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Yuma County Arizona Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Yuma County AZ was $863 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Yuma County was $821 in 2017. The median rent more accurately depicts rental rates in the middle of the distribution of rents and is thus preferred in the analysis below. 2018 Yuma County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Yuma County Arizona (2017 dollars)2

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US Median Gross Rent $1,012 +1.61% +5.86%
Arizona Median Gross Rent $1,020 +2.93% +8.74%
Yuma County AZ Median Gross Rent $863 +14.15% -0.92%

Yuma County AZ Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for Yuma County peaked in real terms in 2014 at $871 and is now $8 (0.92%) lower. Average gross rent for Yuma County peaked in real terms in 2009 at $854 and is now $33 (3.86%) lower.

Real Gross Rent: Yuma County AZ Median, Yuma County AZ Average, Arizona Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Yuma County

Date US
Median
Arizona
Median
Yuma County AZ
Median
Yuma County AZ
Average
2017 $1,012 $1,020 $863 $821
2016 $996 $991 $756 $753
2015 $987 $960 $778 $740
2014 $956 $938 $871 $816
2013 $924 $909 $835 $801
2012 $912 $916 $869 $840
2011 $912 $890 $845 $808
2010 $927 $915 $846 $852
2009 $931 $950 $859 $854
2008 $947 $995 $839 $794
2007 $899 $933 $799 $795
2006 $909 $907 $720 $692

Yuma County Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate is the fraction of homes for rent that are not occupied.3 In 2017 the rental vacancy rate for Yuma County Arizona was 5.77% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Yuma County Arizona

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 6.18% +0.29% -0.14%
Arizona 5.99% -0.42% -2.12%
Yuma County AZ 5.77% +0.23% -4.27%

Trends in Yuma County AZ Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Yuma County peaked in 2013 at 10.70%. Since then it has fallen by 4.93% to 5.77%. Data records for this series originated in 2005. From a 2016 post peak low of 5.54%, the rental vacancy rate has increased by 0.23%.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Yuma County AZ, Arizona, US

Rental vacancy rate in Arizona

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Yuma County

Date US Arizona Yuma County AZ
2017 6.18% 5.99% 5.77%
2016 5.89% 6.41% 5.54%
2015 5.85% 7.72% 7.15%
2014 6.32% 8.11% 10.04%
2013 6.49% 8.89% 10.70%
2012 6.77% 9.01% 8.96%
2011 7.40% 10.21% 8.91%
2010 8.17% 11.07% 10.11%
2009 8.43% 12.62% 9.35%
2008 7.86% 11.33% 8.99%
2007 7.87% 9.22% 9.93%
2006 7.70% 8.18% 6.86%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Yuma County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Yuma County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 22.13% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Yuma County Arizona Median Annual Rent as a Fraction of Median Household Income

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 20.13% -0.30% -0.76%
Arizona 21.63% -0.24% -0.32%
Yuma County AZ 22.13% +1.61% -3.40%

Trends in Yuma County AZ Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Yuma County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2012 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 25.59%. Since then it has fallen by 3.46% to 22.13%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: Yuma County AZ, Arizona, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in Yuma County Arizona

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in Yuma County Arizona

Date US Arizona Yuma County AZ
2017 20.13% 21.63% 22.13%
2016 20.43% 21.87% 20.52%
2015 20.63% 21.74% 22.38%
2014 20.89% 21.95% 25.52%
2013 20.78% 22.02% 23.56%
2012 20.65% 22.28% 25.59%
2011 20.70% 21.84% 25.23%
2010 20.50% 21.65% 22.19%
2009 20.12% 21.15% 24.10%
2008 19.00% 20.39% 22.50%
2007 18.66% 19.70% 20.65%
2006 18.90% 19.35% 19.38%

Renter Fraction in Yuma County Arizona

You can calculate the renter fraction in Yuma County 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 Yuma County as a fraction of total Yuma County households. In 2017 32.88% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Yuma County Fraction of Renters by Household Units

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 36.13% -0.75% -0.77%
Arizona 35.28% -1.48% -3.58%
Yuma County AZ 32.88% +1.27% -1.01%

Trends in the Yuma County AZ Renter Fraction

The Yuma County household renter fraction peaked in in 2015 at 34.69% and is now 1.81% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: Yuma County AZ, Arizona, US

Fraction of renters in Yuma County

History of Yuma County Renter Fraction

Date US Arizona Yuma County AZ
2017 36.13% 35.28% 32.88%
2016 36.88% 36.76% 31.61%
2015 36.97% 38.09% 34.69%
2014 36.90% 38.86% 33.89%
2013 36.50% 37.94% 30.33%
2012 36.09% 37.44% 32.37%
2011 35.42% 36.27% 28.65%
2010 34.65% 34.75% 28.09%
2009 34.13% 32.94% 31.40%
2008 33.36% 31.88% 30.79%
2007 32.80% 31.91% 29.63%
2006 32.73% 31.55% 29.02%

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.