As Oklahoma's third largest city, home to the University of Oklahoma and the National Weather Center, Norman is a great place to live, work, shop, eat, play and open a business.
Norman is part of the growing Oklahoma City metro area with total population of approximately 1.3 million and growing at 1.5% each year. As the county seat of Cleveland County, Norman serves as a regional shopping destination for several surrounding communities. The population of Cleveland County and it's largest cities, Norman and Moore, have grown significantly in the past few decades. Check out the graphs below highlighting the recent growth in our area. Click on the graph to enlarge image.
The University of Oklahoma is Norman's largest employer and its impact on the community is far-reaching. University-related cultural and sporting events draw thousands of visitors to Norman and with over 28,000 students and nearly 13,000 employees; the University of plays a major role in the economics of Norman. In fact, the University estimates that $354 million of economic activity is generated by students and visitors on the Norman campus, including museum and athletic events. To learn more about the University's community impact, click here.
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Norman, Oklahoma is also frequently recognized in various national media outlets as being a great place to live. We have recently been ranked in the top cities for both the retirees (the Baby Boomer generation) and first-time home buyers (the Millennial generation). But don't take our word for it, check out the links below for more information.