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A+ Norman Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Norman Cost of Living Cost of living is 7% higher than Oklahoma
928% less expensive than the US average
8614% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Norman cost of living
C+ Norman Crime Total crime is 9% lower than Oklahoma
Total crime
3,05218% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3318% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-13%Year over year crime is down
Norman crime
C- Norman Employment Household income is 9% higher than Oklahoma
Median household income
$52,4845% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$28,4665% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%26% lower than the US average
Norman employment
D Norman Housing Home value is 35% higher than Oklahoma
Median home value
$163,90011% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$80215% lower than the US average
Home ownership
55%14% lower than the US average
Norman real estate or Norman rentals
A+ Norman Schools HS graduation rate is 8% higher than Oklahoma
High school grad. rates
89%7% higher than the US average
School test scores
68%39% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:18% higher than the US average
Norman K-12 schools or Norman colleges

Living in Norman, OK

Located in the state of Oklahoma, Norman is a mid-sized city with a population of 118,974 people. According to the most recent Census, 79% of Norman residents are White, 5% Asian and 4% Black. 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 young singles. Norman has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 73% of the population is classified as married and 60% have kids.

Without the right tools, moving to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Norman, Oklahoma could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, cost of living, weather, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Norman and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Norman to Oklahoma and the national average.

Norman, OK receives 80 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #47 in Oklahoma and #1,727 in the USA. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Norman could be a great choice! The cherry on top is that Norman also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Norman ranks well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B-) and education (A+). There are some categories that Norman does not rank well for, including: housing (D). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Norman, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Riverwind Casino, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, and Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

The average school test scores in Norman are 68%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Norman. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Norman are affordable. Median real estate prices in Norman come in at $163,900, which is 35.1% higher than the Oklahoma average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Norman, the home price to income ratio is 3.1, which is 24% higher than the Oklahoma average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Norman were 0.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4.2%.

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Compare Norman, OK Livability To Other Cities

Best Cities Near Norman, OK

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Edmond, OK8929.888,342
Woodlawn Park, OK8823.1168
Okarche, OK8545.81,338
The Village, OK8524.99,310
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Moore, OK847.759,501
Newcastle, OK848.99,030
Yukon, OK8327.525,293
Mustang, OK8319.919,637
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It is Oklahoma

Moved here a year ago and it's awful neighbors call the police constantly everyone nosy it's a mental health capital the docs here got people walking around medicated up like zombies you cant have a dog if it barks when it plays in yard and trains all the time weird hours lots of drug addicts and people up and down the alleys all night but cops dont get called on them anyway beware of norman beware of Oklahoma want to stay out of trouble stay out of Oklahoma
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Norman, OK - A Great First Impression of Oklahoma!

I have never visited Oklahoma before which is why I was unsure what to expect in late 2009 when my wife and I went to visit friends in Norman, OK. Luckily we left with an outstanding first impression of positive thoughts of Norman.

Norman is a great city with plenty of things to do and attractions to see. My favorite thing was the Westwood Park which is an excellent entertainment center featuring an 18 hole golf course, state of the art Tennis are and a really great water park. It makes a good stop for the family, the casual golfer or just about anyone else!

The city of Norman has other great attractions to offer than just Westwood Park. Some of the other things included a great bike trail, the Veteran's Memorial and of course an outstanding mall to get some shopping done! There are some decent restaurant options in Norman but I stuck to the national chains which seemed to be the best bet! Nightlife in Norman isn't amazing but there are a few clubs and bars that have a full crowd on the weekends. I would recommend making a weekend stay or more in Norman to enjoy the great scenery and entertainment.
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Source: The Norman, OK data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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