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East Baton Rouge Parish Louisiana Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in East Baton Rouge Parish LA was $902 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in East Baton Rouge Parish was $925 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 East Baton Rouge Parish median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

Data is also available below for East Baton Rouge Parish rental vacancy rates, East Baton Rouge Parish rent as a percent of median income and the fraction of renters in East Baton Rouge Parish.

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Real Gross Rent in East Baton Rouge Parish Louisiana (2017 dollars)2

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US Median Gross Rent $1,012 +1.61% +5.86%
Louisiana Median Gross Rent $836 +1.83% +1.95%
East Baton Rouge Parish LA Median Gross Rent $902 +2.04% +5.50%

East Baton Rouge Parish LA Real Gross Rent Trends

At $902, real median gross rent in East Baton Rouge Parish was at its highest level in 2017 since the series began in 2005. At $925, real average gross rent in East Baton Rouge Parish was at its highest level in 2017 since the series began in 2005.

Real Gross Rent: East Baton Rouge Parish LA Median, East Baton Rouge Parish LA Average, Louisiana Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for East Baton Rouge Parish

Date US
Median
Louisiana
Median
East Baton Rouge Parish LA
Median
East Baton Rouge Parish LA
Average
2017 $1,012 $836 $902 $925
2016 $996 $821 $884 $908
2015 $987 $823 $894 $923
2014 $956 $820 $855 $897
2013 $924 $779 $805 $855
2012 $912 $771 $845 $861
2011 $912 $782 $852 $889
2010 $927 $798 $824 $850
2009 $931 $790 $822 $851
2008 $947 $802 $872 $882
2007 $899 $742 $820 $801
2006 $909 $736 $829 $843

East Baton Rouge Parish 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 East Baton Rouge Parish Louisiana was 7.32% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in East Baton Rouge Parish Louisiana

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 6.18% +0.29% -0.14%
Louisiana 8.74% +0.30% +0.38%
East Baton Rouge Parish LA 7.32% -1.56% -0.35%

Trends in East Baton Rouge Parish LA Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in East Baton Rouge Parish peaked in 2005 at 12.97%. Since then it has fallen by 5.65% to 7.32%. Data records for this series originated in 2005. From a 2006 post peak low of 4.90%, the rental vacancy rate has increased by 2.42%.

Rental Vacancy Rate: East Baton Rouge Parish LA, Louisiana, US

Rental vacancy rate in Louisiana

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for East Baton Rouge Parish

Date US Louisiana East Baton Rouge Parish LA
2017 6.18% 8.74% 7.32%
2016 5.89% 8.44% 8.88%
2015 5.85% 8.30% 9.10%
2014 6.32% 8.36% 7.67%
2013 6.49% 7.64% 9.54%
2012 6.77% 8.55% 9.90%
2011 7.40% 8.15% 8.21%
2010 8.17% 8.98% 7.80%
2009 8.43% 8.19% 8.05%
2008 7.86% 8.20% 7.39%
2007 7.87% 7.18% 6.20%
2006 7.70% 6.36% 4.90%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for East Baton Rouge Parish, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For East Baton Rouge Parish, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 19.56% in 2017 according to the ACS.

East Baton Rouge Parish Louisiana Median Annual Rent as a Fraction of Median Household Income

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 20.13% -0.30% -0.76%
Louisiana 21.74% +0.26% +0.17%
East Baton Rouge Parish LA 19.56% -1.11% -1.86%

Trends in East Baton Rouge Parish LA Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median East Baton Rouge Parish household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2014 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 21.42%. Since then it has fallen by 1.86% to 19.56%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: East Baton Rouge Parish LA, Louisiana, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in East Baton Rouge Parish Louisiana

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in East Baton Rouge Parish Louisiana

Date US Louisiana East Baton Rouge Parish LA
2017 20.13% 21.74% 19.56%
2016 20.43% 21.48% 20.67%
2015 20.63% 20.99% 20.64%
2014 20.89% 21.57% 21.42%
2013 20.78% 20.73% 19.51%
2012 20.65% 20.87% 20.49%
2011 20.70% 21.48% 21.05%
2010 20.50% 20.78% 20.28%
2009 20.12% 20.19% 19.84%
2008 19.00% 19.15% 19.50%
2007 18.66% 19.09% 20.53%
2006 18.90% 18.85% 18.86%

Renter Fraction in East Baton Rouge Parish Louisiana

You can calculate the renter fraction in East Baton Rouge Parish 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 East Baton Rouge Parish as a fraction of total East Baton Rouge Parish households. In 2017 40.23% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

East Baton Rouge Parish Fraction of Renters by Household Units

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 36.13% -0.75% -0.77%
Louisiana 34.82% -0.92% -0.76%
East Baton Rouge Parish LA 40.23% -3.47% -3.06%

Trends in the East Baton Rouge Parish LA Renter Fraction

The East Baton Rouge Parish household renter fraction peaked in in 2016 at 43.70% and is now 3.47% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: East Baton Rouge Parish LA, Louisiana, US

Fraction of renters in East Baton Rouge Parish

History of East Baton Rouge Parish Renter Fraction

Date US Louisiana East Baton Rouge Parish LA
2017 36.13% 34.82% 40.23%
2016 36.88% 35.74% 43.70%
2015 36.97% 35.42% 39.85%
2014 36.90% 35.58% 43.29%
2013 36.50% 34.03% 40.95%
2012 36.09% 34.27% 39.60%
2011 35.42% 33.57% 38.59%
2010 34.65% 32.45% 38.91%
2009 34.13% 32.08% 39.70%
2008 33.36% 31.46% 38.51%
2007 32.80% 32.06% 38.37%
2006 32.73% 31.52% 38.50%

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.