is a city located in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma
. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 17,783. It is the county seat
of Pittsburg County6
Geography\nMcAlester is located at 34°55'59" North, 95°45'59" West (34.933016, -95.766363)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 41.0 km²
). 40.6 km² (15.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.88% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 17,783 people, 6,584 households, and 4,187 families residing in the city. The population density
is 437.6/km² (1,133.1/mi²). There are 7,374 housing units at an average density of 181.5/km² (469.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 74.72% White, 8.68% African American
, 10.48% Native American
, 0.39% Asian
, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.29% from other races, and 4.38% from two or more races. 3.04% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 6,584 households out of which 29.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.6% are married couples living together, 13.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% are non-families. 33.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.31 and the average family size is 2.93.
In the city the population is spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 107.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 108.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $28,631, and the median income for a family is $36,480. Males have a median income of $29,502 versus $19,455 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,694. 19.4% of the population and 16.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 26.8% are under the age of 18 and 11.6% are 65 or older.