McAlester, Oklahoma

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Population in 2017: 18,044 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: +1.5%
 
Males: 9,568  (53.0%)
Females: 8,476  (47.0%)
Median resident age:

36.7 years
Oklahoma median age:

36.6 years

Zip codes: 74501.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,904 (it was $28,631 in 2000)
McAlester:

$42,904
OK:

$50,051

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,044 (it was $16,694 in 2000)

McAlester city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $109,595 (it was $54,000 in 2000)
McAlester:

$109,595
OK:

$137,400

Median gross rent in 2017: $747.

March 2019 cost of living index in McAlester: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 21.2%
(17.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.7% for Black residents, 46.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.4% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 58.5% for other race residents, 26.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in McAlester, OK (2017)
    • 11,77163.6%White alone
    • 2,31812.5%Two or more races
    • 1,5918.6%Hispanic
    • 1,2887.0%American Indian alone
    • 1,2866.9%Black alone
    • 1831.0%Asian alone
    • 260.1%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Oklahoma and other state lists, there were 47 registered sex offenders living in McAlester, Oklahoma as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in McAlester is 393 to 1.


Crime rates in McAlester by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.5)
1
(5.5)
2
(11.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(11.2)
4
(21.9)
7
(38.0)
4
(21.9)
6
(32.5)
3
(16.1)
10
(53.8)
12
(65.2)
8
(43.8)
6
(32.8)
6
(32.9)
11
(60.1)
18
(99.0)
22
(122.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
10
(55.8)
17
(93.1)
11
(59.7)
9
(49.2)
12
(65.0)
10
(53.5)
15
(80.7)
12
(65.2)
16
(87.5)
4
(21.9)
6
(32.9)
8
(43.7)
6
(33.0)
8
(44.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
31
(173.1)
29
(158.8)
34
(184.6)
36
(196.8)
39
(211.3)
24
(128.5)
37
(199.1)
33
(179.2)
64
(350.2)
33
(180.5)
43
(236.1)
35
(191.3)
79
(434.5)
85
(472.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
166
(927.1)
126
(689.8)
194
(1,054)
171
(934.9)
157
(850.5)
164
(878.2)
240
(1,292)
252
(1,368)
241
(1,319)
234
(1,280)
233
(1,279)
186
(1,016)
173
(951.5)
201
(1,117)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
512
(2,859)
725
(3,969)
881
(4,784)
685
(3,745)
659
(3,570)
583
(3,122)
595
(3,202)
647
(3,513)
629
(3,441)
657
(3,594)
698
(3,832)
582
(3,180)
620
(3,410)
772
(4,289)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
23
(128.4)
36
(197.1)
36
(195.5)
34
(185.9)
38
(205.9)
26
(139.2)
38
(204.5)
50
(271.5)
62
(339.2)
47
(257.1)
37
(203.1)
42
(229.5)
48
(264.0)
58
(322.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
6
(33.5)
2
(10.9)
1
(5.4)
4
(21.9)
1
(5.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(16.1)
3
(16.3)
4
(21.9)
2
(10.9)
2
(11.0)
2
(10.9)
7
(38.5)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)249.9300.0366.0312.7306.6262.8342.0365.5399.4322.8353.5327.1422.1481.1

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City-data.com crime index in McAlester, OK

Crime rate in McAlester detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 46 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.39
Oklahoma average:

2.24
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Ancestries: Irish (9.7%), American (8.8%), English (8.1%), German (7.9%), Italian (5.3%), Scottish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1899

Land area: 15.7 square miles.

Population density: 1,150 people per square mile   (low).

McAlester, Oklahoma map

714 residents are foreign born (2.9% Latin America, 0.4% Asia).

This city:

3.9%
Oklahoma:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $711 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $470 (0.5%)

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 )

Latitude: 34.93 N, Longitude: 95.77 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,423 (+29.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,484 (75.7%)

Area code: 918

Distribution of median household income in McAlester, OK in 2017
Distribution of house value in McAlester, OK in 2017
McAlester satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 28 buildings, average cost: $163,600
  • 2014: 37 buildings, average cost: $191,800
  • 2015: 20 buildings, average cost: $152,300
  • 2016: 17 buildings, average cost: $121,000
  • 2017: 13 buildings, average cost: $116,000
Number of permits per 10,000 McAlester, OK residents
Average permit cost in McAlester, OK
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Oklahoma:

