Norman, OK
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Norman is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 122,843 people and 27 constituent neighborhoods, Norman is the third largest community in Oklahoma.

Norman real estate is some of the most expensive in Oklahoma, although Norman house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Norman is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.08% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Norman is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Norman who work in office and administrative support (13.12%), teaching (10.90%), and sales jobs (10.16%).

Also of interest is that Norman has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Combining city textures and college town sensibilities, Norman really has a nice blend of characteristics. While not a huge city, Norman is big enough to offer a healthy dose of diversion, opportunity, and amenity to its residents and to the thousands of college students who descend on it every fall. Its size and diversity makes Norman more than just a college town, but removing the students from the equation would undeniably change Norman’s character and quality of life.

Not only is Norman a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Norman a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

Norman is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.45% of adults in Norman have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Norman in 2010 was $28,743, which is wealthy relative to Oklahoma, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $114,972 for a family of four. However, Norman contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Norman is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Norman home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Norman residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Norman include German, Irish, English, French, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Norman is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.