McAlester, Oklahoma

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Population in 2013: 18,301 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.9%
 
Males: 9,770  (53.4%)
Females: 8,531  (46.6%)
Median resident age:  37.1 years
Oklahoma median age:  37.0 years

Zip codes: 74501.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,784 (it was $28,631 in 2000)
McAlester:

$38,784
OK:

$44,312
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,122 (it was $16,694 in 2000)

McAlester city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $93,875 (it was $54,000 in 2000)
McAlester:

$93,875
OK:

$114,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $112,900; Detached houses: $113,665; Townhouses or other attached units: $108,536; In 2-unit structures: $106,976; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $233,775; Mobile homes: $32,563

Median gross rent in 2012: $720.

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  • White alone - 12,486 (66.6%)
  • Two or more races - 1,999 (10.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 1,621 (8.7%)
  • Black alone - 1,400 (7.5%)
  • Hispanic - 1,020 (5.4%)
  • Asian alone - 149 (0.8%)
  • Other race alone - 17 (0.09%)

Races in McAlester detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in McAlester: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (12.9%), Irish (12.1%), English (10.6%), United States (6.6%), Italian (3.0%), Dutch (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1899

Land area: 15.7 square miles.

Population density: 1,166 people per square mile   (low).

McAlester,OK real estate house value index trend

McAlester, Oklahoma map

For population 25 years and over in McAlester:

  • High school or higher: 80.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in McAlester city:

  • Never married: 27.2%
  • Now married: 42.3%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 19.0%

456 residents are foreign born (0.6% Europe, 0.4% Asia).

This city:  2.4%
Oklahoma:  5.6%



According to our research of Oklahoma and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in McAlester, Oklahoma as of April 26, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in McAlester to the number of sex offenders is 18,303 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $579 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $415 (0.5%)

McAlester satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Broken Arrow, OK (76.3 miles , pop. 74,859).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (83.4 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (158.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Krebs, OK (1.6 miles ), Alderson, OK (2.2 miles ), Savanna, OK (2.8 miles ), Arpelar, OK (3.4 miles ), Haileyville, OK (3.5 miles ), Northwest Pittsburg, OK (3.5 miles ), Twin Cities, OK (3.5 miles ), Hartshorne, OK (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 43 buildings, average cost: $115,200
  • 1998: 44 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 1999: 70 buildings, average cost: $98,200
  • 2000: 37 buildings, average cost: $117,000
  • 2001: 45 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2002: 49 buildings, average cost: $117,700
  • 2003: 57 buildings, average cost: $113,300
  • 2004: 47 buildings, average cost: $133,100
  • 2005: 49 buildings, average cost: $113,800
  • 2006: 51 buildings, average cost: $132,300
  • 2007: 42 buildings, average cost: $140,100
  • 2008: 61 buildings, average cost: $151,100
  • 2009: 41 buildings, average cost: $155,800
  • 2010: 52 buildings, average cost: $125,200
  • 2011: 22 buildings, average cost: $167,900
  • 2012: 66 buildings, average cost: $103,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.93 N, Longitude: 95.77 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,791 (+30.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,179 (75.5%)

Area code: 918

McAlester household income distribution McAlester home values distribution

Crime rates in McAlester by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 2001200010100
per 100,000 11.20.00.05.611.20.00.00.05.50.05.40.00.0
Rapes 1144552474631012
per 100,000 61.522.422.228.227.911.221.938.021.932.516.153.865.2
Robberies 951287101711912101512
per 100,000 50.328.066.645.139.055.893.159.749.265.053.580.765.2
Assaults 43354342413129343639243733
per 100,000 240.3196.3238.8236.7228.7173.1158.8184.6196.8211.3128.5199.1179.2
Burglaries 216214217213216166126194171157164240252
per 100,000 1207.01200.11205.21200.51204.6927.1689.81053.5934.9850.5878.21291.71368.2
Thefts 661600589541546512725881685659583595647
per 100,000 3693.63364.73271.33049.33045.02859.43969.34784.43745.03570.13121.83202.43512.7
Auto thefts 59396773292336363438263850
per 100,000 329.7218.7372.1411.5161.7128.4197.1195.5185.9205.9139.2204.5271.5
Arson 3126362141033
per 100,000 16.85.611.133.816.733.510.95.421.95.40.016.116.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 394.2302.4331.3334.4321.8250.4300.7366.9313.4307.3263.4342.8366.3

