Tulsa, OK
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Living in Tulsa


Tulsa is a large city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 400,669 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 (12.61%), sales jobs (10.93%), and management occupations (8.73%).

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.

One important feature of Tulsa is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 83.51% of people commute to and from work every day by private automobile, eschewing alternative forms of transportation, which are not widely available in Tulsa anyway. So, if you like to drive, Tulsa is the city for you! The landscape around Tulsa reflects this: wide streets, parking lots, plenty of highways, malls, and shopping centers are what you'll find.

The education level of Tulsa citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.76% of adults in Tulsa have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Tulsa in 2010 was $29,764, which is wealthy relative to Oklahoma, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,056 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 16.34% 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 Other Asian languages.