Tulsa County, OK

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Population

646,266

0.517% growth

Median Age

35.7


Median Household Income

$52,441

2.17% growth

Poverty Rate

15.5%


Number of Employees

311,380

0.251% growth

Median Property Value

$155,600

3.66% growth

About

In 2017, Tulsa County, OK had a population of 646k people with a median age of 35.7 and a median household income of $52,441. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Tulsa County, OK grew from 642,940 to 646,266, a 0.517% increase and its median household income grew from $51,325 to $52,441, a 2.17% increase.

The population of Tulsa County, OK is 61.9% White Alone, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.99% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Tulsa County, OK speak a non-English language, and 94.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tulsa County, OK are Tulsa Technology Center (2,351 degrees awarded in 2016), Tulsa Community College (2,300 degrees), and University of Tulsa (1,184 degrees).

The median property value in Tulsa County, OK is $155,600, and the homeownership rate is 59%. Most people in Tulsa County, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Tulsa County, OK is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Tulsa County, OK employs 311k people. The largest industries in Tulsa County, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (42,832 people), Manufacturing (35,344 people), and Retail Trade (34,671 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($86,719), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,942), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($76,250).

Median household income in Tulsa County, OK is $52,441. Males in Tulsa County, OK have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,245. The income inequality in Tulsa County, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.449, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,441

2017 value

± $1,056

2.17%

1 Year Growth

± 2.66%

Households in Tulsa County, OK have a median annual income of $52,441, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,325 in 2016, which represents a 2.17% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,245

Average Male Salary

± $1,532

$40,245

Average Female Salary

± $1,055

In 2017, full-time male employees in Tulsa County, OK made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Tulsa County, OK by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $54,303 ± $15,115

  2. White

    $45,491 ± $1,065

  3. Asian

    $43,421 ± $6,126

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Tulsa County, OK workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Tulsa County, OK by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Tulsa County, OK is from Oklahoma.

0.449

2017 Wage GINI

0.459

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.449 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.21% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Oklahoma was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oklahoma in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Oklahoma across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 43.01

  2. Census Tract 76.38

  3. Census Tract 76.37

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tulsa County, OK was Census Tract 43.01 with a value of $165,938, followed by Census Tract 76.38 and Census Tract 76.37, with respective values of $152,143 and $152,065.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Tulsa County, OK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tulsa County, OK (97.4k out of 627k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    50,466 ± 1,170

  2. Black

    19,957 ± 648

  3. Hispanic

    19,586 ± 608

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Tulsa County, OK is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

311k

2017 Value

± 6,489

0.251%

1 Year growth

± 2.92%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tulsa County, OK grew at a rate of 0.251%, from 311k employees to 311k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tulsa County, OK, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (20,380 people), Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, & Distributing Workers (8,812 people), and Registered Nurses (7,787 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tulsa County, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Tulsa County, OK, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (20,380 people), Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, & Distributing Workers (8,812 people), and Registered Nurses (7,787 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Tulsa County, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Preschool & Kinder (3.18 times higher than expected), Extraction Workers (2.21 times), and Assemblers & Fabricators (2.03 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Tulsa County, OK, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,656), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($67,563), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($65,477).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

311k

2017 Value

± 6,489

0.251%

1 Year growth

± 2.92%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tulsa County, OK grew at a rate of 0.251%, from 311k employees to 311k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tulsa County, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (42,832 people), Manufacturing (35,344 people), and Retail Trade (34,671 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tulsa County, OK, though some of these residents may live in Tulsa County, OK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Tulsa County, OK, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (42,832 people), Manufacturing (35,344 people), and Retail Trade (34,671 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Tulsa County, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.3 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.79 times), and Information (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Tulsa County, OK, by median earnings, are Utilities ($86,719), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,942), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($76,250).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Oklahoma to other states, or from other states to Oklahoma.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $52.4B

  2. $21.4B

  3. $19.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $52.4B, followed by Fuel oils with $21.4B and Gasoline and $19.2B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Oklahoma products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$220B

2015 Value

$309B

Projected 2045 Value

40.6% growth

In 2015, total outbound Oklahoma trade was $220B. This is expected to increase 40.6% to $309B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Oklahoma trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Oklahoma to other states, or from other states to Oklahoma.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $40.8B

  2. $19.3B

  3. $7.03B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $40.8B, followed by Kansas with $19.3B and Arkansas and $7.03B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Oklahoma shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86.7% of the population of Tulsa County, OK has health coverage, with 47.6% on employee plans, 14.7% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 1.68% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Tulsa County, OK was $7,627 in 2014. This is a 4.58% increase from the previous year ($7,293).

