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Fond du Lac Wisconsin Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Fond du Lac, WI (the Fond du Lac metro area) was $667 in 2015 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Fond du Lac was $686 in 2015. The median rent more accurately depicts rental rates in the middle of the distribution of rents and is thus preferred in the analysis below. 2016 Fond du Lac median and average rent data will be released in September of 2017.

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

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Real Gross Rent in Fond du Lac Wisconsin (2015 dollars)2

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US Median Gross Rent $959 +3.12% +8.24%
Wisconsin Median Gross Rent $792 +1.80% +6.31%
Fond du Lac, WI Median Gross Rent $667 -6.45% -6.19%

Fond du Lac, WI Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for Fond du Lac peaked in real terms in 2014 at $713 and is now $46 (6.45%) lower. Average gross rent for Fond du Lac peaked in real terms in 2014 at $748 and is now $62 (8.29%) lower.

Real Gross Rent in Fond du Lac: Fond du Lac WI Median, Fond du Lac WI Average, Wisconsin Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Fond du Lac

Date US
Median
Wisconsin
Median
Fond du Lac, WI
Median
Fond du Lac, WI
Average
2015 $959 $792 $667 $686
2014 $930 $778 $713 $748
2013 $898 $752 $690 $722
2012 $886 $745 $711 $658
2011 $887 $752 $653 $744
2010 $901 $753 $672 $689
2009 $905 $761 $696 $695
2008 $920 $786 $706 $662
2007 $874 $745 $652 $662
2006 $883 $762 $685 $695
2005 $858 $758 $696 $675

Fond du Lac Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate is the fraction of homes for rent that are not occupied.3 In 2015 the rental vacancy rate for Fond du Lac Wisconsin was 11.04% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Fond du Lac Wisconsin

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 5.85% -0.47% -0.92%
Wisconsin 4.67% +0.03% -0.81%
Fond du Lac, WI 11.04% +8.47% +7.80%

Trends in Fond du Lac, WI Rental Vacancy Rate

At 11.04%, Fond du Lac residential rental vacancy rate in 2015 is at the highest point since 2005, the beginning of our reporting for this series.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Fond du Lac WI, Wisconsin, US

Rental vacancy rate in Wisconsin

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Fond du Lac

Date US Wisconsin Fond du Lac, WI
2015 5.85% 4.67% 11.04%
2014 6.32% 4.64% 2.57%
2013 6.49% 5.22% 7.56%
2012 6.77% 5.48% 3.24%
2011 7.40% 5.17% 5.54%
2010 8.17% 6.16% 8.23%
2009 8.43% 5.86% 3.69%
2008 7.86% 6.26%
2007 7.87% 6.83% 7.09%
2006 7.70% 7.18% 4.60%
2005 7.74% 6.49% 9.65%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Fond du Lac, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Fond du Lac, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 13.89% in 2015 according to the ACS.

Fond du Lac Wisconsin Median Annual Rent as a Fraction of Median Household Income

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 20.63% -0.26% -0.02%
Wisconsin 17.08% -0.75% -0.38%
Fond du Lac, WI 13.89% -2.72% -2.14%

Trends in Fond du Lac, WI Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Fond du Lac household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2014 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 16.61%. Since then it has fallen by 2.72% to 13.89%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: Fond du Lac WI, Wisconsin, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in Fond du Lac Wisconsin

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in Fond du Lac Wisconsin

Date US Wisconsin Fond du Lac, WI
2015 20.63% 17.08% 13.89%
2014 20.89% 17.83% 16.61%
2013 20.78% 17.67% 15.39%
2012 20.65% 17.46% 16.03%
2011 20.70% 17.60% 14.46%
2010 20.50% 17.51% 15.40%
2009 20.12% 16.99% 15.49%
2008 19.00% 16.22% 14.33%
2007 18.66% 15.97% 14.13%
2006 18.90% 16.19% 14.63%
2005 18.89% 16.38% 14.72%

Renter Fraction in Fond du Lac Wisconsin

You can calculate the renter fraction in Fond du Lac 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 Fond du Lac as a fraction of total Fond du Lac households. In 2015 25.84% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Fond du Lac Fraction of Renters by Household Units

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 36.97% +0.07% +0.88%
Wisconsin 33.21% -0.19% +0.50%
Fond du Lac, WI 25.84% -3.22% -3.48%

Trends in the Fond du Lac, WI Renter Fraction

The Fond du Lac household renter fraction peaked in in 2011 at 30.11% and is now 4.27% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: Fond du Lac WI, Wisconsin, US

Fraction of renters in Fond du Lac

History of Fond du Lac Renter Fraction

Date US Wisconsin Fond du Lac, WI
2015 36.97% 33.21% 25.84%
2014 36.90% 33.40% 29.06%
2013 36.50% 32.82% 28.75%
2012 36.09% 32.71% 29.32%
2011 35.42% 32.15% 30.11%
2010 34.65% 31.30% 28.37%
2009 34.13% 31.02% 29.02%
2008 33.36% 29.87% 24.92%
2007 32.80% 29.92% 27.79%
2006 32.73% 29.55% 25.70%
2005 33.10% 29.88% 26.40%

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.