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St. Francois County Missouri Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in St. Francois County MO was $632 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in St. Francois County was $621 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. Francois County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in St. Francois 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. Francois County MO Median Gross Rent $632 -3.95% +4.12%

St. Francois County MO Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for St. Francois County peaked in real terms in 2015 at $678 and is now $46 (6.78%) lower. Average gross rent for St. Francois County peaked in real terms in 2013 at $685 and is now $64 (9.34%) lower. From a recent low of 546.0 in 2014, real average gross rent has now increased by $75 (13.74%).

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

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for St. Francois County

Date US
Median
Missouri
Median
St. Francois County MO
Median
St. Francois County MO
Average
2017 $1,012 $800 $632 $621
2016 $996 $783 $658 $633
2015 $987 $785 $678 $621
2014 $956 $772 $607 $546
2013 $924 $750 $608 $685
2012 $912 $728 $630 $548
2011 $912 $742 $631 $595
2010 $927 $739 $593 $591
2009 $931 $738
2008 $947 $755
2007 $899 $704
2006 $909 $723

St. Francois 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. Francois County Missouri was 13.52% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in St. Francois County Missouri

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 6.18% +0.29% -0.14%
Missouri 6.40% -0.41% -0.76%
St. Francois County MO 13.52% +7.12%

Trends in St. Francois County MO Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in St. Francois County peaked in 2013 at 14.59%. Since then it has fallen by 1.07% to 13.52%. Data records for this series originated in 2010. From a 2016 post peak low of 6.40%, the rental vacancy rate has increased by 7.12%.

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

Rental vacancy rate in Missouri

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for St. Francois County

Date US Missouri St. Francois County MO
2017 6.18% 6.40% 13.52%
2016 5.89% 6.81% 6.40%
2015 5.85% 6.43%
2014 6.32% 7.16%
2013 6.49% 6.86% 14.59%
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 St. Francois 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. Francois County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 19.30% in 2017 according to the ACS.

St. Francois 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. Francois County MO 19.30% +2.19% +2.24%

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

The fraction of median St. Francois County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2012 (relative to the 2010 series origin) at 21.48%. Since then it has fallen by 2.18% to 19.30%. From a 2014 low of 17.06%, the fraction of income going to rent has increased by 2.24%.

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

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

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

Date US Missouri St. Francois County MO
2017 20.13% 17.92% 19.30%
2016 20.43% 17.88% 17.12%
2015 20.63% 18.23% 18.45%
2014 20.89% 18.71% 17.06%
2013 20.78% 18.77% 19.12%
2012 20.65% 18.69% 21.48%
2011 20.70% 18.78% 21.09%
2010 20.50% 18.47% 19.64%
2009 20.12% 17.72%
2008 19.00% 16.82%
2007 18.66% 16.44%
2006 18.90% 17.00%

Renter Fraction in St. Francois County Missouri

You can calculate the renter fraction in St. Francois 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. Francois County as a fraction of total St. Francois County households. In 2017 30.26% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

St. Francois 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. Francois County MO 30.26% -3.03% -3.42%

Trends in the St. Francois County MO Renter Fraction

The St. Francois County household renter fraction peaked in in 2011 at 41.23% and is now 10.97% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2010.

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

Fraction of renters in St. Francois County

History of St. Francois County Renter Fraction

Date US Missouri St. Francois County MO
2017 36.13% 33.05% 30.26%
2016 36.88% 33.92% 33.29%
2015 36.97% 33.87% 30.73%
2014 36.90% 33.09% 33.68%
2013 36.50% 33.03% 31.09%
2012 36.09% 32.53% 34.32%
2011 35.42% 31.95% 41.23%
2010 34.65% 31.02% 33.18%
2009 34.13% 30.92%
2008 33.36% 29.90%
2007 32.80% 29.34%
2006 32.73% 29.34%

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.