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.

Norman is a nice balance between life in a moderately big city and the interesting diversions and culture that come from having a big college student population. The thousands of students who arrive on campus every fall will find that Norman has plenty of amenities and opportunities for them, while residents of Norman enjoy the lectures, music, art, and economic trickle-down that colleges typically provide. "Town and Gown" complement each other in Norman.

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.

The education level of Norman ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Norman, 42.45% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

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.