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Bartow County Georgia Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Bartow County GA was $874 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Bartow County was $882 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 Bartow County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Bartow County Georgia (2017 dollars)2

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US Median Gross Rent $1,012 +1.61% +5.86%
Georgia Median Gross Rent $958 +1.05% +6.09%
Bartow County GA Median Gross Rent $874 -0.23% +3.92%

Bartow County GA Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for Bartow County peaked in real terms in 2005 at $935 and is now $61 (6.52%) lower. From a recent low of 748.0 in 2010, real median gross rent has now increased by $126 (16.84%). At $882, real average gross rent in Bartow County was at its highest level in 2017 since the series began in 2005.

Real Gross Rent: Bartow County GA Median, Bartow County GA Average, Georgia Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Bartow County

Date US
Median
Georgia
Median
Bartow County GA
Median
Bartow County GA
Average
2017 $1,012 $958 $874 $882
2016 $996 $948 $876 $810
2015 $987 $935 $908 $851
2014 $956 $903 $841 $864
2013 $924 $868 $760 $713
2012 $912 $864 $864 $848
2011 $912 $873 $773 $829
2010 $927 $888 $748 $768
2009 $931 $884 $846 $810
2008 $947 $904 $865 $799
2007 $899 $875 $839 $827
2006 $909 $879 $848 $759

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Bartow County

Date US Georgia Bartow County GA
2017 6.18% 6.73%
2016 5.89% 6.15%
2015 5.85% 6.47%
2014 6.32% 8.17%
2013 6.49% 9.26% 5.53%
2012 6.77% 9.53%
2011 7.40% 10.72%
2010 8.17% 11.72%
2009 8.43% 12.32%
2008 7.86% 10.89%
2007 7.87% 10.54%
2006 7.70% 10.33%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Bartow County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Bartow County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 19.34% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Bartow County Georgia Median Annual Rent as a Fraction of Median Household Income

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 20.13% -0.30% -0.76%
Georgia 20.46% -0.44% -1.00%
Bartow County GA 19.34% -0.80% +0.99%

Trends in Bartow County GA Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Bartow County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2012 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 21.75%. Since then it has fallen by 2.40% to 19.34%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: Bartow County GA, Georgia, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in Bartow County Georgia

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in Bartow County Georgia

Date US Georgia Bartow County GA
2017 20.13% 20.46% 19.34%
2016 20.43% 20.90% 20.15%
2015 20.63% 21.29% 20.95%
2014 20.89% 21.46% 18.35%
2013 20.78% 21.33% 19.76%
2012 20.65% 21.28% 21.75%
2011 20.70% 21.73% 20.11%
2010 20.50% 21.17% 19.33%
2009 20.12% 20.17% 19.87%
2008 19.00% 18.57% 17.33%
2007 18.66% 18.76% 19.03%
2006 18.90% 18.91% 18.62%

Renter Fraction in Bartow County Georgia

You can calculate the renter fraction in Bartow 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 Bartow County as a fraction of total Bartow County households. In 2017 31.79% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Bartow County Fraction of Renters by Household Units

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 36.13% -0.75% -0.77%
Georgia 37.12% -1.34% -0.65%
Bartow County GA 31.79% -9.11% -1.26%

Trends in the Bartow County GA Renter Fraction

The Bartow County household renter fraction peaked in in 2016 at 40.90% and is now 9.11% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: Bartow County GA, Georgia, US

Fraction of renters in Bartow County

History of Bartow County Renter Fraction

Date US Georgia Bartow County GA
2017 36.13% 37.12% 31.79%
2016 36.88% 38.46% 40.90%
2015 36.97% 38.16% 38.17%
2014 36.90% 37.77% 33.05%
2013 36.50% 37.34% 35.82%
2012 36.09% 36.35% 37.14%
2011 35.42% 35.42% 36.53%
2010 34.65% 33.83% 29.13%
2009 34.13% 32.96% 28.18%
2008 33.36% 32.55% 28.15%
2007 32.80% 31.46% 26.14%
2006 32.73% 32.33% 25.55%

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.