Tulsa, OK
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Living in Tulsa


Tulsa is a large city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 403,090 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 (14.02%), sales jobs (10.90%), and management occupations (8.69%).

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.

Tulsa is a big city, and with that comes lots of benefits. One benefit is that most big cities have public transit, but Tulsa really shines when it comes to the extensiveness and use of its public transit system. More than most large American cities, Tulsa citizens use public transit daily to get to and from work. And while there are transportation options, most people in Tulsa ride the bus. Whereas in some cities one is destined to sit in traffic every morning to get to work and every evening to get home, in Tulsa a lot leave their cars at home (if they even choose to own one), and hop a ride on the bus.

The overall education level of Tulsa citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.74% of adults in Tulsa have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Tulsa in 2010 was $28,104, which is wealthy relative to Oklahoma, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $112,416 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 15.37% 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.