Demographics and Statistics

General Demographic Overview


The Tulsa metropolitan surrounding area (MSA) is comprised of seven counties with an aggregate population estimated at 984,958 or 25.1 percent of the population in Oklahoma. The gross product of all goods and services produced in the seven-county MSA is $33.6 billion or 29 percent of the Oklahoma economy. The average household income is $69,441 and the median age of Tulsa-area residents is 36.8 years old. The total number households in the metro Tulsa area is 386,739.

Demographic profiles contain 2010 census data. It provides information on population, race, age, sex, income, poverty, industry, occupation, employment and housing charateristics. Tulsa's demographic profile is available online.

Tulsa Rankings:

  • No. 1 place to live in the U.S. (Relocate America, 2009)
  • No. 5 on America's Most Livable Cities (Forbes.com, 2009)
  • 2nd shortest commute time in the nation
  • Cost of living is 12 percent below the national average (Comparison calculator)
  • 5th lowest cost for doing business in the nation
  • Tulsa County's per capita income is 16 percent above the national average
  • Named one of the Top 10 southern cities by Southern Living

Tulsa is Home to:

  • The nation's largest Young Professional Organization
  • America's largest Community Foundation
  • The country's best Chamber of Commerce (2008)
  • One of the largest heritages of art deco art and architecture in the U.S.
  • Top travel spot and most affordable destination (2008)
  • One of the nation's best cities for minor league sports