Rental Housing In Oklahoma

Oklahoma Rental Overview

The population of Oklahoma, according to the 2010 Census, is 3,751,351. The total number of households in the state is 1,460,450. The average household size for Oklahoma is 2.4. The total number of renter households in the state is 478,690 which means that 32.78% of households are renter households. Compared to all other U.S. States, Oklahoma is ranked 21st in percentage of renters. District Of Columbia is ranked first with 57.99% and West Virginia ranks last with only 26.55%.

According to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the median rent paid among all renter households and housing types and sizes in Oklahoma is $690 per month. Ranked against all other states in the country, Oklahoma ranks 45th for the highest median rent. Hawaii ranks first at $1,353 and West Virginia ranks last at $606. Though rents are set more locally, statewide median rents provide a basic outlook of housing costs for each state.

The number of vacant rental units in Oklahoma is 44,059 representing a vacancy rate of 8.4%. Among all U.S. states, Oklahoma ranks 37th for the lowest vacancy rates. New York ranks first with a vacancy rate of 4.5% and South Carolina ranks last with a vacancy rate of 12.9%. As lower vacancy rates are an indication of a healthier rental housing portfolio, Oklahoma’s rental housing portfolio is performing below the National average.

ProgramProjectsUnits
Project Based Section 8 172 11,864
Section 202 91 3,271
Section 811 44 718
Section 515 253 7,059
RDRA 228 4,802
LIHTC 411 20,986
Senior 186 6,742
Public Housing 95 7,587
Section 8 Voucher 104 24,747
Total 816 40,134
Note: The total does not necessarily equal the sum of each program as some properties may participate in multiple funding programs.

‡This program is not project based, instead Housing Authorities provide vouchers to individual renters. In the state of Oklahoma there are 104 independent Housing Authorities that may issue these vouchers.

The average number of units per property for affordable rentals in Oklahoma is 49.20. The largest market for federally assisted housing in the state is Tulsa at 6,174 units and the smallest is Holiis at 4 unit(s). 186 apartment properties provide housing for seniors containing 6,742 units. Of the 40,134 units, 20,613 units include some form of rental assistance (like Section 8) to make rent more affordable for very low income families.

Affordable Housing by Counties in Oklahoma ranked by federally assisted units

There are 77 counties or county equivalents in Oklahoma. The county or county equivalent with the largest population is Oklahoma County at 718,633 and the smallest is Cimarron County at 2,475. The county or county equivalent with the largest percentage of renter households is Payne County at 47.08% and The county or county equivalent with lowest portion of renters is Wagoner County at 18.41%.

The density of Federal housing assistance at the county level in Oklahoma ranges from a low of 16.1 units per 1,000 renter households in Jefferson County to a high of 257.8 units per 1,000 renter households in Pushmataha County. The average Federal housing assistance density for all counties in Oklahoma is 115 units per 1,000 renter households.

The table below summarizes the Federally assisted housing located in each county in Oklahoma. All major affordable housing programs are provided on a county by county basis. Click on the name of the county to see a more in depth summary of affordable housing in that county.

CountyTotal Units
Tulsa County 7,132
Oklahoma County 7,058
Cleveland County 1,661
Muskogee County 1,204
Sequoyah County 972
Canadian County 953
Comanche County 935
Osage County 875
Pottawatomie County 834
Cherokee County 793
Le Flore County 787
Creek County 784
Washington County 767
Wagoner County 750
Payne County 676
Rogers County 619
Garfield County 613
Pittsburg County 569
Okmulgee County 563
Carter County 550
McCurtain County 517
Texas County 499
Grady County 483
Logan County 474
Caddo County 470
Delaware County 453
Bryan County 448
Adair County 439
Lincoln County 437
Pontotoc County 414
Mayes County 413
Stephens County 397
Kay County 372
Ottawa County 307
Pushmataha County 298
Beckham County 271
Craig County 251
Choctaw County 250
McIntosh County 240
Garvin County 237
Johnston County 228
Jackson County 202
Seminole County 201
Custer County 188
Woodward County 163
Hughes County 156
Noble County 141
Nowata County 132
Latimer County 130
Murray County 124
McClain County 116
Kiowa County 116
Blaine County 114
Kingfisher County 107
Okfuskee County 96
Washita County 90
Atoka County 84
Major County 76
Pawnee County 70
Greer County 68
Haskell County 64
Tillman County 63
Cimarron County 60
Woods County 59
Cotton County 52
Love County 50
Alfalfa County 48
Coal County 40
Dewey County 36
Marshall County 28
Harmon County 28
Harper County 28
Beaver County 24
Grant County 21
Ellis County 20
Roger Mills County 16
Jefferson County 12

