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Alderson is a town in Pittsburg County, in the McAlester metro area.
The community was named for a railroad employee.
The latitude of Alderson is 34.9N. The longitude is -95.691W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 689 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 263.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Alderson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pittsburg County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 74522 ZIP code.
8% of Alderson residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alderson ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alderson was $11,513, compared with $21,587 nationally.
2% of Alderson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Alderson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $275. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $456.
Pittsburg County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alderson political report.
The average commute time for Alderson workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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