Tulsa, OK - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Large City
  • Population
    395,599
  • Population Density
    1,958 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    201 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    562 3.3
Tulsa is a large city in Oklahoma with 395,599 residents. It has low home values, average rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.3 from 562 reviews
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    • 1
    Crime & Safety at Tulsa: I fear that if the Tulsa Police Department continue to do the wrong things rather than performing the (correct) sensible things to do... That my mother is going to progress in her mental illness along with her sexually transmitted disease and that she will suffer, also that my mother is going to be in pain and I will never be able to: help, love, or get to know her... I fear that everyone remaining in my immediate family is going to die a slow and painful death, and that I will be left alone in this oppressive world... Finally, my mother's neighbors are going through similar circumstances, if not worse... Things are getting extremely bad in Tulsa, Oklahoma and my worst fear is that no one is going to: listen, slow down, or fix these problems... For instance, how the court has several people in the same room and the judge only cares about what the individuals' public defenders have to say, rather than paying attention to the people in need of help... I also have many problems (grudges) that I am attempting to work through, with David L. Moss's Criminal Justice Center's Staff, along with John 3:16, Security Officers, Sheriff Officers, The Salvation Army, The Day Center, etcetera... I am very dissatisfied with the betrayal of Tulsan leaders, whom have completely shun my: family, neighborhood, and I, instead of assisting me to resolve these matters...
    • 1
    Overall Experience at Tulsa: I would not enjoy returning to this region in Tulsa, OK. due to the lack of support in which the Tulsa Community has shown my family and I... My mother's neighbors suffer from substance abuse, co-dependency, along with other troubling problems... All of my mother's neighbors, along with the Tulsa Police Department has made my mother's mental illness a joke and has failed to fix both: my mother's neighborhood, including the youth within the neighborhood, whom are going down the wrong paths at extremely young ages, getting involved with weapons, drugs, violence, etc. along with and my family's serious issues that we have been struggling with (even prior to my birth) and which has certainly worsened since my grandmother passed away on November 21, 2011...
    • 2
    Crime & Safety at Tulsa: Shootings and drugs are especially prevalent. Prostitutes hang out a mile or so from here.
    • 2
    Overall Experience at Tulsa: It's generally a poor, industrial area of town where financially burdened PoC live.
    • 4
    Crime & Safety at Tulsa: I haven't heard of anything bad happening

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 Turley 2,516
3.33 Catoosa 7,407
4.33 Jenks 18,312
3.33 Oakhurst 2,448
Catoosa Township 24,832
4.00 Broken Arrow 101,917
4.33 Bixby 22,480
3.66 Sand Springs 19,277
3.00 Sapulpa 20,308
Coweta Township 54,555
Southeast Osage Township 25,351
Sapulpa Township 38,342

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 Oklahoma City 600,729
4.33 Wichita 385,518
4.00 Little Rock 196,188
3.66 Kansas City 465,005
4.33 Lincoln 265,811

