Demographic Snapshot

Resident Population: 4,227

Workforce Population: 40,191

Businesses: 1,629

Student Population*: 17,577 *2012/2013 Academic Year, unduplicated count

Major Employers: AEP/Public Service Company of Oklahoma; AT&T; Bank of Oklahoma Financial; ONEOK and OneGas; Samson; City of Tulsa; and Williams

Downtown Development Highlights

  • Downtown property values (real and personal) have increased 7% per year since 2008 (prior to BOK Center and ONEOK Field).This represents a 50% gain in value.
  • Downtown attracted nearly $1 billion ($998 million) in private and public investment since 2008 in the form of projects announced, under way or recently completed.
  • In 2013, 9 major projects were completed, 9 major projects began construction and 7 major projects were announced.
  • In 2013, Tulsans approved over $32 million in tax revenue for improvements to downtown Tulsa’s streets and $4 million for additional residential housing.
  • Downtown Tulsa has added 30 (combined) new restaurants, retail shops and entertainment venues (i.e. Legends) in the past 18 months.
  • Residential Housing Units within the IDL:
  • Recently completed**/under construction 478 ** Since July 2010.
  • Planned/announced 470
  • Current absorption rate – new projects 15-20 units/month
  • Venues for the arts/ new collections: Mathews Warehouse, home to Philbrook Museum’s satellite facility and Zarrow Center for Art and Education, and the Bob Wills and Woody Guthrie Collections; Hardesty Arts Center for the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa; Oklahoma POP Museum – planned
  • Hotels: two new hotels recently completed: Aloft Hotel/Old City Hall; Fairfield Inn & Suites, Brady District; four new hotels announced: Holiday Inn Express, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn and a boutique hotel in the Brady Arts District.
  • Office Buildings: One Place Phase One 18-story single-tenant new construction; One Place Phase Two 5-story new construction (Denver Building)
  • Churches: First Presbyterian Church, First Baptist Church and First United Methodist Church major additions; All Souls Unitarian Church relocating with all new construction
  • Public spaces: Four new projects: Guthrie Green, Brady street-scaping, Elgin street-scaping and Rotary Plaza

Major public investment: BOK Center, $220 million; ONEOK Field, $39 million; Tulsa Convention Center remodel and expansion, $52 million

Infrastructure improvements: Inner-dispersal loop, $75 million; I-244 multi-modal bridge, $78 million; Boulder Bridge reconstruction, $8.2 million

Event Venues: BOK Center, ONEOK Field, Tulsa PAC, Cox Convention Center, Cain’s Ballroom, Brady Theater, Guthrie Green

Colleges and Universities: Oklahoma State University – Tulsa and Langston University – Tulsa; Tulsa Community College downtown metro campus; OSU Center for Health Sciences; University of Tulsa Oxley College of Health and Sciences

Medical facilities: OSU Medical Center; OSU Physicians Houston Parke Clinic; Downtown Tulsa Eyecare; two dental practices; Nate Waters Physical Therapy Clinic.