Counties with the most renters in Oklahoma

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February 24, 2021
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Counties with the most renters in Oklahoma

All cities are made up of a mix of homeowners and renters, with 58.6% of Americans owning their own homes and 30.4% rending in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to the American Census Bureau. In cities, there tend to be higher rates of renters due to high property values and influxes of young people who flock to urban areas after college to enter the workforce.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with most renters in Oklahoma using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by percent of housing units occupied by renters as of 2019 5-year estimates. Keep reading to see if your county made the list.

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#30. Washita County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 29.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $688 (+6.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #39 highest rent among counties in Oklahoma, #1,820 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 28.0%
--- #62 most common among counties in Oklahoma, #2,510 among all counties nationwide
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#29. McCurtain County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 29.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $584 (+5.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #65 highest rent among counties in Oklahoma, #2,722 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 31.8%
--- #47 most common among counties in Oklahoma, #2,104 among all counties nationwide
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#28. Washington County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 29.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $740 (+8.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #21 highest rent among counties in Oklahoma, #1,369 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 33.6%
--- #34 most common among counties in Oklahoma, #1,831 among all counties nationwide
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#27. Murray County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 29.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $698 (+12.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #36 highest rent among counties in Oklahoma, #1,725 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 34.0%
--- #28 most common among counties in Oklahoma, #1,764 among all counties nationwide
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#26. Latimer County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 30.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $622 (+22.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #58 highest rent among counties in Oklahoma, #2,453 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 35.2%
--- #25 most common among counties in Oklahoma, #1,593 among all counties nationwide
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#25. Greer County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 30.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $539 (-18.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #75 highest rent among counties in Oklahoma, #2,934 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 35.3%
--- #24 most common among counties in Oklahoma, #1,577 among all counties nationwide
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#24. Craig County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 30.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $752 (+21.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #17 highest rent among counties in Oklahoma, #1,300 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 33.3%
--- #37 most common among counties in Oklahoma, #1,874 among all counties nationwide
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#23. Pottawatomie County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 30.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $718 (+10.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #26 highest rent among counties in Oklahoma, #1,541 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 33.2%
--- #38 most common among counties in Oklahoma, #1,895 among all counties nationwide
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#22. Adair County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 30.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $561 (+6.7% change in rent since 2015)
--- #69 highest rent among counties in Oklahoma, #2,844 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 31.8%
--- #47 most common among counties in Oklahoma, #2,104 among all counties nationwide
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#21. Choctaw County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 30.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $569 (+7.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #68 highest rent among counties in Oklahoma, #2,803 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 46.9%
--- #3 most common among counties in Oklahoma, #233 among all counties nationwide
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#20. Garvin County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 30.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $682 (+14.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #42 highest rent among counties in Oklahoma, #1,871 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 27.0%
--- #66 most common among counties in Oklahoma, #2,599 among all counties nationwide
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#19. Ottawa County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $677 (+8.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #45 highest rent among counties in Oklahoma, #1,930 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 34.7%
--- #26 most common among counties in Oklahoma, #1,676 among all counties nationwide
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#18. Cherokee County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $666 (+14.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #50 highest rent among counties in Oklahoma, #2,035 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 42.1%
--- #4 most common among counties in Oklahoma, #589 among all counties nationwide
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#17. Woods County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $690 (+10.6% change in rent since 2015)
--- #38 highest rent among counties in Oklahoma, #1,803 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 33.9%
--- #30 most common among counties in Oklahoma, #1,789 among all counties nationwide
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#16. Carter County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $773 (+14.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #15 highest rent among counties in Oklahoma, #1,155 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 32.9%
--- #40 most common among counties in Oklahoma, #1,940 among all counties nationwide
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#15. Seminole County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 32.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $649 (+17.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #52 highest rent among counties in Oklahoma, #2,193 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 35.6%
--- #20 most common among counties in Oklahoma, #1,533 among all counties nationwide
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#14. Texas County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 32.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $771 (+12.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #16 highest rent among counties in Oklahoma, #1,170 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 23.4%
--- #71 most common among counties in Oklahoma, #2,831 among all counties nationwide
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#13. Kay County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 32.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $674 (+8.7% change in rent since 2015)
--- #48 highest rent among counties in Oklahoma, #1,957 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 31.5%
--- #49 most common among counties in Oklahoma, #2,144 among all counties nationwide
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#12. Beckham County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 33.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $718 (+2.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #26 highest rent among counties in Oklahoma, #1,541 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 28.5%
--- #60 most common among counties in Oklahoma, #2,453 among all counties nationwide
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#11. Pontotoc County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 34.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $707 (+10.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #33 highest rent among counties in Oklahoma, #1,640 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 29.4%
--- #56 most common among counties in Oklahoma, #2,366 among all counties nationwide
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#10. Garfield County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 34.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $856 (+17.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #7 highest rent among counties in Oklahoma, #752 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 32.8%
--- #43 most common among counties in Oklahoma, #1,961 among all counties nationwide
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#9. Muskogee County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 34.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $681 (+5.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #43 highest rent among counties in Oklahoma, #1,883 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 40.6%
--- #5 most common among counties in Oklahoma, #764 among all counties nationwide
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#8. Cleveland County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 36.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $926 (+11.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #2 highest rent among counties in Oklahoma, #552 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 35.5%
--- #22 most common among counties in Oklahoma, #1,550 among all counties nationwide
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#7. Custer County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 37.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $728 (+16.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #24 highest rent among counties in Oklahoma, #1,452 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 39.8%
--- #7 most common among counties in Oklahoma, #880 among all counties nationwide
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#6. Bryan County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 37.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $743 (+11.6% change in rent since 2015)
--- #19 highest rent among counties in Oklahoma, #1,348 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 38.0%
--- #11 most common among counties in Oklahoma, #1,118 among all counties nationwide
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#5. Oklahoma County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 41.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $870 (+11.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #5 highest rent among counties in Oklahoma, #713 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 37.2%
--- #13 most common among counties in Oklahoma, #1,259 among all counties nationwide
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#4. Tulsa County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 41.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $865 (+11.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #6 highest rent among counties in Oklahoma, #725 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 36.6%
--- #17 most common among counties in Oklahoma, #1,376 among all counties nationwide
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#3. Jackson County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 41.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $737 (+4.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #22 highest rent among counties in Oklahoma, #1,388 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 29.9%
--- #54 most common among counties in Oklahoma, #2,320 among all counties nationwide
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#2. Comanche County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 46.9%
- 2019 median gross rent: $835 (+6.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #8 highest rent among counties in Oklahoma, #835 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 35.5%
--- #22 most common among counties in Oklahoma, #1,550 among all counties nationwide
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#1. Payne County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 48.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $817 (+11.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #9 highest rent among counties in Oklahoma, #920 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 54.3%
--- #1 most common among counties in Oklahoma, #33 among all counties nationwide

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