Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Large City
  • Population
    390,704
  • Population Density
    1,943 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    201 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    212 3.3
Tulsa is a large city in Oklahoma with 390,704 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 212 reviews
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    • 3
    Transportation at Tulsa: It really just depends on the time of day it is, whether or not it is traffic hour or not.
    • 3
    Local Businesses at Tulsa: I enjoy the small mom and pop businesses much more than I do the mainstream businesses, And the reason I feel this way is because in the smaller local community mom and pop stores the customer service is so much better then if you were to go out for a steak dinner at the OUTBACK for instance.
    • 3
    Housing at Tulsa: I don't mind my area so much, we have a security guard on the premises. So I feel mostly safe, especially now that I don't have to come home late at night now.
    • 4
    Crime & Safety at Tulsa: I feel safe in my own neighborhood. We have a very good neighborhood watch program to report suspicious activity.
    • 3
    Public Services at Tulsa: The reaction time of police and fire could be better. we once thought someone was breaking and entering our house early one morning and the police did not arrive until 30 minutes later.

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
2.66 Turley 2,912
2.66 Catoosa 6,999
4.33 Jenks 16,098
2.66 Oakhurst 2,407
3.66 Fair Oaks 209
4.00 Catoosa Township 24,700
4.00 Broken Arrow 96,748
4.00 Bixby 20,069
3.66 Sand Springs 19,046
2.66 Sapulpa 20,504
3.33 Coweta Township 51,866
3.33 Southeast Osage Township 24,525
3.33 Sapulpa Township 37,389

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 Oklahoma City 572,742
3.00 Wichita 377,906
3.00 Little Rock 192,185
3.33 Kansas City 457,551
3.66 Lincoln 256,189

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 74012 55,591
3.66 74133 43,606
3.66 74055 36,809
3.66 74014 34,266
3.00 74136 30,580
3.33 74105 27,855
4.33 74137 26,300
2.33 74115 24,229
4.00 74008 21,850
3.00 74135 21,234
2.66 74112 21,065
2.66 74107 20,137
3.00 74129 18,638
3.00 74145 17,946
2.33 74127 16,821
2.00 74106 16,139
3.66 74114 15,644
3.33 74134 15,525
2.66 74110 14,305
3.00 74146 13,476
2.66 74104 12,404
2.66 74128 12,253
2.00 74126 10,478
3.00 74015 9,026
4.00 74132 7,418
2.66 74108 6,776
2.66 74120 4,944
2.66 74116 4,382
3.00 74119 3,590
2.66 74130 2,250
2.00 74103 1,995
2.00 74117 194

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
4.33 Jenks Public Schools 8
4.00 Union Public Schools 17
3.66 Owasso Public Schools 14
3.66 Bixby Public Schools 6
3.33 Broken Arrow Public Schools 23
3.00 Sand Springs Public Schools 9
2.66 Sperry Public Schools 3
2.66 Tulsa Public Schools 94
2.66 Collinsville Public Schools 5
2.33 Catoosa Public Schools 5
2.33 Sapulpa Public Schools 9

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Booker T. Washington High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Jenks West Intermediate Elementary School Public 5-6 Middle
4.33 Jenks Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
4.00 Southeast Elementary School Public PK, K-4 Pre-K, Elementary
4.33 Jenks East Intermediate Elementary School Public 5-6 Middle
4.00 Jenks West Elementary School Public PK, K-4 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Jenks High School Public 10-12 High
4.00 Darnaby Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Marshall T. Moore Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Jenks East Elementary School Public PK, K-4 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Cedar Ridge Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Andersen Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Barnes Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Peters Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Stone Canyon Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Northeast Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Tulsa School of Arts & Sciences Public, Charter 9-12 High
3.66 Owasso Seventh Grade Center Public 7 Middle
3.66 Union Sixth/Seventh Grade Center Public 6-7 Middle
3.66 Owasso Sixth Grade Center Public 6 Middle
3.66 Thomas Jefferson Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Larkin Bailey Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Owasso Eighth Grade Center Public 8 Middle
3.66 Ator Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Pamela Hodson Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary

Top Private Schools

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

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
4.00 University of Tulsa
3.66 Oral Roberts University
2.00 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 Kansas City, MO Lincoln, NE Little Rock, AR Oklahoma City, OK Wichita, KS
White 58.92% 64.16% 55.23% 83.77% 46.58% 57.09% 65.58%
African American 15.13% 12.21% 29.49% 3.61% 42.16% 14.29% 10.71%
Hispanic 13.57% 16.05% 9.90% 5.96% 6.52% 16.84% 14.47%
Multiracial 5.72% 1.85% 2.43% 2.04% 1.64% 4.78% 3.55%
Native American 4.03% 0.66% 0.35% 0.57% 0.32% 2.88% 0.72%
Asian 2.34% 4.67% 2.26% 3.88% 2.57% 3.90% 4.78%
Other 0.15% 0.21% 0.12% 0.05% 0.16% 0.09% 0.08%
Pacific Islander 0.09% 0.15% 0.18% 0.08% 0.02% 0.08% 0.07%

