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Sutter County California Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Sutter County CA was $1,011 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Sutter County was $1,038 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 Sutter County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Sutter 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%
Sutter County CA Median Gross Rent $1,011 +8.01% +4.44%

Sutter County CA Real Gross Rent Trends

At $1,011, real median gross rent in Sutter County was at its highest level in 2017 since the series began in 2005. At $1,038, real average gross rent in Sutter County was at its highest level in 2017 since the series began in 2005.

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

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Sutter County

Date US
Median
California
Median
Sutter County CA
Median
Sutter County CA
Average
2017 $1,012 $1,447 $1,011 $1,038
2016 $996 $1,396 $936 $971
2015 $987 $1,349 $937 $953
2014 $956 $1,298 $968 $991
2013 $924 $1,250 $979 $1,013
2012 $912 $1,238 $888 $958
2011 $912 $1,230 $877 $875
2010 $927 $1,260 $857 $922
2009 $931 $1,277 $910 $967
2008 $947 $1,304 $898 $953
2007 $899 $1,228 $933 $946
2006 $909 $1,225 $956 $952

Sutter County Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate is the fraction of homes for rent that are not occupied.3 In 2008 the rental vacancy rate for Sutter County California was 3.44% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Sutter County California

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 6.18% +0.29% -0.14%
California 3.49% +0.18% -0.41%
Sutter County CA

Trends in Sutter County CA Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Sutter County peaked in 2005 at 7.01%. Since then it has fallen by 3.57% to 3.44%. Data records for this series originated in 2005.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Sutter County CA, California, US

Rental vacancy rate in California

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Sutter County

Date US California Sutter County CA
2017 6.18% 3.49%
2016 5.89% 3.31%
2015 5.85% 3.33%
2014 6.32% 3.90%
2013 6.49% 4.22%
2012 6.77% 4.51%
2011 7.40% 4.94%
2010 8.17% 5.86%
2009 8.43% 5.76%
2008 7.86% 4.71% 3.44%
2007 7.87% 4.72%
2006 7.70% 4.67%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Sutter County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Sutter County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 22.03% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Sutter 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%
Sutter County CA 22.03% +0.51% +1.20%

Trends in Sutter County CA Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Sutter County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2013 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 23.42%. Since then it has fallen by 1.39% to 22.03%.

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

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

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

Date US California Sutter County CA
2017 20.13% 24.18% 22.03%
2016 20.43% 24.36% 21.53%
2015 20.63% 24.39% 20.91%
2014 20.89% 24.57% 20.83%
2013 20.78% 24.40% 23.42%
2012 20.65% 24.69% 21.95%
2011 20.70% 24.59% 20.28%
2010 20.50% 24.18% 20.40%
2009 20.12% 23.52% 19.62%
2008 19.00% 22.32% 18.76%
2007 18.66% 21.58% 19.13%
2006 18.90% 21.80% 18.64%

Renter Fraction in Sutter County California

You can calculate the renter fraction in Sutter 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 Sutter County as a fraction of total Sutter County households. In 2017 38.34% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Sutter 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%
Sutter County CA 38.34% -9.36% -2.06%

Trends in the Sutter County CA Renter Fraction

The Sutter County household renter fraction peaked in in 2016 at 47.70% and is now 9.36% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

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

Fraction of renters in Sutter County

History of Sutter County Renter Fraction

Date US California Sutter County CA
2017 36.13% 45.21% 38.34%
2016 36.88% 46.36% 47.70%
2015 36.97% 46.41% 44.08%
2014 36.90% 46.27% 40.40%
2013 36.50% 46.21% 40.88%
2012 36.09% 45.97% 40.76%
2011 35.42% 45.12% 37.26%
2010 34.65% 44.36% 44.00%
2009 34.13% 43.43% 36.96%
2008 33.36% 42.95% 39.66%
2007 32.80% 42.00% 33.46%
2006 32.73% 41.55% 35.62%

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.