1 : Tulsa MSA population (estimated 2008): 906,870
2 : Tulsa MSA average household income
(estimated 2008): $59,776
Tulsa MSA average household income
(projected 2013): $66,953
3 : Tulsa MSA population breakdown (estimated 2008):
49.1% male, 50.9% female
4 : Sales tax percentage: 8.517%
5 : Hotel (Occupancy) tax percentage: 5%
6 : Average room rate per night: $80
7 : Local car rental tax: 6%
8 : Basic cab fare per mile: $1.85
9 : 3.25 million passengers travel through Tulsa International Airport each year; the daily departure capacity is nearly 6,700 passengers
10 : The Sabre worldwide reservation center is located in Tulsa
11 : Tulsa has more convenience stores on street corners than any other city per capita in the U.S.
12 : Downtown Tulsa is generally home base for any convention or meeting. However, for a city of 800,000 people, it's surprisingly easy to get almost anywhere in the metro area in 20 minutes or less.
13 : If you’re having trouble figuring out which way is which in downtown Tulsa, go back to your old geography lessons. Years ago, city planners laid out the streets that run north-south in a unique way: using Main Street as the dividing line, streets west of Main are named, alphabetically, for cities west of the Mississippi River. East of Main, the streets run alphabetically as well, and are named for cities east of the Mississippi.
14 : Facilities & Destinations magazine recently selected the Tulsa Convention Center as a recipient of its 2007 Prime Site Award.
15 : Tulsa also has completed its $178 million Bank of Oklahoma Center (BOk Center), designed by world-famous architect Cesar Pelli, in September 2008. The 550,000 square-foot, multi-purpose arena has 18,041 permanent and retractable seats and features 37 luxury suites.
16 : The Oklahoma Aquarium is home to the world's largest bull sharks in captivity.
17 : (from Wikipedia) In 2007, the U.S. Census Bureau projected the Tulsa MSA to reach 1 million residents within three to five years.
18 : Tulsa is the 46th largest city in the United States and the 93rd largest city in North America.