Age

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

Education Levels

Tulsa, OK United States Kansas City, MO Lincoln, NE Little Rock, AR Oklahoma City, OK Wichita, KS
Less than a high school diploma 14% 15% 13% 7% 11% 15% 13%
High school diploma or equivalent 26% 29% 26% 23% 22% 26% 27%
Some college or associate degree 30% 29% 30% 34% 29% 31% 31%
Bachelor's degree 20% 18% 19% 24% 23% 19% 19%
Master's degree or higher 10% 10% 11% 12% 15% 9% 9%

Gender

Tulsa, OK United States Kansas City, MO Lincoln, NE Little Rock, AR Oklahoma City, OK Wichita, KS
Male 48.4% 49.2% 48.4% 50.1% 47.5% 49.3% 49.2%
Female 51.6% 50.8% 51.6% 49.9% 52.5% 50.7% 50.8%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Tulsa, OK United States Kansas City, MO Lincoln, NE Little Rock, AR Oklahoma City, OK Wichita, KS
Rent 45.6% 33.9% 42.7% 40.8% 42.8% 39.4% 37.4%
Own 54.4% 66.1% 57.3% 59.2% 57.2% 60.6% 62.6%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Tulsa, OK United States Kansas City, MO Lincoln, NE Little Rock, AR Oklahoma City, OK Wichita, KS
Assault 634.0 280.9 832.6 252.9 811.0 636.5 549.4
Murder 10.5 5.6 22.6 1.1 23.0 14.3 6.0
Rape 79.2 29.2 53.0 68.9 69.9 65.3 59.0
Robbery 266.2 150.7 354.9 74.6 411.6 203.0 128.1

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Tulsa, OK United States Kansas City, MO Lincoln, NE Little Rock, AR Oklahoma City, OK Wichita, KS
Burglary 1563.0 718.3 1500.6 611.7 2164.7 1654.4 1014.2
Larceny 3048.9 2276.2 3251.2 3120.7 5337.8 3553.0 3967.6
Motor vehicle theft 604.2 275.5 773.6 117.7 558.5 734.4 471.0

Income

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High Avg. Low
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28°
53°
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Precipitation
1.7"
1.8"
3.3"
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5.9"
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4.3"
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2.7"
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    Avg. Temps

  • 48°
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    Precipitation

  • 1.7"
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Resident Opinions

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 6 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 this area on the following topics:     Based on 6 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Cost of living
  • Quality of life
  • Things to do and see
  • The people

How likely are you to still be in this area in:     Based on 6 responses

Very unlikely
Very likely
  • 1 year
  • 5 years
  • 10 years
  • 20 years
  • Forever

How would you describe the local atmosphere of the area where you live?     Based on 6 responses

  • 0% Always something fun and interesting going on.
  • 67% Usually plenty of things to do, but there is some down time.
  • 33% There are occasionally fun things to do, but it can get boring around here.
  • 0% There is never anything to do.

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 5 responses

  • 80% Yes
  • 0% Not sure
  • 20% No

In terms of overall quality of life, how would you rank this neighborhood compared to other neighborhoods in the area?     Based on 6 responses

  • 0% Top 1%
  • 33% Top 5%
  • 17% Top 10%
  • 17% Top 25%
  • 17% Top 50%
  • 17% Bottom 50%

In terms of overall quality of life, how would you rank the area you live in comparison to everywhere else in the country?     Based on 6 responses

  • 0% Top 1%
  • 0% Top 5%
  • 67% Top 10%
  • 0% Top 25%
  • 17% Top 50%
  • 17% Bottom 50%

In general, has this area become a better or worse place to live since you first moved there?     Based on 6 responses

  • 0% Significantly better
  • 17% Slightly better
  • 67% Same
  • 17% Slightly worse
  • 0% Significantly worse

What is the most helpful tip for a new resident to know before moving to this area?     Based on 5 responses

  • 80% Always be prepared for quick weather changes!
  • 20% Be prepared fro more crime, loud neighbors

What one word or phrase best describes this metro area?     Based on 5 responses

  • 100% Diverse

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 6 responses

  • 0% I love everything about it.
  • 100% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 0% I hate this area.

In this metro area, is it better to live in the city or in the suburbs?     Based on 6 responses

  • 33% Definitely better to live within the city
  • 17% Definitely better to live within the suburbs
  • 50% There isn't a major difference.

In this metro area, what are the disadvantages to living within the city limits as opposed to the suburbs?     Based on 5 responses

  • 50% Higher crime rate
  • 33% The city schools are awful
  • 17% People choose to take the easy way out
  • 0% Higher rent

What are the best things about this metro area?     Based on 5 responses

  • 60% Plenty of restaurants, grocery stores
  • 20% Guthrie Green
  • 20% ONEOK Field
  • 0% Downtown restaurants
  • 0% Philbrook Museum of Art

What are the best things about this state?     Based on 5 responses

  • 43% University of Oklahoma
  • 29% Oklahoma city thunder
  • 14% Culture
  • 14% Activities/Events
  • 0% Oklahoma State University
  • 0% Lakes
  • 0% Openness to Change

What are the worst things about this state?     Based on 5 responses

  • 67% The constant weather change
  • 33% Constant construction