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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 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
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
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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 love Tulsa! I grew up in Austin, Texas and it reminds me of Austin before it became over populated. The older neighborhoods are gorgeous, the gathering place is a gem of a park, Guthrie green offers free live music, under the stars and in the city, Cherry street offers great bars and restaurants (like Kilkenny's and Roosevelts), Brookside is great for a Saturday brunch (Cosmos and Old School Bagle Co. are my faves) and some shopping, The Blue Dome District offers plenty in the way of bars, shops, and restaurants, and don't forget OneOk Field, Utica Square, and beautiful museums like Glicrease and Philbrook! Love my city.
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I was born here, and have lived here most of my life. South Tulsa is a great place to raise kids. Guaranteed to be very close to any shopping need you could have, and countless restaurants. The education in Oklahoma isn’t the best, but Tulsa schools are the best you can get here. There are more than 100 parks in town, including The Gathering Place, which is practically an amusement park. Tulsa is very family friendly!
If you’re interested in night life, Tulsa is a little slower than most cities of this size, but there is still plenty to do downtown if you look.
If you love big name draws on concerts, the BOK is your place! We have lots of family friendly activities and some lovely parks. One draw back is if you’re really into nightlife, Tulsa might be a little slow to suit your taste. There are pockets of crime, like anywhere else, but some of the older more established neighborhoods have beautiful houses and yards. The surrounding suburbs are a great option as well. Many families are headed that way as the schools are more state of the art and more recently built. Most look like a junior college campus.