Tulsa, OK - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Large City
  • Population
    393,709
  • Population Density
    1,958 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    201 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    330 3.3
Tulsa is a large city in Oklahoma with 393,709 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 330 reviews
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    • 4
    Overall Experience at Tulsa: Tulsa is a great, family-friendly town. I moved here with my parents and younger brother two years ago and it has been the best town I've lived in this far, not only for the town environment but also the great people living here. There's always something to do, whether it be near you or in downtown Tulsa, and there's no shortage of beautiful places to explore.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Tulsa: I really like to live in Tulsa because is a small town the cost of living is not too expensive, the traffic is not to bad but the crime is getting out of control. The crime is one of the most things that worries me because I am a single mother that has to protects my son and support him but the last few weeks crime has been terrible and scary so I hope that at least we can live because Tulsa is a very nice place to live.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Tulsa: Overall the neighborhood in which I live is kinda sketchy, but I know there are nice parts around. I do not know if I will live here in the future, if anything it will be one of the surrounding towns if not out of state.
    • 3
    Food & Drink at Tulsa: I would say most of the food options in the area are typical, food chains. They are good, just not special.
    • 3
    Employment at Tulsa: There has been quite a bit of development in the area and more jobs are springing up.

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
2.66 Turley 2,724
2.66 Catoosa 7,284
4.33 Jenks 17,560
2.66 Oakhurst 2,669
3.66 Fair Oaks 83
4.00 Catoosa Township 25,334
4.00 Broken Arrow 100,464
4.00 Bixby 21,719
3.66 Sand Springs 19,243
2.66 Sapulpa 20,662
3.33 Coweta Township 53,730
3.33 Southeast Osage Township 25,206
3.33 Sapulpa Township 38,420

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 Oklahoma City 590,995
3.00 Wichita 383,703
3.00 Little Rock 195,092
3.33 Kansas City 462,378
3.66 Lincoln 262,365

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 74012 58,607
3.66 74133 44,107
3.66 74055 39,650
3.66 74014 35,943
3.00 74136 30,767
3.33 74105 26,582
4.33 74137 26,797
2.33 74115 23,572
4.00 74008 23,270
3.00 74135 21,322
2.66 74112 21,170
2.66 74107 19,635
3.00 74129 18,461
3.00 74145 18,445
2.33 74127 16,626
2.00 74106 17,046
3.66 74114 15,795
3.33 74134 16,739
2.66 74110 14,291
3.00 74146 13,845
2.66 74104 12,572
2.66 74128 12,344
2.00 74126 10,079
3.00 74015 8,709
4.00 74132 8,128
2.66 74108 6,695
2.66 74120 5,625
2.66 74116 4,359
3.00 74119 3,680
2.66 74130 2,295
2.00 74103 1,911
2.00 74117 150

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 Oklahoma Tulsa Metro Area Kansas City, MO Lincoln, NE Little Rock, AR Oklahoma City, OK Wichita, KS
White 57.47% 63.25% 68.21% 67.47% 55.06% 82.83% 46.93% 56.09% 64.16%
African American 15.06% 12.23% 7.12% 8.03% 29.02% 3.94% 41.97% 14.31% 11.03%
Hispanic 14.39% 16.62% 9.12% 8.55% 10.11% 6.45% 6.19% 17.71% 15.48%
Multiracial 6.27% 2.05% 6.84% 7.24% 2.63% 2.04% 1.44% 5.05% 3.51%
Native American 4.12% 0.66% 6.76% 6.75% 0.41% 0.58% 0.32% 2.79% 0.68%
Asian 2.42% 4.83% 1.76% 1.79% 2.37% 4.04% 2.92% 3.92% 4.94%
Other 0.17% 0.19% 0.08% 0.11% 0.19% 0.05% 0.20% 0.07% 0.10%
Pacific Islander 0.10% 0.16% 0.11% 0.06% 0.22% 0.08% 0.04% 0.05% 0.09%

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 11% 10% 10% 9% 10% 16% 10% 10% 10%
25 to 34 years 15% 13% 14% 13% 16% 16% 16% 16% 15%
35 to 44 years 12% 13% 12% 13% 13% 12% 13% 13% 12%
45 to 54 years 13% 14% 14% 14% 14% 12% 13% 13% 13%
55 to 64 years 12% 12% 12% 12% 11% 11% 12% 11% 11%
65 and over 13% 13% 14% 13% 11% 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% 14% 12% 13% 7% 10% 15% 13%
High school diploma or equivalent 26% 28% 32% 30% 26% 23% 23% 25% 27%
Some college or associate degree 31% 29% 31% 33% 30% 34% 29% 31% 32%
Bachelor's degree 20% 18% 16% 18% 19% 24% 23% 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
Male 48.4% 49.2% 49.5% 49.1% 48.5% 50.0% 47.5% 49.3% 49.3%
Female 51.6% 50.8% 50.5% 50.9% 51.5% 50.0% 52.5% 50.7% 50.7%

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
Rent 46.7% 35.1% 32.9% 33.4% 43.7% 42.5% 43.4% 40.6% 39.1%
Own 53.3% 64.9% 67.1% 66.6% 56.3% 57.5% 56.6% 59.4% 60.9%

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 608.4 278.9 377.3 402.8 800.4 235.8 850.6 544.6 604.9
Murder 15.2 5.0 6.0 7.8 21.3 1.9 17.7 10.2 3.9
Rape 94.6 15.3 81.0 53.1 60.3 74.4 63.1
Robbery 252.0 159.8 107.7 138.6 357.0 79.2 478.2 196.8 121.1

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 1504.4 573.5 1016.7 1040.1 1377.4 531.8 1922 1324.9 1017.6
Larceny 3207.6 2079.6 2593.8 2524.7 2996.5 2849.8 5397.7 3369.6 3851.4
Motor vehicle theft 605.6 235.5 354.1 369.9 920.9 114.4 547.1 673.7 513.3

Income

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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Precipitation
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    Precipitation

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    Avg. Temps

  • 48°
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    68°
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    Precipitation

  • 1.7"
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  • 5.9"
  • 4.7"
  • 3.4"
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  • 2.7"
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  • 0.7"
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Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 12 responses

  • 75% Yes
  • 8% Not sure
  • 17% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 14 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 23 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 30 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 32 responses

  • 9% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 50% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 38% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 3% 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 9 responses

  • 11% Very accepting.
  • 67% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 22% 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 42 responses

  • 14% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 64% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 21% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 0% 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 8 responses

  • 0% I love everything about it.
  • 75% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 25% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 0% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 9 responses

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