McAlester, OK 74501 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 74501: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
McAlester, OK 74501

Acceptable Alternative
Bache, OK 74501
Haywood, OK 74501

Not Acceptable, USPS
Richville, OK 74501
Scipio, OK 74501

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,045
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,994
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 585
  • County: Pittsburg County
  • Centroid: Latitude 34.935, Longitude -95.767
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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McAlester, OK 74501 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 31,687
Population in Households 29,395
Population in Familes 23,801
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,292
Population Density1 50
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 11,985
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 8,014
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,987 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,440 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,545 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,002 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $114,729
Average Home Value $156,854


Median Household Income $43,902
Average Household Income $60,275
Per Capita Income $23,249
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.13% -0.07%
Households -0.36% -0.17%
Families -0.48% -0.23%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   1.1%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

McAlester, OK 74501 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 74501 to the other 632 ZIP Codes in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 22 97th
Population Density1 # 244 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 185 70th
Median Household Income # 270 57th
Per Capita Income # 288 55th

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