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Stanislaus County California Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Stanislaus County CA was $1,136 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Stanislaus County was $1,148 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 Stanislaus County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Stanislaus County California (2017 dollars)2

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US Median Gross Rent $1,012 +1.61% +5.86%
California Median Gross Rent $1,447 +3.65% +11.48%
Stanislaus County CA Median Gross Rent $1,136 +7.98% +15.68%

Stanislaus County CA Real Gross Rent Trends

At $1,136, real median gross rent in Stanislaus County was at its highest level in 2017 since the series began in 2005. At $1,148, real average gross rent in Stanislaus County was at its highest level in 2017 since the series began in 2005.

Real Gross Rent: Stanislaus County CA Median, Stanislaus County CA Average, California Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Stanislaus County

Date US
Median
California
Median
Stanislaus County CA
Median
Stanislaus County CA
Average
2017 $1,012 $1,447 $1,136 $1,148
2016 $996 $1,396 $1,052 $1,036
2015 $987 $1,349 $1,055 $1,040
2014 $956 $1,298 $982 $981
2013 $924 $1,250 $988 $996
2012 $912 $1,238 $989 $1,021
2011 $912 $1,230 $984 $994
2010 $927 $1,260 $1,060 $1,045
2009 $931 $1,277 $1,040 $1,066
2008 $947 $1,304 $1,058 $1,054
2007 $899 $1,228 $1,041 $1,047
2006 $909 $1,225 $994 $1,017

Stanislaus 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 Stanislaus County California was 1.86% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Stanislaus County California

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 6.18% +0.29% -0.14%
California 3.49% +0.18% -0.41%
Stanislaus County CA 1.86% -0.06% -2.61%

Trends in Stanislaus County CA Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Stanislaus County peaked in 2009 at 8.17%. Since then it has fallen by 6.31% to 1.86%. Data records for this series originated in 2005.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Stanislaus County CA, California, US

Rental vacancy rate in California

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Stanislaus County

Date US California Stanislaus County CA
2017 6.18% 3.49% 1.86%
2016 5.89% 3.31% 1.92%
2015 5.85% 3.33% 2.98%
2014 6.32% 3.90% 4.47%
2013 6.49% 4.22% 7.53%
2012 6.77% 4.51% 4.25%
2011 7.40% 4.94% 5.22%
2010 8.17% 5.86% 6.17%
2009 8.43% 5.76% 8.17%
2008 7.86% 4.71% 5.64%
2007 7.87% 4.72% 7.10%
2006 7.70% 4.67% 4.46%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Stanislaus County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Stanislaus County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 22.91% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Stanislaus County California Median Annual Rent as a Fraction of Median Household Income

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 20.13% -0.30% -0.76%
California 24.18% -0.18% -0.39%
Stanislaus County CA 22.91% +0.01% +0.38%

Trends in Stanislaus County CA Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Stanislaus County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2011 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 25.56%. Since then it has fallen by 2.66% to 22.91%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: Stanislaus County CA, California, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in Stanislaus County California

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in Stanislaus County California

Date US California Stanislaus County CA
2017 20.13% 24.18% 22.91%
2016 20.43% 24.36% 22.89%
2015 20.63% 24.39% 23.49%
2014 20.89% 24.57% 22.53%
2013 20.78% 24.40% 24.19%
2012 20.65% 24.69% 24.80%
2011 20.70% 24.59% 25.56%
2010 20.50% 24.18% 24.43%
2009 20.12% 23.52% 23.18%
2008 19.00% 22.32% 21.95%
2007 18.66% 21.58% 21.67%
2006 18.90% 21.80% 20.63%

Renter Fraction in Stanislaus County California

You can calculate the renter fraction in Stanislaus 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 Stanislaus County as a fraction of total Stanislaus County households. In 2017 42.79% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Stanislaus County Fraction of Renters by Household Units

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 36.13% -0.75% -0.77%
California 45.21% -1.15% -1.06%
Stanislaus County CA 42.79% -0.56% -1.93%

Trends in the Stanislaus County CA Renter Fraction

The Stanislaus County household renter fraction peaked in in 2014 at 44.72% and is now 1.93% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: Stanislaus County CA, California, US

Fraction of renters in Stanislaus County

History of Stanislaus County Renter Fraction

Date US California Stanislaus County CA
2017 36.13% 45.21% 42.79%
2016 36.88% 46.36% 43.35%
2015 36.97% 46.41% 43.55%
2014 36.90% 46.27% 44.72%
2013 36.50% 46.21% 43.45%
2012 36.09% 45.97% 44.43%
2011 35.42% 45.12% 42.13%
2010 34.65% 44.36% 40.52%
2009 34.13% 43.43% 40.32%
2008 33.36% 42.95% 37.80%
2007 32.80% 42.00% 36.14%
2006 32.73% 41.55% 35.97%

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.