According to: North Tulsa Neighborhoods Plan

  • The population of North Tulsa decreased slightly between 2000 and 2010.Chart
  • North Tulsa's population became slightly younger between 2000 and 2010, and remains younger than the entire city.
  • North Tulsa is overwhelmingly minority community relative to the entire city.
  • Incomes in North Tulsa declined between 2000 and 2013 and remain significantly lower than citywide income.
  • North Tulsa's poverty rate is significantly higher that both the city and national.
  • Jobs in North Tulsa has remained steady between 2007 and 2011.
  • One in three jobs located within North Tulsa is within the Healthcare and Social industry.
  • The labor pool where North Tulsa's workers live.  Less than half (45.8%) originate from within the City Of Tulsa.
  • The majority of North Tulsa's residents (73.6%) work within the City of Tulsa.
  • North Tulsa residents spend roughly $67 million annually, mostly outside of North Tulsa.

 

EPA Brownfields Program EPA's Brownfields Program empowers states, communities, and other stakeholders to work together to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields. A brownfield site is real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. In 2002, the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act was passed to help states and communities around the country cleanup and revitalize brownfields sites. Under this law, EPA provides financial assistance to eligible applicants through four competitive grant programs: assessment grants, revolving loan fund grants, cleanup grants, and job training grants. Additionally, funding support is provided to state and tribal response programs through a separate mechanism. Cleanup Grants

$600,000 for hazardous substances

EPA has selected the City of Tulsa for three brownfields cleanup grants. Hazardous substances grant funds will be used to clean up Parcels 1, 2, and 3 of the Evans/Fintube site at 150 and 186 North Lansing. Parcels 1 and 2 were formerly occupied by a paper recycling facility and steel company. Parcel 1 is 5.1 acres, and Parcel 2 is 7.5 acres. Parcel 3 is 5.4 acres and was formerly occupied by a metal manufacturing facility and producer of heat exchangers. All three sites are contaminated with PCBs, arsenic, and metals.