The 10 Most Dangerous And Worst Neighborhoods In Tulsa, OK

The most dangerous and worst Tulsa neighborhoods are Brady Arts District and Downtown for 2023 based on Saturday Night Science.

Worst Neighborhoods In Tulsa
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Tulsa’s neighborhoods conjure up too many stereotypes to count. You’ve got hipster areas, preppy places, neighborhoods where college kids thrive, and of course, ghettos.

It seems as if there’s a neighborhood for everyone in Tulsa.

And while the city consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in Oklahoma thanks in part to tons of entertainment and jobs, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine in Tulsa. Some neighborhoods aren’t as safe as others.

So the question arises, which Tulsa neighborhoods are the most dangerous and which are the safest?

Today, we’ll use Saturday Night Science to determine which Tulsa hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the Tulsa area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Utica Square ranks way above the rest.

We examined 15 of Tulsa’s neighborhoods to find out the most dangerous places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Tulsa’s reputation.

The Most Dangerous Neighborhoods In Tulsa For 2023

  1. Brady Arts District
  2. Downtown
  3. North Tulsa
  4. West Tulsa
  5. East Tulsa
  6. Expo Square
  7. Uptown
  8. Burning Tree Housing Addition
  9. 71 Street Corridor
  10. South Tulsa

So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Tulsa for 2023? According to the most recent census data, Brady Arts District looks to be the worst neighborhood in Tulsa.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Tulsa that need a pick-me-up. And remember, don’t blame the messenger.

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Table Of Contents: Top 10 | Methodology | Summary | Table

The 10 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods In Tulsa For 2023

1. Brady Arts District

Population: 181

Median Home Value: $84,502 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $37,813 (4th worst)

2. Downtown

Population: 3,279

Median Home Value: $99,227 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $31,905 (worst)

3. North Tulsa

Population: 63,592

Median Home Value: $81,020 (worst)
Median Income: $36,327 (3rd worst)

4. West Tulsa

Population: 15,152

Median Home Value: $174,026 (7th worst)
Median Income: $41,704 (5th worst)

5. East Tulsa

Population: 33,252

Median Home Value: $126,233 (5th worst)
Median Income: $43,840 (7th worst)

6. Expo Square

Population: 289

Median Home Value: $112,552 (4th worst)
Median Income: $53,962 (10th worst)

7. Uptown

Population: 318

Median Home Value: $271,375 (12th worst)
Median Income: $32,826 (2nd worst)

8. Burning Tree Housing Addition

Population: 4,188

Median Home Value: $160,146 (6th worst)
Median Income: $42,148 (6th worst)

9. 71 Street Corridor

Population: 1,966

Median Home Value: $182,005 (8th worst)
Median Income: $57,713 (11th worst)

10. South Tulsa

Population: 34,782

Median Home Value: $235,754 (11th worst)
Median Income: $53,207 (8th worst)

Methodology: How we determined the most dangerous Tulsa neighborhoods in 2023

To figure out how bad a place is to live in, we only needed to know what kinds of things people like and then decide what places have the least amount of those things. We plugged the following criteria into Saturday Night Science to get the worst neighborhoods in Tulsa:

  • High crime (Estimated)
  • High unemployment (Less jobs)
  • Low median income (Less pay)
  • Low population density (No things to do)
  • Low home values (No one’s willing to pay to live here)

Then, we ranked each neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma for each of these criteria from worst to best.

Next, we averaged the individual rankings for each criterion into a “Worst Score.”

The neighborhood with the lowest “Worst Score” ranks as the most dangerous neighborhood of Tulsa.

The article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. We updated this article for 2023. This report is our time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in Tulsa.

Skip to the end to see the list of all 15 neighborhoods ranked from worst to best.

Summary: The Worst Neighborhoods Around Tulsa

Well, there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Tulsa with Brady Arts District landing at the bottom of the pack.

As mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Tulsa aren’t all bad. Utica Square takes the cake as the best place to live in Tulsa.

We ranked the neighborhoods from worst to best in the chart below.

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Most Dangerous Neighborhoods To Live In Tulsa For 2023?

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Brady Arts District 181 $84,502 $37,813
2 Downtown 3,279 $99,227 $31,905
3 North Tulsa 63,592 $81,020 $36,327
4 West Tulsa 15,152 $174,026 $41,704
5 East Tulsa 33,252 $126,233 $43,840
6 Expo Square 289 $112,552 $53,962
7 Uptown 318 $271,375 $32,826
8 Burning Tree Housing Addition 4,188 $160,146 $42,148
9 71 Street Corridor 1,966 $182,005 $57,713
10 South Tulsa 34,782 $235,754 $53,207
11 Southern Hills 911 $375,336 $94,934
12 Midtown 93,629 $191,452 $53,389
13 Cherry Street 145 $207,253 $59,327
14 Terwilliger Heights 1,141 $829,351 $141,396
15 Utica Square 90 $829,351 $169,792
About Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson earned his masters in Business Administration from the Drucker School At Claremont Graduate University. He has written for 39 publications across the country and ran the media relations department at Movoto, a real estate portal based in San Francisco. He has been featured in over 500 publications as an expert in real estate and as an authority on real estate trends.

Nick's the creator of the HomeSnacks YouTube channel that now has over 260,000 subscribers and is an excellent source to learn about different parts of the country.