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Old 01-13-2016, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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According to 2014 estimates, OKC had a median family income of $58,500 and a median household income of $47,000. Also, 30% of OKC's households had incomes of $75,000 or more (~68,000 households).

Tulsa had a median family income of $52,400 and a median household income of $42,000. Of Tulsa's households, 25% had incomes of $75,000 or more (~41,000 households).
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:35 AM
 
Location: The State Of California
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According to 2014 estimates, OKC had a median family income of $58,500 and a median household income of $47,000. Also, 30% of OKC's households had incomes of $75,000 or more (~68,000 households).

Tulsa had a median family income of $52,400 and a median household income of $42,000. Of Tulsa's households, 25% had incomes of $75,000 or more (~41,000 households).
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Old 01-15-2016, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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Old 01-15-2016, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Jenks, Ok
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According to 2014 estimates, OKC had a median family income of $58,500 and a median household income of $47,000. Also, 30% of OKC's households had incomes of $75,000 or more (~68,000 households).

Tulsa had a median family income of $52,400 and a median household income of $42,000. Of Tulsa's households, 25% had incomes of $75,000 or more (~41,000 households).
Here's what I found:

From the BLS, median wage by MSA, which would be income from work:
OKC - $43,270
Tulsa - $42,710
Oklahoma City, OK - May 2014 OES Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
Tulsa, OK - May 2014 OES Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates


From the BEA, average (not median) income from all sources (not just work) by MSA:
OKC - $46,675
Tulsa - $49,807

BEA: News Release: Local Area Personal Income, 2014

Average Income for work, private sector only, adjusted for cost of living by MSA:
OKC - $24.05 per hour of work
Tulsa - $26.33 per hour of work

Cost-of-Living Adjusted Wage Data for U.S. Metro Areas
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Old 01-15-2016, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Jenks, Ok
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Median Income (Household and Family)
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Financial Characteristics
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Census data is self reported survey data and less reliable than BLS/BEA information that comes from the IRS, employers and other sources.
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Old 01-15-2016, 08:24 AM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Thank you Gentlemen for a brief moment there I thought
that the other shoe dropped and OKC caught up with Tulsa
, however it appears that OKC will need an additional 10 years to pull off that feat....
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Old 01-15-2016, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Jenks, Ok
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Thank you Gentlemen for a brief moment there I thought
that the other shoe dropped and OKC caught up with Tulsa
, however it appears that OKC will need an additional 10 years to pull off that feat....
I wouldn’t say it’s quite like that. It looks like actual wages are a bit higher in Oklahoma City, at least for people not at the high end of the wage scale, but Oklahoma City’s cost of living is a higher as well erasing that edge. Tulsa seems to have quite a bit more generational wealth and more people earning money from things other than work. Combining the more money in the metro economy with the lower cost of living Tulsans on average would seem to have quite a bit more disposable money than people in Oklahoma City.
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Old 01-15-2016, 07:18 PM
 
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Thank you everyone for your input, research and information! I truly appreciate your thoughts and regional expertise.
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Old 01-18-2016, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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I've lived in both cities but now live in Tulsa. Tulsa and OKC are so different you wouldn't think they were just a 100 miles a part. Tulsa is much cleaner, greener, prettier has tons of lakes, forest, rivers and hills.

One of the biggest differences between Tulsa and OKC is the crime and poverty are grouped in a few very distinct areas. Midtown, South, Southeast, Southwest are by far the better areas. North Tulsa is almost a no man's land. Very poor and high crime, the vast majority of our come and poverty is from this area. East Tulsa is lower middle class and highly Hispanic, with some crime but pockets of nice well kept houses. West Tulsa north of I-44 is as dreadful as north Tulsa, but with a lot of heavy industry.

You could easily live in South Tulsa and rarely see and bad or unsafe areas. 61st and Peoria is the only area I know of in south Tulsa that is bad.

In OKC the distinctions are not quite as obvious. You could be driving in one nice neighborhood and all of a sudden be in the slums. In Tulsa the money is pretty much concentrated on one side of town. That is why the wealthier ZIP Codes are in one area, and probably why more of the higher end national chain stores located in Tulsa before they do Oklahoma City.
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Old 01-18-2016, 08:13 PM
 
Location: United States of Jerry Falwell
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Tulsa feels more like a real city, albeit a small one. People who move from major metropolitan areas to Oklahoma usually have less culture shock if they move to Tulsa instead of OKC. A big part of this is the dominant attitude, at least in the more urban parts of Tulsa, is significantly less "country" than OKC.

OKC feels like a bunch of small towns strung together. It's a lot more blue collar, grim, industrial, and conservative than Tulsa. It's larger, but its so sprawled it doesn't feel that way.
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