Tulsa, OK

Census Place

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2022 Population
411,938
0.313% 1-year growth
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
US Senator
Markwayne Mullin
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.6
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
18.2%
0.906% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$56,648
8.03% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$174,200
15% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
196,785
0.73% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Tulsa, OK had a population of 412k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $56,648. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Tulsa, OK grew from 410,652 to 411,938, a 0.313% increase and its median household income grew from $52,438 to $56,648, a 8.03% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Tulsa, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (53%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.47%), White (Hispanic) (7.15%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (5.03%).

None of the households in Tulsa, OK reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92.5% of the residents in Tulsa, OK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tulsa, OK are Tulsa Technology Center (3,211 degrees awarded in 2022), Tulsa Community College (207935) (2,869 degrees), and University of Tulsa (1,127 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Tulsa, OK was $174,200, and the homeownership rate was 52.3%.

Most people in Tulsa, OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Tulsa, OK was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Tulsa, OK is home to a population of 412k people, from which 92.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 11.1% of Tulsa, OK residents were born outside of the country (45.9k people).

In 2022, there were 3.66 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (218k people) in Tulsa, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 59.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 30.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.5%
2022 Citizenship
92.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.5% of Tulsa, OK residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Tulsa, OK was 92.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Tulsa, OK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    218k ± 1.65k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    59.6k ± 1.24k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    30.8k ± 1.34k
17.3%
Hispanic Population
71.4k people

In 2022, there were 3.66 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (218k people) in Tulsa, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 59.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 30.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

17.3% of the people in Tulsa, OK are hispanic (71.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Tulsa, OK as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    102,193 ± 7,747 people
  2. Vietnam
    12,454 ± 2,736 people
  3. India
    10,765 ± 2,544 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oklahoma was Mexico, the natal country of 102,193 Oklahoma residents, followed by Vietnam with 12,454 and India with 10,765.

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Foreign-Born Population

11.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
45.9k people
11%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
45.2k people

As of 2022, 11.1% of Tulsa, OK residents (45.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Tulsa, OK was 11%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    6,669 ± 548
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,143 ± 364
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,010 ± 313

Tulsa, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Tulsa, OK employs 197k people. The largest industries in Tulsa, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (26,748 people), Retail Trade (22,590 people), and Manufacturing (19,497 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($95,093), Utilities ($88,500), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($83,155).

Males in Oklahoma have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,245. The income inequality in Oklahoma (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

197k
2022 Value
± 2,611
0.73%
1 Year growth
± 1.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tulsa, OK grew at a rate of 0.73%, from 195k employees to 197k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tulsa, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (22,934 people), Sales & Related Occupations (20,138 people), and Management Occupations (18,722 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tulsa, OK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

197k
2022 Value
± 2,611
0.73%
1 Year growth
± 1.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tulsa, OK grew at a rate of 0.73%, from 195k employees to 197k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tulsa, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (26,748 people), Retail Trade (22,590 people), and Manufacturing (19,497 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tulsa, OK, though some of these residents may live in Tulsa, OK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,720
Median earning men ± $944
$33,647
Median earning women ± $592

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($88,000), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,644), and Public Administration ($62,464).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,684), Public Administration ($50,300), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,223).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.72M people employed in Oklahoma. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Oklahoma.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Oklahoma went to Donald J. Trump with 65.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.58%).

James Lankford and Markwayne Mullin are the senators currently representing the state of Oklahoma. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Oklahoma

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James Lankford
Senator from Oklahoma3
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Took office following the resignation of Tom Coburn.
Markwayne Mullin
Senator from Oklahoma2
Assumed office on January 3, 2023
Took office following the resignation of Jim Inhofe.

James Lankford and Markwayne Mullin are the senators currently representing Oklahoma.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Oklahoma

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Oklahoma have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Tulsa, OK awarded 10,466 degrees. The student population of Tulsa, OK in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 13,555 male students and 18,291 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tulsa, OK are White (5,376 and 52.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,608 and 15.8%), Black or African American (982 and 9.63%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (768 and 7.53%).

