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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Tulsa is a city in Oklahoma with a population of 401,352. Tulsa is in Tulsa County and is one of the best places to live in Oklahoma. Living in Tulsa offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Tulsa there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Tulsa and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Tulsa are above average.
About Tulsa...
Population
401,352

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$129,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$784
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Tulsa Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    681
    282.7
  • Murder
    17.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    104.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    238.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,376.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,224.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    854.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Tulsa

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,577
National
$55,322
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I have lived in Tulsa my entire life, and I truly love it. Tulsa Public Schools needs some improvement, but there are still some wonderful schools here. Tulsa is also home to The University of Tulsa, which is an amazing 4 year, small private college that is well taken care of. Some of the things to do there include going to The Gathering Place, a concert at the BOK Center, Cain's Ballroom, or even just checking out downtown Tulsa! There is an abundance of quaint cafes and shops to check out downtown, and there are events going on nearly all the time.
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Tulsa is just large enough to have most shopping stores and eating restaurants, but not so big where you spend hours in traffic like in some of the larger cities. Like anything, there is always room for improvement! I would love to see a better public transportation option and better education in our public schools. Public education seems to be a state-wide issue with children receiving mediocre education in comparison to when I was in high school twelve years ago! Lots of our roads need some tender, loving care. Overall, Tulsa has great potential and I can't wait to see it evolve over the next decade!
I have lived in Tulsa all of my life it is a very diverse city. There’s always something to do we have movie theaters, mini golfing areas, places like Dave and Buster‘s and incredible Pizza, escape rooms and laser tag and so much more! The nightlife here is pretty good too there’s a lot of places to go in the downtown area. The main thing I would change is the safety of Tulsa it has recently gone a bit down hill. I haven’t personally been affected by any of it but I am constantly seeing the news show the bad things about Tulsa.