3.2%
Historical population in McAlester, OK
Historical housing units in McAlester, OK

Population change in the 1990s: +555 (+3.2%).
Most common industries in McAlester, OK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (17.0%)
  • Public administration (11.8%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Construction (5.0%)
  • Social assistance (3.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (14.8%)
  • Construction (9.9%)
  • Health care (7.8%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (26.2%)
  • Public administration (8.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Social assistance (6.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.8%)
Most common occupations in McAlester, OK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.6%)
  • Child care workers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Registered nurses (4.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.6%)

Average climate in McAlester, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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McAlester, Oklahoma environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 72.6. This is about average.

City:

72.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.93. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.93
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

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 the city 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 McAlester 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 McAlester 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 (24) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 8, Winter Storms: 8, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
McAlester topographic map

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 (Full-time 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)

Public high school in McAlester:

  • MCALESTER HS (Students: 879, Location: 1 BUFFALO DRIVE, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in McAlester:

  • LAKEWOOD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 225, Location: 840 S GEORGE NIGH EXPY, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in McAlester:

Private elementary/middle school in McAlester:

  • MCALESTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 29, Location: 1700 S MAIN, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in McAlester

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)

Points of interest:

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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

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.

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

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)
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

For population 15 years and over in McAlester:

Marital status in McAlester, OK
  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 44.3%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 17.0%

For population 25 years and over in McAlester:

  • High school or higher: 85.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Oklahoma average:

11.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - McAlester
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for McAlester, OK (based on Pittsburg County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant24,501109
Mainline Protestant3,04416
Catholic1,5001
Other9085
Black Protestant7243
Orthodox121
None15,148-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Pittsburg County:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

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

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

6.72 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
McAlester:

47.7%
Oklahoma:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
McAlester:

43.0%
Oklahoma:

44.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
Oklahoma:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.6%
State:

21.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
McAlester:

11.7%
Oklahoma:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
McAlester:

6.8
Oklahoma:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.1%
State:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

53.7%
State:

54.4%

Average condition of hearing:
McAlester:

77.2%
Oklahoma:

78.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of McAlester, OK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Hospitals 633$2,607,485$49,43173$136,905
Police Protection - Officers 42$207,022$59,1490$0
Firefighters 38$158,300$49,9890$0
Other Government Administration 23$64,503$33,6540$0
Other and Unallocable 19$59,015$37,2730$0
Parks and Recreation 18$57,379$38,2538$5,173
Streets and Highways 17$54,631$38,5630$0
Fire - Other 15$53,331$42,6650$0
Police - Other 13$47,787$44,1110$0
Sewerage 11$33,794$36,8660$0
Financial Administration 9$36,038$48,0511$864
Water Supply 8$20,336$30,5040$0
Judicial and Legal 4$10,186$30,5582$2,708
Welfare 4$8,888$26,6648$4,778
Airports 3$7,863$31,4520$0
Solid Waste Management 2$6,134$36,8040$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 859$3,432,692$47,95492$150,428

McAlester government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,205,000 ($343.88)
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $80,300,000 ($4450.23)
    Police Protection: $5,050,000 ($279.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,072,000 ($225.67)
    Central Staff Services: $1,842,000 ($102.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,831,000 ($101.47)
    Gas Utilities: $1,426,000 ($79.03)
    Water Utilities: $1,349,000 ($74.76)
    Transit Utilities: $1,030,000 ($57.08)
    General - Other: $959,000 ($53.15)
    Regular Highways: $942,000 ($52.21)
    Sewerage: $720,000 ($39.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $645,000 ($35.75)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $395,000 ($21.89)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $336,000 ($18.62)
    Financial Administration: $315,000 ($17.46)
    Housing and Community Development: $298,000 ($16.52)
    Public Welfare - Other: $262,000 ($14.52)
    Air Transportation: $166,000 ($9.20)
    Parking Facilities: $2,000 ($0.11)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,555,000 ($141.60)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $1,011,000 ($56.03)
    Regular Highways: $849,000 ($47.05)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $487,000 ($26.99)
    Police Protection: $398,000 ($22.06)
    Central Staff Services: $320,000 ($17.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $260,000 ($14.41)
    Housing and Community Development: $120,000 ($6.65)
    General - Other: $52,000 ($2.88)
    Sewerage: $22,000 ($1.22)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,385,000 ($520.12)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($0.17)

