According to the City of Norman , nearly 115,000 people reside in Norman making it the third largest city in Oklahoma. In addition to the residential population, Norman is home to the University of Oklahoma where nearly 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled. Education shapes the heart of Norman as the University of Oklahoma resides in the city’s center, just blocks from the historic downtown on Main Street. CNN’s Money magazine ranked Norman amongst the top ten best small cities in the United States based upon educational and employment opportunities. The capital Oklahoma City, located just twenty miles north of Norman, offers additional employment opportunities.