McAlester, Oklahoma Population 2020

17,717

McAlester is a city located in Oklahoma. With a 2020 population of 17,717, it is the 30th largest city in Oklahoma and the 2039th largest city in the United States. McAlester is currently declining at a rate of -0.51% annually and its population has decreased by -3.62% 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 1,094 people per square mile.

The average household income in McAlester is $59,927 with a poverty rate of 20.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $726 per month, and the median house value is $102,200. The median age in McAlester is 35.8 years, 34.1 years for males, and 38.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 115.6 males.

McAlester Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of McAlester was:

  • White: 71.66%
  • Two or more races: 15.13%
  • Native American: 6.07%
  • Black or African American: 5.10%
  • Other race: 1.30%
  • Asian: 0.64%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of McAlester, Oklahoma is 17,717, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,897.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,383.

McAlester, Oklahoma Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202043,341-268-0.62%
201943,609-268-0.61%
201843,877-268-0.61%
201744,145-196-0.44%
201644,341-370-0.83%
201544,711-124-0.28%
201444,835-419-0.93%
201345,254-267-0.59%
201245,521-175-0.38%
201145,696-87-0.19%
201045,7830.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,96671.66%
Two or More Races2,73715.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,0986.07%
Black or African American9235.10%
Some Other Race2361.30%
Asian1160.64%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander190.11%

McAlester Population Pyramid 2020

McAlester Median Age

35.8


Total

34.1


Male

38.8


Female

McAlester Adults

There are 13,796 adults, (2,946 of whom are seniors) in McAlester.

McAlester Age Dependency

66.8

Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

McAlester Sex Ratio

Female

8,392

46.38%

Male

9,703

53.62%

McAlester Households and Families

McAlester Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

McAlester Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.2%21.8%
All61.5%38.5%
Non Family54.7%45.3%
Male39.7%60.3%
Female37.5%62.5%

61.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,7912.3761.5
Married2,8733.1378.2
Non Family2,6181.254.7
Female9273.0937.5
Male3733.0339.7

3

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

McAlester Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5524.43%
9th to 12th Grade1,26610.15%
High School Graduate4,43235.54%
Some College3,05424.49%
Associates Degree1,1379.12%
Bachelors Degree1,31610.55%
Graduate Degree7145.73%

McAlester Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,8567,7591,605
Multiple Races1,3611,111181
Hispanic85860169
Black77662882
Native American63956277
Other Race190164
Asian988219
Islander1919

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 19.39%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,259$40,848$25,343
Less Than High School$18,958$36,667$12,338
High School Grad$27,431$30,453$25,161
Some College$33,033$43,116$24,266
Bachelors Degree$42,262$55,179$30,500
Graduate Degree$51,343$55,417$38,333

$32,259

Average Earnings

$40,848

Average Male

$25,343

Average Female

McAlester Language

McAlester Language by Age

McAlester Language

92.93% of McAlester residents speak only English, while 7.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.61% of the population.

McAlester Poverty

McAlester Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,1371,97217.71%
Multiple2,49575830.38%
Hispanic1,28043133.67%
Native88021824.77%
Other20010653.00%
Black58210017.18%
Asian1061917.92%
Islander1919100.00%

20.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.50%

Male Poverty Rate

22.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in McAlester

The race most likely to be in poverty in McAlester is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in McAlester is Black, with 17.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.10%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School42.54%
High School22.00%
Some College15.39%
Bachelors or Greater3.04%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed56.29%
Female Unemployed29.19%
Female Employed13.72%
Male Employed10.31%

McAlester Income

McAlester Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,947$59,927
Families$56,918$72,796
Married Families$71,537-
Non Families$22,484$36,050

McAlester Marital Status

McAlester Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.7%

Male Marriage Rate

45.4%

Female Marriage Rate

McAlester Married by Age and Sex

McAlester Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

McAlester Marital Status by Race

McAlester Veterans

1,297

Number of Veterans

1,215

Male Veterans

82

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam432
First Gulf War271
Second Gulf War165
Korea136
World War II80
Age Group Veterans
75+381
35 to 54282
55 to 64280
65 to 74251
18 to 34103
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,04910.37%
2 or More1197.14%
Black617.37%
Indian526.56%
Hispanic354.01%
Other168.00%

$McAlester Veterans by Education

9.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

McAlester Employment Status

52.8%

Labor Force Participation

49.2%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

McAlester Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

60.98%

Born in Oklahoma

96.18%

Native Born

3.82%

Foreign Born

2.86%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.18% of McAlester residents were born in the United States, with 60.98% having been born in Oklahoma. 2.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202017,717-90-0.51%
201917,807-90-0.50%
201817,897-130-0.72%
201718,027-90-0.50%
201618,117-97-0.53%
201518,214-3-0.02%
201418,217-168-0.91%
201318,385-44-0.24%
201218,429-81-0.44%
201118,5101470.80%
201018,3635800.32%
200017,7831,4130.83%
199016,370-885-0.53%
198017,255-1,547-0.85%
197018,8021,3830.77%
196017,419-459-0.26%
195017,8785,4773.73%
194012,4015970.49%
193011,8041,1721.05%
192010,632-1,142-1.02%
191011,7740.00%