Primary care physicians in Tulsa County, OK see 900 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.332% decrease from the previous year (903 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1438 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 230 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pushmataha County and Ottawa County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Adair County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (41.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

900 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Tulsa County, OK see an average of 900 patients per year. This represents a 0.332% decrease from the previous year (903 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Tulsa County, OK in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,627

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,878

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,529

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Oklahoma (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.58%, from $7,293 to $7,627.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.3%

Uninsured

47.6%

Employer Coverage

14.7%

Medicaid

11.4%

Medicare

11.3%

Non-Group

1.68%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tulsa County, OK declined by 4.18% from 13.9% to 13.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Tulsa County, OK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.2% prevalence

  3. 15.9% prevalence

Pushmataha County and Ottawa County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Oklahoma, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Oklahoma by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Tulsa County, OK is home to a population of 646k people, from which 94.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.52% of Tulsa County, OK residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Tulsa County, OK is composed of 400k White Alone residents (61.9%), 82.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (12.7%), 64.6k Black or African American Alone residents (9.99%), 42.9k Two or More Races residents (6.63%), 32k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (4.94%), 21.6k Asian Alone residents (3.35%), 1.9k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.295%), and 838 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.13%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Tulsa County, OK are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Tulsa County, OK was 35.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Tulsa County, OK are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Tulsa County, OK residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.52%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8.25%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 8.52% of Tulsa County, OK residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Tulsa County, OK was 8.25%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    100,055 ± 7,666 people

  2. Vietnam

    15,342 ± 3,035 people

  3. India

    9,282 ± 2,363 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tulsa County, OK was Mexico, the natal country of 100,055 Tulsa County, OK residents, followed by Vietnam with 15,342 and India with 9,282.

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Citizenship

94.2%

2017 Citizenship

94.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.2% of Tulsa County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Tulsa County, OK was 94.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    400k ± 478

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    82.2k ± 4.89k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    64.6k ± 1.96k

In 2017, there were 4.87 times more White Alone residents (400k people) in Tulsa County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 82.2k Hispanic or Latino and 64.6k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Tulsa County, OK as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Tulsa County, OK citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.5%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Tulsa County, OK was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Tulsa County, OK are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    12,429 ± 1,224

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    7,763 ± 1,047

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    5,846 ± 989

Tulsa County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Tulsa County, OK awarded 9,692 degrees. The student population of Tulsa County, OK is skewed towards women, with 16,015 male students and 19,049 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tulsa County, OK are White (5,352 and 57.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (976 and 10.4%), Black or African American (904 and 9.64%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (833 and 8.89%).

The largest universities in Tulsa County, OK by number of degrees awarded are Tulsa Technology Center (2,351 and 24.3%), Tulsa Community College (2,300 and 23.7%), and University of Tulsa (1,184 and 12.2%).

The most popular majors in Tulsa County, OK are Welding Technology (958 and 9.88%), General Business Administration & Management (525 and 5.42%), and General Cosmetology (369 and 3.81%).

The median tuition costs in Tulsa County, OK are $31,528 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 367 degrees awarded

  2. 185 degrees awarded

  3. 158 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Tulsa County, OK was General Business Administration & Management with 367 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Tulsa County, OK according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,351 degrees awarded

  2. 2,300 degrees awarded

  3. 1,184 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$31,528

Median Private

In 2016, the Tulsa County, OK institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tulsa Technology Center with 2,351 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,615

Degrees Awarded to Men

5,077

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 4,615 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tulsa County, OK, which is 0.909 times less than the 5,077 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,352 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    976 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    904 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Tulsa County, OK were to White students. These 5,352 degrees mean that there were 5.48 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 976 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tulsa County, OK was $155,600 in 2017, which is 0.715 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $150,100 to $155,600, a 3.66% increase. The homeownership rate in Tulsa County, OK is 59%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Tulsa County, OK have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Tulsa County, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$52,441

Median Household Income

± $1,056

251k

Number of Households

± 5,866

In 2017, the median household income of the 251k households in Tulsa County, OK grew to $52,441 from the previous year's value of $51,325.

The following chart displays the households in Tulsa County, OK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$155,600

2017 Median

± $2,831

$150,100

2016 Median

± $2,398

In 2017, the median property value in Tulsa County, OK grew to to $155,600 from the previous year's value of $150,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Tulsa County, OK compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Tulsa County, OK the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Tulsa County, OK distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Tulsa County, OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

59%

2017 Homeownership

58.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59% of the housing units in Tulsa County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Tulsa County, OK compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Tulsa County, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tulsa County, OK have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

18.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tulsa County, OK have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.01% of the workforce in Tulsa County, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.6%

  2. Carpooled

    9.97%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.29%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Tulsa County, OK was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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