Tulsa, OK

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Population

990,773

0.285% growth

Median Age

37


Median Household Income

$52,275

1.26% growth

Poverty Rate

14.7%


Number of Employees

461,464

0.173% growth

Median Property Value

$150,700

5.09% growth

About

In 2017, Tulsa, OK had a population of 991k people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $52,275. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Tulsa, OK grew from 987,958 to 990,773, a 0.285% increase and its median household income grew from $51,623 to $52,275, a 1.26% increase.

The population of Tulsa, OK is 64.9% White Alone, 9.89% Hispanic or Latino, and 7.99% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Tulsa, OK speak a non-English language, and 95.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tulsa, 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, OK is $150,700, and the homeownership rate is 64.9%. Most people in Tulsa, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Tulsa, OK is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: The Arkansas River in Tulsa

Economy

The economy of Tulsa, OK employs 461k people. The largest industries in Tulsa, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (61,996 people), Manufacturing (54,632 people), and Retail Trade (50,616 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,042), Utilities ($66,973), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,755).

Median household income in Tulsa, OK is $52,275. Males in Tulsa, 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, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.449, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,275

2017 value

± $753

1.26%

1 Year Growth

± 2.08%

Households in Tulsa, OK have a median annual income of $52,275, 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 $51,623 in 2016, which represents a 1.26% 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 Oklahoma made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Tulsa, 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)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tulsa, OK was Canadian County, OK with a value of $74,720, followed by Cleveland County, OK and Rogers County, OK, with respective values of $61,213 and $60,735.

The following map shows all of the counties in Tulsa, 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

14.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tulsa, OK (141k out of 961k 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 35 - 44.

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

    78,640 ± 1,373

  2. Black

    22,971 ± 722

  3. Hispanic

    22,193 ± 652

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Tulsa, 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

461k

2017 Value

± 8,002

0.173%

1 Year growth

± 2.42%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tulsa, OK grew at a rate of 0.173%, from 461k employees to 461k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tulsa, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (60,154 people), Management Occupations (49,776 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (46,671 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tulsa, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Tulsa, OK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (60,154 people), Management Occupations (49,776 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (46,671 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Tulsa, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.39 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.38 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.24 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Tulsa, OK, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($72,432), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,369), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($66,807).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

461k

2017 Value

± 8,002

0.173%

1 Year growth

± 2.42%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tulsa, OK grew at a rate of 0.173%, from 461k employees to 461k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tulsa, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (61,996 people), Manufacturing (54,632 people), and Retail Trade (50,616 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tulsa, OK, though some of these residents may live in Tulsa, 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, OK, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (61,996 people), Manufacturing (54,632 people), and Retail Trade (50,616 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Tulsa, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.9 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.55 times), and Utilities (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Tulsa, OK, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,042), Utilities ($66,973), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,755).

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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 ($21.4B) and Gasoline ($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

Showing data for Oklahoma state.

$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

86.8% of the population of Tulsa, OK has health coverage, with 46.3% on employee plans, 14.5% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 1.96% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Tulsa, OK see 1587 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.8% increase from the previous year (1559 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1704 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 264 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

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1,587 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma see an average of 1,587 patients per year. This represents a 1.8% increase from the previous year (1,559 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Oklahoma 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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

13.2%

Uninsured

46.3%

Employer Coverage

14.5%

Medicaid

12%

Medicare

12%

Non-Group

1.96%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tulsa, OK declined by 1.33% from 13.4% to 13.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Tulsa, 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, OK is home to a population of 991k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.31% of Tulsa, OK residents were born outside of the country (62.6k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Tulsa, OK is composed of 643k White Alone residents (64.9%), 98k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.89%), 79.2k Black or African American Alone residents (7.99%), 74.6k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (7.53%), 67.4k Two or More Races residents (6.81%), 24.9k Asian Alone residents (2.52%), 2.31k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.233%), and 1.08k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.109%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Tulsa, OK was 37. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Tulsa, OK are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Tulsa, OK residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.31%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

62.6k people

6.11%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

60.3k people

As of 2017, 6.31% of Tulsa, OK residents (62.6k people) 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, OK was 6.11%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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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 Oklahoma was Mexico, the natal country of 100,055 Oklahoma residents, followed by Vietnam with 15,342 and India with 9,282.

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Citizenship

95.8%

2017 Citizenship

95.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.8% of Tulsa, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Tulsa, OK was 95.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    643k ± 1.28k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    98k ± 5.02k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    79.2k ± 2.07k

In 2017, there were 6.56 times more White Alone residents (643k people) in Tulsa, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 98k Hispanic or Latino and 79.2k 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, 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, OK citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Tulsa, OK was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Tulsa, 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

    21,715 ± 1,685

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    11,489 ± 1,278

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    9,166 ± 1,076

Tulsa, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Tulsa, OK awarded 11,629 degrees. The student population of Tulsa, OK is skewed towards women, with 19,597 male students and 22,747 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tulsa, OK are White (6,530 and 57.9%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (1,128 and 10%), Hispanic or Latino (1,070 and 9.48%), and Black or African American (993 and 8.8%).

The largest universities in Tulsa, OK by number of degrees awarded are Tulsa Technology Center (2,351 and 20.2%), Tulsa Community College (2,300 and 19.8%), and University of Tulsa (1,184 and 10.2%).

The most popular majors in Tulsa, OK are Welding Technology (978 and 8.41%), General Business Administration & Management (703 and 6.05%), and General Cosmetology (387 and 3.33%).

The median tuition costs in Tulsa, OK are $31,528 for private four year colleges, and $3,930 and $10,695 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 429 degrees awarded

  2. 276 degrees awarded

  3. 185 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Tulsa, OK was General Business Administration & Management with 429 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Tulsa, 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

$3,930

Median In-State Public

$31,528

Median Private

In 2016, the Tulsa, 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

5,692

Degrees Awarded to Men

5,937

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 5,692 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tulsa, OK, which is 0.959 times less than the 5,937 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Tulsa, OK by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,530 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    1,128 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,070 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Tulsa, OK were to White students. These 6,530 degrees mean that there were 5.79 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 1,128 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tulsa, OK was $150,700 in 2017, which is 0.693 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $143,400 to $150,700, a 5.09% increase. The homeownership rate in Tulsa, OK is 64.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Tulsa, OK have an average commute time of 20.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Tulsa, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$52,275

Median Household Income

± $753

380k

Number of Households

± 6,801

In 2017, the median household income of the 380k households in Tulsa, OK grew to $52,275 from the previous year's value of $51,623.

The following chart displays the households in Tulsa, 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

$150,700

2017 Median

± $1,874

$143,400

2016 Median

± $2,010

In 2017, the median property value in Tulsa, OK grew to to $150,700 from the previous year's value of $143,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Tulsa, 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, OK the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

64.9%

2017 Homeownership

64.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64.9% of the housing units in Tulsa, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Tulsa, 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, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tulsa, OK have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

20.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tulsa, OK have a shorter commute time (20.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.2% of the workforce in Tulsa, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83%

  2. Carpooled

    9.65%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.21%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Tulsa, OK was Drove Alone (83%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.65%) and those who Worked At Home (4.21%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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