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Clinton County Michigan Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Clinton County MI was $792 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Clinton County was $809 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 Clinton County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Clinton County Michigan (2017 dollars)2

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US Median Gross Rent $1,012 +1.61% +5.86%
Michigan Median Gross Rent $835 +0.48% +3.47%
Clinton County MI Median Gross Rent $792 +5.04% +6.17%

Clinton County MI Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for Clinton County peaked in real terms in 2006 at $959 and is now $167 (17.41%) lower. Average gross rent for Clinton County peaked in real terms in 2006 at $1,027 and is now $218 (21.23%) lower. From a recent low of 750.0 in 2016, real average gross rent has now increased by $59 (7.87%).

Real Gross Rent: Clinton County MI Median, Clinton County MI Average, Michigan Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Clinton County

Date US
Median
Michigan
Median
Clinton County MI
Median
Clinton County MI
Average
2017 $1,012 $835 $792 $809
2016 $996 $831 $754 $750
2015 $987 $826 $840 $842
2014 $956 $807 $746 $758
2013 $924 $784 $822 $851
2012 $912 $772 $725 $753
2011 $912 $774 $798 $765
2010 $927 $791 $872 $890
2009 $931 $791 $736 $772
2008 $947 $811 $814 $841
2007 $899 $778 $841 $878
2006 $909 $804 $959 $1,027

Clinton County 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 Clinton County Michigan was 7.79% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Clinton County Michigan

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 6.18% +0.29% -0.14%
Michigan 4.87% -0.54% -1.01%
Clinton County MI

Trends in Clinton County MI Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Clinton County peaked in 2006 at 13.47%. Since then it has fallen by 5.68% to 7.79%. Data records for this series originated in 2005.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Clinton County MI, Michigan, US

Rental vacancy rate in Michigan

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Clinton County

Date US Michigan Clinton County MI
2017 6.18% 4.87%
2016 5.89% 5.41% 7.79%
2015 5.85% 5.19%
2014 6.32% 5.88%
2013 6.49% 6.04%
2012 6.77% 6.73%
2011 7.40% 7.72%
2010 8.17% 9.60%
2009 8.43% 9.48%
2008 7.86% 9.73%
2007 7.87% 9.66%
2006 7.70% 10.42% 13.47%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Clinton County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Clinton County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 15.29% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Clinton County Michigan Median Annual Rent as a Fraction of Median Household Income

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 20.13% -0.30% -0.76%
Michigan 18.25% -0.45% -0.72%
Clinton County MI 15.29% +1.74% +0.32%

Trends in Clinton County MI Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Clinton County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2006 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 17.06%. Since then it has fallen by 1.77% to 15.29%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: Clinton County MI, Michigan, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in Clinton County Michigan

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in Clinton County Michigan

Date US Michigan Clinton County MI
2017 20.13% 18.25% 15.29%
2016 20.43% 18.70% 13.55%
2015 20.63% 18.86% 15.36%
2014 20.89% 18.97% 14.97%
2013 20.78% 19.09% 16.22%
2012 20.65% 19.16% 14.71%
2011 20.70% 19.29% 15.96%
2010 20.50% 19.29% 16.57%
2009 20.12% 18.99% 13.77%
2008 19.00% 17.44% 16.75%
2007 18.66% 17.09% 16.00%
2006 18.90% 17.17% 17.06%

Renter Fraction in Clinton County Michigan

You can calculate the renter fraction in Clinton 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 Clinton County as a fraction of total Clinton County households. In 2017 20.90% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Clinton County Fraction of Renters by Household Units

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 36.13% -0.75% -0.77%
Michigan 28.67% -1.01% -1.09%
Clinton County MI 20.90% +2.32% -2.33%

Trends in the Clinton County MI Renter Fraction

The Clinton County household renter fraction peaked in in 2014 at 23.23% and is now 2.33% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: Clinton County MI, Michigan, US

Fraction of renters in Clinton County

History of Clinton County Renter Fraction

Date US Michigan Clinton County MI
2017 36.13% 28.67% 20.90%
2016 36.88% 29.68% 18.58%
2015 36.97% 29.58% 21.92%
2014 36.90% 29.76% 23.23%
2013 36.50% 29.45% 21.26%
2012 36.09% 28.94% 19.01%
2011 35.42% 28.26% 16.86%
2010 34.65% 27.25% 20.72%
2009 34.13% 26.81% 18.73%
2008 33.36% 26.02% 18.37%
2007 32.80% 25.17% 18.07%
2006 32.73% 24.83% 14.56%

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.