McAlester, OK

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
43,955
0.433% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jim Inhofe
Republican Party
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
40.3
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
17.3%
2.69% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$47,511
1.55% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$109,000
2.06% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, McAlester, OK had a population of 44k people with a median age of 40.3 and a median household income of $47,511. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of McAlester, OK declined from 44,146 to 43,955, a −0.433% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,784 to $47,511, a 1.55% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in McAlester, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (17.5%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (5.25%), White (Hispanic) (3.49%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.66%).

None of the households in McAlester, OK reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.5% of the residents in McAlester, OK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in McAlester, OK are Kiamichi Technology Center-McAlester (721 degrees awarded in 2020) and Premier Academy of Cosmetology (2 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in McAlester, OK was $109,000, and the homeownership rate was 72.5%.

Most people in McAlester, OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.1 minutes. The average car ownership in McAlester, OK was 2 cars per household.

McAlester, OK borders .

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

McAlester, OK is home to a population of 44k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.18% of McAlester, OK residents were born outside of the country (958 people).

In 2020, there were 3.93 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.2k people) in McAlester, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.67k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.31k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2020 Citizenship
98.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.5% of McAlester, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in McAlester, OK was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in McAlester, OK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    30.2k ± 9
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    7.67k ± 294
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    2.31k ± 287
5.36%
Hispanic Population
2.36k people

In 2020, there were 3.93 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.2k people) in McAlester, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.67k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.31k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.36% of the people in McAlester, OK are hispanic (2.36k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in McAlester, OK as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.18%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
958 people
2.17%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
960 people

As of 2020, 2.18% of McAlester, OK residents (958 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in McAlester, OK was 2.17%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,469 ± 236
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    731 ± 166
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    586 ± 115

McAlester, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of McAlester, OK employs 17.6k people. The largest industries in McAlester, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,543 people), Public Administration (2,213 people), and Retail Trade (2,038 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($68,500), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,401), and Public Administration ($50,486).

Occupations

17.6k
2020 Value
± 713
1.14%
1 Year growth
± 5.34%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in McAlester, OK grew at a rate of 1.14%, from 17.4k employees to 17.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in McAlester, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,089 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,700 people), and Management Occupations (1,641 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of McAlester, OK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Oklahoma (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

17.6k
2020 Value
± 713
1.14%
1 Year growth
± 5.34%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in McAlester, OK grew at a rate of 1.14%, from 17.4k employees to 17.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in McAlester, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,543 people), Public Administration (2,213 people), and Retail Trade (2,038 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of McAlester, OK, though some of these residents may live in McAlester, OK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,886
Median earning men ± $2,936
$26,384
Median earning women ± $936

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,500), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,750), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,007).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($45,625), Manufacturing ($40,294), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($34,861).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Oklahoma. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Oklahoma.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 422
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 256
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 205
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Oklahoma to other states, or from other states to Oklahoma.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $20.7B
  2. $16B
  3. $12.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Oklahoma product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $20.7B, followed by Mixed freight ($16B) and Machinery ($12.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Oklahoma products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$170B
2020 Value in Oklahoma
$311B
Projected 2050 Value in Oklahoma
83.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Oklahoma trade was $170B. This is expected to increase 83.6% to $311B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Oklahoma trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Oklahoma to other states, or from other states to Oklahoma.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $32.9B
  2. $10.9B
  3. $5.58B

In 2020, the top outbound Oklahoma domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $32.9B, followed by Kansas with $10.9B and California and $5.58B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Oklahoma shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Jim Inhofe and James Lankford are the senators currently representing the state of Oklahoma. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Oklahoma

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Jim Inhofe
Senator from Oklahoma2
Assumed office on November 16, 1994
Elected to the seat following the resignation of David Boren.
James Lankford
Senator from Oklahoma3
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Elected to the seat following the resignation of Tom Coburn.

Jim Inhofe and James Lankford are the senators currently representing Oklahoma.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Oklahoma over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Oklahoma

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Oklahoma have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in McAlester, OK awarded 723 degrees. The student population of McAlester, OK in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 263 male students and 312 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in McAlester, OK are White (395 and 54.6%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (174 and 24.1%), Two or More Races (40 and 5.53%), and Hispanic or Latino (38 and 5.26%).

The largest universities in McAlester, OK by number of degrees awarded are Kiamichi Technology Center-McAlester (721 and 99.7%) and Premier Academy of Cosmetology (2 and 0.277%).

The most popular majors in McAlester, OK are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (114 and 15.8%), General Cosmetology (110 and 15.2%), and Medical Assistant (80 and 11.1%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

The graph shows the evolution of awarded degrees by degrees. Under the paragraphs, the average number of awarded degrees by university in each degree is shown.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.739% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.619% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (954k), Some college (752k), and Secondary Education (474k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in McAlester, OK was $109,000 in 2020, which is 0.474 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $106,800 to $109,000, a 2.06% increase. The homeownership rate in McAlester, OK is 72.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in McAlester, OK have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in McAlester, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in McAlester, OK is $47,511. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in McAlester, OK was Canadian County, OK with a value of $73,591, followed by Logan County, OK and McClain County, OK, with respective values of $70,456 and $70,005.

Property

$109,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,625
$12,947
Median Property Taxes
±$544

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In McAlester, OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in McAlester, OK compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

72.5%
Homeownership
2020
67.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 72.5% of the housing units in McAlester, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in McAlester, OK was Canadian County, OK with a value of $73,591, followed by Logan County, OK and McClain County, OK, with respective values of $70,456 and $70,005.

The following map shows all of the counties in McAlester, OK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$47,511
Median Household Income
± $2,188
17.8k
Number of Households
± 771

In 2020, the median household income of the 17.8k households in McAlester, OK grew to $47,511 from the previous year's value of $46,784.

The following chart displays the households in McAlester, OK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for McAlester, OK is from Oklahoma.
0.454
2020 Wage GINI in Oklahoma
0.459
2019 Wage GINI in Oklahoma

In 2020, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.09% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Oklahoma was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oklahoma in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Oklahoma across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.6%)
  2. Carpooled (8.72%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.15%)

In 2020, 82.6% of workers in McAlester, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.72%) and those who worked at home (5.15%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

21.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in McAlester, OK have a shorter commute time (21.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.97% of the workforce in McAlester, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in McAlester, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in McAlester, OK have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in McAlester, OK (7.21k out of 41.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in McAlester, OK is White, followed by Two Or More and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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83.7% of the population of McAlester, OK has health coverage, with 35.6% on employee plans, 18.8% on Medicaid, 15.7% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 2.69% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Oklahoma was $7,627 in 2014. This is a 4.58% increase from the previous year ($7,293).

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma see 1642 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.61% increase from the previous year (1616 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1607 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 244 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Oklahoma, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,642 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Oklahoma

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma see an average of 1,642 patients per year. This represents a 1.61% increase from the previous year (1,616 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Oklahoma in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Oklahoma across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.5% under 18 years, 18.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

16.3%
Uninsured
35.6%
Employer Coverage
18.8%
Medicaid
15.7%
Medicare
10.9%
Non-Group
2.69%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in McAlester, OK grew by 1.13% from 16.1% to 16.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in McAlester, OK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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