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Kootenai County Idaho Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Kootenai County ID was $972 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Kootenai County was $962 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 Kootenai County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Kootenai County Idaho (2017 dollars)2

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US Median Gross Rent $1,012 +1.61% +5.86%
Idaho Median Gross Rent $822 +2.49% +6.34%
Kootenai County ID Median Gross Rent $972 +4.74% +19.85%

Kootenai County ID Real Gross Rent Trends

At $972, real median gross rent in Kootenai County was at its highest level in 2017 since the series began in 2005. At $962, real average gross rent in Kootenai County was at its highest level in 2017 since the series began in 2005.

Real Gross Rent: Kootenai County ID Median, Kootenai County ID Average, Idaho Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Kootenai County

Date US
Median
Idaho
Median
Kootenai County ID
Median
Kootenai County ID
Average
2017 $1,012 $822 $972 $962
2016 $996 $802 $928 $943
2015 $987 $792 $890 $873
2014 $956 $773 $811 $895
2013 $924 $740 $815 $794
2012 $912 $724 $854 $876
2011 $912 $722 $814 $780
2010 $927 $740 $816 $804
2009 $931 $767 $891 $874
2008 $947 $793 $859 $867
2007 $899 $745 $822 $840
2006 $909 $742 $862 $825

Kootenai County Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate is the fraction of homes for rent that are not occupied.3 In 2015 the rental vacancy rate for Kootenai County Idaho was 4.00% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Kootenai County Idaho

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 6.18% +0.29% -0.14%
Idaho 6.21% +0.84% +0.98%
Kootenai County ID

Trends in Kootenai County ID Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Kootenai County peaked in 2012 at 9.26%. Since then it has fallen by 5.26% to 4.00%. Data records for this series originated in 2005. From a 2013 post peak low of 3.08%, the rental vacancy rate has increased by 0.92%.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Kootenai County ID, Idaho, US

Rental vacancy rate in Idaho

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Kootenai County

Date US Idaho Kootenai County ID
2017 6.18% 6.21%
2016 5.89% 5.37%
2015 5.85% 4.97% 4.00%
2014 6.32% 5.23% 5.29%
2013 6.49% 5.05% 3.08%
2012 6.77% 6.45% 9.26%
2011 7.40% 5.53% 8.19%
2010 8.17% 7.93% 7.32%
2009 8.43% 8.58%
2008 7.86% 7.56% 6.04%
2007 7.87% 6.21%
2006 7.70% 5.25%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Kootenai County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Kootenai County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 20.38% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Kootenai County Idaho Median Annual Rent as a Fraction of Median Household Income

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 20.13% -0.30% -0.76%
Idaho 18.89% +0.59% -0.04%
Kootenai County ID 20.38% -0.80% +0.90%

Trends in Kootenai County ID Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Kootenai County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2005 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 22.41%. Since then it has fallen by 2.03% to 20.38%. From a 2013 low of 17.44%, the fraction of income going to rent has increased by 2.95%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: Kootenai County ID, Idaho, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in Kootenai County Idaho

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in Kootenai County Idaho

Date US Idaho Kootenai County ID
2017 20.13% 18.89% 20.38%
2016 20.43% 18.30% 21.19%
2015 20.63% 19.14% 21.69%
2014 20.89% 18.93% 19.48%
2013 20.78% 18.60% 17.44%
2012 20.65% 18.52% 21.20%
2011 20.70% 19.08% 19.51%
2010 20.50% 18.85% 21.35%
2009 20.12% 18.54% 20.39%
2008 19.00% 17.40% 17.94%
2007 18.66% 16.97% 18.54%
2006 18.90% 17.44% 21.53%

Renter Fraction in Kootenai County Idaho

You can calculate the renter fraction in Kootenai 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 Kootenai County as a fraction of total Kootenai County households. In 2017 26.96% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Kootenai County Fraction of Renters by Household Units

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 36.13% -0.75% -0.77%
Idaho 30.34% -1.20% -1.64%
Kootenai County ID 26.96% -7.91% -6.74%

Trends in the Kootenai County ID Renter Fraction

The Kootenai County household renter fraction peaked in in 2016 at 34.87% and is now 7.91% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: Kootenai County ID, Idaho, US

Fraction of renters in Kootenai County

History of Kootenai County Renter Fraction

Date US Idaho Kootenai County ID
2017 36.13% 30.34% 26.96%
2016 36.88% 31.54% 34.87%
2015 36.97% 31.04% 30.14%
2014 36.90% 31.98% 33.70%
2013 36.50% 30.64% 25.61%
2012 36.09% 31.63% 31.05%
2011 35.42% 31.26% 29.24%
2010 34.65% 30.38% 30.07%
2009 34.13% 28.47% 28.56%
2008 33.36% 29.14% 27.89%
2007 32.80% 27.95% 27.40%
2006 32.73% 28.73% 30.48%

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.