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Alderson, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The Town of Alderson had a population of 284 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Alderson is located at latitude 34.9001 and longitude -95.6919 in Pittsburg County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Alderson encompass a land area of 0.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pittsburg County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 689 feet.

The Town of Alderson (GNIS ID: 2412346) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oklahoma is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Alderson is located within McAlester Division of Pittsburg County.


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Alderson, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 284 (100%)
Population in Households 284 (100.0%)
Population in Families 239 (84.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 515
Diversity Index2 48
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,786
Average Household Income $56,407
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $22,012
Wealth Index5 50
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 123 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 94 (76.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (10.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $122,500
Average Home Value $139,362
Housing Affordability Index3 230
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 107
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 77
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.66% -0.57%
Households -0.7% -0.76%
Families -0.49% -0.79%
Median Household Income   0.26%
Per Capita Income   0.67%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.65%

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Alderson, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alderson to the other 743 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 477 36th
Population Density # 365 51st
Median Household Income # 439 41st
Housing Affordability Index # 302 41st
Per Capita Income # 457 39th
Diversity Index # 420 44th

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