Norman, Oklahoma

Norman: The second most populous city in Oklahoma. It is located on the North Canadian River in central Oklahoma. Norman is known for its many colleges and universities, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the University of Oklahoma and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.

About

Norman is a city located in the county of Cleveland in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Its population at the 2010 census was 110,925 and a population density of 226 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 125,762 inhabitants.

The city was created 133 years ago in 1890.

Norman is a city located 20 miles south of downtown Oklahoma City in the central part of the state. With over 125,000 residents, Norman is the third-largest city in Oklahoma.

History

Settled in 1889 during the Land Run, Norman was one of the original frontier towns in the Oklahoma Territory. The city was named after one of the leaders of the Land Run, Abner Norman.

Norman was incorporated in 1891 and selected as the site for the University of Oklahoma in 1893, helping stimulate early growth. In the 20th century, the economy diversified beyond agriculture into aerospace and tech.

Today, Norman enjoys prosperity driven by education, technology research, and steady population growth as a hub between major Texas and Midwest cities.

Economy

As home to the University of Oklahoma, education and research are linchpins of Norman’s economy. The university is the top employer in the city.

Other major employers are the Norman Regional Health System, Norman Public Schools system, Hitachi Computer Products, and Johnson Controls Inc. The city has a low cost of living compared to other tech hubs.

Culture

Norman has a thriving arts scene bolstered by the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and local venues like the Sooner Theatre. Live music thrives in the “North Campus” historic district lined with bars and nightlife catering to students.

The city hosts an annual Medieval Fair along with a popular Jazz in June music festival. Sporting events, parks, hiking trails, and lakes provide plenty of outdoor activities.

With a youthful vibe driven by the university, affordability, job opportunities, and rich culture - Norman offers an exceptional quality of life that makes it one of Oklahoma’s most desirable places to live.

Norman locator map
Location of Norman on Oklahoma map.

Quick Facts about Norman

Population : 125,762 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Oklahoma (United States)
County : Cleveland County
Postal code : 73071, 73069, 73070, 73072
Phone Area Codes : 405
Area : 490.59 km2
Altitude : 1,171 feet / 357 meters
Capital city : Norman is capital of Cleveland County
Establishment : January 01, 1891 (133 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 18:06:44 (27th February 2024)
Density : 256 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 11.8% (2010-2020)
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Campus corner
Campus corner image

Geography

Norman is located at 35°13'21"N 97°26'22"W (35.2225700, -97.4394800).

Norman map

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Demographics

The population of Norman increased by 11.8% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 110,925 - census
2011 113,882 2.6% estimation process
2012 115,600 1.49% estimation process
2013 118,695 2.61% estimation process
2014 118,228 -0.39% estimation process
2015 120,239 1.67% estimation process
2016 121,974 1.42% estimation process
2017 123,390 1.15% estimation process
2018 123,844 0.37% estimation process
2019 124,880 0.83% estimation process
2020 125,762 0.7% estimation process

Norman zip code is 73019. County name: Cleveland, County fips: 40027

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People born in Norman (77)

People born in Norman, including zoologist Thomas S. Ray, film and television actor James Garner, astronomer Karl Guthe Jansky, .

List

  • Milena Govich (American actress) she was born in 29/10/1976
  • Nyambi Nyambi (American actor) he was born in 26/04/1979
  • David Plummer (American swimmer) he was born in 09/10/1985
  • Vince Gill (American country singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist) he was born in 12/04/1957
  • Nim Chimpsky (chimpanzee) was born in 19/11/1973
  • Champian Fulton (American musician and pianist) she was born in 12/09/1985
  • Helen Niña Tappan Loeblich (American scientist) she was born in 12/10/1917
  • Kyle Nelson (American football player) he was born in 03/10/1986
  • Jesse Ed Davis (American musician) he was born in 21/09/1944
  • Geraldyn M Cobb (American aviator) she was born in 05/03/1931
  • David Salle (American artist) he was born in 28/09/1952
  • Dominic Cervi (Association football goaltender) he was born in 09/07/1986
  • Mossis Madu (American football running back) he was born in 04/11/1987
  • Joseph Jackson Downing he was born in 30/03/1924
  • Betty Jameson (professional golfer) she was born in 09/05/1919
  • Beau Blankenship (American football running back) he was born in 13/08/1990
  • Bob Barry, Jr. (American sportscaster) he was born in 21/12/1956
  • Chuck Long (All-American college football player, professional football player, quarterback, College Football Hall of Fame member) he was born in 18/02/1963

Schools in Norman

College & universities near Norman, OK

Code Name City ZIP
207500 University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus Norman (OK) 73019-3072
248606 Moore Norman Technology Center Norman (OK) 73069-8399
207157 Randall University Moore (OK) 73160
447379 Platt College-Moore Moore (OK) 73160
245953 Mid-America Christian University Oklahoma City (OK) 73170-9797

Stations (5)

Amtrak & bus stations near Norman, OK

Code Name Address Type
NOR Norman 200 South Jones Avenue RAIL
PUR Purcell East Main St and North Santa Fe Ave. RAIL
OKC Santa Fe Depot 100 South E.K. Gaylord Blvd. RAIL
PVL Pauls Valley East Paul Ave. and South Santa Fe St. RAIL
GUT Guthrie, OK 409 West Oklahoma Ave. RAIL

Post offices near Norman

Post Office Name City ZIP
Norman Post Office Norman (OK) 73069
Sooner Post Office Norman (OK) 73072
Nobl Post Office Noble (OK) 73068
Moor Post Office Moore (OK) 73160
Santa Fe Carrier Un Post Office Oklahoma City (OK) 73170

Other places with the same name (5)

  • Norman , Arkansas town in Arkansas with a population of 363 people.
  • Norman , North Carolina human settlement in Richmond County, North Carolina, United States of America with a population of 130 people.
  • Norman , North Dakota township in Traill County, North Dakota with a population of 69 people.
  • Norman , Nebraska human settlement in Kearney County, Nebraska, United States of America with a population of 44 people.

Other cities in Cleveland County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Cleveland County , OK.

City Name Population Title
Moore 63,102 The most populous city in Cleveland County, Oklahoma.
Noble 7,250 City in Oklahoma
Slaughterville 4,359 Town in Cleveland County, Oklahoma, United States
Lexington 2,187 City in Cleveland County, Oklahoma, United States
Hall Park 1,095 City in Cleveland County, Oklahoma, United States of America
Etowah 93 Town in Cleveland County, Oklahoma

Distance to Other Cities

Norman distances to largest Oklahoma cities