2020 Census Population Totals for the Tulsa MSA
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released the 2020 Census Redistricting file for all census geographies. This provides us with our first opportunity to take a look at local level data from the 2020 Census. In this first re-ignited issue of Data Blast, we present just-released 2020 population data for places and counties in the Tulsa Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). We hope you find the new Data Blast to be a valuable data tool!
- Following the national trend, Oklahoma is becoming increasingly urban. Together, the Oklahoma City and Tulsa MSAs grew by just over 250,000 between 2010 and 2020, while the remainder of the state declined by over 40,000.
- The Tulsa MSA has passed the one million mark! An estimated 1,015,331 people now live in the seven-county area. This is an increase of 8.3% since 2010.
- Tulsa County experienced the greatest rate of growth among the seven counties in the MSA, with an increase of 10.9% for a 2020 total of 669,279.
- Three counties in the Tulsa MSA declined in population over the decade – Okmulgee County, Pawnee County, and Osage County.
- The City of Tulsa and the State of Oklahoma both gained about 5.5% since 2010 with 2020 totals of 413,066 and 3,959,353, respectively.
- Most suburbs of Tulsa within Tulsa County grew substantially over the past 10 years. Jenks tops the charts with a 53.3% increase for a 2020 total population of 25,949, followed by Collinsville with a 40.6% increase for a total of 7,881. Bixby, Owasso, and Glenpool all gained more than 25% since 2010. With a 14.9% growth rate and a 2020 population of 113,540, Broken Arrow remains Tulsa’s largest suburb.
- Most larger suburbs in surrounding counties showed slower rates of growth with single digit growth or population losses over the past decade.
'Til next month!
Be sure to watch for our next issue of Data Blast where we’ll explore the changing racial/ethnic characteristics of the Tulsa area.