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in McAlester detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 60 (44 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.39
Oklahoma average:

2.08
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.2%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +555 (+3.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)

Work and jobs in McAlester: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in McAlester, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

McAlester-area historical tornado activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 132% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.6 miles away from the McAlester city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1960, a category F4 tornado 26.7 miles away from the city center killed 16 people and injured 106 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

McAlester-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 42.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 202.1 miles away from McAlester center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 203.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 104.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 315.5 miles away from McAlester center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 150.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pittsburg County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Winter Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
McAlester topographic map

Birthplace of: John Berryman - Poet, Bennie L. Davis - Air Force general, Beverlee McKinsey - Soap opera actor, Bob Dickson - Professional golfer, Brian Shackelford - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Cincinnati Reds, born: Aug 30, 1976), Carl Albert - (1908 - 2000), D. Speaker of the House, George Nigh - Politician, Mary Blair - Artist, Michael Wilson (writer) - Screenwriter, Reba McEntire - (born 1955), singer-songwriter, musician.

Hospitals in McAlester:

  • CARL ALBERT COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER (1101 EAST MONROE)
  • HEARTLAND HOSPICE SERVICES (210 EAST COMANCHE)
  • HOSPICE OF MCALESTER (801 EAST WYANDOTTE)
  • MCALESTER REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, ONE CLARK BASS BOULEVARD)
  • PEACHTREE HOSPICE (17 EAST CARL ALBERT PARKWAY)

Home Health Centers in McAlester:

  • AMERICARE OF OKLAHOMA II (1101 EAST WYANDOTTE)
  • GREEN COUNTRY HOME CARE, INC (405 EAST CHICKASAW STREET)
  • HEALTHBACK OF MCALESTER (721 S GEORGE HIGH EXPRESSWAY, SUITE 3)
  • HEARTLAND HOME HEALTH (7 EAST CHOCTAW, SUITE 100)
  • MCALESTER REGIONAL HOSPITAL HH (1101 N STRONG)
  • OKLAHOMA HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS V I I I (315 E WYANDOTTE, STE B)
  • TRADITIONS HOME CARE, INC (100 S 3RD STREET)

Nursing Homes in McAlester:

  • COLONIAL LODGE CARE CENTER (614 W HARRISON)
  • COLONIAL PARK NURSING CENTER (1600 NORTH D STREET)
  • HERITAGE HILLS LIVING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (411 NORTH WEST STREET)
  • MCALESTER MANOR (615 EAST MORRIS STREET)
  • MITCHELL MANOR CONVALESCENT HOME LLC (315 WEST ELECTRIC AVENUE)
  • NEW HOPE RETIREMENT AND CARE CENTER (1220 EAST ELECTRIC BLVD)
  • WALNUT GROVE LIVING CENTER (1001 SOUTH GEORGE NIGH EXPRESSWAY)

Airports located in McAlester:

Colleges/Universities in McAlester:

  • Kiamichi Technology Center-McAlester (Full-time enrollment: 329; Location: 301 Kiamichi Dr; Public; Website: www.ktc.edu/Template0.asp?pg=128)
  • American Beauty Institute (FT enrollment: 18; Location: 2009 North Main Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.americanbeautyinstitutes.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to McAlester:

  • Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (about 50 miles; Okmulgee, OK; Full-time enrollment: 3,243)
  • East Central University (about 53 miles; Ada, OK; FT enrollment: 4,030)
  • Carl Albert State College (about 65 miles; Poteau, OK; FT enrollment: 2,041)
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University (about 74 miles; Durant, OK; FT enrollment: 3,365)
  • Oral Roberts University (about 79 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 3,216)
  • Tulsa Community College (about 82 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 12,480)
  • Northeastern State University (about 82 miles; Tahlequah, OK; FT enrollment: 6,895)

