View Full Version : More living in downtown OKC than Tulsa

07-24-2006, 08:05 PM
The Oklahoman has published figures from the Department of Commerce that show several interesting things.

Working downtown: 33,590
Living downtown: 3,506 (10.43%)

Working downtown: 24,115
Living downtown: 3,995 (16.56%)

It's not a huge surprise that more work in DT Tulsa, although the decline of Williams I would have thought would have had a major impact, but maybe the numbers were even higher 5 years ago. I'm kind of surprised that even now before all of our downtown housing projects are done, there is already a higher number and higher percentage living downtown than in Tulsa. The gap will widen in the next 2,3,4 years as Legacy Summit, Braniff Towers, Block 42, the Triangle, and Park Harvey come online. As far as I know, Tulsa is not keeping up in that area, although I believe they do have a big project going up near Utica Square.

07-25-2006, 10:33 AM
That is interesting. I wonder what they considered as "downtown" for both cities.

07-25-2006, 10:40 AM
Yes, it would be interesting to know what they are defining as "downtown".

07-25-2006, 10:03 PM
That I do not know.