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Average rent in Oklahoma City, OK

$960/mo Oklahoma City, OK average rental price, February 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Oklahoma City, OK is $960.

Oklahoma City, OK apartment rent ranges

About 29% of apartment rents in Oklahoma City, OK range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 4% of apartments. Around 51% of Oklahoma City’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 15% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.

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Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in Oklahoma City, OK last updated?

Prices and availability in Oklahoma City, OK were last updated on 27 Mar 2023.

What are the best apartments in Oklahoma City, OK?

The best apartments in Oklahoma City, OK are: Bennett Ridge Apartments, Belle Isle Terrace, Heritage House, The Links at Mustang Creek and Bennett Pointe.

What is the average rent in Oklahoma City, OK?

The average rent in Oklahoma City, OK is $960. Start your search for apartments in Oklahoma City, OK now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Oklahoma City, OK?

The price range for a studio apartment in Oklahoma City, OK is between $600 and $1,575. View all studio apartments in Oklahoma City, OK.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Oklahoma City, OK?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Oklahoma City, OK is between $500 and $2,400. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Oklahoma City, OK now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Oklahoma City, OK?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Oklahoma City, OK is between $725 and $3,240. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Oklahoma City, OK.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Oklahoma City, OK?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Oklahoma City, OK is between $871 and $3,195. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Oklahoma City, OK.

What type of rental buildings are in Oklahoma City, OK?

In Oklahoma City 40% of the housing is rented out compared to 60% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 10% of Oklahoma City’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 50% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 38% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Oklahoma City, OK?

The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Oklahoma City are about 37 years old, on average. Of these, 26% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 3 stories. About 95% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 4% are mid-rises, and 0.9% are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

What apartment floorplans are common in Oklahoma City, OK?

Rental apartments in Oklahoma City come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 5% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 45% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 43% of all rentals in Oklahoma City. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

Oklahoma City, OK in the news

Renter's guide to Oklahoma City, OK

As of 2015, Oklahoma City was the 27th largest city in the US and the largest in Oklahoma, though its land mass of 607 square miles positions it as the 8th largest by land size.

The city is centrally located in the Great Plains region of the United States—it is only 200 miles from Dallas to Oklahoma City and 350 miles from Kansas City to Oklahoma City. It’s also a mere 100 miles from Tulsa to Oklahoma City. Given its central location, a flight from the Oklahoma City airport to New York or to San Francisco are both about three-and-a-half hours. 

The Oklahoma City weather is rather temperate, with January temperatures averaging around 50 degrees and mid-summer temperatures hovering in the low 90s. Those who don’t like snow will find the weather in Oklahoma City pleasant, since the city experiences less than 10 inches of snowfall in a season.

Tips for renting in Oklahoma City, OK

Anyone looking for apartments in Oklahoma City can take comfort in knowing that the State of Oklahoma Landlord and Tenant Acts, under which Oklahoma City is governed, gives tenants the right to habitable living conditions in housing that meets basic structural, health, and safety standards and is in good repair. If a landlord fails to make necessary repairs to keep the premises in safe, livable condition, a tenant has the right to withhold rent until repairs are made.

Commuting by car in Oklahoma City traffic can be a challenge, however, the city has a great public transportation system and a number of neighborhoods, such as Mesta Park, Roberts-Crest, and Corridor South have excellent Walk and Bike Scores. Considering that Oklahoma City offers a flourishing nightlife scene, especially in some of the popular spots for music, dancing, and drinks, it’s no wonder that Millennials find this such an attractive city in which to live.

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Oklahoma City, OK demographics

Oklahoma City, OK has a population of 673,183 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 339,399 of Oklahoma City’s residents are women and 333,784 are men. The median age of those who live in Oklahoma City, OK is 34.9.

Living in Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma City, just like any other city, has some pros and cons. OKC excels in affordability, strong economy and quality of life, arguably the three most important factors when choosing a new city to call home. Not only is Oklahoma City the best city to live in Oklahoma, but it offers an abundance of the arts, excellent health care, quality education, superb dining and so much more. Oklahoma City is also diverse, counting among its population 15% African-American, 17% Hispanic, and a number of other ethnicities.

