McAlester demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,1275591
Median age36.336.237.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)54%58%55%
Speak English91%90%79%
Speak Spanish5%7%13%
McAlester, OK has a population of 18,255 and is the 2,389th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,127 per sq mi which is 1965% higher than the Oklahoma average and 1144% higher than the national average. The median age in McAlester is 36 which is approximately equal to the Oklahoma average of 36. In McAlester, 54% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 91% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 61% of McAlester residents were born in Oklahoma, 34% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 4% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in McAlester is 1965% higher than Oklahoma.
  • The median age in McAlester is equal to Oklahoma.
  • In McAlester 68.17% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In McAlester 6.89% of the population is African American.
  • In McAlester 0.91% of the population is Asian.

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McAlester population breakdown by race

African American6.89%7.26%12.63%
American Indian7.00%7.39%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.05%0.13%0.18%
Mixed race14.20%7.73%3.06%
Other race2.78%2.64%4.75%
In McAlester, 8.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The McAlester, OK demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).