Tulsa County, OK

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Population

648,360

0.324% growth

Poverty Rate

15.5%


Median Age

35.9


Median Household Income

$55,638

6.1% growth

Number of Employees

314,580

1.03% growth

Median Property Value

$160,800

3.34% growth

About

In 2018, Tulsa County, OK had a population of 648k people with a median age of 35.9 and a median household income of $55,638. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Tulsa County, OK grew from 646,266 to 648,360, a 0.324% increase and its median household income grew from $52,441 to $55,638, a 6.1% increase.

The population of Tulsa County, OK is 61.4% White Alone, 13% Hispanic or Latino, and 10.1% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Tulsa County, OK speak a non-English language, and 94.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tulsa County, OK are Tulsa Technology Center (3,541 degrees awarded in 2017), Tulsa Community College (2,327 degrees), and University of Tulsa (1,229 degrees).

The median property value in Tulsa County, OK is $160,800, and the homeownership rate is 58.7%. Most people in Tulsa County, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Tulsa County, OK is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Oklahoma across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

The economy of Tulsa County, OK employs 315k people. The largest industries in Tulsa County, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (40,482 people), Manufacturing (37,871 people), and Retail Trade (33,002 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($119,840), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($82,748), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($80,077).

Median household income in Tulsa County, OK is $55,638. Males in Tulsa County, OK have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,789. The income inequality in Tulsa County, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,638

2018 value

± $1,421

6.1%

1 Year Growth

± 3.07%

Households in Tulsa County, OK have a median annual income of $55,638, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,441 in 2017, which represents a 6.1% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,946

Average Male Salary

± $1,709

$41,789

Average Female Salary

± $1,268

In 2018, full-time male employees in Oklahoma made 1.43 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. Asian

    $51,581 ± $8,095

  2. White

    $47,988 ± $1,215

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $39,924 ± $10,479

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Oklahoma workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.07 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 Oklahoma by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

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

0.465

2018 Wage GINI

0.449

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 3.65% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 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 76.37

  2. Census Tract 76.38

  3. Census Tract 43.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tulsa County, OK was Census Tract 76.37 with a value of $170,278, followed by Census Tract 76.38 and Census Tract 43.01, with respective values of $168,194 and $152,292.

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 13.1%. 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

315k

2018 Value

± 6,774

1.03%

1 Year growth

± 3%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Tulsa County, OK grew at a rate of 1.03%, from 311k employees to 315k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tulsa County, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (40,268 people), Sales & Related Occupations (34,304 people), and Management Occupations (29,655 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 Office & Administrative Support Occupations (40,268 people), Sales & Related Occupations (34,304 people), and Management Occupations (29,655 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Tulsa County, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.25 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.2 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.16 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 ($72,246), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($68,171), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($67,414).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

315k

2018 Value

± 6,774

1.03%

1 Year growth

± 3%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Tulsa County, OK grew at a rate of 1.03%, from 311k employees to 315k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tulsa County, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (40,482 people), Manufacturing (37,871 people), and Retail Trade (33,002 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 (40,482 people), Manufacturing (37,871 people), and Retail Trade (33,002 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 (4.27 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.58 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Tulsa County, OK, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($119,840), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($82,748), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($80,077).

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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. $60.6B

  2. $20.5B

  3. $18.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $60.6B, followed by Fuel oils ($20.5B) and Gasoline ($18.3B).

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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$237B

2020 Value

$309B

Projected 2045 Value

30.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Oklahoma trade was $237B. This is expected to increase 30.4% 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. $43.1B

  2. $21.9B

  3. $8.38B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $43.1B, followed by Kansas with $21.9B and Arkansas and $8.38B.

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

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

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 its neighboring geographies.

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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 648k people, from which 94.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.52% of Tulsa County, OK residents were born outside of the country (55.1k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Tulsa County, OK is composed of 398k White Alone residents (61.4%), 84.5k Hispanic or Latino residents (13%), 65.4k Black or African American Alone residents (10.1%), 45.8k Two or More Races residents (7.06%), 30.6k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (4.72%), 21.8k Asian Alone residents (3.36%), 1.94k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.299%), and 151 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0233%).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in Tulsa County, OK was 35.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Tulsa County, OK are getting getting older. In 2017, 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

55.1k people

8.25%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

53k people

As of 2017, 8.52% of Tulsa County, OK residents (55.1k 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 County, OK was 8.25%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Tulsa County, OK compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    104,808 ± 7,842 people

  2. Vietnam

    11,165 ± 2,591 people

  3. India

    10,597 ± 2,524 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oklahoma was Mexico, the natal country of 104,808 Oklahoma residents, followed by Vietnam with 11,165 and India with 10,597.

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Citizenship

94.5%

2018 Citizenship

94.2%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 94.5% of Tulsa County, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Tulsa County, OK was 94.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    398k ± 756

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    84.5k ± 4.05k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    65.4k ± 2.02k

In 2018, there were 4.71 times more White Alone residents (398k people) in Tulsa County, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 84.5k Hispanic or Latino and 65.4k 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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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    12,683 ± 1,178

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    8,247 ± 1,278

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,369 ± 761

Tulsa County, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Tulsa County, OK awarded 11,211 degrees. The student population of Tulsa County, OK is skewed towards women, with 15,839 male students and 18,947 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Tulsa County, OK are White (6,046 and 56.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,317 and 12.2%), Black or African American (1,113 and 10.3%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (877 and 8.14%).

The largest universities in Tulsa County, OK by number of degrees awarded are Tulsa Technology Center (3,541 and 31.6%), Tulsa Community College (2,327 and 20.8%), and University of Tulsa (1,229 and 11%).

The most popular majors in Tulsa County, OK are Welding Technology (849 and 7.57%), General Business Administration & Management (570 and 5.08%), and Medical Assistant (495 and 4.42%).

The median tuition costs in Tulsa County, OK are $32,406 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. 672 degrees awarded

  2. 491 degrees awarded

  3. 379 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Tulsa County, OK was Welding Technology with 672 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Tulsa County, OK according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,541 degrees awarded

  2. 2,327 degrees awarded

  3. 1,229 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$32,406

Median Private

In 2017, the Tulsa County, OK institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tulsa Technology Center with 3,541 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5,266

Degrees Awarded to Men

5,945

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 5,266 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Tulsa County, OK, which is 0.886 times less than the 5,945 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,046 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,317 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    1,113 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Tulsa County, OK were to White students. These 6,046 degrees mean that there were 4.59 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,317 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Tulsa County, OK was $160,800 in 2018, which is 0.7 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $155,600 to $160,800, a 3.34% increase. The homeownership rate in Tulsa County, OK is 58.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Tulsa County, OK have an average commute time of 19.3 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.

Housing

Property Value

$160,800

2018 Median

± $2,443

$155,600

2017 Median

± $2,831

In 2018, the median property value in Tulsa County, OK grew to to $160,800 from the previous year's value of $155,600.

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 $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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

$55,638

Median Household Income

± $1,421

250k

Number of Households

± 5,791

In 2018, the median household income of the 250k households in Tulsa County, OK grew to $55,638 from the previous year's value of $52,441.

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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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

58.7%

2018 Homeownership

59%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 58.7% of the housing units in Tulsa County, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59%.

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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Commute Time

19.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tulsa County, OK have a shorter commute time (19.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.4% 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

    82.5%

  2. Carpooled

    9.21%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.87%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Tulsa County, OK was Drove Alone (82.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.21%) and those who Worked At Home (3.87%).

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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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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