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Dupage County Illinois Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Dupage County IL was $1,277 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Dupage County was $1,318 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 Dupage County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Dupage County Illinois (2017 dollars)2

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US Median Gross Rent $1,012 +1.61% +5.86%
Illinois Median Gross Rent $974 +0.93% +5.07%
Dupage County IL Median Gross Rent $1,277 +1.51% +5.62%

Dupage County IL Real Gross Rent Trends

At $1,277, real median gross rent in Dupage County was at its highest level in 2017 since the series began in 2005. At $1,318, real average gross rent in Dupage County was at its highest level in 2017 since the series began in 2005.

Real Gross Rent: Dupage County IL Median, Dupage County IL Average, Illinois Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Dupage County

Date US
Median
Illinois
Median
Dupage County IL
Median
Dupage County IL
Average
2017 $1,012 $974 $1,277 $1,318
2016 $996 $965 $1,258 $1,290
2015 $987 $963 $1,213 $1,258
2014 $956 $927 $1,209 $1,242
2013 $924 $904 $1,151 $1,172
2012 $912 $896 $1,113 $1,185
2011 $912 $900 $1,087 $1,170
2010 $927 $919 $1,080 $1,175
2009 $931 $915 $1,133 $1,179
2008 $947 $932 $1,152 $1,215
2007 $899 $892 $1,086 $1,160
2006 $909 $906 $1,094 $1,147

Dupage 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 Dupage County Illinois was 5.49% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Dupage County Illinois

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 6.18% +0.29% -0.14%
Illinois 7.02% +1.01% +0.49%
Dupage County IL 5.49% -0.78% +1.68%

Trends in Dupage County IL Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Dupage County peaked in 2005 at 10.39%. Since then it has fallen by 4.90% to 5.49%. Data records for this series originated in 2005. From a 2014 post peak low of 3.81%, the rental vacancy rate has increased by 1.68%.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Dupage County IL, Illinois, US

Rental vacancy rate in Illinois

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Dupage County

Date US Illinois Dupage County IL
2017 6.18% 7.02% 5.49%
2016 5.89% 6.01% 6.27%
2015 5.85% 6.21% 4.17%
2014 6.32% 6.53% 3.81%
2013 6.49% 6.16% 4.16%
2012 6.77% 6.39% 6.32%
2011 7.40% 7.35% 6.20%
2010 8.17% 7.66% 9.64%
2009 8.43% 7.84% 7.68%
2008 7.86% 6.87% 7.30%
2007 7.87% 7.69% 7.47%
2006 7.70% 8.69% 6.73%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Dupage County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Dupage County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 17.12% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Dupage County Illinois Median Annual Rent as a Fraction of Median Household Income

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 20.13% -0.30% -0.76%
Illinois 18.55% -0.15% -0.35%
Dupage County IL 17.12% -0.39% -0.59%

Trends in Dupage County IL Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Dupage County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2013 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 17.75%. Since then it has fallen by 0.63% to 17.12%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: Dupage County IL, Illinois, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in Dupage County Illinois

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in Dupage County Illinois

Date US Illinois Dupage County IL
2017 20.13% 18.55% 17.12%
2016 20.43% 18.70% 17.51%
2015 20.63% 18.85% 17.35%
2014 20.89% 18.91% 17.71%
2013 20.78% 18.89% 17.75%
2012 20.65% 18.89% 16.54%
2011 20.70% 19.36% 16.82%
2010 20.50% 19.21% 16.51%
2009 20.12% 18.41% 16.73%
2008 19.00% 17.31% 15.62%
2007 18.66% 17.36% 15.57%
2006 18.90% 17.56% 14.97%

Renter Fraction in Dupage County Illinois

You can calculate the renter fraction in Dupage 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 Dupage County as a fraction of total Dupage County households. In 2017 25.68% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Dupage County Fraction of Renters by Household Units

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 36.13% -0.75% -0.77%
Illinois 33.82% -0.92% -0.69%
Dupage County IL 25.68% -2.77% -1.64%

Trends in the Dupage County IL Renter Fraction

The Dupage County household renter fraction peaked in in 2016 at 28.45% and is now 2.77% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: Dupage County IL, Illinois, US

Fraction of renters in Dupage County

History of Dupage County Renter Fraction

Date US Illinois Dupage County IL
2017 36.13% 33.82% 25.68%
2016 36.88% 34.74% 28.45%
2015 36.97% 34.72% 27.35%
2014 36.90% 34.51% 27.32%
2013 36.50% 34.06% 26.58%
2012 36.09% 33.40% 26.35%
2011 35.42% 32.65% 25.75%
2010 34.65% 32.27% 25.16%
2009 34.13% 32.00% 24.72%
2008 33.36% 30.73% 24.27%
2007 32.80% 29.94% 21.66%
2006 32.73% 30.12% 23.30%

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.