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Janesville Wisconsin Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Janesville, WI (the Janesville metro area) was $741 in 2015 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Janesville was $732 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 Janesville median and average rent data will be released in September of 2017.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Janesville 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%
Janesville, WI Median Gross Rent $741 -2.88% +4.07%

Janesville, WI Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for Janesville peaked in real terms in 2009 at $808 and is now $67 (8.29%) lower. Average gross rent for Janesville peaked in real terms in 2009 at $801 and is now $69 (8.61%) lower.

Real Gross Rent in Janesville: Janesville WI Median, Janesville WI Average, Wisconsin Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Janesville

Date US
Median
Wisconsin
Median
Janesville, WI
Median
Janesville, WI
Average
2015 $959 $792 $741 $732
2014 $930 $778 $763 $794
2013 $898 $752 $707 $674
2012 $886 $745 $712 $704
2011 $887 $752 $735 $748
2010 $901 $753 $735 $707
2009 $905 $761 $808 $801
2008 $920 $786 $792 $727
2007 $874 $745 $749 $745
2006 $883 $762 $730 $712
2005 $858 $758 $702 $666

Janesville Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate is the fraction of homes for rent that are not occupied.3 In 2014 the rental vacancy rate for Janesville Wisconsin was 4.90% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Janesville Wisconsin

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 5.85% -0.47% -0.92%
Wisconsin 4.67% +0.03% -0.81%
Janesville, WI

Trends in Janesville, WI Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Janesville peaked in 2009 at 11.82%. Since then it has fallen by 6.92% to 4.90%. Data records for this series originated in 2005. From a 2013 post peak low of 3.08%, the rental vacancy rate has increased by 1.82%.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Janesville WI, Wisconsin, US

Rental vacancy rate in Wisconsin

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Janesville

Date US Wisconsin Janesville, WI
2015 5.85% 4.67%
2014 6.32% 4.64% 4.90%
2013 6.49% 5.22% 3.08%
2012 6.77% 5.48% 3.66%
2011 7.40% 5.17% 6.91%
2010 8.17% 6.16% 5.48%
2009 8.43% 5.86% 11.82%
2008 7.86% 6.26% 10.38%
2007 7.87% 6.83% 11.18%
2006 7.70% 7.18% 8.17%
2005 7.74% 6.49% 10.91%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Janesville, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Janesville, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 16.53% in 2015 according to the ACS.

Janesville 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%
Janesville, WI 16.53% -1.65% -1.99%

Trends in Janesville, WI Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Janesville household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2012 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 18.53%. Since then it has fallen by 1.99% to 16.53%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: Janesville WI, Wisconsin, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in Janesville Wisconsin

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in Janesville Wisconsin

Date US Wisconsin Janesville, WI
2015 20.63% 17.08% 16.53%
2014 20.89% 17.83% 18.19%
2013 20.78% 17.67% 18.13%
2012 20.65% 17.46% 18.53%
2011 20.70% 17.60% 18.22%
2010 20.50% 17.51% 17.91%
2009 20.12% 16.99% 18.43%
2008 19.00% 16.22% 16.55%
2007 18.66% 15.97% 16.67%
2006 18.90% 16.19% 16.39%
2005 18.89% 16.38% 15.46%

Renter Fraction in Janesville Wisconsin

You can calculate the renter fraction in Janesville 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 Janesville as a fraction of total Janesville households. In 2015 30.31% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Janesville 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%
Janesville, WI 30.31% -2.41% -1.75%

Trends in the Janesville, WI Renter Fraction

The Janesville household renter fraction peaked in in 2014 at 32.72% and is now 2.41% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: Janesville WI, Wisconsin, US

Fraction of renters in Janesville

History of Janesville Renter Fraction

Date US Wisconsin Janesville, WI
2015 36.97% 33.21% 30.31%
2014 36.90% 33.40% 32.72%
2013 36.50% 32.82% 30.24%
2012 36.09% 32.71% 32.06%
2011 35.42% 32.15% 30.40%
2010 34.65% 31.30% 27.28%
2009 34.13% 31.02% 26.25%
2008 33.36% 29.87% 26.43%
2007 32.80% 29.92% 26.72%
2006 32.73% 29.55% 26.11%
2005 33.10% 29.88% 25.55%

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.