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      Living in Norman, OK

      Norman is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oklahoma. The city has a population of 118,974 inhabitants. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (79% White). Given that fact, Norman could be considered less diverse than other cities. The median age of all Norman residents is 30, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for a younger demographic. 73% of the people in Norman (over the age of 15) are married and 60% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

      Living in Norman can be a great experience for anyone relocating to the town. Having said that, in the state of Oklahoma, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! When searching for a new neighborhood, several factors play a vital role in determining its suitability. Safety should be a top priority, ensuring a secure environment with low crime rates. Proximity to your workplace or school helps minimize commuting time and allows for a better work-life balance. Availability of essential amenities such as parks, coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities contributes to convenience and well-being. Access to reliable public transportation options facilitates easy commuting and connectivity. Additionally, considering the sense of community and the overall atmosphere that resonates with your lifestyle and preferences fosters a harmonious living experience. Finding the best places to live in Norman and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes commute, health & safety, employment and other important metrics.

      Norman, OK receives 84 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #1 in Oklahoma and #438 in the USA. This is a great score, as Norman ranks well in multiple categories! Norman has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. If we examine each of the categories individually, we see that Norman ranks well for amenities (A+), cost of living (A+) and housing (A+).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, shops, etc., Norman has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the more notable entertainment options include: Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, and Andy Alligator's Fun Park.

      A healthy real estate market serves as a key economic indicator. It could signify overall local economic strength, stability and reflects consumer confidence in the area. Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Norman has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

      Norman real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Norman. The median home price for Norman homes is $163,900, which is 35.1% higher than the Oklahoma average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Norman, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.1, which is 24% higher than the Oklahoma average.

      Norman transportation information

      Statistic Norman Oklahoma National
      Average one way commute22min21min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.6%82.6%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.8%10.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.9%0.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.8%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.0%1.8%2.8%
      Working from home3.6%3.6%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Norman, OK data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).