Norman, OK

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Population

119,820

0.711% growth

Median Age

30.1


Median Household Income

$53,733

2.38% growth

Poverty Rate

18.2%


Number of Employees

60,282

0.821% growth

Median Property Value

$169,700

3.54% growth

About

In 2017, Norman, OK had a population of 120k people with a median age of 30.1 and a median household income of $53,733. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Norman, OK grew from 118,974 to 119,820, a 0.711% increase and its median household income grew from $52,484 to $53,733, a 2.38% increase.

The population of Norman, OK is 72.8% White Alone, 7.54% Hispanic or Latino, and 7% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Norman, OK speak a non-English language, and 95.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Norman, OK are Moore Norman Technology Center (291 degrees awarded in 2016) and Hollywood Cosmetology Center (5 degrees).

The median property value in Norman, OK is $169,700, and the homeownership rate is 54%. Most people in Norman, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Norman, OK is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Norman, OK employs 60.3k people. The largest industries in Norman, OK are Educational Services (11,015 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,717 people), and Retail Trade (6,710 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,556), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,313), and Public Administration ($54,313).

Median household income in Norman, OK is $53,733. Males in Norman, OK have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,687. The income inequality in Norman, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,733

2017 value

± $2,200

2.38%

1 Year Growth

± 5.06%

Households in Norman, OK have a median annual income of $53,733, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,484 in 2016, which represents a 2.38% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,090

Average Male Salary

± $1,576

$39,687

Average Female Salary

± $1,128

In 2017, full-time male employees in Oklahoma made 1.44 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $46,109 ± $1,108

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $44,605 ± $18,568

  3. Asian

    $44,604 ± $6,576

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Oklahoma workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Norman, OK is from Oklahoma.

0.455

2017 Wage GINI

0.455

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0213% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Oklahoma was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oklahoma in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Oklahoma across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 2015.10

  2. Census Tract 2015.05

  3. Census Tract 2014.05

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Norman, OK was Census Tract 2015.10 with a value of $98,295, followed by Census Tract 2015.05 and Census Tract 2014.05, with respective values of $85,097 and $83,542.

The following map shows all of the places in Norman, OK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Norman, OK (20.3k out of 111k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    14,256 ± 983

  2. Black

    1,793 ± 438

  3. Hispanic

    1,610 ± 344

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Norman, OK is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

60.3k

2017 Value

± 1,818

0.821%

1 Year growth

± 4.32%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Norman, OK grew at a rate of 0.821%, from 59.8k employees to 60.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Norman, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,069 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (6,821 people), and Management Occupations (5,972 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Norman, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Norman, OK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,069 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (6,821 people), and Management Occupations (5,972 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Norman, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.87 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.86 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Norman, OK, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($69,289), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,922), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,020).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

60.3k

2017 Value

± 1,818

0.821%

1 Year growth

± 4.32%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Norman, OK grew at a rate of 0.821%, from 59.8k employees to 60.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Norman, OK, are Educational Services (11,015 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,717 people), and Retail Trade (6,710 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Norman, OK, though some of these residents may live in Norman, OK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Norman, OK, by number of employees, are Educational Services (11,015 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,717 people), and Retail Trade (6,710 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Norman, OK has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.39 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.97 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Norman, OK, by median earnings, are Utilities ($65,556), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,313), and Public Administration ($54,313).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Oklahoma to other states, or from other states to Oklahoma.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $52.4B

  2. $21.4B

  3. $19.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $52.4B, followed by Fuel oils ($21.4B) and Gasoline ($19.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Oklahoma products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$220B

2015 Value

$309B

Projected 2045 Value

40.6% growth

In 2015, total outbound Oklahoma trade was $220B. This is expected to increase 40.6% to $309B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Oklahoma trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Oklahoma to other states, or from other states to Oklahoma.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $40.8B

  2. $19.3B

  3. $7.03B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $40.8B, followed by Kansas with $19.3B and Arkansas and $7.03B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Oklahoma shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90% of the population of Norman, OK has health coverage, with 55.8% on employee plans, 8.78% on Medicaid, 8.75% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 2.15% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Norman, OK was $7,627 in 2014. This is a 4.58% increase from the previous year ($7,293).

