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Dougherty County Georgia Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Dougherty County GA was $675 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Dougherty County was $697 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 Dougherty County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Dougherty 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%
Dougherty County GA Median Gross Rent $675 -7.02% -6.77%

Dougherty County GA Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for Dougherty County peaked in real terms in 2010 at $753 and is now $78 (10.36%) lower. Average gross rent for Dougherty County peaked in real terms in 2010 at $748 and is now $51 (6.82%) lower.

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

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Dougherty County

Date US
Median
Georgia
Median
Dougherty County GA
Median
Dougherty County GA
Average
2017 $1,012 $958 $675 $697
2016 $996 $948 $726 $735
2015 $987 $935 $711 $694
2014 $956 $903 $724 $716
2013 $924 $868 $662 $651
2012 $912 $864 $681 $659
2011 $912 $873 $702 $703
2010 $927 $888 $753 $748
2009 $931 $884 $705 $701
2008 $947 $904 $670 $681
2007 $899 $875 $649 $615
2006 $909 $879 $693 $667

Dougherty 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 Dougherty County Georgia was 6.81% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Dougherty County Georgia

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 6.18% +0.29% -0.14%
Georgia 6.73% +0.58% -1.44%
Dougherty County GA 6.81% +1.01% -5.77%

Trends in Dougherty County GA Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Dougherty County peaked in 2013 at 13.21%. Since then it has fallen by 6.40% to 6.81%. Data records for this series originated in 2005.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Dougherty County GA, Georgia, US

Rental vacancy rate in Georgia

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Dougherty County

Date US Georgia Dougherty County GA
2017 6.18% 6.73% 6.81%
2016 5.89% 6.15% 5.80%
2015 5.85% 6.47% 9.32%
2014 6.32% 8.17% 12.58%
2013 6.49% 9.26% 13.21%
2012 6.77% 9.53% 9.89%
2011 7.40% 10.72%
2010 8.17% 11.72% 6.51%
2009 8.43% 12.32% 3.76%
2008 7.86% 10.89% 7.27%
2007 7.87% 10.54%
2006 7.70% 10.33%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Dougherty County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Dougherty County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 20.92% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Dougherty 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%
Dougherty County GA 20.92% -2.13% -5.79%

Trends in Dougherty County GA Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Dougherty County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2010 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 29.32%. Since then it has fallen by 8.40% to 20.92%.

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

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

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

Date US Georgia Dougherty County GA
2017 20.13% 20.46% 20.92%
2016 20.43% 20.90% 23.05%
2015 20.63% 21.29% 23.26%
2014 20.89% 21.46% 26.72%
2013 20.78% 21.33% 25.49%
2012 20.65% 21.28% 25.94%
2011 20.70% 21.73% 28.29%
2010 20.50% 21.17% 29.32%
2009 20.12% 20.17% 22.58%
2008 19.00% 18.57% 19.07%
2007 18.66% 18.76% 21.24%
2006 18.90% 18.91% 22.40%

Renter Fraction in Dougherty County Georgia

You can calculate the renter fraction in Dougherty 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 Dougherty County as a fraction of total Dougherty County households. In 2017 55.77% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Dougherty 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%
Dougherty County GA 55.77% +0.31% +0.93%

Trends in the Dougherty County GA Renter Fraction

At 55.77%, the 2017 household based renter fraction in Dougherty County was at its highest level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

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

Fraction of renters in Dougherty County

History of Dougherty County Renter Fraction

Date US Georgia Dougherty County GA
2017 36.13% 37.12% 55.77%
2016 36.88% 38.46% 55.46%
2015 36.97% 38.16% 55.64%
2014 36.90% 37.77% 54.84%
2013 36.50% 37.34% 55.52%
2012 36.09% 36.35% 53.55%
2011 35.42% 35.42% 53.92%
2010 34.65% 33.83% 54.17%
2009 34.13% 32.96% 48.80%
2008 33.36% 32.55% 45.79%
2007 32.80% 31.46% 52.21%
2006 32.73% 32.33% 51.87%

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.