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Muskogee County Oklahoma Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Muskogee County OK was $641 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Muskogee County was $603 in 2017. The median rent more accurately depicts rental rates in the middle of the distribution of rents and is thus preferred in the analysis below. 2018 Muskogee County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

Data is also available below for Muskogee County rental vacancy rates, Muskogee County rent as a percent of median income and the fraction of renters in Muskogee County.

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Muskogee County Oklahoma (2017 dollars)2

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US Median Gross Rent $1,012 +1.61% +5.86%
Oklahoma Median Gross Rent $780 +3.17% +3.31%
Muskogee County OK Median Gross Rent $641 +4.40% -1.69%

Muskogee County OK Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for Muskogee County peaked in real terms in 2015 at $686 and is now $45 (6.56%) lower. Average gross rent for Muskogee County peaked in real terms in 2006 at $703 and is now $100 (14.22%) lower. From a recent low of 562.0 in 2007, real average gross rent has now increased by $41 (7.30%).

Real Gross Rent: Muskogee County OK Median, Muskogee County OK Average, Oklahoma Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Muskogee County

Date US
Median
Oklahoma
Median
Muskogee County OK
Median
Muskogee County OK
Average
2017 $1,012 $780 $641 $603
2016 $996 $756 $614 $629
2015 $987 $781 $686 $659
2014 $956 $755 $652 $637
2013 $924 $720 $650 $580
2012 $912 $708 $681 $614
2011 $912 $707 $597 $574
2010 $927 $714 $629 $605
2009 $931 $703 $628 $601
2008 $947 $705 $642 $604
2007 $899 $670 $611 $562
2006 $909 $691 $593 $703

Muskogee County Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate is the fraction of homes for rent that are not occupied.3 In 2017 the rental vacancy rate for Muskogee County Oklahoma was 7.71% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Muskogee County Oklahoma

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 6.18% +0.29% -0.14%
Oklahoma 8.57% +0.49% +0.45%
Muskogee County OK 7.71% -1.45% +0.40%

Trends in Muskogee County OK Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Muskogee County peaked in 2006 at 11.65%. Since then it has fallen by 3.94% to 7.71%. Data records for this series originated in 2005. From a 2014 post peak low of 7.31%, the rental vacancy rate has increased by 0.40%.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Muskogee County OK, Oklahoma, US

Rental vacancy rate in Oklahoma

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Muskogee County

Date US Oklahoma Muskogee County OK
2017 6.18% 8.57% 7.71%
2016 5.89% 8.08% 9.16%
2015 5.85% 7.76% 7.78%
2014 6.32% 8.12% 7.31%
2013 6.49% 8.19% 8.93%
2012 6.77% 8.16% 8.37%
2011 7.40% 8.52% 7.41%
2010 8.17% 8.52%
2009 8.43% 8.41%
2008 7.86% 9.18%
2007 7.87% 9.33%
2006 7.70% 10.14% 11.65%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Muskogee County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Muskogee County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 21.17% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Muskogee County Oklahoma Median Annual Rent as a Fraction of Median Household Income

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 20.13% -0.30% -0.76%
Oklahoma 18.70% +0.55% +0.09%
Muskogee County OK 21.17% +3.40% +3.29%

Trends in Muskogee County OK Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Muskogee County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2009 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 21.40%. Since then it has fallen by 0.23% to 21.17%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: Muskogee County OK, Oklahoma, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in Muskogee County Oklahoma

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in Muskogee County Oklahoma

Date US Oklahoma Muskogee County OK
2017 20.13% 18.70% 21.17%
2016 20.43% 18.16% 17.77%
2015 20.63% 18.75% 19.51%
2014 20.89% 18.61% 17.88%
2013 20.78% 18.52% 19.50%
2012 20.65% 18.58% 21.27%
2011 20.70% 18.74% 19.86%
2010 20.50% 18.80% 17.44%
2009 20.12% 18.32% 21.40%
2008 19.00% 17.21% 20.54%
2007 18.66% 16.98% 16.89%
2006 18.90% 17.95% 18.12%

Renter Fraction in Muskogee County Oklahoma

You can calculate the renter fraction in Muskogee County in at least two ways: by housing units or by population. I've gone with the housing units measure here. This measure looks at the number of renting households in Muskogee County as a fraction of total Muskogee County households. In 2017 35.49% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Muskogee County Fraction of Renters by Household Units

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 36.13% -0.75% -0.77%
Oklahoma 34.54% -0.56% -0.32%
Muskogee County OK 35.49% +0.37% +1.02%

Trends in the Muskogee County OK Renter Fraction

The Muskogee County household renter fraction peaked in in 2012 at 35.80% and is now 0.31% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: Muskogee County OK, Oklahoma, US

Fraction of renters in Muskogee County

History of Muskogee County Renter Fraction

Date US Oklahoma Muskogee County OK
2017 36.13% 34.54% 35.49%
2016 36.88% 35.10% 35.12%
2015 36.97% 34.66% 32.96%
2014 36.90% 34.86% 34.47%
2013 36.50% 34.46% 31.64%
2012 36.09% 33.62% 35.80%
2011 35.42% 32.97% 32.29%
2010 34.65% 32.21% 29.22%
2009 34.13% 32.81% 34.31%
2008 33.36% 32.76% 33.24%
2007 32.80% 31.77% 30.50%
2006 32.73% 31.39% 26.26%

1. Gross rent is defined as contract rent plus the estimated average monthly cost of utilities (electricity, gas, water, and sewer) and fuel (oil, coal, kerosene, wood, etc.). Because some rentals include utilities and others don't, gross rent is a way of normalizing the variability.

2. Real dollars are calculated using the CPI-U less shelter series.

3. The rental vacancy rate is computed by dividing the number of vacant units for rent by the sum of the renter-occupied units, vacant units that are for rent, and vacant units that have been rented but not yet occupied.