Tulsa, Oklahoma Population 2022

417,298
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Tulsa is a city located in Creek County, Osage County, and Tulsa County Oklahoma. Tulsa has a 2020 population of 417,298. It is also the county seat of Tulsa County. Tulsa is currently growing at a rate of 0.51% annually and its population has increased by 1.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 413,066 in 2010.

The average household income in Tulsa is $73,816 with a poverty rate of 18.30%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $839 per month, and the median house value is $143,400. The median age in Tulsa is 35.1 years, 33.9 years for males, and 36.4 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 Tulsawas:

  • White: 63.31%
  • Black or African American: 15.03%
  • Two or more races: 8.91%
  • Other race: 4.61%
  • Native American: 4.52%
  • Asian: 3.49%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
The current population of Tulsa, Oklahoma is 417,298 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 413,066.

Tulsa, Oklahoma Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2010939,8330.00%
2011945,7505,9170.63%
2012952,4846,7340.71%
2013961,9049,4200.98%
2014969,4217,5170.78%
2015980,92611,5051.17%
2016988,7067,7800.79%
2017991,3302,6240.26%
2018993,1351,8050.18%
2019998,6265,4910.55%
20201,004,1205,4940.55%
20211,009,6105,4900.54%

Tulsa Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White254,79663.31%
Black or African American60,46815.03%
American Indian and Alaska Native18,1964.52%
Asian14,0503.49%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5220.13%
Some Other Race18,5584.61%
Two or More Races35,8518.91%
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Tulsa Population by Race

Tulsa Population Pyramid 2022

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Tulsa Median Age

35.2


Total

34


Male

36.4


Female

Tulsa Adults

There are 303,775 adults, (57,909 of whom are seniors) in Tulsa.

Tulsa Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

23.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Tulsa Sex Ratio

Female

207,256

51.50%

Male

195,185

48.50%

Tulsa Population by Age

Tulsa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Tulsa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73%27%
All51.5%48.5%
Male44.3%55.7%
Non Family39.6%60.4%
Female33.1%66.9%

51.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Tulsa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All163,3682.4251.5
Married61,8243.2673
Male7,7273.4844.3
Female22,7923.4433.1
Non Family71,0251.2539.6

3.22

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

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Tulsa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade13,6235.14%
9th to 12th Grade18,7007.05%
High School Graduate67,82725.57%
Some College59,71622.52%
Associates Degree22,2618.39%
Bachelors Degree53,50820.18%
Graduate Degree29,57511.15%
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Tulsa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tulsa Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White161,891151,87163,020
Asian8,6356,4223,196
2+ Races16,98214,6704,698
Native American11,80910,2542,931
Black36,65732,8406,322
Hispanic32,99519,4603,669
Other Race9,9104,840640
Islander36418013

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.81%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 38.93%.

Tulsa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,875$41,705$30,680
Less Than 9th Grade$23,820$27,561$17,444
High School Graduate$28,416$33,337$23,476
Some College$32,418$39,240$28,514
Bachelors Degree$49,363$62,111$41,418
Graduate Degree$65,020$85,504$52,455

$35,875

Average Earnings

$41,705

Average Male

$30,680

Average Female

Tulsa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tulsa Language by Age

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Tulsa Language

81.27% of Tulsa residents speak only English, while 18.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.01% of the population.

Tulsa Language

Tulsa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander52218535.44%
Black59,02517,16729.08%
Multiple35,3618,88725.13%
Hispanic67,80816,54024.39%
Native17,8993,62420.25%
Asian13,8352,69119.45%
White210,89925,64012.16%
Other5,093NaN%

18.30%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.86%

Male Poverty Rate

19.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tulsa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tulsa is Islander, with 35.44% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.71%.

Tulsa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.71%
High School18.50%
Some College13.19%
Bachelors or Greater4.93%

Tulsa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.56%
Male Unemployed33.94%
Female Employed10.17%
Female Unemployed42.20%

Tulsa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tulsa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,474$75,714
Families$64,316$94,513
Married Families$83,160$117,305
Non Families$34,236$48,927
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Income by Household Type

Tulsa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.3%

Male Marriage Rate

40.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Tulsa Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Tulsa Marital Status

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20,351

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War3,792
First Gulf War3,869
Vietnam7,097
Korea1,365
World War II694

Tulsa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,869
35 to 544,527
55 to 643,894
65 to 745,142
75+4,919

Tulsa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White15,7007.73%
Black2,4415.64%
Native American7685.70%
Asian2182.13%
Islander235.84%
Other Race1841.56%
2+ Races1,0174.81%
Hispanic8392.04%

Tulsa Veterans by Race

Tulsa Veterans by Education

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9.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tulsa Veterans by Education

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65.4%

Labor Force Participation

61.3%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Tulsa Employment by Age

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Tulsa Employment by Race

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Tulsa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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55.71%

Born in Tulsa

88.78%

Native Born

11.22%

Foreign Born

7.79%

Non Citizen

3.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.78% of Tulsa residents were born in the United States, with 55.71% having been born in Oklahoma. 7.79% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19001,4000.00%
191018,18216,78229.23%
192072,07553,89314.77%
1930141,25869,1836.96%
1940142,1578990.06%
1950182,74040,5832.54%
1960261,68578,9453.66%
1970330,35068,6652.36%
1980360,91930,5690.89%
1990367,3026,3830.18%
2000393,04925,7470.68%
2010391,906-1,143-0.03%
2011394,0222,1160.54%
2012396,1382,1160.54%
2013398,2542,1160.53%
2014400,3702,1160.53%
2015402,4862,1160.53%
2016404,6022,1160.53%
2017406,7182,1160.52%
2018408,8342,1160.52%
2019410,9502,1160.52%
2020413,0662,1160.51%
2021415,1822,1160.51%
2022417,2982,1160.51%

Tulsa Population by Year