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McAlester is a city in Pittsburg County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for John J. McAlester, merchant, coal producer and lieutenant governor.
The latitude of McAlester is 34.933N. The longitude is -95.769W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 735 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,870.
Sections below provide additional information and links about McAlester 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 74554 ZIP code.
12% of McAlester residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the McAlester ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in McAlester was $16,694, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of McAlester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in McAlester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $303. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $571.
Libraries in McAlester include McAlester Public Library, Southeastern Public Library System of Okla ... View libraries
Newspapers in McAlester include McAlester News-Capital & Democrat
Pittsburg County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our McAlester political report.
The average commute time for McAlester workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in McAlester between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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