Private high schools in McAlester:

  • LAKEWOOD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 294; Location: 840 S GEORGE NIGH EXPY; Grades: PK - 12)
  • MCALESTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 60; Location: PO BOX 1004; Grades: PK - 12)

Library in McAlester:

  • SOUTHEASTERN PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM OF OKLA (Operating income: $3,860,572; Location: 401 N 2ND; 382,404 books; 10 e-books; 23,533 audio materials; 25,503 video materials; 425 local licensed databases; 23 state licensed databases; 664 print serial subscriptions; 18 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in McAlester: Tandy Town (A), McAlester Fire and Emergency Medical Services (B), Southwest Ambulance Service (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: The Four Seasons Shopping Center (1), Red Bud Shopping Center (2), Tandy Town Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in McAlester include: Wilberton Congregation Church (A), West Bethel Baptist Church (B), Victory Park Baptist Church (C), United Pentecostal Church (D), Trinity Baptist Church (E), Saint Johns Catholic Church (F), Seventh - Day Adventist Church (G), Seventh Day Adventist Church (H), Northgate Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Haile Cemetery (1), Oak Hill Cemetery (2), Central State Hospital Annex Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Prison Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in McAlester include: Puterbaugh Park (1), Chadick Park (2), Lee Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Budget Inn (2410 South Highway 69) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Pittsburg County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 95.1. This is worse than average.

City:

95.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 21.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.2
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in McAlester and their reported violations in the past:

INDIANOLA RWD # 18 (Address: 515 E. Cherokee , Population served: 2,000, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAY-31-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2011), St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-07-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2010), St Public Notif requested (NOV-12-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-12-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-14-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-14-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-29-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-28-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-24-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-24-2009), St Public Notif requested (2 times from SEP-24-2009 to SEP-24-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from SEP-24-2009 to SEP-24-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-03-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-28-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-22-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-22-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-05-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between FEB-2010 and APR-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUN-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-08-2014)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between FEB-2010 and APR-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUN-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-08-2014)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-24-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-24-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-03-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-28-2010)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between MAY-2009 and JUL-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUN-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-08-2014)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between MAY-2009 and JUL-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUN-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-08-2014)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 other older monitoring violations
JACKIE BRANNON CORR CTR (Population served: 747, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-30-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUL-30-2014), St Public Notif received (AUG-08-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-05-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-05-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-19-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-05-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-05-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-19-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: Fed Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-09-2008)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: Fed Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-09-2008)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: Fed Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-09-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-08-2014)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: Fed Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-09-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-08-2014)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.0%
(18.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.2% for Black residents, 39.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.4% for American Indian residents, 41.7% for other race residents, 24.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.4%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.4%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in McAlester in 2010:

  • 1,755 people in state prisons
  • 300 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 103 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 62 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 40 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in McAlester in 2000:

  • 2,009 people in state prisons
  • 458 people in nursing homes
  • 73 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 21 people in other group homes
  • 10 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children

McAlester, Oklahoma environmental map by EPA

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McAlester compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in McAlester, Oklahoma:

  • Days Inn, 1217 S George Nigh Expy, Mcalester, OK 74502 , Phone: (918) 426-5050
  • Microtel Inn, 690 Bernhardt Dr, Mcalester, OK 74502 , Phone: (918) 429-0717
  • Econolodge, 731 S George Nigh Expy, Mcalester, OK 74501 , Phone: (918) 426-4420, Fax: (918) 423-7629
  • Comfort Suites, 650 George Nigh Expy, Mcalester, OK 74501 , Phone: (918) 302-0001, Fax: (918) 302-0002
  • Holiday Inn Express, 1811 Peaceable Rd, Mcalester, OK 74501 , Phone: (918) 423-1118, Fax: (918) 423-1119
  • Days Inn & Suites, 400 George Nigh Expy, Mcalester, OK 74501 , Phone: (918) 426-1111, Fax: (918) 426-1110
  • Candlewood Suites, 425 Sth George Nigh Expy, Mcalester, OK 74501 , Phone: (918) 426-4171, Fax: (918) 426-4177
  • Hi Way Inn & Suites, 419 S George Nigh Expy, Mcalester, OK 74501 , Phone: (918) 423-7170, Fax: (918) 426-6016
  • 4 other hotels and motels
All 12 fire-safe hotels and motels in McAlester, Oklahoma

