Tulsa County Health Status Report
2018

Tulsa County

The Tulsa Health Department collects and analyzes data to inform the public and health professionals about the health status of Tulsa County residents. This data is used to compile the Tulsa County Health Status Report. This report highlights areas that Tulsa is excelling in as well as areas where improvement is needed. Through community partnership, Tulsa can address these areas to become the healthiest county in the country.  


This is Tulsa County

Regional Analysis

Sometimes it is helpful to look at Tulsa County in terms of regions.  Throughout this report, some indicators will be presented by region.  For our purposes, we have divided Tulsa County into 8 regions defined as:

Sand Springs/West Tulsa Region - includes zip codes 74050, 74063, 74066, 74107, 74127, 74131 and 74132.

North Tulsa Region - includes zip codes 74106, 74110, 74115, 74116, 74117, 74126 and 74130.

Owasso/Sperry Region - includes zip codes 74021, 74055, 74070 and 74073,

Midtown Region - includes zip codes 74104, 74105, 74112, 74114 and 74135.

Downtown Region - includes zip codes 74103, 74119 and 74120.

East Tulsa Region - includes zip codes 74015, 74108, 74128, 74129, 74134, 74145 and 74146.

South Tulsa Region - includes zip codes 74011, 74012, 74014, 74133, 74136 and 74137.

Jenks/Bixby Region - includes zip codes 74008, 74033, 74037 and 74047.

The South Tulsa Region has the largest population of the regions within Tulsa County at 236,641.  The Downtown Region has the smallest population within Tulsa County at 10,279.

Note that some zip codes may extend outside the boundaries of Tulsa County.  In these cases, the total population for the zip code is included in the regional calculation.

The Tulsa County Health Status Report is a robust report compiled of data from Tulsa County. To help navigate through this report, we have the information separated by topic below.

Tulsa County had an estimated population of 642,781 people in 2018. This number is based on American Community Survey 5-year estimates for Tulsa County.

The health of Tulsa County residents can be affected by social and economic opportunities, resources and supports available in homes, along with other factors. Addressing these circumstances can lead to a healthier population. 

 Maternal child health is an important indicator of the well-being of the next generation. This data can help predict future public health challenges.

Built environment refers to all human-made surroundings. This includes homes, buildings and streets. It also contributes to a person's level of physical activity. 

The leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44 are injuries, which can have a negative impact on the community. Through education and legislation, injury and violence rates in Tulsa County can decrease.

In 2018, eight of the top ten causes of death in Tulsa County were chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes. Healthy behaviors such as physical activity can decrease these diseases.

Mental disorders are the leading cause of disability in the United States, which results in high costs to families, employers and publicly funded health systems. Efforts to address mental health and substance abuse are needed as the rates for visits are increasing.

Monitoring infectious diseases in Tulsa County and potential outside threats is important for the future health of the United States. In Tulsa County, epidemiologists investigate a variety of reportable diseases, such a respiratory, enteric, vector borne and sexually transmitted infections.

Having access to quality care services is important to our community and can have an impact on the life expectancy of residents, among other outcomes. 

Tracking mortality rates helps to identify disparities in health outcomes within our community and how they are changing over time.