Tulsa, OK

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Living in Tulsa

Tulsa is a large city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 401,800 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 (13.78%), sales jobs (10.58%), and management occupations (8.77%).

Tulsa is one of the most car-oriented large cities in America. A full 83.09% 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 somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.94% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Tulsa in 2010 was $28,717, which is wealthy relative to Oklahoma, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $114,868 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 15.62% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Tulsa include German, Irish, English, French, and European.

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