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Windham County Connecticut Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Windham County CT was $837 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Windham County was $820 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 Windham County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Windham County Connecticut (2017 dollars)2

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US Median Gross Rent $1,012 +1.61% +5.86%
Connecticut Median Gross Rent $1,125 -0.62% +2.09%
Windham County CT Median Gross Rent $837 -6.06% +0.12%

Windham County CT Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for Windham County peaked in real terms in 2010 at $945 and is now $108 (11.43%) lower. From a recent low of 806.0 in 2012, real median gross rent has now increased by $31 (3.85%). Average gross rent for Windham County peaked in real terms in 2015 at $915 and is now $95 (10.38%) lower.

Real Gross Rent: Windham County CT Median, Windham County CT Average, Connecticut Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Windham County

Date US
Median
Connecticut
Median
Windham County CT
Median
Windham County CT
Average
2017 $1,012 $1,125 $837 $820
2016 $996 $1,132 $891 $814
2015 $987 $1,140 $889 $915
2014 $956 $1,102 $836 $791
2013 $924 $1,062 $860 $856
2012 $912 $1,051 $806 $809
2011 $912 $1,070 $896 $809
2010 $927 $1,075 $945 $849
2009 $931 $1,112 $935 $878
2008 $947 $1,114 $904 $851
2007 $899 $1,061 $844 $827
2006 $909 $1,055 $881 $771

Windham 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 Windham County Connecticut was 4.49% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Windham County Connecticut

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 6.18% +0.29% -0.14%
Connecticut 7.02% +1.46% +0.30%
Windham County CT 4.49% +0.29%

Trends in Windham County CT Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Windham County peaked in 2011 at 11.03%. Since then it has fallen by 6.54% to 4.49%. Data records for this series originated in 2005.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Windham County CT, Connecticut, US

Rental vacancy rate in Connecticut

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Windham County

Date US Connecticut Windham County CT
2017 6.18% 7.02% 4.49%
2016 5.89% 5.56% 4.20%
2015 5.85% 6.78% 5.15%
2014 6.32% 6.72%
2013 6.49% 6.58% 7.27%
2012 6.77% 6.97%
2011 7.40% 7.87% 11.03%
2010 8.17% 7.09%
2009 8.43% 7.84% 10.83%
2008 7.86% 7.27% 5.75%
2007 7.87% 7.33%
2006 7.70% 6.16% 2.59%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Windham County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Windham County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 15.80% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Windham County Connecticut Median Annual Rent as a Fraction of Median Household Income

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 20.13% -0.30% -0.76%
Connecticut 18.20% -0.02% -0.23%
Windham County CT 15.80% -1.28% -0.74%

Trends in Windham County CT Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Windham County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2011 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 18.41%. Since then it has fallen by 2.61% to 15.80%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: Windham County CT, Connecticut, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in Windham County Connecticut

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in Windham County Connecticut

Date US Connecticut Windham County CT
2017 20.13% 18.20% 15.80%
2016 20.43% 18.22% 17.08%
2015 20.63% 18.64% 16.48%
2014 20.89% 18.43% 16.54%
2013 20.78% 18.60% 17.57%
2012 20.65% 18.18% 17.32%
2011 20.70% 18.63% 18.41%
2010 20.50% 18.59% 17.43%
2009 20.12% 18.01% 17.37%
2008 19.00% 16.97% 17.55%
2007 18.66% 16.94% 15.18%
2006 18.90% 16.76% 16.14%

Renter Fraction in Windham County Connecticut

You can calculate the renter fraction in Windham 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 Windham County as a fraction of total Windham County households. In 2017 30.68% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Windham County Fraction of Renters by Household Units

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 36.13% -0.75% -0.77%
Connecticut 33.80% -1.43% +0.18%
Windham County CT 30.68% -3.22% +1.06%

Trends in the Windham County CT Renter Fraction

The Windham County household renter fraction peaked in in 2016 at 33.90% and is now 3.22% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: Windham County CT, Connecticut, US

Fraction of renters in Windham County

History of Windham County Renter Fraction

Date US Connecticut Windham County CT
2017 36.13% 33.80% 30.68%
2016 36.88% 35.23% 33.90%
2015 36.97% 33.84% 27.00%
2014 36.90% 33.62% 29.62%
2013 36.50% 33.69% 32.32%
2012 36.09% 33.09% 28.57%
2011 35.42% 32.60% 29.30%
2010 34.65% 32.03% 28.58%
2009 34.13% 31.15% 30.24%
2008 33.36% 31.01% 30.00%
2007 32.80% 29.97% 27.30%
2006 32.73% 30.48% 28.73%

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.