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Oshkosh Wisconsin Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Oshkosh, WI (the Oshkosh-Neenah metro area) was $695 in 2015 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Oshkosh was $736 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 Oshkosh median and average rent data will be released in September of 2017.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Oshkosh 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%
Oshkosh, WI Median Gross Rent $695 -1.14% +8.42%

Oshkosh, WI Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for Oshkosh peaked in real terms in 2006 at $712 and is now $17 (2.39%) lower. From a recent low of 637.0 in 2007, real median gross rent has now increased by $58 (9.11%). Average gross rent for Oshkosh peaked in real terms in 2014 at $747 and is now $11 (1.47%) lower.

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

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Oshkosh

Date US
Median
Wisconsin
Median
Oshkosh, WI
Median
Oshkosh, WI
Average
2015 $959 $792 $695 $736
2014 $930 $778 $703 $747
2013 $898 $752 $656 $695
2012 $886 $745 $641 $666
2011 $887 $752 $648 $667
2010 $901 $753 $653 $744
2009 $905 $761 $667 $713
2008 $920 $786 $652 $712
2007 $874 $745 $637 $677
2006 $883 $762 $712 $730
2005 $858 $758 $689 $696

Oshkosh 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 Oshkosh Wisconsin was 8.85% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Oshkosh Wisconsin

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 5.85% -0.47% -0.92%
Wisconsin 4.67% +0.03% -0.81%
Oshkosh, WI 8.85% +5.06% -0.06%

Trends in Oshkosh, WI Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Oshkosh peaked in 2008 at 15.72%. Since then it has fallen by 6.87% to 8.85%. Data records for this series originated in 2005.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Oshkosh WI, Wisconsin, US

Rental vacancy rate in Wisconsin

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Oshkosh

Date US Wisconsin Oshkosh, WI
2015 5.85% 4.67% 8.85%
2014 6.32% 4.64% 3.79%
2013 6.49% 5.22% 5.09%
2012 6.77% 5.48% 8.91%
2011 7.40% 5.17% 6.51%
2010 8.17% 6.16% 7.07%
2009 8.43% 5.86% 6.49%
2008 7.86% 6.26% 15.72%
2007 7.87% 6.83% 9.99%
2006 7.70% 7.18% 2.98%
2005 7.74% 6.49% 3.47%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Oshkosh, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Oshkosh, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 16.00% in 2015 according to the ACS.

Oshkosh 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%
Oshkosh, WI 16.00% -0.18% +1.10%

Trends in Oshkosh, WI Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Oshkosh household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2014 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 16.17%. Since then it has fallen by 0.18% to 16.00%.

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

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

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

Date US Wisconsin Oshkosh, WI
2015 20.63% 17.08% 16.00%
2014 20.89% 17.83% 16.17%
2013 20.78% 17.67% 15.94%
2012 20.65% 17.46% 14.90%
2011 20.70% 17.60% 15.98%
2010 20.50% 17.51% 15.44%
2009 20.12% 16.99% 16.01%
2008 19.00% 16.22% 13.18%
2007 18.66% 15.97% 13.68%
2006 18.90% 16.19% 15.05%
2005 18.89% 16.38% 15.15%

Renter Fraction in Oshkosh Wisconsin

You can calculate the renter fraction in Oshkosh 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 Oshkosh as a fraction of total Oshkosh households. In 2015 35.34% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Oshkosh 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%
Oshkosh, WI 35.34% -0.64% +2.43%

Trends in the Oshkosh, WI Renter Fraction

The Oshkosh household renter fraction peaked in in 2013 at 36.32% and is now 0.98% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: Oshkosh WI, Wisconsin, US

Fraction of renters in Oshkosh

History of Oshkosh Renter Fraction

Date US Wisconsin Oshkosh, WI
2015 36.97% 33.21% 35.34%
2014 36.90% 33.40% 35.98%
2013 36.50% 32.82% 36.32%
2012 36.09% 32.71% 32.91%
2011 35.42% 32.15% 33.56%
2010 34.65% 31.30% 32.93%
2009 34.13% 31.02% 33.85%
2008 33.36% 29.87% 29.67%
2007 32.80% 29.92% 29.65%
2006 32.73% 29.55% 32.77%
2005 33.10% 29.88% 33.18%

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.