Though the city does have a fine public transportation system, commuting by car can be a challenge. The city also lies in what is called “tornado alley” and as such has its share of severe weather from time to time.

Oklahoma City, OK households

  • 163,029 Family
    102,490 Non-family
  • 85,544 Children
    179,975 No Children
  • 265,519Total Number of Households
  • 2.49Average People Per Household
  • $59,679Median Household Income

According to U.S. Census data, there are 265,519 households in Oklahoma City, OK. 163,029 are family households and 102,490 are non-family households. There are 85,544 households with children in Oklahoma City and 179,975 households without children. On average, about 2.49 people live in a household in Oklahoma City, OK.

Things to do in Oklahoma City, OK

There’s no shortage of things to do in Oklahoma City—one of the country’s largest and fastest growing cities. A few of the many attractions to enjoy are the Oklahoma City Zoo, Oklahoma City Cowboy Hall of Fame, the Bricktown in Oklahoma City, and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Other Oklahoma City events include numerous international equine championship events, more than any other city in the world—the reason why it’s often nicknamed the “Horse Show Capitol of the World.”

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Music lovers will enjoy the numerous indoor and outdoor concerts and a nightlife second to none in the southwest. From Automobile Alley to the Midtown area to the Western Avenue shopping district, there are plenty of retailers to satisfy even the most fanatic shopper and dining at Oklahoma City restaurants, after a long day of shopping, is comparable to cities from L.A. to New York City.

For the sports enthusiast, the Oklahoma City Thunder display their NBA playoff caliber basketball from October through April and one of the most admired NCAA college football franchises, the Oklahoma Sooners play right next door in Norman, Oklahoma. Those who are more active can run the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, that now draws 25,000 participants, or run one of many shorter races that abound as well.

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Oklahoma City, OK employment & economy

Oklahoma City jobs are not lacking in a local economy where the unemployment rate of 3.6% was far below the national average of 4.8%. The Oklahoma City economy also benefits from the fact that the per capita income in the city, a good indicator of consumer spending power, ranks above or equivalent to the national average at the $75,000 and below threshold—indicating that employment in Oklahoma City is compensated quite well.

Oklahoma City is focused on attracting a highly educated workforce—83.1% graduated high school, 27.3% have a bachelor's degree or higher, and 9% have a graduate or professional degree. This is a departure from an economic base that not long ago was focused almost entirely on the oil and gas industry. Today, the diversity of the Oklahoma City economy is well positioned for growth.

A Coldwell Banker Richard Ellis survey ranked Oklahoma City fourth overall in the nation’s small tech talent markets and Forbes ranked it as one of the 10 best cities for young entrepreneurs. The city is also home to some of the country’s largest companies, which are some of the city’s largest employers. These Oklahoma City businesses include Fortune 500 companies Chesapeake Energy and Devon Energy, one of Forbes’ largest private companies Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores, and NASDAQ-listed financial firm BancFirst.

Education in Oklahoma City, OK

In 1993 the first Metropolitan Area Projects (MAPS) to improve the Oklahoma City public schools built and renovated 70 Oklahoma City Public School buildings and provided funds for facility improvements, technology, and transportation projects. The city recently implemented MAPS 3, to be completed in 2021.

The University of Oklahoma maintains a campus in the city, as does Oklahoma State University. Also in the city is Oklahoma City University, ranked by US News & World Report as one of the country’s top 25 regional universities, and its Meinders School of Business, one of the top 5% of business schools in the world! Oklahoma City Community College, which serves more than 28,000 students, gives students the chance to experience an affordable, accessible and flexible community college education.

Oklahoma City, OK education statistics

The level of education of the population of Oklahoma City, OK is as follows: 5% have no high school education, 32% completed some high school, 26% partially completed college, 8% have an Associate Degree, 19% have a Bachelor Degree, and 10% have a Graduate Degree.

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