The largest universities in Tulsa, OK by number of degrees awarded are Tulsa Technology Center (3,211 and 30.7%), Tulsa Community College (207935) (2,869 and 27.4%), and University of Tulsa (1,127 and 10.8%).

The most popular majors in Tulsa, OK are Welding Technology (648 and 6.19%), General Business Administration & Management (580 and 5.54%), and General Studies (390 and 3.73%).

The median tuition cost in Tulsa, OK for private four year colleges is $38,408.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Tulsa, OK, the percentage of applicants admitted was 71.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 11.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 31,846 (42.6% men and 57.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 31,846 students enrolled in Tulsa, OK, 42.6% men and 57.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 15,036 records, of which 55.9% were women and 44.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 260 degrees awarded
  2. 390 degrees awarded
  3. 390 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Tulsa, OK was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 260 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Tulsa, OK according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,211 degrees awarded
  2. 2,869 degrees awarded
  3. 1,127 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tulsa Technology Center with 3,211 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 4,714 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tulsa, OK, which is 0.82 times less than the 5,752 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,376 degrees mean that there were 3.34 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,608 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($38,408) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,250) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($5,566) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.873% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.779% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (965k), Some college (734k), and Bachelors Degree (494k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tulsa, OK was $174,200 in 2022, which is 0.618 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $151,500 to $174,200, a 15% increase. The homeownership rate in Tulsa, OK is 52.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Tulsa, OK have an average commute time of 18.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Tulsa, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Tulsa, OK is $56,648. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Tulsa, OK was Census Tract 43.01 with a value of $231,000, followed by Census Tract 41.01 and Census Tract 76.38, with respective values of $225,250 and $204,000.

Property

$174,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,793
$88,734
Median Property Taxes
±$1,768

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Tulsa, OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

52.3%
Homeownership
2022
63.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 52.3% of the housing units in Tulsa, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 52.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 43.01
  2. Census Tract 41.01
  3. Census Tract 76.38

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tulsa, OK was Census Tract 43.01 with a value of $231,000, followed by Census Tract 41.01 and Census Tract 76.38, with respective values of $225,250 and $204,000.

The following map shows all of the places in Tulsa, OK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$56,648
Median Household Income
± $856
170k
Number of Households
± 2,453

In 2022, the median household income of the 170k households in Tulsa, OK grew to $56,648 from the previous year's value of $52,438.

The following chart displays the households in Tulsa, OK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Tulsa, OK is from Oklahoma.
0.456
2022 Wage GINI in Oklahoma
0.453
2021 Wage GINI in Oklahoma

In 2022, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.507% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Oklahoma was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oklahoma in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77%)
  2. Carpooled (10.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.42%)

In 2022, 77% of workers in Tulsa, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.1%) and those who worked at home (8.42%).

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Commute Time

18.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tulsa, OK have a shorter commute time (18.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.25% of the workforce in Tulsa, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Tulsa, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tulsa, OK have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tulsa, OK (73.4k out of 404k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Tulsa, OK is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

83.5% of the population of Tulsa, OK has health coverage, with 40.3% on employee plans, 18.9% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 1.21% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Tulsa County, OK see 902 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.442% decrease from the previous year (906 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1433 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 206 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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902 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tulsa County, OK

Primary care physicians in Tulsa County, OK see an average of 902 patients per year. This represents a 0.442% decrease from the previous year (906 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Tulsa County, OK in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.7% under 18 years, 23.7% between 18 and 34 years, 35.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

16.5%
Uninsured
40.3%
Employer Coverage
18.9%
Medicaid
11.9%
Medicare
11.1%
Non-Group
1.21%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tulsa, OK declined by 0.978% from 16.7% to 16.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Tulsa, OK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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