Introduction to Norman, Oklahoma

Norman, Oklahoma, in Cleveland county, is 17 miles S of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The city is in the Oklahoma City area.

Norman History

Norman was settled during the Great Land Run of 1889. The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway planned it as a station site in 1886. It was named after Abner E. Norman, who surveyed the area. Norman is the hometown of James Garner, the American actor. It is the county seat of Cleveland County, which was founded in 1855.

Norman and nearby Attractions

  • Colonial Estates Shopping Center
  • Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
  • Historical House Museum of Cleveland County
  • Little River Wildlife Managment Area
  • Mainsite Contemporary Art Gallery
  • Lake Thunderbird State Park

Things To Do In Norman

While in Norman one can pay a visit to the Little River Wildlife Management Area. The Historical House Museum of Cleveland County, the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and the Jacobson House provide insight into the area’s history. One can shop at the Colonial Estates Shopping Center, the Parkway Plaza Shopping Center, the Brookhaven Village Shopping Center and the Robinson Crossing Shopping Center. Local celebrations include the Cleveland County Free Fair, the Oktoberfest Frontier Style, the May Fair Arts Festival and the 89er Day Festival.

Norman Transportation

Will Rogers World Airport is nearby.

Norman Higher Education

The University of Oklahoma and Moore Norman Technology Center are the local institutions of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Oklahoma City Community College and Rose State College.


Total Population 117,353
Male Share of the Population 50.3%
Female Share of the Population 49.7%
Senior Citizens 11.4%
Employed Population 16+ 58,176
Age of the Population 30


% of people married 42.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41.8%
Median Earnings25+ $35,757
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,183
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,003


Median Family Income $68,861
% Above Poverty Level 82%
% Below Poverty Level 18%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%


People Living Alone 31%
Median Gross Rent $788
Median House Value $160,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.9%
US/American 0%
English 10.9%
Irish 12.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Norman Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 17 miles S of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County Cleveland
Metro Area Oklahoma City
Standard Zip Codes 73026, 73069, 73071, 73072
P.O. Box Zip Codes 73070
Company Zip Codes 73019
Phone Area Codes 405
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.222
Longitude -97.439

Norman Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 48 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 49 to 75 F
Annual Precip 41.6 inches
Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 50 to 74 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 52 to 75 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Station MEEKER 5 W
Distance 32.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 46 F
Apr Temp 45 to 70 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 38 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Blanchard 8,000 $71,983
Goldsby 1,982 $85,000
Moore 58,615 $67,831
Newcastle 8,712 $81,206
Noble 6,626 $54,077
Washington 689 $72,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Norman Public Libraries

Pioneer Library System
Norman, Oklahoma
(405) 701-2600
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Norman Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(405) 321-1700
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 21

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Student/teacher ratio: 19.1

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A Title I School.
Serves 365 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

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