Tulsa, OK
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Tulsa is a large city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 403,357 people and 126 constituent neighborhoods, Tulsa is the second largest community in Oklahoma.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Tulsa is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Tulsa is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tulsa who work in office and administrative support (14.19%), sales jobs (10.88%), and management occupations (8.64%).

Also of interest is that Tulsa has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of the large cities in America, Tulsa is one of the most car-oriented. This is reflected in the urban landscape, which features highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers of all sizes. It is also reflected in the statistics: 0.84% of people in Tulsa drive to work in their own car everyday, most often alone. So, if you're going to live in Tulsa, you'll need to learn to love driving. Alternative forms of transportation aren't very widely used or supported.

In terms of college education, Tulsa is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.45% of adults in Tulsa have a college degree.

The per capita income in Tulsa in 2010 was $27,816, which is wealthy relative to Oklahoma, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $111,264 for a family of four. However, Tulsa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Tulsa is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Tulsa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tulsa residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Tulsa also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.03% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Tulsa include Irish, English, European, and French .

The most common language spoken in Tulsa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.