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Androscoggin County Maine Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Androscoggin County ME was $688 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Androscoggin County was $646 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 Androscoggin County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Androscoggin County Maine (2017 dollars)2

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US Median Gross Rent $1,012 +1.61% +5.86%
Maine Median Gross Rent $806 -0.37% +1.38%
Androscoggin County ME Median Gross Rent $688 -7.28% -4.31%

Androscoggin County ME Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for Androscoggin County peaked in real terms in 2008 at $758 and is now $70 (9.23%) lower. Average gross rent for Androscoggin County peaked in real terms in 2015 at $777 and is now $131 (16.86%) lower.

Real Gross Rent: Androscoggin County ME Median, Androscoggin County ME Average, Maine Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Androscoggin County

Date US
Median
Maine
Median
Androscoggin County ME
Median
Androscoggin County ME
Average
2017 $1,012 $806 $688 $646
2016 $996 $809 $742 $723
2015 $987 $815 $742 $777
2014 $956 $795 $719 $678
2013 $924 $776 $705 $761
2012 $912 $768 $713 $728
2011 $912 $782 $710 $684
2010 $927 $766 $694 $640
2009 $931 $798 $707 $691
2008 $947 $806 $758 $732
2007 $899 $741 $697 $668
2006 $909 $757 $667 $625

Androscoggin County Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate is the fraction of homes for rent that are not occupied.3 In 2015 the rental vacancy rate for Androscoggin County Maine was 1.05% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Androscoggin County Maine

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 6.18% +0.29% -0.14%
Maine 8.41% +1.67% +1.34%
Androscoggin County ME

Trends in Androscoggin County ME Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Androscoggin County peaked in 2010 at 8.08%. Since then it has fallen by 7.03% to 1.05%. Data records for this series originated in 2005.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Androscoggin County ME, Maine, US

Rental vacancy rate in Maine

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Androscoggin County

Date US Maine Androscoggin County ME
2017 6.18% 8.41%
2016 5.89% 6.74%
2015 5.85% 5.29% 1.05%
2014 6.32% 7.07%
2013 6.49% 7.17% 4.66%
2012 6.77% 6.25% 6.53%
2011 7.40% 7.67% 4.26%
2010 8.17% 8.75% 8.08%
2009 8.43% 7.36% 3.18%
2008 7.86% 7.13%
2007 7.87% 8.13% 6.76%
2006 7.70% 5.85% 2.69%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Androscoggin County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Androscoggin County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 17.10% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Androscoggin County Maine Median Annual Rent as a Fraction of Median Household Income

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 20.13% -0.30% -0.76%
Maine 17.19% -0.83% -1.64%
Androscoggin County ME 17.10% -0.77% -0.45%

Trends in Androscoggin County ME Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Androscoggin County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2009 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 19.20%. Since then it has fallen by 2.11% to 17.10%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: Androscoggin County ME, Maine, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in Androscoggin County Maine

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in Androscoggin County Maine

Date US Maine Androscoggin County ME
2017 20.13% 17.19% 17.10%
2016 20.43% 18.02% 17.87%
2015 20.63% 18.46% 17.19%
2014 20.89% 18.83% 17.55%
2013 20.78% 19.41% 18.76%
2012 20.65% 19.11% 18.72%
2011 20.70% 19.47% 18.21%
2010 20.50% 18.52% 18.65%
2009 20.12% 18.94% 19.20%
2008 19.00% 18.08% 17.51%
2007 18.66% 17.00% 15.83%
2006 18.90% 17.57% 17.71%

Renter Fraction in Androscoggin County Maine

You can calculate the renter fraction in Androscoggin 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 Androscoggin County as a fraction of total Androscoggin County households. In 2017 34.34% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Androscoggin County Fraction of Renters by Household Units

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 36.13% -0.75% -0.77%
Maine 26.83% -1.30% -1.85%
Androscoggin County ME 34.34% -2.82% -0.17%

Trends in the Androscoggin County ME Renter Fraction

The Androscoggin County household renter fraction peaked in in 2013 at 42.88% and is now 8.54% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: Androscoggin County ME, Maine, US

Fraction of renters in Androscoggin County

History of Androscoggin County Renter Fraction

Date US Maine Androscoggin County ME
2017 36.13% 26.83% 34.34%
2016 36.88% 28.13% 37.16%
2015 36.97% 29.00% 37.03%
2014 36.90% 28.68% 34.51%
2013 36.50% 29.84% 42.88%
2012 36.09% 28.59% 35.54%
2011 35.42% 29.05% 37.11%
2010 34.65% 27.32% 33.35%
2009 34.13% 27.26% 34.58%
2008 33.36% 27.86% 32.79%
2007 32.80% 26.05% 32.88%
2006 32.73% 27.21% 34.30%

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.