Tulsa County, OK

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2022 Population
668,923
0.729% 1-year growth
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
US Senator
Markwayne Mullin
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
14.4%
1.63% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$65,229
8.03% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$196,300
16.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
323,969
1.19% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Tulsa County, OK had a population of 669k people with a median age of 36 and a median household income of $65,229. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Tulsa County, OK grew from 664,084 to 668,923, a 0.729% increase and its median household income grew from $60,382 to $65,229, a 8.03% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Tulsa County, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (59.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.73%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.99%), White (Hispanic) (5.54%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (4.76%).

None of the households in Tulsa County, OK reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.3% of the residents in Tulsa County, OK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tulsa County, OK are Tulsa Technology Center (3,211 degrees awarded in 2022), Tulsa Community College (207935) (2,869 degrees), and University of Tulsa (1,127 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Tulsa County, OK was $196,300, and the homeownership rate was 59.9%.

Most people in Tulsa County, OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Tulsa County, OK was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Tulsa County, OK is home to a population of 669k people, from which 94.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.99% of Tulsa County, OK residents were born outside of the country (60.1k people).

In 2022, there were 6.15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (400k people) in Tulsa County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 65.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 53.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.3%
2022 Citizenship
94.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.3% of Tulsa County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Tulsa County, OK was 94.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Tulsa County, OK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    400k ± 631
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    65.1k ± 961
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    53.5k ± 1.57k
13.7%
Hispanic Population
91.4k people

In 2022, there were 6.15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (400k people) in Tulsa County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 65.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 53.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.7% of the people in Tulsa County, OK are hispanic (91.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Tulsa County, OK as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    102,193 ± 7,747 people
  2. Vietnam
    12,454 ± 2,736 people
  3. India
    10,765 ± 2,544 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oklahoma was Mexico, the natal country of 102,193 Oklahoma residents, followed by Vietnam with 12,454 and India with 10,765.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.99%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
60.1k people
8.91%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
59.2k people

As of 2022, 8.99% of Tulsa County, OK residents (60.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Tulsa County, OK was 8.91%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    11,652 ± 671
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    8,239 ± 578
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,315 ± 435

Tulsa County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Tulsa County, OK employs 324k people. The largest industries in Tulsa County, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (43,596 people), Retail Trade (36,666 people), and Manufacturing (35,729 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($94,423), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($81,964), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($81,867).

Males in Oklahoma have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,245. The income inequality in Oklahoma (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

324k
2022 Value
± 3,328
1.19%
1 Year growth
± 1.48%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tulsa County, OK grew at a rate of 1.19%, from 320k employees to 324k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tulsa County, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (38,612 people), Management Occupations (34,057 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (33,291 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tulsa County, OK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

324k
2022 Value
± 3,328
1.19%
1 Year growth
± 1.48%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Tulsa County, OK grew at a rate of 1.19%, from 320k employees to 324k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tulsa County, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (43,596 people), Retail Trade (36,666 people), and Manufacturing (35,729 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tulsa County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Tulsa County, OK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,104
Median earning men ± $841
$35,557
Median earning women ± $462

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($85,579), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,379), and Information ($64,008).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($76,486), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,710), and Wholesale Trade ($47,421).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.72M people employed in Oklahoma. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Oklahoma.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 8,089
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 5,379
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 4,689
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Tulsa County, OK went to Donald J. Trump with 56.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (40.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.82%).

James Lankford and Markwayne Mullin are the senators currently representing the state of Oklahoma. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Oklahoma

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James Lankford
Senator from Oklahoma3
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Took office following the resignation of Tom Coburn.
Markwayne Mullin
Senator from Oklahoma2
Assumed office on January 3, 2023
Took office following the resignation of Jim Inhofe.

James Lankford and Markwayne Mullin are the senators currently representing Oklahoma.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Oklahoma

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Tulsa County, OK awarded 10,622 degrees. The student population of Tulsa County, OK in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 13,556 male students and 18,500 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tulsa County, OK are White (5,450 and 52.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,635 and 15.8%), Black or African American (1,011 and 9.76%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (780 and 7.53%).