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

McAlester travel time to work - commute McAlester mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (57%)
  • Electricity (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for McAlester city (based on Pittsburg County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 70.85%
Here: 70.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurches of ChristAssemblies of God
Adherents60.0%10.0%5.8%4.4%3.5%
Congregations32.5%10.6%3.3%11.4%8.1%
NameNational Association of Free Will BaptistsChristian Churches and Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the NazareneOther
Adherents3.3%2.4%2.1%1.4%7.1%
Congregations7.3%4.9%0.8%2.4%18.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Pittsburg County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Pittsburg County:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Pittsburg County:

7.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Here:

6.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.9%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Pittsburg County:

29.7%
Oklahoma:

29.2%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$21,192$63,5760$0
Other Government Administration 4$12,569$37,7077$383
Judicial and Legal 2$4,732$28,3920$0
Police Protection - Officers 40$167,156$50,1470$0
Police - Other 3$17,168$68,6720$0
Firefighters 40$177,628$53,2880$0
Fire - Other 3$16,206$64,8240$0
Streets and Highways 11$38,939$42,4790$0
Airports 3$7,921$31,6840$0
Welfare 5$14,534$34,8820$0
Health 1$4,266$51,1920$0
Hospitals 604$2,667,301$52,993131$279,721
Solid Waste Management 4$15,457$46,3710$0
Sewerage 28$91,788$39,3380$0
Parks and Recreation 13$51,768$47,7860$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4$14,681$44,0430$0
Water Supply 21$74,871$42,7830$0
Other and Unallocable 25$89,132$42,7830$0
Totals for Government 815$3,487,309$51,347138$280,104

McAlester government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $45,764,000 ($2500.63)
    Water Utilities: $2,585,000 ($141.25)
    Fire Protection: $2,576,000 ($140.76)
    Police Protection: $2,561,000 ($139.94)
    Central Staff Services: $2,554,000 ($139.56)
    General - Other: $1,596,000 ($87.21)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000,000 ($54.64)
    Regular Highways: $800,000 ($43.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $710,000 ($38.80)
    Health Services - Other: $702,000 ($38.36)
    Sewerage: $588,000 ($32.13)
    Financial Administration: $236,000 ($12.90)
    Air Transportation: $97,000 ($5.30)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $85,000 ($4.64)
    Libraries: $59,000 ($3.22)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,089,000 ($59.50)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $357,000 ($19.51)
    Water Utilities: $249,000 ($13.61)
    Police Protection: $133,000 ($7.27)
    Financial Administration: $40,000 ($2.19)
    Welfare - Other: $39,000 ($2.13)
    Sewerage: $24,000 ($1.31)
    General - Other: $15,000 ($0.82)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,723,000 ($531.28)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,542,000 ($138.90)

McAlester government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $111,000 ($6.07)
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $46,466,000 ($2538.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,028,000 ($110.81)
    Sewerage: $1,272,000 ($69.50)
    All Other: $428,000 ($23.39)
    Parks & Recreation: $49,000 ($2.68)
    Parking Facilities: $9,000 ($0.49)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $119,000 ($6.50)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $416,000 ($22.73)
    Interest Earnings: $103,000 ($5.63)
    Rents: $54,000 ($2.95)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,052,000 ($221.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $761,000 ($41.58)
    Highways: $159,000 ($8.69)
    General Support: $91,000 ($4.97)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $10,531,000 ($575.43)
    Public Utilities: $587,000 ($32.07)
    NEC: $438,000 ($23.93)
    Other Selective Sales: $226,000 ($12.35)

