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0.38% decline
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2.46% growth
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1.72% growth
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2.09% growth


The economy of McAlester, OK employs 7,317 people. The economy of McAlester, OK is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Public Admin.; and Utilities, which employ respectively 7.76; 2.85; and 2.1 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in McAlester, OK are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,053), Public Admin. (978), and Manufacturing (825), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($75,580), Utilities ($65,227), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($53,847).

Median household income in McAlester, OK is $42,123. Males in McAlester, OK have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $32,621. The income inequality of McAlester, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.412 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for McAlester, OK. In Pittsburg County, OK the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 69 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,943. Okfuskee County, OK has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Oklahoma.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of McAlester, OK is from the county of Pittsburg County, OK.

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McAlester, OK is home to a population of 18,255 people, from which 97.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of McAlester, OK is composed of 11,849 White residents (64.9%), 2,288 Two+ residents (12.5%), 1,453 Hispanic residents (7.96%), 1,257 Black residents (6.89%), and 1,224 Native residents (6.71%). The most common foreign languages in McAlester, OK are Spanish (801 speakers), Other Native North American (132 speakers), and Korean (77 speakers), but compared to other places, McAlester, OK has a relative high number of Other Native North American (132 speakers), Japanese (76 speakers), and Scandinavian (16 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in McAlester, OK awarded 186 degrees. The student population of McAlester, OK is skewed towards females, with 78 male students and 108 female students. Most students in McAlester, OK are White (119 and 64%), followed by American Indian (38 and 20.4%), Unknown (8 and 4.3%), and Hispanic or Latino (7 and 3.76%). The largest universities in McAlester, OK by number of graduates are Kiamichi Technology Center-McAlester (186 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in McAlester, OK are Other Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services (29 and 15.6%), Child Care & Support Services Management (28 and 15.1%), and Welding Technology (26 and 14%). The median tuition costs in McAlester, OK are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in McAlester, OK is $102,400, which is 0.5 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $100,300 to $102,400, a 2.09% increase. The homeownership rate of McAlester, OK is 60.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in McAlester, OK have an average commute time of 17 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in McAlester, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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