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Welcome to Tulsa ...

The city of Tulsa is primarily located in Tulsa County<1> (at the time of its founding, Tulsa was located in Indian Territory) and is the County Seat for Tulsa County. A portion of Tulsa extends into Osage County, Rogers County and Wagoner County.

When the people of Tulsa refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Tulsan<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tulsa has a population of 401,392 people<3> (see below for details).

Tulsa was established in 1836.

The community of Tulsa is 710 feet [216 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Tulsa lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Tulsa: (918) & (539)<5>

Websites for Tulsa ...

Official Website:   www.cityoftulsa.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.tulsachamber.com/

Junior League:   www.jltulsa.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tulsa had an population of 401,392 people. This is an increase of 2.42% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.12% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tulsa had a population of 391,906 people (which is 64.95% of the total population of Tulsa County). This makes Tulsa the county's most populous community.

The population of Tulsa represents 10.45% of the total population of Oklahoma (which has 3,751,351 people), making it the state's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 391,906 people, the population of Tulsa has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 393,049 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Tulsa.

Communities Also Named Tulsa ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Tulsa - it's located in Oregon.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Tulsa.

Communities near Tulsa ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Tulsa.

  • Broken Arrow [Tulsa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broken Arrow
    • Broken Arrow [Tulsa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Tulsa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 111,648 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broken Arrow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broken Arrow<7>
  • Owasso [Rogers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owasso
    • Owasso [Rogers County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Tulsa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,241 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owasso
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Owasso<7>
  • Bixby [Tulsa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bixby
    • Bixby [Tulsa County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Tulsa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,453 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bixby
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bixby<7>
  • Jenks [Tulsa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenks
    • Jenks [Tulsa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Tulsa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,257 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jenks have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenks
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jenks<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sapulpa [Creek County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sapulpa
      • Sapulpa [Creek County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Tulsa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,414 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sapulpa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sapulpa<7>
    • Sand Springs [Osage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Springs
      • Sand Springs [Osage County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Tulsa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,017 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sand Springs<7>
    • Glenpool [Tulsa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenpool
      • Glenpool [Tulsa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Tulsa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,027 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenpool have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenpool
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenpool<7>
    • Skiatook [Osage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skiatook
      • Skiatook [Osage County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Tulsa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,110 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skiatook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Skiatook<7>
    • Collinsville [Rogers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinsville
      • Collinsville [Rogers County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Tulsa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,540 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collinsville<7>
    • Catoosa [Rogers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catoosa
      • Catoosa [Rogers County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Tulsa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,901 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catoosa have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catoosa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Catoosa<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Tulsa. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tulsa.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Tulsa. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Tulsa.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tulsa. Our list includes 57 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Tulsa.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tulsa ...

Looking for more information about Tulsa? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Tulsa, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Tulsa.

Adding Tulsa to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Tulsa in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Tulsa was on a map titled Map of Oklahoma (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Tulsa on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1922).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Tulsa on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Tulsa: www.cityoftulsa.org/

The official website for Tulsa County: www.tulsacounty.org/

The official website for State of Oklahoma: https://www.ok.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oklahoma's counties, including Tulsa, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Tulsa refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Tulsa may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Tulsa.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tulsa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (539) is an overlay for area code (918).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tulsa) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tulsa. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TulsaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tulsa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1600, Longitude: -95.9801    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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