Tulsa, Oklahoma Population 2024

410,061

Tulsa is a city located in Osage County, Rogers County, Tulsa County, and Wagoner County Oklahoma. Tulsa has a 2024 population of 410,061. It is also the county seat of Tulsa County.Tulsa is currently declining at a rate of -0.22% annually and its population has decreased by -0.86% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 413,603 in 2020.

The average household income in Tulsa is $86,593 with a poverty rate of 18.17%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Tulsa is 35.6 years, 34.6 years for males, and 36.5 years for females.

Tulsa is the second-largest city in the state of Oklahoma. For a bit of perspective on how large Tulsa is, the city stretches over Wagoner, Tulsa, Rogers, and Osage counties.

Tulsa's estimated population is 394,500, up very slightly from the 2010 population of 393,500. The city anchors the Tulsa Metropolitan Area, which has a population of about 953,000, while the greater Tulsa-Muskogee-Bartlesville Combined Statistical Area (CSA) has a population of 1.12 million. Tulsa has the 54th largest metropolitan region in the United States. This metro area accounts for 25% of Oklahoma's population.

Two rings of suburbs surround Tulsa, and the cityscape of the inner city with the ring of suburbs forms the immediate Tulsa Urban Area, separated from the second ring of suburbs. After Tulsa, the largest cities in the metro area are Broken Arrow (99,000, 4th largest in the state), Bartlesville (36,000), and Owasso (29,000). Owasso is currently the fastest growing city in Oklahoma.

Tulsa Population Growth

The 2010 Census found that Tulsa was one of just 3 of the largest 20 cities in Oklahoma to see a population decline over the last decade. Meanwhile, its towns and outer-lying suburbs are experiencing more rapid growth as more people leave the downtown Tulsa area. The nearby city of Broken Arrow, for example, grew 32% in the last decade.

The Tulsa region was originally part of Indian Territory and settled by Creek and Lochapoka tribes in 1836. The tribes created a home under an oak tree at the present-day intersection of 18th Street and Cheyenne Avenue and named the settlement Tallasi -- or "old town" -- which became Tulsa. The city was officially incorporated in 1898.

Oil was discovered in 1901, and a flood of entrepreneurs made their way to the city, pushing the population to more than 140,000 by 1930, with an early peak of 180,000 in 1909. Tulsa was the "Oil Capital of the World" for much of the 20th century, and revenue from the oil industry helped Tulsa manage better than most areas during the Great Depression.

Tulsa also became home to one of the most prosperous African American communities in the country in the early 20th century in the Greenwood neighborhood, which was ultimately the site of the Tulsa Race Riot that left up to 300 people dead and an estimated 10,000 homeless.

In 1925, Tulsa businessman Cyrus Avery began a campaign to link Chicago to California with the establishment of the U.S. Highway 66 Association in the city. When Route 66 was completed, Tulsa grew even faster as the city became a favorite rest stop.

Tulsa Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Tulsa was:

  • White: 60.12%
  • Black or African American: 14.62%
  • Two or more races: 12.5%
  • Other race: 4.81%
  • Native American: 4.39%
  • Asian: 3.37%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.18%
Land Area (mi²)
197.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,076.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.86% (-3,542)
The current population of Tulsa, Oklahoma is 410,061 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 413,603.

Tulsa, Oklahoma Population 2024

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Tulsa Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White247,65460.12%
Black or African American60,24214.62%
Two or more races51,48912.5%
Other race19,8294.81%
Native American18,0934.39%
Asian13,8943.37%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander7370.18%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Tulsa Population by Race

Tulsa Population Pyramid 2024

Tulsa Median Age

35.6

Total

34.6

Male

36.5

Female

Tulsa Adults

There are 312,965 adults, (61,984 of whom are seniors) in Tulsa.

Tulsa Age Dependency

64.1

Age Dependency Ratio

24.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Tulsa Sex Ratio

Female210,36751.07%
Male201,57148.93%

Tulsa Population by Age

Tulsa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All169,7832.3852.347.7
Non Family74,2881.2539.760.3
Married64,0073.2373.926.1
Female22,7473.3535.764.3
Male8,7413.2543.756.3
showing: 5 rows

3.17

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

52.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Tulsa Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Tulsa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tulsa Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.78%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 40.72%.

Tulsa Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,087

Average Earnings

$46,738

Average Male

$35,183

Average Female

Tulsa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tulsa Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Tulsa Language

80.99% of Tulsa residents speak only English, while 19.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.15% of the population.

Tulsa Language

Tulsa Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White213,61126,42012.37%
Black58,70117,29829.47%
Hispanic70,47616,67923.67%
Multiple50,67411,44322.58%
Other19,6875,09825.9%
Native17,7513,59020.22%
Asian13,6232,64519.42%
Islander73427637.6%
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18.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.62%

Male Poverty Rate

19.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tulsa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tulsa is Islander, with 37.6% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tulsa is White, with 12.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.89%.

Tulsa Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.1%
High School18.48%
Some College13.66%
Bachelors or Greater5.49%
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Tulsa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed42.19%
Male Unemployed32.99%
Female Employed9.98%
Male Employed8.01%
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Tulsa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tulsa Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Tulsa Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.8%

Male Marriage Rate

40.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Tulsa Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Tulsa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Tulsa Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Tulsa Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

19,866

Number of Veterans

17,820

Male Veterans

2,046

Female Veterans

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Tulsa Veterans by War

count

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Tulsa Veterans by Age

count

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Tulsa Veterans by Race

Tulsa Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tulsa Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.7%

Labor Force Participation

60.8%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Tulsa Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Tulsa Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Tulsa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

55.78%

Born in Tulsa

88.83%

Native Born

11.17%

Foreign Born

7.55%

Non Citizen

3.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.83% of Tulsa residents were born in the United States, with 55.78% having been born in Oklahoma. 7.55% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Tulsa Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029405,546-903-0.22%
2028406,449-903-0.22%
2027407,352-903-0.22%
2026408,255-903-0.22%
2025409,158-903-0.22%
2024410,061-903-0.22%
2023410,964-903-0.22%
2022411,867-903-0.22%
2021412,770-833-0.2%
2020413,60312,2113.04%
2019401,3926440.16%
2018400,748-1,429-0.36%
2017402,177-1,909-0.47%
2016404,0865100.13%
2015403,5763,6310.91%
2014399,9451,5260.38%
2013398,4193,8030.96%
2012394,6161,6790.43%
2011392,9376480.17%
2010392,289-760-0.19%
2000393,04925,7477.01%
1990367,3026,3831.77%
1980360,91930,5699.25%
1970330,35068,66526.24%
1960261,68578,94543.2%
1950182,74040,58328.55%
1940142,1578990.64%
1930141,25869,18395.99%
192072,07553,893296.41%
191018,18216,7821198.71%
19001,400
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Tulsa Population by Year