TAUW Data Reports & Products

This Data & Research page is presented by Tulsa Area United Way. It’s all about connecting people to data resources to identify community needs and inform solutions. You will find TAUW data & research reports & products – reports, infographics, and other data-based products created by TAUW. These products will inform human service planners and providers, donors, and the general public about pressing community needs and the essential work of partner agencies to address those needs.

Reach out to Melanie Poulter, our Research and Data Director, to request assistance with census data locally. Email her at mpoulter@tauw.org.


our Census Work

Tulsa Area United Way partners with the U.S. Census Bureau as a Census Information Center (CIC). As a designated CIC, TAUW provides local and community access, training, and technical assistance on census data for research, planning and decision-making for underserved communities.

Community Insights Report

Tulsa Area United Way (TAUW), in collaboration with Healthy Minds Policy Initiative, is proud to release this online report, “Community Insights: The Impact of COVID-19 on Children and Youth in the Tulsa Area United Way Region.” 

This report was made possible by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma.

Spearheaded by Melanie Poulter, TAUW’s Research and Data Director, the report meticulously examines COVID-19’s impact on youth in four major domains: physical health, safety and well-being, mental health, and academic achievement. The report also spotlights how TAUW, alongside its partner nonprofits and Community Collaboration initiatives pioneered innovative service models to address the evolving needs triggered by the pandemic.

Living Wage Infographic

TAUW’s data and research efforts allowed us to create and offer a Living Wage Infographic that provides compelling pieces of data that demonstrate inequities in education, health, safety, and financial stability. We continue to analyze gaps in our own geographical impact of service areas as we consider new investments.  

Equality indicators

The Mayor’s Office of Resilience and Equity (MORE) and the Tulsa Area United Way (TAUW) released the sixth Tulsa Equality Indicators report, with results showing a continued overall score increase from the 2018 baseline. 

Tulsa’s aggregate City Score for 2023 is 42.37 out of 100, which is greater than any of the scores from the previous five report years (prior years’ scores have been adjusted for indicator changes). This scoring suggests Tulsa may be improving in regard to equality on some of the 54 indicators.

The full 2023 Tulsa Equality Indicators Report, in addition to learning opportunities and past reports be found online
at www.tulsaei.org.

2024 State of the Area Report

This presentation depicts demographics and indicators related to TAUW’s three Community Investments building blocks: financial stability, education, and health and safety, for the 6-county TAUW area. 

Data REsources Links

Below you will find a curated list of links to websites, dashboards, reports, and other useful data resources. We hope it will help data seekers find and access current, vetted, official sources of commonly used data, including partner-agency-generated resources.



Census Bureau’s data.census.gov: Demographic, socioeconomic, and housing data available for geographies from nation and state to zip code, census tract, and block group


Bureau of Labor Statistics: Labor force data at national, state, and county level

Oklahoma Department of Human Services Library Statistical Tables: Public assistance program participation data


Oklahoma State Department of Education: student count, low-income data, academic performance data

Oklahoma School Report Cards: Performance by school measured by academic achievement and growth, chronic absenteeism, English language proficiency, postsecondary opportunities, and graduation


Tulsa Health Department Tulsa County Health Status Report: 2018 report providing data analyzed and mapped by zip code to depict health status of Tulsa County residents. This report highlights areas that Tulsa is excelling in as well as areas where improvement is needed.

Oklahoma State Department of Health OK2SHARE: Web-based query system, Oklahoma Statistics on Health Available for Everyone (OK2SHARE), providing state and county level vital statistics data, and state and regional data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

America’s Health Rankings: National and state level health, environmental and socioeconomic data and state rankings.

Mental health, substance abuse treatment data > ODMHSAS

Oklahoma Department of Human Services library -> Child Abuse and Neglect Statistics: Child abuse & neglect data for Oklahoma and by county


ImpactTulsa Data Dashboard: ImpactTulsa uses the following key indicators to measure and assess the events that impact children’s likelihood to thrive.

Housing Solutions: Homelessness count and demographic data for Tulsa area