McAlester government finances - Debt in 2004 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $36,822,000 ($2012.02)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $15,716,000 ($858.75)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $18,738,000 ($1023.88)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $36,822,000 ($2012.02)
    Other, NEC: $34,545,000 ($1887.60)

McAlester government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,235,000 ($122.12)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,996,000 ($218.35)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,846,000 ($100.87)

5.90% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,024 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
Oklahoma average:

7.34%

0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,065 average AGI)
Pittsburg County:

0.11%
Oklahoma average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Latimer County, OK  0.41% ($37,590 average AGI)
from Tulsa County, OK  0.32% ($27,771)
from Oklahoma County, OK  0.28% ($26,595)


5.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,833 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
Oklahoma average:

7.24%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.46% ($23,928 average AGI)
to Tulsa County, OK  0.34% ($52,020)
to Latimer County, OK  0.28% ($30,452)

Strongest AM radio stations in McAlester:

  • KTMC (1400 AM; 1 kW; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: BOTTOM LINE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNED (1150 AM; 1 kW; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: LITTLE DIXIE RADIO, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KEOR (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ATOKA, OK; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in McAlester:

  • K237BF (95.3 FM; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: BRIAN DODGE)
  • KMCO (101.3 FM; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: LITTLE DIXIE RADIO, INC.)
  • KTMC-FM (105.1 FM; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: BOTTOM LINE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KESC (103.7 FM; WILBURTON, OK; Owner: LITTLE DIXIE RADIO, INC)
  • KBCW (91.9 FM; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA)
  • KJRM-LP (93.3 FM; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: JR MINISTRIES EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION)
  • KTKL (88.5 FM; STIGLER, OK; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KTNT (102.5 FM; EUFAULA, OK; Owner: K95.5, INC.)
  • KMMY (97.1 FM; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: KMMY, Inc.)
  • KQCV-FM (95.1 FM; SHAWNEE, OK; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KZBB (97.9 FM; POTEAU, OK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMAG (99.1 FM; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K216BT (91.1 FM; MCALESTER, ETC., OK; Owner: CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CORP. INC)
  • KLRB (89.3 FM; STUART, OK; Owner: LIGHTHOUSE OF PRAYER, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around McAlester:

  • K51EK (Channel 51; McALESTER, OK; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)
  • KOET (Channel 3; EUFAULA, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of McAlester fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 182
  • Hazardous Condition: 43
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 9

Incident types - McAlester

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for McAlester, OK
Most common first names in McAlester, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary24480.4 years
John24275.6 years
William23076.7 years
James22072.4 years
Robert12972.6 years
Charles12072.7 years
George11077.3 years
Thomas7973.7 years
Joe7777.0 years
Ruth6583.3 years
Most common last names in McAlester, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15375.3 years
Jones10578.0 years
Brown10575.4 years
Williams10378.2 years
Johnson8674.9 years
Martin7575.1 years
Wilson6074.4 years
Moore5179.7 years
Davis5175.7 years
Lewis4876.6 years
Businesses in McAlester, OK
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2La Quinta1
Advance Auto Parts1La-Z-Boy1
AmericInn1Lane Furniture2
Arby's1Little Caesars Pizza1
Ashley Furniture3Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1Lowe's1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's2
Best Western1Motel 61
Blockbuster1Nike4
Carl\s Jr.1Nissan1
Circle K1Payless1
ColorTyme1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Suites1RadioShack1
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Dennys1Sears1
Econo Lodge1Staples1
Fashion Bug1Subway2
FedEx4Super 81
Ford1T-Mobile2
GameStop1Taco Bell1
Goodwill3True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Hilton1U.S. Cellular2
Holiday Inn2UPS5
Honda1Vans1
JCPenney1Walgreens1
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
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