A mid-sized city in Oklahoma, Norman has just over 120,000 residents. Young adults aged 15-24 make up a larger portion of the population here (25%) than nationally (14%), meaning they will find a surplus of opportunities, while retirees are less well-represented. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just under 35, are decidedly younger than most cities in Oklahoma. A narrow majority of residents own their homes (54%) as opposed to renting (46%) in Norman. With an average rent of $920/month, exceeding the state average by $88 per month, relatively high rent costs may be a contributing factor in the higher levels of ownership.
Norman has an average commute time of about 24 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the prevailing way to get to work, chosen by 45% of residents, while public transit is not extensively used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
Norman has a relatively high number of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 9% possess a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Further, 14% have earned a Bachelor's degree. Workers are spread across a wide range of industries in Norman. The four most common are education, retail, healthcare, and entertainment. Together, these industries account for 28% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 7% of the city's population works in sales, which ranks as the top career path in the city. Norman workers bring in an average annual income of around $68K, about $5,000 more than the average Oklahoma resident. However, Norman compares less favorably to the national average ($73,345).
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