|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of McAlester is 18,244. McAlester, Oklahoma is the 2,029th largest city in the US.
McAlester is located entirely in Pittsburg County.
The peak population of McAlester was in 2010, when its population was 18,383. In 2010, McAlester was the 1,858th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 2,029th largest city in the US. McAlester is currently 0.8% smaller than it was in 2010.
McAlester has grown 2.6% since the 2000. McAlester, Oklahoma's growth is about average. 59% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
McAlester has a population density of 1,149.9 people per square mile.
|2025||Panama City Beach, Florida||18,294||136.6%|
|2027||Colonial Heights, Virginia||18,273||8.0%|
|2032||Fairmont, West Virginia||18,209||-5.4%|
|2034||Dumont, New Jersey||18,196||3.9%|
|2035||East St. Louis, Illinois||18,195||-42.3%|
The total voting age population of McAlester, Oklahoma, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 13,366. The voting age population is 52.4% male and 47.6% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 16.7% of the residents of McAlester are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of McAlester are 72.8% White, 14.0% Two or more races, 6.0% American Indian, 5.0% Black, 1.5% Other, 0.6% Asian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 7.8% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In McAlester, 19.5% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 22.7%. On a per-household basis, 12.9% of families are below the poverty line in McAlester.
Among those aged 16 and older, 52.5% of McAlester residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 85.3% of McAlester residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 16.9% have a bachelor's degree and 5.8% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among McAlester residents aged 5 and older, 7.2% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 5.9% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.4% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.6% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in McAlester is 6.9%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In McAlester, 25.1% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in McAlester is $43,879.
In McAlester, 61.4% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 38.6% of housing units in McAlester.
Of all the housing units in McAlester, 14.3% of them were build before 1940.
In McAlester, 10.5% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 850 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in McAlester is $730.
In McAlester, 76.8% of households have an active broadband internet connection.