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Booker T. Washington High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
4.00 Jenks West Intermediate Elementary School Public, Coed 5-6 Middle
4.00 Jenks Middle School Public, Coed 7-8 Middle
4.00 Southeast Elementary School Public, Coed PK, K-4 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Jenks East Intermediate Elementary School Public, Coed 5-6 Middle
4.00 Jenks West Elementary School Public, Coed PK, K-4 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Jenks High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
4.00 Darnaby Elementary School Public, Coed PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Jenks East Elementary School Public, Coed PK, K-4 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Cedar Ridge Elementary School Public, Coed PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Owasso Seventh Grade Center Public, Coed 7 Middle
3.66 Union Sixth/Seventh Grade Center Public, Coed 6-7 Middle
3.33 Owasso Sixth Grade Center Public, Coed 6 Middle
3.66 Owasso Eighth Grade Center Public, Coed 8 Middle
3.66 Union Eighth Grade Center Public, Coed 8 Middle
3.66 Discovery School of Tulsa Public, Charter, Coed K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.66 Jarman Elementary School Public, Coed PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Dove Science Academy - Tulsa Campus Public, Charter, Coed 6-12 Middle, High
3.33 Carver Middle School Public, Coed 6-8 Middle
3.33 Centennial Middle School Public, Coed 6-8 Middle
3.00 Eisenhower International Elementary School Public, Coed PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Country Lane Intermediate School Public, Coed 3-5 Elementary
4.00 Union High School Public, Coed 10-12 High
3.33 Grove Elementary School Public, Coed PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Lanier Elementary School Public, Coed PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Peace Academy Private, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Oral Roberts University Academy Private, Religious, Coed 3-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Cascia Hall Preparatory School Private, Religious, Coed 6-12 Middle, High
4.00 Riverfield Country Day School Private, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Bishop Kelley High School Private, Religious, Coed 9-12 High
Town & Country School Private, Special Education, Coed 1-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Metro Christian Academy Private, Religious, Coed K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Summit Christian Academy Private, Religious, Coed K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Lincoln Christian School Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Rejoice Christian School Private, Religious, Coed 6-12 Middle, High
3.00 Eagle Point Christian Academy Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Mingo Valley Christian School Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Cornerstone Christian Academy Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.00 Wright Christian Academy Private, Religious, Coed K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Moriah Christian Academy Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Monte Cassino School Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Marquette Catholic School Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Pius X. School Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
All Saints Catholic School Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
School of Saint Mary Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
University School Private, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.00 Victory Christian School Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Miss Helen's Private School Private, Coed PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
University of Tulsa
Oral Roberts University
Rogers State University
Tulsa Community College
Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology - Okmulgee
Spartan College of Aeronautics & Technology
Tulsa Welding School - Tulsa
Community Care College
Brown Mackie College - Tulsa
Platt College - Tulsa
University of Phoenix - Tulsa
ITT Technical Institute - Tulsa
Clary Sage College
Career Point College - Tulsa
Tulsa Technology Center - Lemley
Vatterott College - Tulsa
Oklahoma Technical College
Standard Beauty College of Oklahoma
Northeast Technology Center - Pryor
Green Country Technology Center
Broken Arrow Beauty College - Tulsa
Broken Arrow Beauty College - Broken Arrow
Virginia College - Tulsa
Pryor Beauty College
Tulsa Technology Center - Peoria

Around Tulsa

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Tulsa, OK United States Oklahoma Tulsa Metro Area Kansas City, MO Lincoln, NE Little Rock, AR Oklahoma City, OK Wichita, KS
White 56.95% 63.25% 68.21% 67.47% 55.10% 82.32% 47.20% 55.68% 63.93%
African American 15.01% 12.23% 7.12% 8.03% 28.92% 4.03% 41.99% 14.37% 11.22%
Hispanic 14.82% 16.62% 9.12% 8.55% 10.15% 6.68% 5.85% 18.00% 15.69%
Multiracial 6.43% 2.05% 6.84% 7.24% 2.60% 2.18% 1.48% 4.98% 3.56%
Native American 4.02% 0.66% 6.76% 6.75% 0.39% 0.43% 0.26% 2.68% 0.72%
Asian 2.55% 4.83% 1.76% 1.79% 2.40% 4.24% 3.07% 4.19% 4.74%
Pacific Islander 0.11% 0.16% 0.11% 0.06% 0.26% 0.08% 0.05% 0.05% 0.02%
Other 0.11% 0.19% 0.08% 0.11% 0.20% 0.05% 0.11% 0.05% 0.11%

Age

Tulsa, OK United States Oklahoma Tulsa Metro Area Kansas City, MO Lincoln, NE Little Rock, AR Oklahoma City, OK Wichita, KS
9 years and under 14% 13% 14% 14% 14% 14% 14% 15% 16%
10 to 17 years 10% 11% 11% 11% 10% 9% 10% 10% 11%
18 to 24 years 10% 10% 10% 9% 10% 16% 10% 10% 10%
25 to 34 years 15% 13% 14% 13% 17% 15% 16% 16% 15%
35 to 44 years 12% 13% 12% 13% 13% 12% 13% 13% 12%
45 to 54 years 13% 14% 13% 14% 14% 12% 13% 13% 13%
55 to 64 years 12% 12% 12% 12% 12% 11% 12% 11% 12%
65 and over 13% 13% 14% 13% 12% 11% 12% 11% 12%

