Regional Commuting Patterns

Norman Economic Development Coalition

Regional Commuting Patterns

This map shows the 10-county partnership region and the commuting patterns between each county. The number listed in the county is the percentage of residents who stay in their home county to work. The lines between counties show the percentage of residents who travel to other counties to work. For the purpose of clarity, only commuter flows of five percent and above are pictured below. 


Commuters by County (From, To)

CanadianClevelandGradyKingfisherLincolnLoganMcClainOklahomaPaynePottawatomieOutside of Region
Canadian 14,006 3,006 523 394 104 218 252 36,363 293 359 6,179
Cleveland 2,094 42,642 544 117 114 143 1,728 55,450 608 1,274 11,960
Grady 966 1,608 6,886 71 61 76 889 6,660 137 164 4,128
Kingfisher 348 160 48 3,079 12 64 29 1,406 94 36 1,680
Lincoln 190 438 69 33 3,561 72 41 3,353 1,015 1,150 2,168
Logan 348 629 61 139 64 3,608 50 9,883 521 125 2,352
McClain 341 3,019 448 33 30 38 3,051 5,258 80 165 2,627
Oklahoma 9,622 19,898 1,009 477 532 2,020 980 260,392 1,837 2,362 30,455
Payne 265 650 60 105 294 275 81 3,586 17,493 334 8,900
Pottawatomie 364 1,743 83 48 531 67 159 6,901 409 11,987 4,714


Cleveland County

Cleveland County benefits from the firms in its area as well as its proximity to Oklahoma City. Cleveland County is home to the University of Oklahoma, and the county employs 42,642 workers. Although 104,714 residents work in neighboring partnership counties, particularly Oklahoma County, Cleveland County’s payroll imported far exceeds its payroll exported. Thus, Cleveland County, despite its residents leaving the county to work elsewhere, benefits from employment both in the county and in surrounding counties.