Latest Data (2018)
Population 17,897
Nationwide Rank 1994

Quick Facts

McAlester, Oklahoma is the 1,994th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

McAlester, Oklahoma is a city.

McAlester, Oklahoma is currently 2.6% smaller than it was in 2010, the year of its peak recorded population.

McAlester, Oklahoma's growth is below average. 64% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

McAlester, Oklahoma Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
1984 Arroyo Grande, California 18,087 13.4%
1985 Sycamore, Illinois 18,083 45.5%
1986 Ashtabula, Ohio 18,079 -13.5%
1987 St. John, Indiana 18,047 108.6%
1988 Safety Harbor, Florida 18,031 3.8%
1989 Dover, New Jersey 17,961 -1.1%
1990 Maitland, Florida 17,947 23.6%
1991 Lenoir, North Carolina 17,938 -1.0%
1992 El Dorado, Arkansas 17,932 -16.4%
1993 Marco Island, Florida 17,930 19.9%
1994 McAlester, Oklahoma 17,897 0.7%
1995 White Settlement, Texas 17,896 20.5%
1996 St. Michael, Minnesota 17,892 91.1%
1997 Selma, Alabama 17,886 -12.4%
1998 Amsterdam, New York 17,864 -2.4%
1999 Steubenville, Ohio 17,864 -10.0%
2000 Scarsdale, New York 17,863 0.0%
2001 Sheridan, Wyoming 17,849 12.2%
2002 Harrison, New Jersey 17,836 23.6%
2003 Colonial Heights, Virginia 17,833 5.4%
2004 Santa Fe Springs, California 17,832 8.3%

Similarly Sized Cities In Oklahoma

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
1221 Shawnee 31,434 7.8%
1367 Yukon 27,534 30.7%
1371 Bixby 27,454 102.8%
1527 Ardmore 24,795 4.7%
1579 Ponca City 24,033 -7.4%
1620 Jenks 23,354 140.8%
1669 Duncan 22,420 -0.3%
1692 Mustang 21,997 66.1%
1707 Del City 21,747 -1.7%
1773 Sapulpa 20,802 3.2%
1846 Sand Springs 19,897 13.2%
1876 El Reno 19,472 20.1%
1892 Bethany 19,317 -4.8%
1928 Claremore 18,766 18.0%
1936 Altus 18,709 -12.1%
1976 Durant 18,175 28.1%
1994 McAlester 17,897 0.7%
2062 Ada 17,269 7.4%
2101 Tahlequah 16,738 14.6%
2148 Chickasha 16,352 2.7%
2400 Glenpool 13,931 65.4%
2517 Miami 13,132 -4.2%
2596 Choctaw 12,624 32.6%
2671 Woodward 12,162 3.0%
2700 Weatherford 12,028 21.7%
2736 Okmulgee 11,795 -9.2%
2785 Elk City 11,523 9.8%
2803 Guthrie 11,437 15.1%
2826 Guymon 11,278 6.8%
3017 Warr Acres 10,301 5.9%
3021 Newcastle 10,280 85.3%
3097 Coweta 9,944 34.6%
3176 The Village 9,468 -6.7%
3189 Pryor Creek 9,411 6.3%
3242 Clinton 9,161 3.7%
3267 Wagoner 9,061 17.6%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 17,897 1,994
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