McAlester government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $88,791,000 ($4920.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,713,000 ($150.35)
    Other: $1,793,000 ($99.37)
    Sewerage: $1,719,000 ($95.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $188,000 ($10.42)
    Air Transportation: $109,000 ($6.04)
    Parking Facilities: $5,000 ($0.28)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $384,000 ($21.28)
    Other: $344,000 ($19.06)
    Air Transportation: $267,000 ($14.80)
    Water Utilities: $97,000 ($5.38)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,515,000 ($83.96)
    Fines and Forfeits: $955,000 ($52.93)
    Royalties: $421,000 ($23.33)
    Interest Earnings: $269,000 ($14.91)
    Donations From Private Sources: $82,000 ($4.54)
    Rents: $6,000 ($0.33)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,025,000 ($223.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,037,000 ($57.47)
    General Local Government Support: $303,000 ($16.79)
    Housing and Community Development: $193,000 ($10.70)
    Highways: $168,000 ($9.31)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $14,601,000 ($809.19)
    Other Selective Sales: $759,000 ($42.06)
    Other: $585,000 ($32.42)
    Public Utilities Sales: $552,000 ($30.59)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $128,000 ($7.09)

McAlester government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,472,000 ($3462.20)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,338,000 ($3288.52)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,263,000 ($901.30)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,130,000 ($727.67)

McAlester government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $68,380,000 ($3789.63)

5.78% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,869 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
Oklahoma average:

7.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from McIntosh County, OK  0.42% ($40,226 average AGI)
from Oklahoma County, OK  0.37% ($46,981)
from Latimer County, OK  0.35% ($32,865)


6.22% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,368 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
Oklahoma average:

7.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Tulsa County, OK  0.51% ($43,303 average AGI)
to McIntosh County, OK  0.43% ($38,143)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.38% ($35,821)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of McAlester fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 83Number of bridges
  • 709ft / 216mTotal length
  • $87,846,000Total costs
  • 318,900Total average daily traffic
  • 41,368Total average daily truck traffic
  • 360,872Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in McAlester, OK - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 71930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 111950-1959
  • 231960-1969
  • 171970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for McAlester, OK

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 196. The highest number of reported fires - 350 took place in 2016, and the least - 67 in 2010. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in McAlester, OK When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (63.4%), and Structure Fires (18.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in McAlester, OK
    • 2,11363.4%Outside Fires
    • 63118.9%Structure Fires
    • 3219.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2668.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for McAlester, OK

Fire-safe hotels and motels in McAlester, Oklahoma:

  • Econolodge, 731 S George Nigh Expy, Mcalester, Oklahoma 74501 , Phone: (918) 426-4420, Fax: (918) 423-7629
  • Comfort Suites, 650 George Nigh Expy, Mcalester, Oklahoma 74501 , Phone: (918) 302-0001, Fax: (918) 302-0002
  • Holiday Inn Express, 1811 Peaceable Rd, Mcalester, Oklahoma 74501 , Phone: (918) 423-1118, Fax: (918) 423-1119
  • Days Inn & Suites, 400 George Nigh Expy, Mcalester, Oklahoma 74501 , Phone: (918) 426-1111, Fax: (918) 426-1110
  • Candlewood Suites, 425 Sth George Nigh Expy, McAlester, Oklahoma 74501 , Phone: (918) 426-4171, Fax: (918) 426-4177
  • Hi Way Inn & Suites, 419 S George Nigh Expy, Mcalester, Oklahoma 74501 , Phone: (918) 423-7170, Fax: (918) 426-6016
  • Americinn Lodge & Suites, 609 S George Nigh Expy, Mcalester, Oklahoma 74501 , Phone: (918) 426-1300, Fax: (918) 426-1330
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 711 S George Nigh Expy, Mcalester, Oklahoma 74501 , Phone: (918) 302-3882, Fax: (918) 302-3882
  • 3 other hotels and motels
All 11 fire-safe hotels and motels in McAlester, Oklahoma
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in McAlester, OK
  • 62.8%Utility gas
  • 33.8%Electricity
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in McAlester, OK
  • 50.3%Utility gas
  • 47.0%Electricity
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


McAlester compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
There are 33 pilots and 21 other airmen in this city.
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