Latest Data (2017)
Population 18,044
Nationwide Rank 1979

Quick Facts

McAlester, Oklahoma is the 1,979th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

McAlester, Oklahoma is a city.

McAlester, Oklahoma is currently 1.8% smaller than it was in 2010, the year of its peak recorded population.

McAlester, Oklahoma's growth is below average. 62% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

McAlester, Oklahoma Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
1969 Maumelle, Arkansas 18,214 69.1%
1970 Ottawa, Illinois 18,180 -2.0%
1971 Eastlake, Ohio 18,172 -10.1%
1972 Ashtabula, Ohio 18,144 -13.2%
1973 St. Matthews, Kentucky 18,139 4.7%
1974 Arroyo Grande, California 18,123 13.6%
1975 Manchester, Missouri 18,112 -5.4%
1976 Scarsdale, New York 18,079 1.2%
1977 Newburyport, Massachusetts 18,060 5.1%
1978 Natchitoches, Louisiana 18,048 0.0%
1979 McAlester, Oklahoma 18,044 1.5%
1980 El Dorado, Arkansas 18,030 -15.9%
1981 Sycamore, Illinois 18,022 45.0%
1982 St. Marys, Georgia 18,019 20.9%
1983 Franklin Park, Illinois 18,012 -7.5%
1984 Steubenville, Ohio 18,003 -9.3%
1985 Arcata, California 18,000 8.3%
1986 Dumont, New Jersey 17,998 2.8%
1987 Santa Fe Springs, California 17,980 9.2%
1988 Lenoir, North Carolina 17,943 -1.0%
1989 Gretna, Louisiana 17,935 2.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In Oklahoma

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
1219 Shawnee 31,232 7.1%
1395 Yukon 26,830 27.4%
1401 Bixby 26,724 97.4%
1521 Ardmore 24,779 4.7%
1556 Ponca City 24,220 -6.6%
1652 Jenks 22,578 132.8%
1656 Duncan 22,484 0.0%
1691 Del City 21,798 -1.5%
1725 Mustang 21,222 60.3%
1757 Sapulpa 20,843 3.4%
1825 Sand Springs 19,909 13.3%
1871 Bethany 19,402 -4.4%
1905 El Reno 18,948 16.9%
1911 Altus 18,849 -11.5%
1921 Claremore 18,729 17.8%
1979 McAlester 18,044 1.5%
2004 Durant 17,764 25.2%
2047 Ada 17,280 7.5%
2089 Tahlequah 16,736 14.6%
2145 Chickasha 16,276 2.2%
2407 Glenpool 13,814 64.0%
2490 Miami 13,212 -3.6%
2596 Choctaw 12,524 31.5%
2643 Woodward 12,268 3.9%
2688 Okmulgee 11,998 -7.6%
2715 Weatherford 11,832 19.8%
2766 Elk City 11,555 10.1%
2768 Guymon 11,545 9.4%
2799 Guthrie 11,350 14.3%
3000 Warr Acres 10,333 6.2%
3080 Newcastle 9,912 78.7%
3132 Coweta 9,668 30.8%
3181 The Village 9,407 -7.3%
3186 Pryor Creek 9,390 6.1%
3236 Clinton 9,145 3.5%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 18,044 1,979
2016 18,206 1,958
2015 18,310 1,940
2014 18,247 1,934
2013 18,301 1,921
2012 18,303 1,908
2011 18,522 1,874
2010 18,383 1,858
2009 18,414 1,825
2008 18,169 1,829
2007 18,050 1,826
2006 17,987 1,812
2005 17,806 1,809
2004 17,688 1,800
2003 17,651 1,786
2002 17,663 1,771
2001 17,451 1,770
2000 17,769 1,743
1990 17,222 1,578