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St. Charles County Missouri Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in St. Charles County MO was $1,017 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in St. Charles County was $1,045 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 St. Charles County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in St. Charles 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%
St. Charles County MO Median Gross Rent $1,017 +1.09% +2.83%

St. Charles County MO Real Gross Rent Trends

At $1,017, real median gross rent in St. Charles County was at its highest level in 2017 since the series began in 2005. Average gross rent for St. Charles County peaked in real terms in 2016 at $1,066 and is now $21 (1.97%) lower.

Real Gross Rent: St. Charles County MO Median, St. Charles County MO Average, Missouri Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for St. Charles County

Date US
Median
Missouri
Median
St. Charles County MO
Median
St. Charles County MO
Average
2017 $1,012 $800 $1,017 $1,045
2016 $996 $783 $1,006 $1,066
2015 $987 $785 $993 $1,042
2014 $956 $772 $989 $1,018
2013 $924 $750 $968 $980
2012 $912 $728 $888 $996
2011 $912 $742 $880 $962
2010 $927 $739 $905 $927
2009 $931 $738 $877 $923
2008 $947 $755 $953 $968
2007 $899 $704 $900 $896
2006 $909 $723 $911 $981

St. Charles County 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 St. Charles County Missouri was 6.85% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in St. Charles County Missouri

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 6.18% +0.29% -0.14%
Missouri 6.40% -0.41% -0.76%
St. Charles County MO 6.85% -3.02% +2.23%

Trends in St. Charles County MO Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in St. Charles County peaked in 2016 at 9.87%. Since then it has fallen by 3.02% to 6.85%. Data records for this series originated in 2005.

Rental Vacancy Rate: St. Charles County MO, Missouri, US

Rental vacancy rate in Missouri

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for St. Charles County

Date US Missouri St. Charles County MO
2017 6.18% 6.40% 6.85%
2016 5.89% 6.81% 9.87%
2015 5.85% 6.43% 3.63%
2014 6.32% 7.16% 4.62%
2013 6.49% 6.86% 4.71%
2012 6.77% 6.74% 6.20%
2011 7.40% 8.22% 7.56%
2010 8.17% 8.25% 4.39%
2009 8.43% 8.24% 3.66%
2008 7.86% 8.57% 9.56%
2007 7.87% 8.36% 6.85%
2006 7.70% 8.49% 7.40%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for St. Charles County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For St. Charles County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 14.96% in 2017 according to the ACS.

St. Charles 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%
St. Charles County MO 14.96% +0.21% -0.71%

Trends in St. Charles County MO Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median St. Charles County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2013 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 16.22%. Since then it has fallen by 1.26% to 14.96%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: St. Charles County MO, Missouri, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in St. Charles County Missouri

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in St. Charles County Missouri

Date US Missouri St. Charles County MO
2017 20.13% 17.92% 14.96%
2016 20.43% 17.88% 14.75%
2015 20.63% 18.23% 15.84%
2014 20.89% 18.71% 15.67%
2013 20.78% 18.77% 16.22%
2012 20.65% 18.69% 14.71%
2011 20.70% 18.78% 15.19%
2010 20.50% 18.47% 15.51%
2009 20.12% 17.72% 13.95%
2008 19.00% 16.82% 13.76%
2007 18.66% 16.44% 14.12%
2006 18.90% 17.00% 14.22%

Renter Fraction in St. Charles County Missouri

You can calculate the renter fraction in St. Charles 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 St. Charles County as a fraction of total St. Charles County households. In 2017 18.40% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

St. Charles 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%
St. Charles County MO 18.40% +0.34% -1.82%

Trends in the St. Charles County MO Renter Fraction

The St. Charles County household renter fraction peaked in in 2015 at 22.57% and is now 4.17% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: St. Charles County MO, Missouri, US

Fraction of renters in St. Charles County

History of St. Charles County Renter Fraction

Date US Missouri St. Charles County MO
2017 36.13% 33.05% 18.40%
2016 36.88% 33.92% 18.06%
2015 36.97% 33.87% 22.57%
2014 36.90% 33.09% 20.22%
2013 36.50% 33.03% 21.10%
2012 36.09% 32.53% 20.96%
2011 35.42% 31.95% 19.10%
2010 34.65% 31.02% 19.93%
2009 34.13% 30.92% 18.88%
2008 33.36% 29.90% 17.46%
2007 32.80% 29.34% 15.30%
2006 32.73% 29.34% 18.88%

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.