Tulsa, also called the Green Country, is a beautiful city in the heart of the U.S.
The period of the 1950s and
60s saw Tulsa expand its physical limits. Small towns that had once been suburbs
of the city were annexed as the city limits expanded to the south and east.
Cultural institutions including Gilcrease Museum, Philbrook Museum and Tulsa
Ballet established national reputations and numerous cultural and philanthropic
While the rest of the nation
suffered through the oil crisis and weak economy of the 1970s and early 1980s,
Tulsa enjoyed a period of economic prosperity and a strengthening of its
cultural and civic identity. With
the oil bust of the mid 1980s, Tulsa's economy took a downturn, but economic
diversification, promising new technologies, and an abundant supply of natural
gas will ensure the community's continued success.
As Tulsa prepares to enter
the 21st Century, it enjoys the reputation as one of Americas most livable
- Tulsa, population 400,000, is the largest city in two counties, Tulsa and Osage counties.
44th largest city in America - growing at 0.1 percent annually, growing a little slower in the city than in the county or the metro area as a whole.
- In Tulsa, downtown is on the edge of town because of the growth pattern of the city. The geographic center of Tulsa is 26th and Memorial. The population center of Tulsa is 36th and Pittsburg.
- Our population density is greater than Kansas City or St. Louis.
- Tulsa is increasingly diverse, much like America is increasingly diverse. Our Hispanic population is our largest minority group in terms of growth, and it may be a surprise for many to learn that the Vision Summit was covered by two or three different Spanish language publications in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
- Tulsans are better educated than other Americans. Over 28 percent of Tulsans above the age of 25 have a bachelor’s degree or more. Nine percent of the city’s population over the age of 25 has a graduate or a professional degree, higher than the national average.
- Household and family sizes in the City of Tulsa have remained the same over the last decade, and are smaller than Oklahoma and national averages. The average household size in Tulsa is just 3.21.
- Tulsa always gets a great rating from outside groups rating quality of life. The The Forbes/Milken list of Best Places for Business and Careers rated us as 58th out of 200 cities.
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Tulsa Metro Chamber (Click for a short movie)
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