The total number of housing units in Texoma is 73,159 (Figure 1). As noted, there was a small increase in the number total housing units from 2010 to 2014, but a small decline in the number of owner-occupied units was made up for by an increase in renter-occupied units. This decline in owner-occupied units is disturbing, and must be reversed in order to provide housing for an increased labor force.
Housing cost burden is an important indicator of the stability of housing in a region. Figures 2, 3, 4, and 5 show the housing burden for both owners and renters. As shown, all counties show a relatively high proportion of owners having a cost burden of 30% or less of their total income. The cost burden is higher for renters, with more of the population of each county having a cost burden greater than 30%. This is important in light of the data above showing a relative increase in the number of renter-occupied housing units.