Affordable Housing by City in Oklahoma ranked by federally assisted units

We are tracking 225 cities in Oklahoma that have at least one Federally assisted housing community. With a population of 579,999, Oklahoma City has the largest population of these cities. There are 55 Federally assisted housing communities in Oklahoma City which are home to about 5,303 families, most of which are lower income families.

The table below provides a summary of all Federally assisted housing communities by city in Oklahoma. All the major affordable housing funding program breakdowns are provided. Click on the city name to get a full affordable rental housing report for each city in Oklahoma.

CityTotal Units
Tulsa 6,174
Oklahoma City 5,303
Edmond 1,035
Norman 1,000
Muskogee 870
Lawton 786
Tahlequah 760
Broken Arrow 753
Bartlesville 667
Shawnee 584
Moore 574
Enid 567
Okmulgee 479
Ardmore 459
Chickasha 459
Guthrie 434
Ada 430
Guymon 421
Claremore 418
Durant 414
Wagoner 389
El Reno 385
Sallisaw 374
Coweta 352
Sapulpa 341
Stillwater 331
Duncan 331
Mcalester 330
Grove 328
Stilwell 321
Yukon 315
Poteau 298
Idabel 270
Owasso 268
Midwest City 260
Ponca City 256
Pryor 255
Hugo 250
Vian 249
Skiatook 245
Altus 238
Cushing 238
Tishomingo 212
Mustang 209
Del City 200
Fort Gibson 190
Bristow 178
Antlers 170
Anadarko 170
Vinita 167
Muldrow 167
Broken Bow 165
Stroud 164
Eufaula 161
Pocola 159
Sand Springs 156
Sayre 156
Seminole 155
Checotah 143
Mcloud 137
Roland 136
Nowata 132
Wilburton 130
Miami 128
Bixby 128
Clayton 128
Woodward 123
Mc Alester 121
Spiro 120
Carnegie 120
Westville 118
Commerce 118
Hobart 116
Tecumseh 113
Holdenville 109
Blackwell 108
Meeker 105
Weatherford 102
Mannford 101
Jay 101
Dewey 100
Perry 99
Okemah 96
Davis 92
Choctaw 91
Lindsay 90
Oologah 88
Elk City 87
Kingfisher 87
Chouteau 84
Cordell 84
Atoka 84
Glenpool 84
Chandler 84
Collinsville 81
Hinton 80
Noble 79
Perkins 78
Fairview 76
Purcell 76
Poteau-heavener 74
Hominy 74
Watonga 72
Mounds 70
Harrah 67
Spencer 67
Brooken Bow 64
Catoosa 60
Henryetta 60
Alva 59
Afton 58
Pauls Valley 57
Prague 56
Cache 56
Apache 54
Stigler 54
Pawhuska 53
Inola 53
Mangum 52
Wynnewood 52
Warr Acres 51
Marietta 50
Clinton 50
Cleveland 50
Drumright 48
Talihina 48
Webber Falls 48
Welch 48
Haskell 48
Healdton 47
Wetumka 47
Gore 46
Waukomis 46
Boise City 44
Okeene 42
Crescent 40
Hooker 40
Mooreland 40
Cyril 40
Blanchard 40
Coalgate 40
Tipton 39
Hartshorne 38
Locust Grove 38
Hulbert 33
Jones 32
Oilton 32
Sulphur 32
Lone Grove 32
Leflore 30
Wewoka 30
Billings 30
Elgin 29
Erick 28
Madill 28
Temple 28
Wellston 28
Comanche 26
Salina 25
Cherokee 24
Helena 24
Sterling 24
Custer City 24
Walters 24
Rush Springs 24
Bokoshe 24
Fletcher 24
Arkoma 24
Geary 24
Warner 24
Taft 24
Oaks 24
Frederick 24
Okarche 24
Beaver 24
Marlow 24
Morris 24
Hollis 24
Stratford 22
Pawnee 20
Seiling 20
Shattuck 20
Valliant 18
Caddo 18
Yale 17
Maysville 16
Blair 16
Calera 16
Konawa 16
Laverne 16
Goodwell 16
Wyandotte 16
Geronimo 16
Velma 16
Cheyenne 16
Granite 16
Texhoma 16
Quinton 16
Vici 16
Kellyville 14
Lamont 13
Thomas 12
Ketchum 12
Wilson 12
Glencoe 12
Buffalo 12
Ringling 12
Morrison 12
Adair 11
Fairland 11
Mccurtain 10
Eldorado 10
Heavener 10
Lexington 8
Pond Creek 8
Ravia 8
Mannsville 8
Cashion 8
Kaw City 8
Keyes 8
Felt 8
Canute 6
Hardesty 6
Binger 6
Holiis 4

