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Warner Robins Georgia Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Warner Robins, GA (the Warner Robins metro area) was $822 in 2016 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Warner Robins was $776 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 Warner Robins median and average rent data will be released in September of 2018.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Warner Robins Georgia (2016 dollars)2

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US Median Gross Rent $981 +0.93% +7.80%
Georgia Median Gross Rent $933 +1.30% +9.12%
Warner Robins, GA Median Gross Rent $822 -4.64% +1.48%

Warner Robins, GA Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for Warner Robins peaked in real terms in 2008 at $879 and is now $57 (6.48%) lower. Average gross rent for Warner Robins peaked in real terms in 2008 at $908 and is now $132 (14.54%) lower.

Real Gross Rent in Warner Robins: Warner Robins GA Median, Warner Robins GA Average, Georgia Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Warner Robins

Date US
Median
Georgia
Median
Warner Robins, GA
Median
Warner Robins, GA
Average
2016 $981 $933 $822 $776
2015 $972 $921 $862 $850
2014 $942 $889 $816 $813
2013 $910 $855 $810 $799
2012 $898 $850 $864 $826
2011 $898 $859 $794 $784
2010 $912 $874 $860 $829
2009 $916 $871 $803 $770
2008 $932 $890 $879 $908
2007 $885 $862 $774 $751
2006 $895 $865 $755 $749
2005 $869 $846 $800 $734

Warner Robins 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 Warner Robins Georgia was 5.64% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Warner Robins Georgia

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 5.89% +0.04% -0.60%
Georgia 6.15% -0.32% -3.11%
Warner Robins, GA 5.64% -3.91%

Trends in Warner Robins, GA Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Warner Robins peaked in 2010 at 16.37%. Since then it has fallen by 10.73% to 5.64%. Data records for this series originated in 2005.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Warner Robins GA, Georgia, US

Rental vacancy rate in Georgia

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Warner Robins

Date US Georgia Warner Robins, GA
2016 5.89% 6.15% 5.64%
2015 5.85% 6.47%
2014 6.32% 8.17% 8.06%
2013 6.49% 9.26% 9.55%
2012 6.77% 9.53%
2011 7.40% 10.72%
2010 8.17% 11.72% 16.37%
2009 8.43% 12.32% 11.18%
2008 7.86% 10.89% 10.32%
2007 7.87% 10.54% 6.52%
2006 7.70% 10.33%
2005 7.74% 11.53%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Warner Robins, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Warner Robins, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 16.60% in 2016 according to the ACS.

Warner Robins Georgia Median Annual Rent as a Fraction of Median Household Income

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 20.43% -0.20% -0.35%
Georgia 20.90% -0.38% -0.42%
Warner Robins, GA 16.60% -3.05% -3.29%

Trends in Warner Robins, GA Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Warner Robins household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2014 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 20.76%. Since then it has fallen by 4.15% to 16.60%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: Warner Robins GA, Georgia, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in Warner Robins Georgia

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in Warner Robins Georgia

Date US Georgia Warner Robins, GA
2016 20.43% 20.90% 16.60%
2015 20.63% 21.29% 19.66%
2014 20.89% 21.46% 20.76%
2013 20.78% 21.33% 19.90%
2012 20.65% 21.28% 18.73%
2011 20.70% 21.73% 18.11%
2010 20.50% 21.17% 16.56%
2009 20.12% 20.17% 17.72%
2008 19.00% 18.57% 15.92%
2007 18.66% 18.76% 15.54%
2006 18.90% 18.91% 15.90%
2005 18.89% 18.66% 16.42%

Renter Fraction in Warner Robins Georgia

You can calculate the renter fraction in Warner Robins 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 Warner Robins as a fraction of total Warner Robins households. In 2016 34.14% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Warner Robins Fraction of Renters by Household Units

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 36.88% -0.09% +0.38%
Georgia 38.46% +0.30% +1.12%
Warner Robins, GA 34.14% -3.02% -2.87%

Trends in the Warner Robins, GA Renter Fraction

The Warner Robins household renter fraction peaked in in 2015 at 37.16% and is now 3.02% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: Warner Robins GA, Georgia, US

Fraction of renters in Warner Robins

History of Warner Robins Renter Fraction

Date US Georgia Warner Robins, GA
2016 36.88% 38.46% 34.14%
2015 36.97% 38.16% 37.16%
2014 36.90% 37.77% 36.70%
2013 36.50% 37.34% 37.01%
2012 36.09% 36.35% 31.75%
2011 35.42% 35.42% 31.93%
2010 34.65% 33.83% 32.91%
2009 34.13% 32.96% 31.92%
2008 33.36% 32.55% 32.45%
2007 32.80% 31.46% 30.08%
2006 32.73% 32.33% 32.71%
2005 33.10% 33.19% 35.00%

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.