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Yuma Arizona Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Yuma, AZ (the Yuma metro area) was $744 in 2016 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Yuma was $741 in 2016. The median rent more accurately depicts rental rates in the middle of the distribution of rents and is thus preferred in the analysis below. 2017 Yuma median and average rent data will be released in September of 2018.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Yuma Arizona (2016 dollars)2

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US Median Gross Rent $981 +0.93% +7.80%
Arizona Median Gross Rent $976 +3.28% +9.05%
Yuma, AZ Median Gross Rent $744 -2.87% -9.60%

Yuma, AZ Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for Yuma peaked in real terms in 2014 at $858 and is now $114 (13.29%) lower. Average gross rent for Yuma peaked in real terms in 2009 at $841 and is now $100 (11.89%) lower.

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

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Yuma

Date US
Median
Arizona
Median
Yuma, AZ
Median
Yuma, AZ
Average
2016 $981 $976 $744 $741
2015 $972 $945 $766 $728
2014 $942 $924 $858 $804
2013 $910 $895 $823 $788
2012 $898 $902 $855 $827
2011 $898 $877 $832 $795
2010 $912 $901 $833 $839
2009 $916 $935 $846 $841
2008 $932 $980 $826 $782
2007 $885 $919 $787 $783
2006 $895 $894 $709 $681
2005 $869 $856 $733 $724

Yuma Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate is the fraction of homes for rent that are not occupied.3 In 2016 the rental vacancy rate for Yuma Arizona was 5.54% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Yuma Arizona

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 5.89% +0.04% -0.60%
Arizona 6.41% -1.31% -2.48%
Yuma, AZ 5.54% -1.61% -5.16%

Trends in Yuma, AZ Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Yuma peaked in 2013 at 10.70%. Since then it has fallen by 5.16% to 5.54%. Data records for this series originated in 2005.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Yuma AZ, Arizona, US

Rental vacancy rate in Arizona

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Yuma

Date US Arizona Yuma, AZ
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%
2005 7.74% 8.57% 7.78%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Yuma, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Yuma, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 20.52% in 2016 according to the ACS.

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

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 20.43% -0.20% -0.35%
Arizona 21.87% +0.12% -0.15%
Yuma, AZ 20.52% -1.86% -3.04%

Trends in Yuma, AZ Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Yuma 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 5.07% to 20.52%.

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

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

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

Date US Arizona Yuma, AZ
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%
2005 18.89% 19.43% 20.49%

Renter Fraction in Yuma Arizona

You can calculate the renter fraction in Yuma 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 as a fraction of total Yuma households. In 2016 31.61% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Yuma Fraction of Renters by Household Units

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 36.88% -0.09% +0.38%
Arizona 36.76% -1.33% -1.18%
Yuma, AZ 31.61% -3.08% +1.28%

Trends in the Yuma, AZ Renter Fraction

The Yuma household renter fraction peaked in in 2015 at 34.69% and is now 3.08% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: Yuma AZ, Arizona, US

Fraction of renters in Yuma

History of Yuma Renter Fraction

Date US Arizona Yuma, AZ
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%
2005 33.10% 31.83% 29.86%

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.