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Christian County Missouri Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Christian County MO was $707 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Christian County was $653 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 Christian County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Christian County Missouri (2017 dollars)2

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US Median Gross Rent $1,012 +1.61% +5.86%
Missouri Median Gross Rent $800 +2.17% +3.63%
Christian County MO Median Gross Rent $707 -9.13% -2.35%

Christian County MO Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for Christian County peaked in real terms in 2009 at $885 and is now $178 (20.11%) lower. Average gross rent for Christian County peaked in real terms in 2012 at $884 and is now $231 (26.13%) lower.

Real Gross Rent: Christian County MO Median, Christian County MO Average, Missouri Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Christian County

Date US
Median
Missouri
Median
Christian County MO
Median
Christian County MO
Average
2017 $1,012 $800 $707 $653
2016 $996 $783 $778 $776
2015 $987 $785 $788 $775
2014 $956 $772 $724 $801
2013 $924 $750 $748 $754
2012 $912 $728 $856 $884
2011 $912 $742 $770 $797
2010 $927 $739 $728 $748
2009 $931 $738 $885 $880
2008 $947 $755 $847 $718
2007 $899 $704 $697 $677
2006 $909 $723 $776 $762

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Christian County

Date US Missouri Christian County MO
2017 6.18% 6.40%
2016 5.89% 6.81% 9.00%
2015 5.85% 6.43%
2014 6.32% 7.16%
2013 6.49% 6.86%
2012 6.77% 6.74%
2011 7.40% 8.22%
2010 8.17% 8.25%
2009 8.43% 8.24%
2008 7.86% 8.57%
2007 7.87% 8.36%
2006 7.70% 8.49%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Christian County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Christian County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 14.34% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Christian County Missouri Median Annual Rent as a Fraction of Median Household Income

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 20.13% -0.30% -0.76%
Missouri 17.92% +0.04% -0.79%
Christian County MO 14.34% -2.95% -2.07%

Trends in Christian County MO Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Christian County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2012 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 18.79%. Since then it has fallen by 4.45% to 14.34%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: Christian County MO, Missouri, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in Christian County Missouri

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in Christian County Missouri

Date US Missouri Christian County MO
2017 20.13% 17.92% 14.34%
2016 20.43% 17.88% 17.29%
2015 20.63% 18.23% 17.11%
2014 20.89% 18.71% 16.41%
2013 20.78% 18.77% 17.11%
2012 20.65% 18.69% 18.79%
2011 20.70% 18.78% 17.34%
2010 20.50% 18.47% 16.92%
2009 20.12% 17.72% 18.18%
2008 19.00% 16.82% 15.17%
2007 18.66% 16.44% 15.50%
2006 18.90% 17.00% 18.04%

Renter Fraction in Christian County Missouri

You can calculate the renter fraction in Christian 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 Christian County as a fraction of total Christian County households. In 2017 22.31% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Christian County Fraction of Renters by Household Units

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 36.13% -0.75% -0.77%
Missouri 33.05% -0.87% -0.04%
Christian County MO 22.31% -5.85% -3.86%

Trends in the Christian County MO Renter Fraction

The Christian County household renter fraction peaked in in 2011 at 30.48% and is now 8.17% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: Christian County MO, Missouri, US

Fraction of renters in Christian County

History of Christian County Renter Fraction

Date US Missouri Christian County MO
2017 36.13% 33.05% 22.31%
2016 36.88% 33.92% 28.16%
2015 36.97% 33.87% 29.92%
2014 36.90% 33.09% 26.17%
2013 36.50% 33.03% 26.61%
2012 36.09% 32.53% 27.51%
2011 35.42% 31.95% 30.48%
2010 34.65% 31.02% 23.89%
2009 34.13% 30.92% 26.82%
2008 33.36% 29.90% 21.03%
2007 32.80% 29.34% 24.76%
2006 32.73% 29.34% 26.15%

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.