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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A-
Norman is a suburb of Oklahoma City with a population of 121,090. Norman is in Cleveland County and is one of the best places to live in Oklahoma. Living in Norman offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Norman there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Norman and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Norman are highly rated.
About Norman...
Population
121,090

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$174,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$857
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Norman Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    158.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    63.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    45
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    429.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,065.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    287.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    22%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Norman

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,229
National
$55,322
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Norman Reviews

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Since moving to Norman a year and a half ago, I’ve absolutely loved the area. OU game days bring an exciting buzz and the atmosphere is fun to plunge yourself into. There are plenty of food and shopping choices so you never grow tired of the same, limited options and can always try something new. Norman is a great place to live for young adults and to raise a family. It’s a very progressive area that values individualistic ideas and thoughts. I used to plan on leaving Oklahoma but I think I’ll stay here in Norman!
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Norman is a great town with amazing schools, parks, and nightlife! The youth sports program is second to none and the community works hard to aid the future for children in Norman. East downtown consists of shops, restaurants, bars, and parks while Campus Corner is a classic nighttime hub. There is something happening in Norman every weekend whether it's a music festival, art walk, or cultural parade. There's never a dull moment! With Oklahoma City only twenty minutes away you have everything that the city life can offer as well as the Oklahoma City thunder and the big league experience of our NBA team. If you don't want to travel up the road to OKC to get your sports fix the University of Oklahoma has year-round collegiate athletic sports and a Sooner football game in the Fall should be on everyone's bucket list!
I like the restaurant choices, the small town atmosphere, and the college game day events. Norman has lot to offer for college students, young families, and retired people. Job opportunities are numerous for college students. It is sometime harder for locals to find a part time job during the school year because of all of the college students in town. It has become more liberal since the influence of the university has spread. However, Norman is a friendly town with many housing opportunities, from apartment life, upscale executive housing. I would recommend Norman for anyone looking to live near Oklahoma City and raise a family. I would however, choose private schooling for my children as opposed to public. There are also great options for private schools in Norman