Education Levels

Tulsa, OK United States Oklahoma Tulsa Metro Area Kansas City, MO Lincoln, NE Little Rock, AR Oklahoma City, OK Wichita, KS
Less than a high school diploma 13% 14% 13% 12% 12% 7% 10% 15% 13%
High school diploma or equivalent 25% 28% 32% 30% 26% 23% 23% 25% 26%
Some college or associate degree 31% 29% 31% 33% 30% 34% 29% 31% 32%
Bachelor's degree 20% 18% 16% 18% 20% 24% 24% 19% 19%
Master's degree or higher 10% 11% 8% 8% 12% 12% 15% 9% 9%

Gender

Tulsa, OK United States Oklahoma Tulsa Metro Area Kansas City, MO Lincoln, NE Little Rock, AR Oklahoma City, OK Wichita, KS
Female 51.6% 50.8% 50.5% 50.9% 51.6% 50.0% 52.6% 50.7% 50.6%
Male 48.4% 49.2% 49.5% 49.1% 48.4% 50.0% 47.4% 49.3% 49.4%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Tulsa, OK United States Oklahoma Tulsa Metro Area Kansas City, MO Lincoln, NE Little Rock, AR Oklahoma City, OK Wichita, KS
Own 52.9% 64.9% 66.5% 66.6% 55.4% 56.8% 57.1% 58.8% 60.6%
Rent 47.1% 35.1% 33.5% 33.4% 44.6% 43.2% 42.9% 41.2% 39.4%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Tulsa, OK United States Oklahoma Tulsa Metro Area Kansas City, MO Lincoln, NE Little Rock, AR Oklahoma City, OK Wichita, KS
Assault 485.0 264.1 336.6 402.8 804.6 204.3 932.8 514.1 604.9
Murder 11.5 5.2 5.4 7.8 16.7 2.6 21.7 7.3 3.9
Rape 78.3 36.8 54.3 83.3 56.0 69.6 70.2 NA
Robbery 230.3 135.0 106.0 138.6 346.9 75.6 367.8 182.2 121.1

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Tulsa, OK United States Oklahoma Tulsa Metro Area Kansas City, MO Lincoln, NE Little Rock, AR Oklahoma City, OK Wichita, KS
Burglary 1376.5 575.0 875.7 1040.1 1208.1 481.2 1547.8 1074.2 1017.6
Larceny 3127.0 2114.0 2354.7 2524.7 2783.2 2747.7 5206.4 2768.9 3851.4
Motor vehicle theft 578.1 257.3 325.8 369.9 843.7 119.8 436.4 567.8 513.3

Income

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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Precipitation
1.7"
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3.3"
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5.9"
4.7"
3.4"
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0.7"
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    Avg. High Avg. Low

  • 48°
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    Precipitation

  • 1.7"
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  • 2.7"
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    Avg. Temps

  • 48°
    28°
  • 53°
    31°
  • 62°
    40°
  • 72°
    49°
  • 79°
    59°
  • 88°
    68°
  • 93°
    73°
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    71°
  • 84°
    62°
  • 73°
    51°
  • 61°
    40°
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    Precipitation

  • 1.7"
  • 1.8"
  • 3.3"
  • 3.8"
  • 5.9"
  • 4.7"
  • 3.4"
  • 2.9"
  • 4.3"
  • 3.9"
  • 2.8"
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    Snowfall

  • 2.7"
  • 1.8"
  • 2.1"
  • 0"
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  • 0"
  • 0.7"
  • 2.3"

Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 64 responses

  • 67% Yes
  • 16% Not sure
  • 17% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 140 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 115 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 131 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 133 responses

  • 16% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 53% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 27% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 5% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 55 responses

  • 16% Very accepting.
  • 60% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 24% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 0% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 151 responses

  • 25% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 55% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 16% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 5% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 51 responses

  • 14% I love everything about it.
  • 53% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 24% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 10% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 85 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments