Tulsa city, Oklahoma

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Tulsa city, Oklahoma

Tulsa city, Oklahoma
Nickname(s):Oil Capital of the World, Tulsey Town,, T-Town, The 918
Motto(s):"A New Kind Of Energy"
Population
- Total:391.906 (2010)
- Density:1.989,4/sq mi (768,4/sq km)
Area code(s):539, 918
Time zone:CST (UTC-6)
Summer Time zone:CDT (UTC-5)
Website:www.cityoftulsa.org
Area
- Total:202 sq mi (521 sq km)
- Land:197 sq mi (510 sq km)
- Water:5 sq mi (11 sq km)
- % water:2,11 %
Latitude:+36.1279488
Longitude:-095.9023162

Quick information summary of the Tulsa city area.

Tulsa city is located in the state of Oklahoma. It occupies the area of 202 square miles. 5 square miles are water areas and 197 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the Tulsa city lies at +36.1279488, -095.9023162 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 391.906 living in the Tulsa city. The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : White (62.59%), Black or African American (15.86%) and Some Other Race (7.97%). Median age is 33 for the males and 36 for the females.

Tulsa is a city in the U.S. state of Oklahoma and the seat of Tulsa County. It also extends to Osage, Rogers and Wagoner counties. With 391,906 inhabitants, it is the second-largest city in the state, behind Oklahoma City. Tulsa Metropolitan Area has the population of 946,962.

Tulsa is known as the “Oil Capital of the World” and many also call it “Tulsey Town,” “T-Town” and “The 918.” The official motto of the city is “A New Kind of Energy.”

The city is considered to be the cultural and artistic center of Oklahoma. It has been selected as one of America’s most livable cities on various occasions.

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Statistical data for the Tulsa city based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

Total
391,906
White alone
245,30962.59 %
Black or African American alone
62,16415.86 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
20,8175.31 %
Asian alone
9,0772.32 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
3160.08 %
Some Other Race alone
31,2197.97 %
Two or More races
23,0045.87 %

Profile of the Tulsa city

History of Tulsa

The area of present-day Tulsa was inhabited by the Creek and Lochapoka tribes in 1836, when it was part of the Indian Territory. The settlement was called Tallasi, which in the Creek language meant “old town.” The name was later adapted to Tulsa. It was officially incorporated in 1898.

The first oil well in Tulsa was established in 1901 and in 1905 the large Glenn Pool was discovered, which attracted hundreds of entrepreneurs. The number of oil fields in the area grew and so did the population so by the 1930 Tulsa had 140,000 inhabitants. For much of the 20th century Tulsa was known as the “Oil Capital of the World” and the city prospered, with many new Art Deco buildings and modern infrastructural solutions. In the early 20th century Tulsa had one of the wealthiest African American communities in the nation, known as the “Black Wall Street.” However, the city was also the site of some of the worst acts of racial violence in America, known as Tulsa Race Riot. Although at the time official records stated that 39 people died in the riots, it is today believed that there were as many as 300 deaths, mostly among African Americans.

Tulsa is also known as the birthplace of the famous Route 66, since it is there that the U.S. Highway 66 Association was established. When the Route 66 was completed, it proved to be very significant for Tulsa itself, as the city became a popular stopover for the travelers on this historic road.

The city was hit hard in the 1980s, after the fall of oil prices and the closure of many oil companies in the area. By the mid-1990s, the city managed to recover, however the oil industry never went back to its previous dominant role in the economy of Tulsa.

Geography and Climate

Tulsa is located in the northeastern portion of Oklahoma, some 100 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. It lies between the Great Plains and the Ozark Mountains. Northeastern Oklahoma, where Tulsa is located, is quite different from the rest of the state - it is greener, with many lakes and reservoirs.

The Arkansas River flows through Tulsa, dividing the city into two sections. Climate in the city is the temperate with elements of subtropical. Tulsa is located near the center of the Tornado Valley and extreme weather, especially thunderstorms and occasional tornadoes, is not uncommon.

Cityscape

Tulsa skyline is dominated by several skyscrapers, most notably the BOK Tower and Cityplex Tower. The city has many Art Deco buildings, such as Mid-Continent Tower and the Philtower. One of the most famous structures is certainly the Oral Roberts University, designed in post-modern futuristic style.

Downtown Tulsa is the city’s business and financial district, while the historic residential core is in Midtown district. West Tulsa is dominated by parks and oil refineries. Northern section of the city hosts the Tulsa International Airport, Tulsa Air and Space Museum and also the Tulsa Zoo.

Population

In 2010, Tulsa had 391,906 inhabitants. The racial makeup was 57.9% non-Hispanic Whites, 15.6% African American, 14.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.3% Native American, 2.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 8% some other race and 5.9% two or more races.

The median household income in the city was $39,289 in 2010 and the per capita income was $26,069.

Economy

Oil industry has traditionally been the base of Tulsa’s economy. However, in the second half of the 20th century the city made efforts to diversify its economy towards sectors which today include aerospace industry, finance, telecommunications, technology, manufacturing and high tech.

The largest employer in Tulsa is American Airlines maintenance base at Tulsa International Airport. This is also the largest maintenance facility in the world. The largest international company with headquarters in Tulsa is BOK Financial Corporation. Other companies based in the city include QuikTrip, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Hilti, Mazzio’s, as well as oil and gas companies Williams Companies, ONEOK, Syntroleum and SemGroup.

Attractions, Museums and Culture

Tulsa has over 130 parks, most popular of which are Woodward Park and Tulsa River Parks along the Arkansas River. Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum, the Oklahoma Aquarium and the Tulsa State Fair are also very popular sites both for the locals and the visitors.

Philbrook Museum is considered to be one of the top 50 fine art museums in the nation, combining a significant art collection, a historic mansion and the old gardens. Other notable museums in Tulsa include the Gilcrease Museum and the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art with its large collection of Judaica. There is also a number of statues located throughout the city, especially along the Arkansas River, among which the most famous are Cyrus Dallin’s “Appeal to the Great Spirit” and the iconic “Golden Driller” at the Tulsa County Fairgrounds.

Tulsa is home to the Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Opera, Tulsa Symphonic Orchestra, Light Opera Oklahoma, Theatre Tulsa and the Heller Theatre. The Brady Theater and the BOK Center are the city’s most important performing venues.

Education in Tulsa

Tulsa has 15 institutions of higher education. Top universities in the city are the University of Tulsa, founded in 1894, and Oral Roberts University, founded in 1963. Other institutions include Rogers State University, Tulsa Community College, three campuses of Oklahoma State University, a branch of Langston University, Tulsa Technology Center and the Spartan School of Aeronautics.

Transportation

Primary airport for the city is Tulsa International Airport. The Tulsa Port of Catoosa is the most inland ocean-going port in the USA and one of the largest in the USA. Intercity passenger transportation is available through Greyhound bus lines. Tulsa is not directly served by Amtrak.

Statistical data for the Tulsa city

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

Total
391,906
White alone
245,30962.59 %
Black or African American alone
62,16415.86 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
20,8175.31 %
Asian alone
9,0772.32 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
3160.08 %
Some Other Race alone
31,2197.97 %
Two or More races
23,0045.87 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Total
391,906
Not Hispanic or Latino
336,64085.90 %
Hispanic or Latino
55,26614.10 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Total
391,906
Not Hispanic or Latino
336,64085.90 %
White alone
227,02167.44 %
Black or African American alone
61,23018.19 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
19,4735.78 %
Asian alone
8,9262.65 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
2780.08 %
Some Other Race alone
4730.14 %
Two or More races
19,2395.72 %
Hispanic or Latino
55,26614.10 %
White alone
18,28833.09 %
Black or African American alone
9341.69 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
1,3442.43 %
Asian alone
1510.27 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
380.07 %
Some Other Race alone
30,74655.63 %
Two or More races
3,7656.81 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes
35
Male
33
Female
36

Household Type

Total
163,975
Family households
95,24658.09 %
Husband-wife family
62,71965.85 %
Other family
32,52734.15 %
Male householder, no wife present
8,62426.51 %
Female householder, no husband present
23,90373.49 %
Nonfamily households
68,72941.91 %
Householder living alone
56,55182.28 %
Householder not living alone
12,17817.72 %

Geographical and Cultural Features and Landmarks in the Tulsa city - including Historical Features

Distance is calculated from the Tulsa city center coordinates

Distance limit:

Random list of Geographic Features located within the radius of 3 miles from the Tulsa city center

Building

  • Tulsa Fire Department Station 14 [3.34 mi] [5.38 km]
  • Tulsa Fire Department Station 21 [1.43 mi] [2.3 km]
  • Tulsa Fire Department Station 27 [3.19 mi] [5.14 km]
  • Citadel Corps Community Center [1.79 mi] [2.87 km]

Cemetery

  • Perryman Cemetery [3.71 mi] [5.98 km]

Census

  • Tulsa Division [2.8 mi] [4.51 km]

Church

  • Sixth Church of Christ [3.35 mi] [5.39 km]
  • Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church [1.6 mi] [2.58 km]
  • Yale Avenue Christian Church [1.61 mi] [2.59 km]
  • Christ United Methodist Church [2.36 mi] [3.79 km]
  • Cornerstone Church on the Rock [3 mi] [4.83 km]
  • Unity Church of Christianity [2.2 mi] [3.54 km]
  • Fellowship Lutheran Church [0.9 mi] [1.44 km]
  • Bethany Christian Church [0.89 mi] [1.44 km]
  • Christ Ministries [3.94 mi] [6.34 km]
  • Eagles Nest Church [3.94 mi] [6.34 km]
  • Church of the Living God [3.45 mi] [5.55 km]
  • Sixth Church Reading Room [1.35 mi] [2.17 km]
  • Community Christian Church [1.61 mi] [2.59 km]
  • El Shaddai Family Worship Center [1.7 mi] [2.73 km]
  • Garnett Church of Christ [3.37 mi] [5.42 km]
  • Saint Mathews United Methodist Church [3.61 mi] [5.82 km]
  • Highland Park Christian Church [0.74 mi] [1.2 km]
  • John Calvin Presbyterian Church [1.23 mi] [1.98 km]
  • Mount Olive Lutheran Church [3.65 mi] [5.88 km]
  • First Baptist Mohawk Church [2.16 mi] [3.48 km]
  • Garnett Assembly of God Church [2.86 mi] [4.61 km]
  • Fellowship Congregational Church [2.18 mi] [3.5 km]
  • Memorial Baptist Church [1.21 mi] [1.95 km]
  • Community Baptist Church [2.89 mi] [4.65 km]
  • Baptist Macedonia Church [3.12 mi] [5.02 km]
  • Pentecostal Temple Christian Church [3.1 mi] [4.99 km]
  • Branch of Jerusalem [3 mi] [4.83 km]
  • Faith Cumberland Presbyterian Church [3.88 mi] [6.24 km]
  • Skelly Drive Baptist Church [1.12 mi] [1.8 km]
  • Saint Thomas More Catholic Church [3.85 mi] [6.2 km]
  • Lutheran Church of the Good [1.27 mi] [2.04 km]
  • Philadephia Assembly of God Church [1.13 mi] [1.82 km]
  • Christview Christian Church [2.86 mi] [4.6 km]
  • Covenant-Faith Christian Center [2.09 mi] [3.36 km]
  • Family Life Ministries Church [2.85 mi] [4.58 km]
  • Today Bible and You Church [2.8 mi] [4.51 km]
  • Memorial Bible Church [1.54 mi] [2.47 km]
  • Madalene Church [2.21 mi] [3.55 km]
  • Truth Shall Triumph Church [2.88 mi] [4.64 km]
  • Saint Peters Episcopal Church [1.52 mi] [2.45 km]
  • United Methodist Church [0.32 mi] [0.51 km]
  • Berean Baptist Church [0.95 mi] [1.53 km]
  • Fourth Christian Science Church [0.9 mi] [1.45 km]

Civil

  • City of Tulsa [0.07 mi] [0.12 km]

Hospital

  • Meadowbrook Specialty Hospital of Tulsa [1.13 mi] [1.81 km]
  • Doctors Hospital [2.07 mi] [3.34 km]

