It’s not uncommon the past few years to find an article in a national publication touting the great attributes of the Oklahoma City metro area, but what about counties within the metro? I happened to stumble upon one such article this weekend, which ranks Cleveland County in the Top 3 of America’s Best Affordable Places, 2011! Not bad, huh? Here’s a summary of what the article mentioned:
No. 3: Cleveland County, Oklahoma
Median family income: $64,350
Households spending more than 30 percent income on housing: 23.3 percent
Unemployment: 5.7 percent
Adult population with bachelor’s degrees: 30.1 percent
Major cities: Norman, Moore
Cleveland County is Oklahoma’s third-largest in population and second-fastest-growing county, according to the Greater Oklahoma City Partnership. Farming, oil production, and horse breeding are important area industries, according to the county. The cost of living in Norman, the area’s largest city and home to the University of Oklahoma, is 15 percent below the U.S. average and the district has several good schools, according to greatschools.org.