The largest universities in Tulsa County, OK by number of degrees awarded are Tulsa Technology Center (3,211 and 30.2%), Tulsa Community College (207935) (2,869 and 27%), and University of Tulsa (1,127 and 10.6%).

The most popular majors in Tulsa County, OK are Welding Technology (648 and 6.1%), General Business Administration & Management (580 and 5.46%), and General Studies (390 and 3.67%).

The median tuition cost in Tulsa County, OK for private four year colleges is $38,408.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Tulsa County, OK, the percentage of applicants admitted was 71.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 11.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 32,056 (42.3% men and 57.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 32,056 students enrolled in Tulsa County, OK, 42.3% men and 57.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 15,133 records, of which 56.1% were women and 43.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 260 degrees awarded
  2. 390 degrees awarded
  3. 390 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Tulsa County, OK was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 260 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Tulsa County, OK according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,211 degrees awarded
  2. 2,869 degrees awarded
  3. 1,127 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tulsa Technology Center with 3,211 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 4,718 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tulsa County, OK, which is 0.799 times less than the 5,904 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,450 degrees mean that there were 3.33 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,635 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($38,408) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,250) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($5,566) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.873% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.779% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (965k), Some college (734k), and Bachelors Degree (494k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tulsa County, OK was $196,300 in 2022, which is 0.696 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $168,800 to $196,300, a 16.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Tulsa County, OK is 59.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Tulsa County, OK have an average commute time of 19.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Tulsa County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Tulsa County, OK is $65,229. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Tulsa County, OK was Census Tract 43.01 with a value of $231,000, followed by Census Tract 41.01 and Census Tract 76.38, with respective values of $225,250 and $204,000.

In 2022, 15% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Tulsa County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.897%.

Property

$196,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,193
$158,277
Median Property Taxes
±$2,382

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Tulsa County, OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

59.9%
Homeownership
2022
64.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 59.9% of the housing units in Tulsa County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 43.01
  2. Census Tract 41.01
  3. Census Tract 76.38

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tulsa County, OK was Census Tract 43.01 with a value of $231,000, followed by Census Tract 41.01 and Census Tract 76.38, with respective values of $225,250 and $204,000.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Tulsa County, OK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$65,229
Median Household Income
± $1,023
264k
Number of Households
± 3,123

In 2022, the median household income of the 264k households in Tulsa County, OK grew to $65,229 from the previous year's value of $60,382.

The following chart displays the households in Tulsa County, OK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Tulsa County, OK is from Oklahoma.
0.456
2022 Wage GINI in Oklahoma
0.453
2021 Wage GINI in Oklahoma

In 2022, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.507% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Oklahoma was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oklahoma in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.5%)
  2. Carpooled (9.31%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.75%)

In 2022, 78.5% of workers in Tulsa County, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.31%) and those who worked at home (8.75%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

19.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tulsa County, OK have a shorter commute time (19.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.29% of the workforce in Tulsa County, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Tulsa County, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tulsa County, OK have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Tulsa County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.897%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tulsa County, OK (94.9k out of 658k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Tulsa County, OK is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 16.7% of the children was living in poverty in Tulsa County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 685 in Tulsa County, OK. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 95.1 per 100,000 population.

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Health

86.1% of the population of Tulsa County, OK has health coverage, with 46% on employee plans, 15.4% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.39% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Tulsa County, OK see 902 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.442% decrease from the previous year (906 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1433 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 206 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

902 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tulsa County, OK

Primary care physicians in Tulsa County, OK see an average of 902 patients per year. This represents a 0.442% decrease from the previous year (906 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Tulsa County, OK in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.5% under 18 years, 22.3% between 18 and 34 years, 36.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.9%
Uninsured
46%
Employer Coverage
15.4%
Medicaid
11.6%
Medicare
11.6%
Non-Group
1.39%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tulsa County, OK declined by 1.65% from 14.2% to 13.9%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 62.7 in Tulsa County, OK.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.1% in Tulsa County, OK.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16.6% in Tulsa County, OK.

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