Tulsa, also known as “the Oil Capital of the World,” resides in Tulsa County Oklahoma and is the 45th largest city in the United States. In the summer, temperatures range from 72-93 degrees and in the winter they range from 26-46 degrees.
The city has a population of about 384,037 in a 186.8 square mile area. The demographics for Tulsa are; 70.09% Caucasian; 15.47% African American; 4.72% Native American; 1.82% Asian; 3.45% Mixed.
The economy for Tulsa is driven primarily by the oil industry, but there are also sectors of the aerospace industry, finance, technology, telecommunications and high tech. The nation’s most inland seaport is found in Tulsa, the Tulsa port of Catoosa. Some of the corporations found in Tulsa are; BOK Financial, Quiktrip, Vanguard, Williams Companies, SemGroup and Syntroleum.
The area known as Midtown is home to many upscale neighborhoods and is the city’s historical residential area. West Tulsa, the area west of the Arkansas River, is where a large portion of the city’s African-American community is located.
One of the top 50 fine art museums is located in the city and is named the Philbrook Museum. It is one of the few museums that offer a combination of historic home, gardens and art. Tulsa also is home to several permanent dance, theater and concert groups, such as the Tulsa Ballet, the Tulsa Opera and the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra.