Norman is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 124,880 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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Norman is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (11.62%), management occupations (11.08%), and teaching (10.12%).
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.
Norman is made interesting by being both a reasonably big city and having a major college student population: students here will find that the city provides a lot of amenities, culture, and opportunities for them. Norman is more than just a college town, however, though the thousands of students certainly are a major part of the character of the city, as well as a contributor to the local economy.
Not only is Norman a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. That’s because Norman is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Norman a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Norman is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.95% 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 2018 was $31,710, which is wealthy relative to Oklahoma, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $126,840 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Norman include German, Irish, English, European, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Norman is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.