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Vermilion County Illinois Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Vermilion County IL was $669 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Vermilion County was $627 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 Vermilion County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Vermilion 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%
Vermilion County IL Median Gross Rent $669 +3.56% +4.53%

Vermilion County IL Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for Vermilion County peaked in real terms in 2007 at $672 and is now $3 (0.45%) lower. From a recent low of 600.0 in 2013, real median gross rent has now increased by $69 (11.50%). Average gross rent for Vermilion County peaked in real terms in 2015 at $663 and is now $36 (5.43%) lower.

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

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Vermilion County

Date US
Median
Illinois
Median
Vermilion County IL
Median
Vermilion County IL
Average
2017 $1,012 $974 $669 $627
2016 $996 $965 $646 $628
2015 $987 $963 $668 $663
2014 $956 $927 $640 $588
2013 $924 $904 $600 $564
2012 $912 $896 $628 $600
2011 $912 $900 $645 $633
2010 $927 $919 $659 $626
2009 $931 $915 $610 $537
2008 $947 $932 $665 $582
2007 $899 $892 $672 $605
2006 $909 $906 $657 $611

Vermilion 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 Vermilion County Illinois was 16.15% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Vermilion County Illinois

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 6.18% +0.29% -0.14%
Illinois 7.02% +1.01% +0.49%
Vermilion County IL 16.15% +8.78% +7.11%

Trends in Vermilion County IL Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Vermilion County peaked in 2013 at 17.22%. Since then it has fallen by 1.07% to 16.15%. Data records for this series originated in 2005. From a 2016 post peak low of 7.37%, the rental vacancy rate has increased by 8.78%.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Vermilion County IL, Illinois, US

Rental vacancy rate in Illinois

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Vermilion County

Date US Illinois Vermilion County IL
2017 6.18% 7.02% 16.15%
2016 5.89% 6.01% 7.37%
2015 5.85% 6.21% 7.62%
2014 6.32% 6.53% 9.04%
2013 6.49% 6.16% 17.22%
2012 6.77% 6.39%
2011 7.40% 7.35% 12.87%
2010 8.17% 7.66% 13.14%
2009 8.43% 7.84% 11.61%
2008 7.86% 6.87%
2007 7.87% 7.69%
2006 7.70% 8.69% 15.68%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Vermilion County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Vermilion County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 18.96% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Vermilion 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%
Vermilion County IL 18.96% +2.18% +0.97%

Trends in Vermilion County IL Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Vermilion County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2010 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 19.12%. Since then it has fallen by 0.16% to 18.96%. From a 2013 low of 15.62%, the fraction of income going to rent has increased by 3.34%.

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

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

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

Date US Illinois Vermilion County IL
2017 20.13% 18.55% 18.96%
2016 20.43% 18.70% 16.78%
2015 20.63% 18.85% 17.27%
2014 20.89% 18.91% 17.99%
2013 20.78% 18.89% 15.62%
2012 20.65% 18.89% 18.13%
2011 20.70% 19.36% 18.09%
2010 20.50% 19.21% 19.12%
2009 20.12% 18.41% 18.92%
2008 19.00% 17.31% 16.73%
2007 18.66% 17.36% 19.02%
2006 18.90% 17.56% 16.85%

Renter Fraction in Vermilion County Illinois

You can calculate the renter fraction in Vermilion 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 Vermilion County as a fraction of total Vermilion County households. In 2017 27.48% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Vermilion 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%
Vermilion County IL 27.48% 0.00% -6.94%

Trends in the Vermilion County IL Renter Fraction

The Vermilion County household renter fraction peaked in in 2014 at 34.42% and is now 6.94% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

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

Fraction of renters in Vermilion County

History of Vermilion County Renter Fraction

Date US Illinois Vermilion County IL
2017 36.13% 33.82% 27.48%
2016 36.88% 34.74% 27.48%
2015 36.97% 34.72% 32.98%
2014 36.90% 34.51% 34.42%
2013 36.50% 34.06% 27.96%
2012 36.09% 33.40% 30.14%
2011 35.42% 32.65% 29.84%
2010 34.65% 32.27% 30.16%
2009 34.13% 32.00% 31.51%
2008 33.36% 30.73% 26.72%
2007 32.80% 29.94% 28.42%
2006 32.73% 30.12% 28.67%

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.