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Norman is a city in Cleveland County, in the Oklahoma City metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after a Santa Fe railroad engineer.

The latitude of Norman is 35.222N. The longitude is -97.439W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,171 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 99,197.


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Median household income
Local
$36,713
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Norman demographic reports
Norman is on the South Canadian River.
Settled in the land run of 1889, when 10,000 pioneers claimed property here
Home of the National Severe Storms Laboratory
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 189. The number of murders and homicides was 4. The violent crime rate was 1.9 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1996 movie, "Twister"
Well-known residents have included:
· Bart Conner, gymnast, Olympic medallist
· Vince Gill, singer, songwriter
· Alice Ghostley, actress
· Billy Sims, football player
· James Garner, actor
· Steve Owens, football player
· Barry Switzer, football player
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Java Dave's, Starbucks, Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • 89er Day Festival - April 21, 2007
  • Oktoberfest Frontier Style - Oct. 6-7, 2007
  • May Fair Arts Festival - May 4-6, 2007
  • Cleveland County Free Fair - Sept. 6-8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Norman web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Thunderbird State Park
Historic sites and museums: Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Norman and Cleveland County Historical Museum
Colleges and universities: University of Oklahoma, City College
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 80

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Norman demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cleveland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Oklahoma City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 73160 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Norman residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Norman ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Norman was $20,630, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

40% of Norman residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Norman, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $432.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $892.


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Libraries in Norman include Norman Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Norman include Norman Transcript

TV stations in Norman include KOCM, KUOK-CA.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KGOU.

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Politics

Cleveland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Norman political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Norman workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 22 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Norman between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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