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Population (year 2000): 17,783. Estimated population in July 2005: 18,105 (+1.8% change)
Males: 9,226 (51.9%), Females: 8,557 (48.1%)

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Median resident age: 37.9 years
Median household income: $28,631 (year 2000)
Median house value: $54,100 (year 2000)

McAlester, OK residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in McAlester:

  • White Non-Hispanic (73.6%)
  • American Indian (14.1%)
  • Black (8.7%)
  • Two or more races (4.4%)
  • Hispanic (3.0%)
  • Other race (1.3%)

Ancestries: Irish (9.3%), German (9.1%), United States (8.4%), English (7.3%), Italian (3.5%), Dutch (1.5%).

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Land area: 15.7 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in McAlester

  • High school or higher: 78.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in McAlester city

  • Never married: 15.6%
  • Now married: 59.5%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

1.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +555 (+3.2%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: OK Tulsa, (83.7 miles pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (163.4 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: OK Krebs, (3.1 miles OK Alderson, (5.5 miles OK (8.5 miles Savanna, OK (14.0 miles Haileyville, OK (14.6 miles Crowder, OK Hartshorne, (15.5 miles Indianola, OK (15.9 miles) , OK (16.3 miles Pittsburg,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 55 buildings, average cost: $88,600
  • 1997: 43 buildings, average cost: $115,200
  • 1998: 44 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 1999: 70 buildings, average cost: $98,200
  • 2000: 37 buildings, average cost: $117,000
  • 2001: 45 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2002: 49 buildings, average cost: $117,700
  • 2003: 57 buildings, average cost: $113,300
  • 2004: 47 buildings, average cost: $133,100
  • 2005: 49 buildings, average cost: $113,800

Latitude: 34.93 N, Longitude: 95.77 W

Area code: 918


McAlester, Oklahoma business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (27.2%), Retail trade (13.0%), Public administration (11.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,245 (+23.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,645 (74.2%)


 

Crime in McAlester by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 2 0 0 1 2
    per 100,000 5.6 11.2 0.0 0.0 5.6 11.2
Rapes 11 11 4 4 5 5
    per 100,000 61.9 61.9 22.5 22.5 28.1 28.1
Robberies 9 9 5 12 8 7
    per 100,000 50.6 50.6 28.1 67.5 45.0 39.4
Assaults 52 43 35 43 42 41
    per 100,000 292.4 241.8 196.8 241.8 236.2 230.6
Burglaries 236 216 214 217 213 216
    per 100,000 1327.1 1214.6 1203.4 1220.3 1197.8 1214.6
Thefts 561 661 600 589 541 546
    per 100,000 3154.7 3717.0 3374.0 3312.2 3042.2 3070.3
Auto thefts 48 59 39 67 73 29
    per 100,000 269.9 331.8 219.3 376.8 410.5 163.1
344.7 359.8 293.5 325.6 316.0 301.3


Average climate in McAlester, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

McAlester,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

McAlester-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Oklahoma state average. It is 172% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1992, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.6 miles away from the McAlester city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1960, a category 4 tornado 32.3 miles away from the city center killed 16 people and injured 106 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Brian Shackelford - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Cincinnati Reds, born: Aug 30, 1976), Carl Albert - (1908 - 2000), D. Speaker of the House, Reba McEntire - (born 1955), singer-songwriter, musician, Jeremy Case - College basketball player (Kansas Jayhawks).


Hospitals/medical centers in McAlester:
  • CARL ALBERT COMM MENTAL HEALTH CENTER (1101 EAST MONROE)
  • MCALESTER REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER (1 CLARK BASS BOULEVARD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near McAlester:
  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL LAKEVIEW (about 28 miles; EUFAULA, OK)
  • LATIMER COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 33 miles; WILBURTON, OK)
  • HENRYETTA MEDICAL CENTER (about 38 miles; HENRYETTA, OK)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to McAlester:
  • TULSA INTL (about 87 miles; TULSA, OK; ID: TUL)
  • COX FLD (about 92 miles; PARIS, TX; ID: PRX)
  • FORT SMITH REGIONAL (about 101 miles; FORT SMITH, AR; ID: FSM)
Other public-use airports nearest to McAlester:
  • MC ALESTER REGIONAL (about 5 miles; MC ALESTER, OK; ID: MLC)
  • ARROWHEAD (about 19 miles; CANADIAN, OK; ID: 91F)
  • EUFAULA MUNI (about 27 miles; EUFAULA, OK; ID: F08)


Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 8 $20,408 $30,612 1 $1,100
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1 $2,588 $31,056 0 $0
Financial Administration 4 $12,022 $36,066 0 $0
Other Government Administration 4 $16,666 $49,998 0 $0
Sewerage 26 $52,368 $24,169 4 $3,872
Police Protection - Officers 46 $141,992 $37,041 0 $0
Police - Other 13 $28,002 $25,848 2 $2,688
Judicial and Legal 1 $2,718 $32,616 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,506 $30,072 0 $0
Streets and Highways 21 $56,314 $32,179 1 $1,100
Airports 1 $2,104 $25,248 2 $3,192
Welfare 2 $3,490 $20,940 0 $0
Firefighters 42 $134,132 $38,323 0 $0
Hospitals 607 $1,738,412 $34,367 153 $217,748
Solid Waste Management 18 $37,834 $25,222 5 $5,042
Parks and Recreation 12 $30,654 $30,654 19 $12,386
Other and Unallocable 37 $82,690 $26,818 7 $5,794
Totals for Government 844 $2,364,900 $33,624 194 $252,922


Colleges/Universities in McAlester:
  • KIAMICHI TECHNOLOGY CENTER-MCALESTER (Full-time enrollment: 122; Location: 301 KIAMICHI DR; Public)
  • AMERICAN BEAUTY INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 18; Location: 415 NORTH MAIN; Private, for-profit)
  • DIXON COLLEGE (Location: 115 N FIRST ST; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to McAlester:
  • EAST CENTRAL UNIVERSITY (about 65 miles; ADA, OK; Full-time enrollment: 3,429)
  • SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 77 miles; DURANT, OK; FT enrollment: 3,165)
  • ORAL ROBERTS UNIVERSITY (about 79 miles; TULSA, OK; FT enrollment: 3,309)
  • TULSA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 82 miles; TULSA, OK; FT enrollment: 8,727)
  • UNIVERSITY OF TULSA (about 85 miles; TULSA, OK; FT enrollment: 3,760)
  • NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 88 miles; TAHLEQUAH, OK; FT enrollment: 6,610)
  • GRAYSON COUNTY COLLEGE (about 99 miles; DENISON, TX; FT enrollment: 2,082)
Public high school in McAlester:
  • MCALESTER HS (Students: 612; Location: 1 BUFFALO DRIVE; Grades: 10 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in McAlester:
  • WILL ROGERS ES (Students: 555; Location: 1200 E. SOUTH AVENUE; Grades: 01 - 06)
  • FRINK-CHAMBERS ES (Students: 429; Location: 4610 FRINK ROAD; Grades: PK - 08)
  • PUTERBAUGH MS (Students: 429; Location: 1100 E. SOUTH STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • EMERSON ES (Students: 284; Location: 301 E. VANBUREN; Grades: 01 - 06)
  • PARKER MHS (Students: 255; Location: 1310 NORTH SIXTH ST.; Grades: 09 - 09)
  • TANNEHILL ES (Students: 191; Location: RT. 1 BOX 75; Grades: PK - 08)
  • WASHINGTON EC CTR (Students: 141; Location: 700 SOUTH SIXTH STREET; Grades: KG - KG)
  • EDMOND DOYLE ES (Students: 140; Location: 520 E. SMITH AVENUE; Grades: 01 - 06)
  • JEFFERSON EC CTR (Students: 137; Location: 501 S. C. ST.; Grades: PK - PK)
  • WILLIAM GAY ES (Students: 136; Location: 600 WEST MADISON; Grades: 01 - 06)
Library in McAlester:
  • SOUTHEASTERN PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM OF OKLA (Operating income: $2,507,694; Location: 401 N 2ND; 285,813 books; 11,791 audio materials; 11,079 video materials; 646 serial subscriptions)
 

McAlester compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in McAlester:
  • KTMC (1400 AM; 1 kW; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: BOTTOM LINE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNED (1150 AM; 1 kW; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: LITTLE DIXIE RADIO, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KEOR (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ATOKA, OK; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in McAlester:
  • K237BF (95.3 FM; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: BRIAN DODGE)
  • KMCO (101.3 FM; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: LITTLE DIXIE RADIO, INC.)
  • KTMC-FM (105.1 FM; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: BOTTOM LINE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KESC (103.7 FM; WILBURTON, OK; Owner: LITTLE DIXIE RADIO, INC)
  • KBCW (91.9 FM; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA)
  • KJRM-LP (93.3 FM; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: JR MINISTRIES EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION)
  • KTKL (88.5 FM; STIGLER, OK; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KTNT (102.5 FM; EUFAULA, OK; Owner: K95.5, INC.)
  • KMMY (97.1 FM; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: KMMY, Inc.)
  • KQCV-FM (95.1 FM; SHAWNEE, OK; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • K216BT (91.1 FM; MCALESTER, ETC., OK; Owner: CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CORP. INC)

TV broadcast stations around McAlester:
  • K51EK (Channel 51; McALESTER, OK; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)

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