Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa: The second most populous city in Oklahoma and the center of the Tulsa metropolitan area. It is located in the northeastern part of the state. Tulsa is known for its oil industry, its art scene, and its many attractions, such as the Philbrook Museum of Art and the Tulsa Zoo.

About

Tulsa is a city located in the county of Tulsa in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Its population at the 2010 census was 391,906 and a population density of 753 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 403,166 inhabitants.

The city was created 188 years ago in 1835.

Tulsa is Oklahoma's second largest city with a population of over 400,000 in the metro area. Located along the Arkansas River, it has long been an important hub for the energy industry.

While energy is still central to Tulsa’s economy, the city has also emerged as a vibrant arts and culture destination. The cost of living is low compared to other major cities.

Top Attractions and Activities

Gathering Place

This sprawling riverfront park opened in 2018 and covers 100 acres. It has fun recreational activities for all ages like playgrounds, nature trails, boating, concerts, and more.

Philbrook Museum

Housed in a historic Italian Renaissance villa, this art museum has expansive gardens and an impressive collection ranging from native crafts to modern art.

Woody Guthrie Center

Learn about the legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie through interactive exhibits, workshops, and concerts at this museum in Tulsa's Brady Arts District.

Route 66 History

As the “Birthplace of Route 66,” Tulsa has diners, landmarks, and more reflecting the Mother Road’s legacy. The Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza has educational exhibits.

Nightlife and Music Scene

Downtown and the Blue Dome District have lively bars with live music. Cain’s Ballroom often hosts big-name bands in an iconic venue.

Planning Your Visit

Spring and fall are pleasant times to visit Tulsa. Summers can be hot and humid.

Downtown has upscale lodging like the Mayo Hotel, while mid-range chains abound near highways.

Tulsa International Airport serves domestic hubs. The city has modest public transit but driving or biking around downtown is easy.

For an affordable city getaway withhistory, culture, and hospitality, makesure to visit Tulsa!

Tulsa locator map
Location of Tulsa on Oklahoma map.

Quick Facts about Tulsa

Population : 403,166 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Oklahoma (United States)
County : Tulsa County
Postal code : 74112, 74186–74187, 74114–74117, 74141, 74192–74193, 74110, 74155–74159, 74145–74150, 74169–74172, 74126–74137, 74101–74108, 74119–74121, 74182, 74152–74153
Phone Area Codes : 918, 539
Area : 520.79 km2
Official name : Tulsa
Altitude : 636 feet / 194 meters
Capital city : Tulsa is capital of Tulsa County
Establishment : January 01, 1836 (188 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−06:00
Local time : 20:25:59 (2nd March 2024)
Density : 774 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 2.79% (2010-2020)
Tulsa Skyline image
Tulsa Skyline
Tulsa Skyline image

Geography

Tulsa is located at 36°9'14"N 95°59'34"W (36.1539800, -95.9927700).

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Demographics

The population of Tulsa increased by 2.79% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 391,906 - census
2011 393,005 0.28% estimation process
2012 394,643 0.42% estimation process
2013 398,401 0.94% estimation process
2014 399,892 0.37% estimation process
2015 403,491 0.89% estimation process
2016 404,007 0.13% estimation process
2017 402,060 -0.48% estimation process
2018 400,414 -0.41% estimation process
2019 401,190 0.19% estimation process
2020 403,166 0.49% estimation process

Tulsa zip code is 74103. County name: Tulsa, County fips: 40143

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People born in Tulsa (200)

People born in Tulsa, including professional wrestler, film actor, american football player, and mixed martial arts commentator Bill Goldberg, writer Susan Eloise Hinton, actress Jeanne Tripplehorn, .

List

  • David Duke (American white nationalist and politician) he was born in 01/07/1950
  • Hap Sharp (American racing driver) he was born in 01/01/1928
  • Jennifer Jones (American actress (1919-2009)) she was born in 02/03/1919
  • Garth Brooks (American country music singer) he was born in 07/02/1962
  • Malese Jow (American actress) she was born in 18/02/1991
  • Heather Langenkamp (American actress, film producer and prosthetic makeup coordinator) she was born in 17/07/1964
  • St. Vincent (American singer-songwriter) she was born in 28/09/1982
  • Mary Kay Place (American actress) she was born in 23/09/1947
  • David T. Walker (American musician) he was born in 25/06/1941
  • Stacy Valentine (American movie actress and model) she was born in 09/08/1970
  • Marsha M. Linehan (American psychologist) she was born in 05/05/1943
  • Wade Williams (American actor) he was born in 24/12/1961
  • Tony Randall (American actor) he was born in 26/02/1920
  • Joy Harjo (American Poet Laureate) she was born in 09/05/1951
  • Daniel H. Wilson (American writer) he was born in 06/03/1978
  • Lowell Fulson (American musician) he was born in 31/03/1921
  • Patrick Suppes (philosopher from United States of America) he was born in 17/03/1922
  • Howard McGhee (American trumpeter) he was born in 06/03/1918

Schools in Tulsa

College & universities near Tulsa, OK

Code Name City ZIP
207315 Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Tulsa (OK) 74107-1898
207962 Tulsa Welding School-Tulsa Tulsa (OK) 74104
207971 University of Tulsa Tulsa (OK) 74104-3189
245962 Platt College Tulsa (OK) 74145
207935 Tulsa Community College Tulsa (OK) 74135-6198

Stations (1)

Amtrak & bus stations near Tulsa, OK

Code Name Address Type
TLS Tulsa, Oklahoma 317 South Detroit St. BUS

Post offices near Tulsa

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown Station Post Office Tulsa (OK) 74103
Donaldson Post Office Tulsa (OK) 74104
Northsid Post Office Tulsa (OK) 74106
Utica Squar Post Office Tulsa (OK) 74114
Northea Post Office Tulsa (OK) 74115

Other cities in Tulsa County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Tulsa County , OK.

City Name Population Title
Broken Arrow 111,648 The most populous city in Tulsa County, Oklahoma.
Owasso 37,241 City in Rogers and Tulsa counties, Oklahoma, United States
Bixby 28,453 City in Oklahoma
Jenks 24,257 City in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States of America
Sand Springs 20,017 City in Osage and Tulsa counties, Oklahoma, United States
Glenpool 14,027 City in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States
Collinsville 7,540 Location in Oklahoma
Turley 2,756 City in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States of America
Sperry 1,355 Town in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Tulsa distances to largest Oklahoma cities