McAlester is a city located in Pittsburg County Oklahoma. It is also the county seat of Pittsburg County. With a 2020 population of 17,570, it is the 30th largest city in Oklahoma and the 2061st largest city in the United States . McAlester is currently declining at a rate of -0.69% annually and its population has decreased by -4.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,383 in 2010. McAlester reached it's highest population of 18,802 in 1970. Spanning over 16 miles, McAlester has a population density of 1,085 people per square mile.
The average household income in McAlester is $62,428 with a poverty rate of 19.49%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $730 per month, and the median house value is $101,600. The median age in McAlester is 35.8 years, 34.1 years for males, and 38.7 years for females.