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Leavenworth County Kansas Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Leavenworth County KS was $903 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Leavenworth County was $981 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 Leavenworth County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Leavenworth County Kansas (2017 dollars)2

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US Median Gross Rent $1,012 +1.61% +5.86%
Kansas Median Gross Rent $815 +1.75% +3.03%
Leavenworth County KS Median Gross Rent $903 -12.58% -5.74%

Leavenworth County KS Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for Leavenworth County peaked in real terms in 2016 at $1,033 and is now $130 (12.58%) lower. Average gross rent for Leavenworth County peaked in real terms in 2016 at $1,076 and is now $95 (8.83%) lower.

Real Gross Rent: Leavenworth County KS Median, Leavenworth County KS Average, Kansas Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Leavenworth County

Date US
Median
Kansas
Median
Leavenworth County KS
Median
Leavenworth County KS
Average
2017 $1,012 $815 $903 $981
2016 $996 $801 $1,033 $1,076
2015 $987 $805 $863 $997
2014 $956 $791 $958 $1,040
2013 $924 $761 $949 $975
2012 $912 $734 $950 $1,007
2011 $912 $743 $894 $991
2010 $927 $739 $909 $974
2009 $931 $742 $959 $1,010
2008 $947 $751 $883 $967
2007 $899 $710 $834 $865
2006 $909 $725 $842 $868

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Leavenworth County

Date US Kansas Leavenworth County KS
2017 6.18% 7.49%
2016 5.89% 8.30%
2015 5.85% 7.74%
2014 6.32% 8.45%
2013 6.49% 6.54%
2012 6.77% 6.92%
2011 7.40% 8.09%
2010 8.17% 7.42%
2009 8.43% 7.41%
2008 7.86% 6.21%
2007 7.87% 8.18%
2006 7.70% 7.16% 10.35%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Leavenworth County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Leavenworth County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 15.28% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Leavenworth County Kansas Median Annual Rent as a Fraction of Median Household Income

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 20.13% -0.30% -0.76%
Kansas 17.33% +0.10% -0.33%
Leavenworth County KS 15.28% -2.59% -1.54%

Trends in Leavenworth County KS Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Leavenworth County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2012 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 18.52%. Since then it has fallen by 3.24% to 15.28%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: Leavenworth County KS, Kansas, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in Leavenworth County Kansas

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in Leavenworth County Kansas

Date US Kansas Leavenworth County KS
2017 20.13% 17.33% 15.28%
2016 20.43% 17.23% 17.87%
2015 20.63% 17.41% 16.66%
2014 20.89% 17.67% 16.82%
2013 20.78% 17.54% 16.33%
2012 20.65% 16.98% 18.52%
2011 20.70% 17.38% 16.39%
2010 20.50% 16.96% 16.42%
2009 20.12% 16.84% 18.15%
2008 19.00% 15.64% 15.30%
2007 18.66% 15.76% 14.72%
2006 18.90% 16.07% 15.53%

Renter Fraction in Leavenworth County Kansas

You can calculate the renter fraction in Leavenworth 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 Leavenworth County as a fraction of total Leavenworth County households. In 2017 29.52% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Leavenworth County Fraction of Renters by Household Units

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 36.13% -0.75% -0.77%
Kansas 34.14% -0.17% +0.77%
Leavenworth County KS 29.52% -2.57% -3.48%

Trends in the Leavenworth County KS Renter Fraction

The Leavenworth County household renter fraction peaked in in 2007 at 34.17% and is now 4.65% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: Leavenworth County KS, Kansas, US

Fraction of renters in Leavenworth County

History of Leavenworth County Renter Fraction

Date US Kansas Leavenworth County KS
2017 36.13% 34.14% 29.52%
2016 36.88% 34.31% 32.09%
2015 36.97% 33.58% 33.87%
2014 36.90% 33.37% 33.00%
2013 36.50% 33.94% 31.41%
2012 36.09% 33.64% 33.51%
2011 35.42% 32.19% 32.87%
2010 34.65% 31.93% 33.99%
2009 34.13% 32.20% 31.59%
2008 33.36% 30.57% 31.42%
2007 32.80% 29.84% 34.17%
2006 32.73% 30.07% 32.54%

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.