Tulsa, OK

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Living in Tulsa

Tulsa is a large city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 401,190 people and 126 constituent neighborhoods, Tulsa is the second largest community in Oklahoma.

Unlike some cities, Tulsa isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Tulsa are a mix 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 (12.12%), sales jobs (10.80%), and management occupations (9.08%).

Tulsa is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Tulsa. This makes Tulsa a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Tulsa presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.

Tulsa is one of the most car-oriented large cities in America. A full 83.54% of people drive their car alone to work each day. If you like to drive, you'll love it. And you better. Because walking to work is just not a viable option for most people who live in Tulsa. Highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers are part of the common Tulsa landscape.

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: 31.50% of adults in Tulsa have a college degree.

The per capita income in Tulsa in 2018 was $30,970, which is wealthy relative to Oklahoma, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $123,880 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 16.55% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Tulsa include German, Irish, English, European, and Scottish.

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