Primary care physicians in Norman, OK see 1587 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.8% increase from the previous year (1559 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1704 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 264 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pushmataha County and Ottawa County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Adair County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (41.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,587 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma see an average of 1,587 patients per year. This represents a 1.8% increase from the previous year (1,559 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Oklahoma in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,627

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,878

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,529

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Oklahoma (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.58%, from $7,293 to $7,627.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10%

Uninsured

55.8%

Employer Coverage

8.78%

Medicaid

8.75%

Medicare

14.5%

Non-Group

2.15%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Norman, OK declined by 8.63% from 11% to 10%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Norman, OK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.2% prevalence

  3. 15.9% prevalence

Pushmataha County and Ottawa County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Oklahoma, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Oklahoma by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Norman, OK is home to a population of 120k people, from which 95.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.35% of Norman, OK residents were born outside of the country (8.81k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Norman, OK is composed of 87.3k White Alone residents (72.8%), 9.03k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.54%), 8.39k Two or More Races residents (7%), 5.59k Asian Alone residents (4.67%), 5.23k Black or African American Alone residents (4.36%), 3.94k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (3.29%), 256 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.214%), and 110 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0918%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Norman, OK are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

32

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Norman, OK was 30.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 32. But people in Norman, OK are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Norman, OK residents was 30.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.35%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8.81k people

7.05%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

8.38k people

As of 2017, 7.35% of Norman, OK residents (8.81k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Norman, OK was 7.05%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    107,425 ± 7,935 people

  2. Vietnam

    15,408 ± 3,041 people

  3. India

    7,989 ± 2,192 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oklahoma was Mexico, the natal country of 107,425 Oklahoma residents, followed by Vietnam with 15,408 and India with 7,989.

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Citizenship

95.4%

2017 Citizenship

95.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.4% of Norman, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Norman, OK was 95.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    87.3k ± 1.12k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    9.03k ± 963

  3. Two or More Races

    8.39k ± 841

In 2017, there were 9.67 times more White Alone residents (87.3k people) in Norman, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.03k Hispanic or Latino and 8.39k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Norman, OK as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Norman, OK citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Norman, OK was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Norman, OK are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,729 ± 293

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,589 ± 338

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,171 ± 224

Norman, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Norman, OK awarded 296 degrees. The student population of Norman, OK is skewed towards men, with 1,083 male students and 592 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Norman, OK are White (180 and 60.8%), followed by Two or More Races (60 and 20.3%), American Indian or Alaska Native (18 and 6.08%), and Hispanic or Latino (14 and 4.73%).

The largest universities in Norman, OK by number of degrees awarded are Moore Norman Technology Center (291 and 98.3%) and Hollywood Cosmetology Center (5 and 1.69%).

The most popular majors in Norman, OK are Cinematography & Film Production (27 and 9.12%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (25 and 8.45%), and Automobile Mechanics Technology (24 and 8.11%).

The median tuition costs in Norman, OK are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Norman, OK was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 25 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Norman, OK according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 291 degrees awarded

  2. 5 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Norman, OK institution with the largest number of graduating students was Moore Norman Technology Center with 291 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

177

Degrees Awarded to Men

119

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 177 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Norman, OK, which is 1.49 times more than the 119 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    180 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    60 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    18 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Norman, OK were to White students. These 180 degrees mean that there were 3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 60 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Norman, OK was $169,700 in 2017, which is 0.78 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $163,900 to $169,700, a 3.54% increase. The homeownership rate in Norman, OK is 54%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Norman, OK have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Norman, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$53,733

Median Household Income

± $2,200

46k

Number of Households

± 1,531

In 2017, the median household income of the 46k households in Norman, OK grew to $53,733 from the previous year's value of $52,484.

The following chart displays the households in Norman, OK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$169,700

2017 Median

± $3,344

$163,900

2016 Median

± $3,104

In 2017, the median property value in Norman, OK grew to to $169,700 from the previous year's value of $163,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Norman, OK compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Norman, OK the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Norman, OK distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Norman, OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

54%

2017 Homeownership

54.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54% of the housing units in Norman, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 54.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Norman, OK compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Norman, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Norman, OK have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

21.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Norman, OK have a shorter commute time (21.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.64% of the workforce in Norman, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81%

  2. Carpooled

    9.15%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Norman, OK was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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