal Dennis Robberson: Middle School Principal Cale Haley: High School Principal Craig Wall: Superintendent

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 656
1920 809 23.3%
1930 608 −24.8%
1940 551 −9.4%
1950 661 20.0%
1960 477 −27.8%
1970 840 76.1%
1980 927 10.4%
1990 873 −5.8%
2000 769 −11.9%
2010 754 −2.0%
Est. 2015 746 [4] −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

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 per square mile (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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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