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Yuba City California Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Yuba City, CA (the Yuba City metro area) was $915 in 2016 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Yuba City was $966 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 Yuba City median and average rent data will be released in September of 2018.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Yuba City California (2016 dollars)2

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US Median Gross Rent $981 +0.93% +7.80%
California Median Gross Rent $1,375 +3.54% +11.70%
Yuba City, CA Median Gross Rent $915 +0.11% -3.38%

Yuba City, CA Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for Yuba City peaked in real terms in 2013 at $947 and is now $32 (3.38%) lower. Average gross rent for Yuba City peaked in real terms in 2013 at $982 and is now $16 (1.63%) lower.

Real Gross Rent in Yuba City: Yuba City CA Median, Yuba City CA Average, California Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Yuba City

Date US
Median
California
Median
Yuba City, CA
Median
Yuba City, CA
Average
2016 $981 $1,375 $915 $966
2015 $972 $1,328 $914 $963
2014 $942 $1,278 $893 $930
2013 $910 $1,231 $947 $982
2012 $898 $1,219 $876 $922
2011 $898 $1,211 $820 $860
2010 $912 $1,241 $848 $900
2009 $916 $1,257 $889 $919
2008 $932 $1,284 $908 $931
2007 $885 $1,210 $859 $916
2006 $895 $1,207 $860 $808
2005 $869 $1,162 $831 $769

Yuba City 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 Yuba City California was 1.07% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Yuba City California

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 5.89% +0.04% -0.60%
California 3.31% -0.02% -0.91%
Yuba City, CA 1.07% -2.72% -3.37%

Trends in Yuba City, CA Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Yuba City peaked in 2012 at 8.33%. Since then it has fallen by 7.26% to 1.07%. Data records for this series originated in 2005.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Yuba City CA, California, US

Rental vacancy rate in California

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Yuba City

Date US California Yuba City, CA
2016 5.89% 3.31% 1.07%
2015 5.85% 3.33% 3.79%
2014 6.32% 3.90% 7.27%
2013 6.49% 4.22% 4.44%
2012 6.77% 4.51% 8.33%
2011 7.40% 4.94% 6.33%
2010 8.17% 5.86% 5.95%
2009 8.43% 5.76% 5.28%
2008 7.86% 4.71% 4.36%
2007 7.87% 4.72% 6.21%
2006 7.70% 4.67% 6.27%
2005 7.74% 4.61% 7.86%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Yuba City, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Yuba City, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 21.62% in 2016 according to the ACS.

Yuba City California Median Annual Rent as a Fraction of Median Household Income

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 20.43% -0.20% -0.35%
California 24.36% -0.03% -0.04%
Yuba City, CA 21.62% +0.48% -2.54%

Trends in Yuba City, CA Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Yuba City household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2013 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 24.17%. Since then it has fallen by 2.54% to 21.62%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: Yuba City CA, California, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in Yuba City California

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in Yuba City California

Date US California Yuba City, CA
2016 20.43% 24.36% 21.62%
2015 20.63% 24.39% 21.15%
2014 20.89% 24.57% 22.10%
2013 20.78% 24.40% 24.17%
2012 20.65% 24.69% 22.66%
2011 20.70% 24.59% 20.51%
2010 20.50% 24.18% 20.60%
2009 20.12% 23.52% 20.72%
2008 19.00% 22.32% 18.99%
2007 18.66% 21.58% 19.24%
2006 18.90% 21.80% 19.42%
2005 18.89% 21.77% 19.03%

Renter Fraction in Yuba City California

You can calculate the renter fraction in Yuba City 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 Yuba City as a fraction of total Yuba City households. In 2016 47.26% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Yuba City Fraction of Renters by Household Units

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 36.88% -0.09% +0.38%
California 46.36% -0.05% +0.15%
Yuba City, CA 47.26% +5.91% +5.36%

Trends in the Yuba City, CA Renter Fraction

At 47.26%, the 2016 household based renter fraction in Yuba City was at its highest level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: Yuba City CA, California, US

Fraction of renters in Yuba City

History of Yuba City Renter Fraction

Date US California Yuba City, CA
2016 36.88% 46.36% 47.26%
2015 36.97% 46.41% 41.35%
2014 36.90% 46.27% 42.15%
2013 36.50% 46.21% 41.90%
2012 36.09% 45.97% 40.84%
2011 35.42% 45.12% 40.10%
2010 34.65% 44.36% 40.37%
2009 34.13% 43.43% 37.35%
2008 33.36% 42.95% 40.64%
2007 32.80% 42.00% 38.80%
2006 32.73% 41.55% 39.72%
2005 33.10% 41.56% 38.08%

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.