Housing Authorities in Oklahoma ranked by assisted units and vouchers

Housing authorities are governmental (or quasi-governmental) entities that manage various Federal housing assistance programs on behalf of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These programs include Public Housing, Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers and other programs.

There are 104 housing authorities in Oklahoma. These housing authorities own and operate an aggregate of public housing units and administer Section 8 rental vouchers. Of the 104 housing authorities, 20.2% have both a public housing and Section 8 program.

The largest housing authority in Oklahoma by total housing assistance units managed is Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency with 10,761 public housing units under management (0 public housing units and 10,761 Section 8 vouchers).

The table below provides a list of housing authorities in Oklahoma and includes each housing authorities public housing and Section 8 voucher count. Click on the housing authority name to get more details on the housing authority.

NamePublic Housing UnitsSection 8 Vouchers
Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency - 10,761
Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa 2,493 4,914
Housing Authority of the City of Oklahoma City 3,065 4,239
Housing Authority of the City of Norman 173 1,185
Housing Authority of the City of Muskogee 400 843
Housing Authority of the City of Shawnee 442 497
Housing Authority of the City of Stillwater 134 656
Housing Authority of the City of Miami,oklaho 222 243
Housing Authority of the City of Hugo 221 178
Housing Authority of the City of Lawton 296 92
Housing Authority of the City of Ada 275 110
Housing Authority of the City of Broken Bow 140 217
Housing Authority of the City of McAlester 274 73
Housing Authority of the City of Seminole 120 189
Housing Authority of the City of Ponca City 175 134
Housing Authority of Osage County 281 -
Housing Authority of the City of Bristow 159 87
Housing Authority of the City of Wewoka 90 154
Housing Authority of the City of Idabel 200 -
Housing Authority of the City of Henryetta 50 115
Housing Authority of the City of Guthrie 159 -
Housing Authority of the City of Drumright 148 -
Housing Authority of the City of Elk City 143 -
Housing Authority of the Kiamichi Electric Coop 130 -
Housing Authority of the City of Atoka 121 -
Housing Authority of the City of Stilwell 80 29
Housing Authority of the Town of Fort Gibson 64 44
Housing Authority of the City of Del City 99 -
Housing Authority of the City of Tecumseh 63 31
Housing Authority of the City of Waurika 93 -
Housing Authority of the Choctaw Electric Cooperat 84 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Antlers 84 -
Housing Authority of the City of Coalgate 82 -
Housing Authority of the City of Anadarko 79 -
Housing Authority of the City of Picher 78 -
Housing Authority of the City of Hobart 77 -
Housing Authority of the City of Holdenville 70 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Stratford 61 -
Housing Authority of the City of Pauls Valley 60 -
Housing Authority of the City of Langston 60 -
Housing Authority of the City of Wetumka 59 -
Housing Authority of the City of Snyder 54 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Mangum 51 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Ryan 51 -
Housing Authority of the City of Beggs 50 -
Housing Authority of the City of Watonga 46 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Ringling 46 -
Housing Authority of the City of Newkirk 46 -
Housing Authority of the City of Madill 44 -
Housing Authority of the City of Stroud 44 -
Housing Authority of the City of Hartshorne 43 -
Housing Authority of the City of Maud 42 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Cushing 40 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Mountain View 40 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Prague 40 -
Housing Authority of the City of Grandfield 40 -
Housing Authority of the City of Sayre 39 -
