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 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 (13.78%), sales jobs (10.58%), and management occupations (8.77%).

One important feature of Tulsa is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 83.09% 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 percentage of people in Tulsa who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.94% of adults in Tulsa 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.