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The 2000 Census showed that Tulsa County had a population of 563,299 people. This represented 16.32% of the total population of Oklahoma, making it the state's 2nd most populous county (out of 77 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Tulsa had a population of 601,961 people. This is an increase of 6.86% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010603,403+7.12%+0.24% since 2009
2009601,961+6.86%+1.61% since 2008
2008592,406+5.17%+1.2% since 2007
2007585,407+3.92%+1.41% since 2006
2006577,271+2.48%+1.27% since 2005
2005570,051+1.2%+0.42% since 2004
2004567,695+0.78%-0.33% since 2003
2003569,584+1.12%-0.11% since 2002
2002570,207+1.23%+0.6% since 2001
2001566,789+0.62%+0.62% since 2000
2000563,299The Last Census

Tulsa County had 243,953 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Tulsa County has a total area<3> of 587 square miles [1,520 km²]. Of this total, 570 square miles [1,477 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.85%) being water (16.72 square miles [43.3 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Tulsa County had a population density of 987 people per square mile [381.4 people/km²], making it the most densely populated county in Oklahoma.

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Tulsa County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Tulsa and the state of Oklahoma.

Click here for the Tulsa County QuickFact (QF-40143).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Tulsa County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Broken ArrowQF-400905094,99674,85926.9%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Tulsa County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CreekQF-40037   SW70,24467,3674.27%
OkmulgeeQF-40111   S39,29239,685-0.99%
OsageQF-40113   NW45,05144,4371.38%
PawneeQF-40117   W16,41916,612-1.16%
RogersQF-40131   NE85,65470,64121.25%
WagonerQF-40145   SE70,39457,49122.44%
WashingtonQF-40147   N50,70648,9963.49%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Tulsa. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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