Housing Authority of the City of Pawnee 38 -
Housing Authority of the City of Konawa 38 -
Housing Authority of the City of Comanche 36 -
Housing Authority of the City of Stigler 36 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Cache 36 -
Housing Authority of the City of Wilburton 36 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Tishomingo 36 -
Housing Authority of the City of Krebs 36 -
Housing Authority of the City of Minco 36 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Wister 36 -
Housing Authority of the Caddo Electric Cooperativ 34 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Cement 34 -
Housing Authority of the City of Commerce 34 -
Housing Authority of the Cookson Hills Electric Co 32 -
Housing Authority of the City of Walters 32 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Talihina 32 -
Housing Authority of the City of Yale 30 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Temple 30 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Apache 30 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Clayton 30 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Granite 29 -
Housing Authority of the City of Waynoka 29 -
Housing Authority of the City of Heavener 28 -
Housing Authority of the City of Wynnewood 28 -
Housing Authority of the City of Geary 26 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Lone Wolf 25 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Weleetka 24 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Sterling 24 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Tipton 22 -
Housing Authority of the City of Oilton 22 -
Housing Authority of the City of Haileyville 22 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Cheyenne 22 -
Housing Authority of the City of Afton 20 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Cyril 20 -
Housing Authority of the City of Kingston 20 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Fort Cobb 20 -
Housing Authority of the City of Keota 18 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Tuttle 18 -
Housing Authority of the City of Boswell 18 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Hydro 16 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Valliant 16 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Mountain Park 16 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Seiling 14 -
Housing Authority of the City of Boley 12 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Terral 12 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Roosevelt 8 -
Housing Authority of the Town of Indiahoma 8 -

Federally Assisted Affordable Rental Housing

According to our affordable housing data, Oklahoma has a total of 816 rental properties that receive at least one form of Federal housing assistance and are at least partially reserved for low income persons. These properties contain an estimated 40,134 rental housing units. (Note: Some of the Federal source data we use does not include total unit count for a property -- most notably the LIHTC database -- so the number of units listed here may be less than the actual.)

The Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program is the largest assistance program by unit count. The program assists 20,986 in Oklahoma. The charts below lay out how each Federal program impact affordable housing in Oklahoma.

Federal Programs By Unit Count Hover over a bar to view

3,751,351

Population

2.4

Average Household Size

1,141,433

Total Renters

478,690

Renter Households

$690

Median Rent

$3,860,576,400/year

Gross Rent Paid By All Renters

44,059

Vacant Units For Rent

8.4%

Vacancy Rate

40,134

Federally Assisted Units

816

Federally Assisted Projects

411/20,986

Tax Credit Projects/Units

172/11,864

Project Based Section 8 Projects/Units

253/7,059

Section 515 Projects/Units

91/3,271

Section 202 Projects/Units

44/718

Section 811 Projects/Units

228/4,802

RD Rental Assisted Projects/Units

186/6,742

Senior Projects/Units

20,613

Units with Project Based Rent Subsidy

49.2

Average Units Per Property