- Population: 642,781
- Median home value: $150,500 (59% own)
- Median rent: $845 (41% rent)
- Median household income: $53,902
Tulsa County is on the Arkansas River, on land that once was part of the Creek and Cherokee nations. The county is often called Oklahoma’s gateway to “Green Country,” and cattle, horse ranches, and farmland are not far from the city’s center, where businesses are focused on energy, aviation, finance, and computers. The suburbs are growing in cities such as Broken Arrow, Bixby, Collinsville, and Glenpool, while the Council Oak Tree remains in downtown Tulsa, the meeting place for the Creek, Cherokee, and Osage nations.