Information courtesy of the Tulsa Metro Chamber
Forbes.com’s latest “Most Livable Cities” list ranks Tulsa as No. 5 among the nation’s largest metropolitan statistical areas. Cities that made the cut boast excellent quality of life measures, including income growth, cost of living, crime data, unemployment statistics and leisure opportunities.
Tulsa’s extensive list of quality of life attributes stacked up well against other metro areas across the country. Tulsa is home to some of the nation’s largest companies. Residents benefit from the second shortest commute time in the U.S., the cost of living is 9 percent below the national average, and per capita income is 16 percent above the national average. Leisure opportunities range from baseball to ballet; Tulsa is known for its golf courses, renowned museums, beautiful parks, a quickly emerging music scene, and the new BOK Center.
Here’s how Tulsa stacked up on the Forbes.com list:
No. 5: Tulsa
Metro population: 910,000
Income growth: 4.9 percent (No. 50 of 379)
Cost of living index: 90.6 (No. 171 of 379)
Culture index: 72 (No. 105 of 379)
Crime per 100,000: 4,462 (No. 250 of 379)
Unemployment: 5.6 percent (No. 21 of 379)
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published in April 2009.