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Welcome to Tulsa ...

The city of Tulsa is primarily located in Tulsa County<1> and is the County Seat for Tulsa County. A portion of Tulsa extends into Osage County, Rogers County and Wagoner County.

Tulsa was established in 1836.

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).

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>

The ZIP codes for Tulsa: 74101-74110, 74112, 74114-74121, 74126-74137, 74141, 74145-74150, 74152-74153, 74155-74159, 74169-74172, 74182, 74186-74187, 74192-74193<6>

Websites for Tulsa ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Junior League:

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 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 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
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Owasso
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Bixby
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Jenks
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Jenks
    • Jenks is located in Tulsa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,257 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jenks <7>
  • Sapulpa
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Sand Springs
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Sand Springs
    • Sand Springs is located in Tulsa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,017 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sand Springs <7>
  • Glenpool
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Glenpool
    • Glenpool is located in Tulsa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,027 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenpool <7>
  • Skiatook
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
  • Collinsville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Catoosa
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Tulsa was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<9>

From that list, the Tulsa post office opened in 1879.

We also found Tulsa on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Oklahoma (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Tulsa.

The official website for Tulsa:

The official website for Tulsa County:

The official website for State of Oklahoma:

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>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Tulsa). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tulsa or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Tulsa includes: 74101, 74102, 74103, 74104, 74105, 74106, 74107, 74108, 74109, 74112, 74114, 74115, 74116, 74117, 74118, 74119, 74120, 74126, 74127, 74128, 74129, 74130, 74131, 74132, 74133, 74134, 74135, 74136, 74141, 74145, 74146, 74147, 74148, 74149, 74152, 74155, 74156, 74157, 74158, 74169, 74170, 74171, 74182, 74186, 74192 & 74193.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<9>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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