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Tulsa, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Tulsa is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Tulsa County at latitude 36.1279 and longitude -95.9023. Tulsa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 722 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Tulsa, but most people and references simply refer to it as Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The P1 Census Class Code for Tulsa indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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Tulsa, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 399,258
Population in Households 390,877
Population in Familes 292,513
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,381
Population Density1 2,029
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 166,811
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 95,777
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 190,055 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 88,709 (46.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 78,102 (41.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 23,244 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $147,410
Average Home Value $203,027


Median Household Income $40,217
Average Household Income $62,427
Per Capita Income $26,392
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.44% 0.77%
Households 0.4% 0.78%
Families 0.13% 0.59%
Median Household Income   3.84%
Per Capita Income   3.41%
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.

Tulsa, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tulsa to the other 733 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 2 100th
Population Density1 # 19 98th
Diversity Index2 # 27 96th
Median Household Income # 363 51st
Per Capita Income # 75 90th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oklahoma Census Data Comparison Tool.