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Tulsa, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Tulsa is the 2nd largest city in Oklahoma with a population of 405,021 as of July 1, 2015. Tulsa ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oklahoma. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Tulsa is located at latitude 36.1279 and longitude -95.9023 in Tulsa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tulsa (see map below) encompass a land area of 196.86 sq. miles and a water area of 4.24 sq. miles. Tulsa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 722 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Tulsa are located in Tulsa County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Osage County, Rogers County, and Wagoner County.

The City of Tulsa (GNIS ID: 2412110) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tulsa population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Tulsa, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 405,021
Population in Households 396,640
Population in Familes 297,126
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,381
Population Density1 2,059
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 169,010
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 96,797
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 191,461 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 89,660 (46.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 79,350 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 22,451 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $163,340
Average Home Value $221,650


Median Household Income $41,812
Average Household Income $62,963
Per Capita Income $26,579
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.63% 0.86%
Households 0.58% 0.87%
Families 0.31% 0.68%
Median Household Income   3.14%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 18 98th
Diversity Index2 # 31 96th
Median Household Income # 330 55th
Per Capita Income # 79 89th

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