Talk:Tulsa metropolitan area
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Collaboration Goals and Tips
Note: these tips and goals are not official in any way, but simply suggestions from editors and can be discussed, changed, added to, or deleted at will. In fact, please add any and all suggestions -- anything!
This article needs to come out of this as either a great B-class article, an A-class, or one that can be considered for GA Class!
- Take a look at some of the articles under Category:Metropolitan areas of the United States to find well written examples that can be a guide for this article.
- This should be like an article for a city and an article for a state combined, so not as specific as a city article but not as general as an article for a state.
- Sections needed:
- Sub-headings could describe either the first ring and second ring with subheadings for each city in the respective ring, or headings for direction from Tulsa (I.E. cities to the east, cities to the west, etc.) with further subheadings for each city.
- Transportation (or infrastructure) in the Tulsa M.A.
- Education in the Tulsa M.A.
- RSU, NSU-BA, Northeast Technology Center, etc.
- Economy in the Tulsa M.A.
- This should be more of a description of regional economic value rather than each city's economic value.
- Try to capture how the metropolitan area economy is as a whole. For example, manufacturing is important in the entire area and every manufacturing hub in the area is aided by the port of catoosa and the Tulsa airport, and other things. If I think of more examples I'll put them in.
- Topography, climate, etc.
- Recreation and tourism(?)
- The suburbs are beginning to match the city of Tulsa in recreational opportunities, with Jenks and Sand Springs developments, etc.
- The area has many lakes and state parks.
- Think of the Tulsa Metropolitan Area as a whole. This article is about the Tulsa Metropolitan Area, and should not be thought of as an article about the cities or towns that occupy it. Try to consider the Tulsa Metropolitan Area its own entity, much like you would consider the state its own entity when writing about Oklahoma, instead of writing specific things about the counties that make up the state.
- Green Country and the Tulsa Metropolitan Area are not the same. Try to not stray outside of the Statistical Metropolitan Area (the map is on the page). Whereas "Green Country" officially occupies all of northeast oklahoma, the census-designated "Tulsa Metropolitan Area" occupies only 7 counties (8 if the Tulsa-Bartlesville Combined Statistical Area is included). Okiefromokla•talk 18:42, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
I've replaced the previous map, as the previous one showed the entire CSA as a single entity, despite being on the MSA article. The new one highlights the MSA in red, with Washington County (the only part of the CSA not in the MSA) in yellow. Nyttend (talk) 13:10, 26 July 2008 (UTC)
- Thanks! Although the red/yellow contrast isn't very easy on the eyes. Would you re-upload with maybe red/light red or red/light orange? Okiefromokla questions? 14:14, 26 July 2008 (UTC)
- In 2010, the definition of the Tulsa metropolitan area readded Mayes County, Oklahoma between the city of Pryor to the east and Siloam Springs, Arkansas on the state line. In 1980 to 1985, Mayes county was included in the Tulsa metro area until population decline there have made the census remove the county from the metro area. Washington county was added due to the economic growth in the north end of Tulsa, with an affluent city Bartlesville facing the Kansas state line. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 16:37, 10 April 2011 (UTC)
- Do you have a citation for this definition? As of today, the Census Bureau web site does not include Mayes County. Hence, I deleted it and Pryor Creek from the info box.
Broken Arrow population
This page states: "Broken Arrow is the metropolitan area's second largest city, with 109,714 people in 2007."
The page on Broken Arrow states: "The population was 74,859 at the 2000 census. The 2008 U.S. Census estimates placed the city's population at 92,931."
- Overtaken by events. Populations for major cities have been updated to reflect the 2010 census. Bruin2 (talk) 00:28, 23 July 2011 (UTC)
A great deal of work has gone into improving the content of this article since it was originally assigned a Start class. It certainly meets the criteria for Class C now, I have made the change accordingly for the Tulsa Task Force. Bruin2 (talk) 22:38, 1 July 2013 (UTC)