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Livingston Parish Louisiana Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Livingston Parish LA was $831 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Livingston Parish was $705 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 Livingston Parish median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Livingston 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%
Livingston Parish LA Median Gross Rent $831 -1.54% -1.66%

Livingston Parish LA Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for Livingston Parish peaked in real terms in 2015 at $940 and is now $109 (11.60%) lower. Average gross rent for Livingston Parish peaked in real terms in 2012 at $802 and is now $97 (12.09%) lower.

Real Gross Rent: Livingston Parish LA Median, Livingston Parish LA Average, Louisiana Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Livingston Parish

Date US
Median
Louisiana
Median
Livingston Parish LA
Median
Livingston Parish LA
Average
2017 $1,012 $836 $831 $705
2016 $996 $821 $844 $802
2015 $987 $823 $940 $761
2014 $956 $820 $845 $745
2013 $924 $779 $794 $731
2012 $912 $771 $791 $802
2011 $912 $782 $725 $581
2010 $927 $798 $840 $729
2009 $931 $790 $774 $673
2008 $947 $802 $743 $632
2007 $899 $742 $754 $652
2006 $909 $736 $794 $663

Livingston Parish Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate is the fraction of homes for rent that are not occupied.3 In 2016 the rental vacancy rate for Livingston Parish Louisiana was 7.69% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Livingston Parish Louisiana

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 6.18% +0.29% -0.14%
Louisiana 8.74% +0.30% +0.38%
Livingston Parish LA

Trends in Livingston Parish LA Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Livingston Parish peaked in 2015 at 17.08%. Since then it has fallen by 9.39% to 7.69%. Data records for this series originated in 2005.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Livingston Parish LA, Louisiana, US

Rental vacancy rate in Louisiana

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Livingston Parish

Date US Louisiana Livingston Parish LA
2017 6.18% 8.74%
2016 5.89% 8.44% 7.69%
2015 5.85% 8.30% 17.08%
2014 6.32% 8.36%
2013 6.49% 7.64%
2012 6.77% 8.55%
2011 7.40% 8.15% 13.06%
2010 8.17% 8.98% 11.47%
2009 8.43% 8.19%
2008 7.86% 8.20%
2007 7.87% 7.18% 12.84%
2006 7.70% 6.36% 6.94%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Livingston Parish, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Livingston Parish, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 16.49% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Livingston 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%
Livingston Parish LA 16.49% -1.15% +0.12%

Trends in Livingston Parish LA Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Livingston Parish household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2006 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 18.90%. Since then it has fallen by 2.41% to 16.49%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: Livingston Parish LA, Louisiana, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in Livingston Parish Louisiana

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in Livingston Parish Louisiana

Date US Louisiana Livingston Parish LA
2017 20.13% 21.74% 16.49%
2016 20.43% 21.48% 17.64%
2015 20.63% 20.99% 18.69%
2014 20.89% 21.57% 16.37%
2013 20.78% 20.73% 17.85%
2012 20.65% 20.87% 17.57%
2011 20.70% 21.48% 14.88%
2010 20.50% 20.78% 17.46%
2009 20.12% 20.19% 16.17%
2008 19.00% 19.15% 14.24%
2007 18.66% 19.09% 14.58%
2006 18.90% 18.85% 18.90%

Renter Fraction in Livingston Parish Louisiana

You can calculate the renter fraction in Livingston 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 Livingston Parish as a fraction of total Livingston Parish households. In 2017 18.35% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Livingston 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%
Livingston Parish LA 18.35% +0.63% -3.39%

Trends in the Livingston Parish LA Renter Fraction

The Livingston Parish household renter fraction peaked in in 2009 at 27.42% and is now 9.07% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: Livingston Parish LA, Louisiana, US

Fraction of renters in Livingston Parish

History of Livingston Parish Renter Fraction

Date US Louisiana Livingston Parish LA
2017 36.13% 34.82% 18.35%
2016 36.88% 35.74% 17.72%
2015 36.97% 35.42% 18.53%
2014 36.90% 35.58% 21.74%
2013 36.50% 34.03% 20.89%
2012 36.09% 34.27% 23.11%
2011 35.42% 33.57% 16.80%
2010 34.65% 32.45% 16.95%
2009 34.13% 32.08% 27.42%
2008 33.36% 31.46% 23.36%
2007 32.80% 32.06% 16.00%
2006 32.73% 31.52% 18.77%

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.