Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
Access to hospitals can be a significant consideration when choosing the best community for you or your loved one. The top hospitals that service Norman include Norman Regional, J D McCarty Center For Children, and Griffin Memorial Hospital. In total, there are 3 hospitals located in Norman which offer emergency services and other healthcare.
Cost of Living
The cost of care for a community is influenced by the destination in which it is located. The cost of living index for Norman is around 96.3 based on an average rating of 100, where anything lower than 100 is less costly than the average. Norman has a grocery price index of about 89.6. The rent burden for Norman is about 16.2% of the average person's monthly income. The median monthly price for rent in Norman is about $1,058 and the median price for a home for Norman is around $169,769.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
According to many seniors, weather and climate are often the most significant influence in choosing a care destination. On average, the air quality index rating in Norman is around 47.7. The average air quality conditions are rated as good. The air quality index rating is at its max during July at around 63.8. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. The average humidity level for Norman is about 46%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of May at roughly 51%. Norman has a humid subtropical type of climate. Monthly, Norman measures about 8 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation usually falls in June with an average of 16 inches in a month. In terms of snow fall Norman experiences an average of 5.20 inches of snow in a year. In the summer, Norman is about 80F. The low summer temperature falls to around 68F during June. The summer high peaks at approximately 92F in August. During the winter months, the average air temperature dips to about 41F. The high winter temperature will rise to around 55F during the month of February. The lowest winter temperature is approximately 29 F during the month of January.
Demographics and Values
During the last presidential election, 7.4% voted for a third party candidate, 57.1% voted Republican, and 35.5% voted Democrat in Cleveland county. Racially, the population of Norman is 78.2% white, 7.5% Hispanic, 3.5% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 4.5% black, 4.8% Asian, 7.8% mixed race, and 1.0% other or not specified. In Norman, 7.5% of the people are veterans of the United States military. Norman is considered neutral to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Currently, the population of Norman consists of 115,065 people and in total the Norman metro area has a population of 122,843. The current population of Norman is growing at a rate of 0.004%. Norman has a population density of 265 people per square mile. Based on gender, 49.9% are female and 50.1% are male. The median age of Norman is 30 years old. In Norman, 20.8% of the population are over the age of 55, 8.8% are over the age of 60, 5.1% are over the age of 70, and 2.5% are over the age of 80. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Norman, out of the total population 0.0% practice Judaism, 0.0% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.1% practice Islam. In Norman, 55.4% are nonbelievers. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Norman 16.0% are Baptists, 10.5% practice another Christian faith, and 8.3% are Methodists. Out of the total population of Norman, 3.6% are widows, 12.4% have some form of disability, 18.2% live in poverty, and 10.0% do not have health insurance. In terms of crime, Norman has 29.7 property crimes per 1000 residents and 3.0 violent crimes per 1000 residents. In terms of education, 20.0% have a high-school diploma, 18.3% have a graduate degree, and 42.1% have a college degree.
An overview of Oklahoma
Based on natural beauty, Oklahoma ranks 42nd in the nation. In terms of resources, Oklahoma has a cost of living index of 88.1, a grocery index rating of 95.4, and a housing index rating of 71.9. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. Oklahoma is ranked 43rd in quality of life and 47th in healthcare. In total, Oklahoma has 134 general hospitals and 109 health centers that provide care for 3,953,546 citizens. St Mary's Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hospital, Community Hospital, and Llc are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state.
Social demographics of the state
The state has a median age of 37 and 28% of its population being over the age of 55. The state of Oklahoma ranks 22nd in the country for diversity. Forty-three percent of Oklahoma residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 7,057 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-47%, Mainline Protestant-18%, and Historically Black Protestant-4%. In Oklahoma there are 352 masonic lodges. In the last presidential election 29% of Oklahoma residents voted Democrat and 65% voted Republican.
State-wide weather information
The average air quality index rating in Oklahoma is 38.5 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 52.2 AQI. On average, the humidity rating for Oklahoma is around 64%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 72% in the month of May. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Oklahoma is around 3.08 inches. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.85 inches of precipitation a month. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 80F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 98F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 58F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Oklahoma drops to around 39F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 60F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 17F during the month of January. While residents of Oklahoma mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Oklahoma can include tornadoes and floods and earthquakes (high).
Wildlife to be found in Oklahoma
The state of Oklahoma has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of big bluestem, prairie clovers, little bluestem, and hickories and others. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the swamp dwarf crayfish, the common collared lizard, the citrine forktail, or the three-toed amphiuma. The state animal of Oklahoma is the American bison.