Demographics

Updated: January 2017

Population and Households
  McAlester Pittsburg County Oklahoma
Total Population 18,324 44,961 3,849,733
Total Households 6,900 18,087 1,455,321
Source: Selected Social Characteristics. 2011 - 2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.
Household Characteristics
  McAlester Pittsburg County Oklahoma
Owner-Occupied Households
61.9% 72.4% 66.1%
Renter-Occupied Households
38.1% 27.6% 33.9%
Average Household Size (Owner) 2.39 2.36 2.61
Average Household Size (Renter) 2.31 2.38 2.49
Median Housing Value $100,300 $94,500 $117,900
Source: Selected Housing Characteristics. 2011 - 2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.
Age
  McAlester Pittsburg County Oklahoma
Median Age 37.0 40.7 36.2
Under 15 19.6% 18.7% 20.6%
15 - 24 12.0% 11.5% 14.1%
25 - 34 16.3% 13.1% 13.7%
35 - 44 13.6% 11.9% 12.2%
45 - 54 12.9% 13.5% 12.9%
55 - 64 9.7% 13.1% 12.2%
65 and Above 15.9% 18.1% 14.2%
Source: ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates. 2011 - 2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.
Gender
  McAlester Pittsburg County Oklahoma
Male 52.3% 50.8% 49.5%
Female 47.7% 49.2% 50.5%
Source: ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates. 2011 - 2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.
Race
  McAlester Pittsburg County Oklahoma
White 66.0% 70.4% 67.3%
African American 6.2% 3.3% 7.1%
Native American 7.7% 9.0% 6.9%
Hispanic Or Latino 6.8% 4.5% 9.6%
Asian 0.7% 0.5% 1.9%
Other 12.6% 12.3% 7.2%
Source: ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates. 2011 - 2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.
Educational Attainment
  McAlester Pittsburg County Oklahoma
Population 25 and Over 12,516 31,369 2,512,392
High School Graduate 34.5% 36.4% 31.7%
Some College 24.1% 24.0% 23.9%
Associate's Degree 8.1% 8.6% 7.2%
Bachelor's Degree 10.8% 10.8% 16.1%
Graduate or Professional 6.4% 5.4% 8.0%
High School Graduate or Higher 83.9% 85.2% 86.9%
Source: Selected Social Characteristics. 2011 - 2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.
Marital Status
  McAlester Pittsburg County Oklahoma
Population 15 and Over 14,711 36,555 3,055,122
Never Married 27.2% 21.8% 27.7%
Married 43.2% 52.6% 50.4%
Separated 2.9% 2.3% 2.1%
Widowed 9.1% 7.7% 6.5%
Divorced 17.6% 15.5% 13.3%
Source: Marital Status. 2011 - 2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.
Class of Worker
  McAlester Pittsburg County Oklahoma
Civilian Employed 16 and Over 7,193 18,459 1,719,541
Private Sector Salary Worker 72.4% 69.5% 76.6%
Government Salary Worker 23.2% 24.7% 17.0%
Self-Employed 4.3% 5.8% 6.2%
Source: Selected Economic Characteristics. 2011 - 2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.
Household Income and Benefits
  McAlester Pittsburg County Oklahoma
Median Income $41,112 $42,576 $46,879
Mean Income $54,022 $57,150 $63,890
Less Than $10,000 10.5% 8.3% 8.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 10.1% 9.0% 6.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.8% 12.1% 12.1%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.3% 12.5% 11.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.0% 14.6% 14.9%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.5% 17.6% 18.8%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.8% 11.8% 11.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 10.1% 9.7% 10.7%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.3% 2.2% 3.3%
$200,000+ 1.5% 2.1% 3.1%
Source: Selected Economic Characteristics. 2011 - 2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.

Additional Resources

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