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Wyandotte County Kansas Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Wyandotte County KS was $831 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Wyandotte County was $786 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 Wyandotte County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Wyandotte 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%
Wyandotte County KS Median Gross Rent $831 +1.22% +0.61%

Wyandotte County KS Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for Wyandotte County peaked in real terms in 2008 at $857 and is now $26 (3.03%) lower. From a recent low of 713.0 in 2011, real median gross rent has now increased by $118 (16.55%). Average gross rent for Wyandotte County peaked in real terms in 2015 at $793 and is now $7 (0.88%) lower.

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

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Wyandotte County

Date US
Median
Kansas
Median
Wyandotte County KS
Median
Wyandotte County KS
Average
2017 $1,012 $815 $831 $786
2016 $996 $801 $821 $790
2015 $987 $805 $825 $793
2014 $956 $791 $826 $760
2013 $924 $761 $808 $773
2012 $912 $734 $736 $705
2011 $912 $743 $713 $698
2010 $927 $739 $754 $764
2009 $931 $742 $718 $701
2008 $947 $751 $857 $774
2007 $899 $710 $754 $703
2006 $909 $725 $794 $782

Wyandotte 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 Wyandotte County Kansas was 8.20% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Wyandotte County Kansas

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 6.18% +0.29% -0.14%
Kansas 7.49% -0.81% -0.96%
Wyandotte County KS 8.20% +0.53% +1.77%

Trends in Wyandotte County KS Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Wyandotte County peaked in 2010 at 12.69%. Since then it has fallen by 4.49% to 8.20%. Data records for this series originated in 2005. From a 2015 post peak low of 6.15%, the rental vacancy rate has increased by 2.05%.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Wyandotte County KS, Kansas, US

Rental vacancy rate in Kansas

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Wyandotte County

Date US Kansas Wyandotte County KS
2017 6.18% 7.49% 8.20%
2016 5.89% 8.30% 7.67%
2015 5.85% 7.74% 6.15%
2014 6.32% 8.45% 6.43%
2013 6.49% 6.54% 7.06%
2012 6.77% 6.92% 6.19%
2011 7.40% 8.09% 12.07%
2010 8.17% 7.42% 12.69%
2009 8.43% 7.41%
2008 7.86% 6.21% 7.59%
2007 7.87% 8.18%
2006 7.70% 7.16%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Wyandotte County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Wyandotte County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 21.53% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Wyandotte 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%
Wyandotte County KS 21.53% -0.95% -4.90%

Trends in Wyandotte County KS Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Wyandotte County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2014 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 26.43%. Since then it has fallen by 4.90% to 21.53%.

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

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

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

Date US Kansas Wyandotte County KS
2017 20.13% 17.33% 21.53%
2016 20.43% 17.23% 22.48%
2015 20.63% 17.41% 23.02%
2014 20.89% 17.67% 26.43%
2013 20.78% 17.54% 24.71%
2012 20.65% 16.98% 22.80%
2011 20.70% 17.38% 21.51%
2010 20.50% 16.96% 22.40%
2009 20.12% 16.84% 21.38%
2008 19.00% 15.64% 23.54%
2007 18.66% 15.76% 21.34%
2006 18.90% 16.07% 21.83%

Renter Fraction in Wyandotte County Kansas

You can calculate the renter fraction in Wyandotte 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 Wyandotte County as a fraction of total Wyandotte County households. In 2017 43.87% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Wyandotte 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%
Wyandotte County KS 43.87% -0.07% +0.68%

Trends in the Wyandotte County KS Renter Fraction

The Wyandotte County household renter fraction peaked in in 2013 at 44.86% and is now 0.99% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

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

Fraction of renters in Wyandotte County

History of Wyandotte County Renter Fraction

Date US Kansas Wyandotte County KS
2017 36.13% 34.14% 43.87%
2016 36.88% 34.31% 43.94%
2015 36.97% 33.58% 42.45%
2014 36.90% 33.37% 43.19%
2013 36.50% 33.94% 44.86%
2012 36.09% 33.64% 41.35%
2011 35.42% 32.19% 37.75%
2010 34.65% 31.93% 38.33%
2009 34.13% 32.20% 39.06%
2008 33.36% 30.57% 37.63%
2007 32.80% 29.84% 37.79%
2006 32.73% 30.07% 35.10%

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.