Department of Numbers

Rent Statistics by State

The table below shows 2015 Census ACS state rent statistics including median and average gross rent, vacancy rate, rent as a percent of median household income and the percent of rental housing units. 2016 data will be released in September of 2017. Click on a heading to sort; click on a state for more detail.

State Median
Gross
Rent
Average
Gross
Rent
Vacancy
Rate
Percent
Income
Rental
Occupancy
Rate
US $959 $1,021 5.85% 20.63% 36.97%
Alabama $729 $686 9.72% 19.54% 32.11%
Alaska $1,163 $1,140 5.74% 19.03% 36.08%
Arizona $933 $948 7.72% 21.74% 38.09%
Arkansas $695 $667 8.50% 19.86% 34.83%
California $1,311 $1,377 3.33% 24.39% 46.41%
Colorado $1,111 $1,139 4.47% 20.86% 36.25%
Connecticut $1,108 $1,133 6.78% 18.64% 33.84%
Delaware $1,049 $1,006 7.12% 20.55% 29.19%
District of Columbia $1,417 $1,475 5.12% 22.48% 60.06%
Florida $1,046 $1,078 7.79% 25.40% 36.22%
Georgia $909 $906 6.47% 21.29% 38.16%
Hawaii $1,500 $1,559 10.44% 24.49% 43.39%
Idaho $770 $753 4.97% 19.14% 31.04%
Illinois $936 $988 6.21% 18.85% 34.72%
Indiana $758 $760 7.94% 18.00% 31.82%
Iowa $718 $729 6.41% 15.74% 29.33%
Kansas $782 $792 7.74% 17.41% 33.58%
Kentucky $702 $688 6.01% 18.63% 33.67%
Louisiana $800 $754 8.30% 20.99% 35.42%
Maine $792 $775 5.29% 18.46% 29.00%
Maryland $1,278 $1,280 5.65% 20.22% 34.06%
Massachusetts $1,164 $1,192 3.48% 19.78% 38.28%
Michigan $803 $816 5.19% 18.86% 29.58%
Minnesota $888 $916 4.35% 16.78% 29.06%
Mississippi $724 $661 8.89% 21.40% 32.61%
Missouri $763 $772 6.43% 18.23% 33.87%
Montana $763 $738 5.44% 18.49% 33.34%
Nebraska $750 $768 5.65% 16.36% 34.10%
Nevada $980 $1,018 8.47% 22.43% 45.98%
New Hampshire $1,017 $1,018 3.36% 17.36% 29.15%
New Jersey $1,214 $1,244 5.65% 20.17% 36.98%
New Mexico $783 $778 8.75% 20.70% 32.55%
New York $1,173 $1,245 4.41% 23.13% 46.93%
North Carolina $827 $821 7.02% 20.75% 36.13%
North Dakota $775 $816 7.41% 15.36% 38.32%
Ohio $746 $756 5.56% 17.53% 34.59%
Oklahoma $759 $737 7.76% 18.75% 34.66%
Oregon $943 $975 3.64% 20.90% 38.91%
Pennsylvania $868 $889 5.77% 18.70% 31.28%
Rhode Island $938 $917 6.43% 19.38% 40.95%
South Carolina $819 $807 9.45% 20.81% 31.87%
South Dakota $675 $675 5.16% 15.28% 31.81%
Tennessee $785 $779 7.13% 19.93% 34.18%
Texas $932 $961 6.95% 20.10% 38.94%
Utah $925 $941 4.81% 17.64% 31.12%
Vermont $923 $902 4.06% 19.43% 29.29%
Virginia $1,144 $1,182 5.13% 20.72% 34.99%
Washington $1,080 $1,116 3.27% 20.21% 37.58%
West Virginia $675 $605 6.82% 19.28% 27.69%
Wisconsin $792 $807 4.67% 17.08% 33.21%
Wyoming $815 $802 9.97% 16.24% 32.04%