Locale

  • 71 Mingo Plaza Shopping Center [2.21 mi] [3.56 km]
  • Highland Shopping Center [1.33 mi] [2.14 km]
  • Ranch Acres Shopping Center [2.18 mi] [3.51 km]
  • Briar Village Shopping Center [1.8 mi] [2.89 km]
  • Perimeter Square [2.94 mi] [4.73 km]
  • Heritage Shopping Center [2 mi] [3.22 km]
  • Sheridan Royal Shopping Center [0.85 mi] [1.37 km]
  • Straub Zug Shopping Center [0.92 mi] [1.48 km]
  • Security Square [2.73 mi] [4.39 km]
  • Mall 31 Shopping Center [0.58 mi] [0.94 km]
  • Longview Shopping Center [1.94 mi] [3.12 km]
  • Garnett Plaza [2.93 mi] [4.72 km]
  • Ranch Plaza Shops [2.16 mi] [3.48 km]
  • Bownan Acres Shopping Center [0.51 mi] [0.82 km]
  • Tri-Center North Shopping Center [0.92 mi] [1.48 km]
  • Harvard Village [2.11 mi] [3.4 km]
  • Tri-Center North Shopping Center [0.85 mi] [1.36 km]
  • Alameda Shopping Center [0.19 mi] [0.3 km]
  • Marina Shopping Center [1.55 mi] [2.5 km]
  • Mayo Meadow Shopping Center [0.63 mi] [1.01 km]

Park

  • Bowman Park [2.26 mi] [3.64 km]
  • Highland Park [1.5 mi] [2.42 km]
  • Lorton Dale Park [0.95 mi] [1.54 km]
  • Skelly Park [1.35 mi] [2.17 km]
  • Woodward Park [3.99 mi] [6.42 km]

School

  • Tulsa Technology Center Lemley Campus [1.32 mi] [2.13 km]
  • Fulton School [1.77 mi] [2.85 km]
  • Briarglen Elementary School [3.56 mi] [5.72 km]
  • Tulsa County Area Vocational Technological District 18 School [1.25 mi] [2.02 km]
  • Clary Sage College [0.76 mi] [1.22 km]
  • Career Point Institute [2.84 mi] [4.56 km]
  • Ranch Acres Baptist Pre-School [2.1 mi] [3.38 km]
  • Skelly Elementary School [1.58 mi] [2.54 km]
  • Eisenhower International Elementary School [1.77 mi] [2.85 km]
  • Henry Zarrow International School [1.54 mi] [2.48 km]
  • Holland Hall School [2.87 mi] [4.63 km]
  • Columbus Elementary School [2.48 mi] [3.98 km]
  • Mayo Demonstration Elementary School [2.17 mi] [3.5 km]
  • Disney Elementary School [3.22 mi] [5.18 km]
  • Cascia Hall Preparatory School [3.45 mi] [5.55 km]
  • Hoover Elementary School [0.81 mi] [1.31 km]
  • Magdalene School [2.19 mi] [3.52 km]
  • Whitney Middle School [0.23 mi] [0.38 km]
  • MacArthur Elementary School [0.38 mi] [0.61 km]
  • Monte Cassino School [3.17 mi] [5.1 km]
  • Nathan Hale High School [0.42 mi] [0.68 km]
  • CC's Cosmetology College [3.06 mi] [4.92 km]

Stream

  • Crow Creek [2.69 mi] [4.33 km]

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City Alias ZIP Codes
CowetaNew Tulsa74429
TulsaBok Mail Service74182, 74192
TulsaFirst Natl Bank Mail Service74193
TulsaOklahoma Natural Gas74186
TulsaOral Roberts Univ74171
TulsaTulsa74155, 74156, 74153, 74152, 74150, 74186, 74149, 74148, 74147, 74146, 74157, 74158, 74159, 74193, 74192, 74187, 74108, 74182, 74172, 74171, 74170, 74169, 74145, 74141, 74137, 74117, 74116, 74115, 74114, 74112, 74110, 74107, 74106, 74105, 74104, 74103, 74102, 74119, 74120, 74136, 74135, 74134, 74133, 74132, 74131, 74130, 74129, 74128, 74127, 74126, 74121, 74101
TulsaTulsa City Utilities74187
TulsaWilliams Center74172

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