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Tulsa, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Tulsa is the 2nd largest city in Oklahoma with a population of 419,494 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

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

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, 2017.

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Tulsa, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 419,494
Daytime Population: Workers 295,922
Daytime Population: Residents 220,341
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 516,263
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 411,072
Population in Familes 307,148
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,422
Population Density2 2,131
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $44,101
Average Household Income $69,784
Per Capita Income $29,214


Total Housing Units 194,568 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 88,896 (45.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 84,175 (43.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 21,497 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $139,065
Average Home Value $194,379


Total Households 173,071
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 99,108
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.94% 0.98%
Households 0.75% 0.9%
Families 0.55% 0.75%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   2.05%

Tulsa, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tulsa to the other 731 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 Density # 16 98th
Diversity Index # 28 96th
Median Household Income # 312 57th
Per Capita Income # 87 88th

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