Demographics and Characteristics

Norman is the Seat of Cleveland county and is located 17 miles south of the state capital, Oklahoma City.

The main campus of the University of Oklahoma, one of the finest institutions of higher learning in the United States, is within walking distance of downtown Norman.

Norman's economic base is mainly in education, manufacturing, and governmental agencies.

Norman offers a variety of recreational and cultural interests including:

  • Over 60 parks
  • Legacy Trail curving north and south through the heart of downtown Norman
  • Lake Thunderbird
  • Sooner Theatre
  • Festivals and events all year

Museums highlighting:

Norman has an excellent school system. Norman Public Schools consists of 2 high schools, 4 middle schools, 15 elementary schools and an alternative education school. In addition Norman has many private schools and is home to Moore/Norman Technology Center.

Norman's Public Library is located in the downtown area of Norman, near to the Municipal Complex, on the north side of Andrews Park.

Demographics

Physical Characteristics:

  • Area: 189.5 Square Miles
  • Location: 97.34398 West, Longitude 35.22545 North, Latitude
  • Elevation: 1200 Feet
  • County: Cleveland

Distances to Major Cities (Miles):

  • Oklahoma City: 10 (south)
  • Tulsa: 115
  • Enid: 108
  • Lawton: 97
  • Muskogee: 148
  • Dallas, TX: 200
  • Ft. Smith, AR: 190
  • Wichita, KS: 150

Climate: (Cleveland County)

  • Mean Annual Temperature: 61.4 F (16.3 C)
  • Mean Annual Precipitation: 35.4 in (89.9 cm)
  • Average Growing Season: 30 - 31 Weeks
  • First Freeze: October 14-20
  • Last Freeze: April 2-8
  • Average Annual Snowfall: 5 - 9 Inches

Population:

  • City of Norman Population, December 31, 2016 (Planning Department): 120,866
  • City of Norman Population, Census 2010: 110,925 +15.92% (2000-2010)
  • Cleveland County Population, Census 2010: 255,755 +22.95% (2000-2010, includes May 1999 tornado recovery)

Selected Social and Economic Characteristics

Age (2008-2012 ACS 5-Year Estimates):

  • Under 15: 16.6%
  • Age 15 to 24: 25.1%
  • Age 25 to 44: 25.2%
  • Age 45 to 64: 22.1%
  • Age 65 and Over: 10.3%

Sex (2008-2012 ACS 5-Year Estimates):

  • Female: 50.3%
  • Male: 49.7%

Race and Hispanic or Latino Origin (2008-2012 ACS 5-Year Estimates):

  • White: 90,583 81.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 4,238 3.8%
  • Black: 4,530 4.1%
  • Asian: 3,796 3.4%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 179 0.2%
  • Two or More Races: 7,239 6.5%
  • Other: 1,188 1.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5,995 5.4%

Housing Statistics (2008-2012 ACS 5-Year Estimates & Planning Department):

  • Households: 49,137
  • Persons Per Household: 2.53
  • Percent Owner Occupied: 58.0%
  • Percent Renter Occupied: 42.0%
  • Average New Home Value 2013: $224,000

Economy (2008-2012 ACS 5-Year Estimates):

  • Per Capita Income: $28,267
  • Median Household Income: $48,248
  • Civilian Labor Force: 60,009
  • Unemployment Rate: 3.7%

Education (2008-2012 ACS 5-Year Estimates & Planning Department):

  • Percent High School Graduates Over Age 18: 93.1%
  • Percent College Graduates: 43.4%
  • Public High Schools: 2
  • Public Middle Schools: 4
  • Public Elementary Schools: 16

Miscellaneous:

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SOURCES: City of Norman Comprehensive Plan, 2010 Federal Census,
American Comunity Survey, Labor Force Trends - State of Oklahoma Employment Division, Norman
Planning Department, Norman Economic Development Coalition.