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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
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Tulsa is a city in Oklahoma with a population of 402,223. 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, 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
402,223

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$133,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$810
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
    739.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    14.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    104.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    205.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,190.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,431.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    808.4
    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
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
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
$46,113
National
$55,322
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Tulsa is a very progressive city with a wide variety of stores, entertainment, good restaurants, music, and outdoor areas. There is a diverse population with plenty of opportunities to meet and learn about other races, religions, cultures, and ideas. Tulsa has several places that offer higher education opportunities with variation in the cost of these schools. Tulsa is a beautiful city that is constantly trying to expand its abundance of parks, museums, and other fun places to visit. The area has a great zoo and a wonderful aquarium. The interstate and turnpike offer quick ways to get to almost anywhere in the city and surrounding suburbs and the airport offers a central point to fly almost anywhere. Tulsa is just a great place to be!
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I had just moved to Tulsa around a year ago from LA County, CA. I was nervous about the level of diversity and not having much to do but was pleasantly surprised by both! I made friends extremely quickly, and as long as you avoid the "bad parts of Tulsa" where gang activity is common you're solid! Downtown Tulsa gives the big city vibe, where other areas are more metropolitan feeling. I started working at a museum, and never want to leave! My parents moved to MT the same time I moved to OK, and they are jealous they didn't consider Tulsa a little bit more. I highly recommend.
Tulsa has a little of everything! Shopping, an incredible nightlife and many mouthwatering food districts. A growing city full of progression. Mixed among bustling city living are quiet neighborhoods full of interesting people and scenery. Nothing if more than 25 minutes away.