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Tulsa, Oklahoma (OK) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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19.5% of Tulsa, OK residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 18.7% greater than the poverty level of 15.8% across the entire state of Oklahoma. Taking into account residents not living in families, 16.2% of high school graduates and 42.4% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 16.5% among disabled males and 20.6% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 74.9%. For comparison, it was 39.9% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Tulsa, OK

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Tulsa:

19.5%
Whole state:

15.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Tulsa:

8.3%
Whole state:

6.7%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Tulsa:

16.5%
Oklahoma:

17.1%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 19.7% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Tulsa:

29.1%
Oklahoma:

30.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Tulsa:

20.6%
Oklahoma:

21.5%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 19.1% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Tulsa:

28.7%
Oklahoma:

29.6%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

74.9%
Residents above poverty level:

39.9%

Poverty by age in Tulsa, OK

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Tulsa
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Tulsa,OK (percentage below poverty level)
  • 32.0%Under 5 years
  • 37.1%5 years
  • 28.7%6 to 11 years
  • 25.3%12 to 14 years
  • 25.3%15 years
  • 18.8%16 and 17 years
  • 25.5%18 to 24 years
  • 15.9%25 to 34 years
  • 11.7%35 to 44 years
  • 14.1%45 to 54 years
  • 13.4%55 to 64 years
  • 5.4%65 to 74 years
  • 7.5%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Tulsa
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Tulsa,OK (percentage below poverty level)
  • 34.7%Under 5 years
  • 35.4%5 years
  • 30.3%6 to 11 years
  • 30.4%12 to 14 years
  • 29.7%15 years
  • 16.7%16 and 17 years
  • 27.5%18 to 24 years
  • 26.3%25 to 34 years
  • 18.1%35 to 44 years
  • 14.8%45 to 54 years
  • 15.1%55 to 64 years
  • 11.2%65 to 74 years
  • 10.4%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Tulsa, OK
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Tulsa,OK (% below half of poverty level)
  • 11.4%Under 5 years
  • 9.6%5 years
  • 8.9%6 to 11 years
  • 7.2%12 to 14 years
  • 7.8%15 years
  • 8.6%16 and 17 years
  • 10.9%18 to 24 years
  • 6.6%25 to 34 years
  • 4.5%35 to 44 years
  • 3.8%45 to 54 years
  • 4.1%55 to 64 years
  • 1.5%65 to 74 years
  • 2.9%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Tulsa, OK

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Tulsa, OK
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Tulsa, OK (%)
  • 13.6%White
  • 31.6%Black
  • 20.6%American Indian
  • 19.9%Asian
  • 17.1%Native Hawaiian
  • 33.2%Other race
  • 24.2%2+ races
  • 25.6%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Tulsa, OK
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Tulsa, OK (absolute numbers)
  • 28,715White
  • 18,500Black
  • 3,490American Indian
  • 3,226Asian
  • 83Native Hawaiian
  • 6,492Other race
  • 6,8492+ races
  • 17,117Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 19.3%Below poverty level
  • 80.7%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 20.9%Below poverty level
  • 79.1%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Tulsa, OK

Children below poverty level:
Tulsa, Oklahoma:

29.2%
State:

21.2%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Tulsa:

16.2%
Oklahoma:

22.1%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Tulsa:

42.4%
Oklahoma:

43.6%
Poor families by family type
  • 35.0%Married-couple family
  • 11.2%Male, no wife present
  • 53.9%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Tulsa not in families by work experience
  • 4.9%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 38.0%Worked part-time
  • 57.1%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.9%Both worked full-time
  • 9.3%One full-time, other part-time
  • 17.0%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 14.5%Both worked part-time
  • 33.7%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 24.6%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.5%1999 to 2000
  • 2.2%1995 to 1998
  • 2.4%1990 to 1994
  • 8.1%1980 to 1989
  • 11.7%1970 to 1979
  • 15.4%1960 to 1969
  • 27.7%1950 to 1959
  • 16.6%1940 to 1949
  • 15.3%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.9%1999 to 2000
  • 3.8%1995 to 1998
  • 4.7%1990 to 1994
  • 12.5%1980 to 1989
  • 17.8%1970 to 1979
  • 17.6%1960 to 1969
  • 22.6%1950 to 1959
  • 9.6%1940 to 1949
  • 10.5%1939 or earlier
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