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Strafford County New Hampshire Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Strafford County NH was $1,086 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Strafford County was $1,118 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 Strafford County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Strafford County New Hampshire (2017 dollars)2

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US Median Gross Rent $1,012 +1.61% +5.86%
New Hampshire Median Gross Rent $1,072 +2.88% +5.30%
Strafford County NH Median Gross Rent $1,086 +3.92% +16.03%

Strafford County NH Real Gross Rent Trends

At $1,086, real median gross rent in Strafford County was at its highest level in 2017 since the series began in 2005. At $1,118, real average gross rent in Strafford County was at its highest level in 2017 since the series began in 2005.

Real Gross Rent: Strafford County NH Median, Strafford County NH Average, New Hampshire Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Strafford County

Date US
Median
New Hampshire
Median
Strafford County NH
Median
Strafford County NH
Average
2017 $1,012 $1,072 $1,086 $1,118
2016 $996 $1,042 $1,045 $1,086
2015 $987 $1,046 $944 $979
2014 $956 $1,018 $936 $942
2013 $924 $1,016 $1,044 $1,053
2012 $912 $998 $960 $963
2011 $912 $984 $939 $960
2010 $927 $1,031 $1,020 $1,053
2009 $931 $1,015 $961 $969
2008 $947 $1,050 $1,007 $994
2007 $899 $1,016 $971 $926
2006 $909 $1,025 $941 $949

Strafford 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 Strafford County New Hampshire was 1.97% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Strafford County New Hampshire

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 6.18% +0.29% -0.14%
New Hampshire 3.52% -0.23% -1.64%
Strafford County NH 1.97% -1.97% -4.15%

Trends in Strafford County NH Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Strafford County peaked in 2015 at 6.37%. Since then it has fallen by 4.40% to 1.97%. Data records for this series originated in 2005.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Strafford County NH, New Hampshire, US

Rental vacancy rate in New Hampshire

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Strafford County

Date US New Hampshire Strafford County NH
2017 6.18% 3.52% 1.97%
2016 5.89% 3.75% 3.94%
2015 5.85% 3.36% 6.37%
2014 6.32% 5.16% 6.12%
2013 6.49% 5.14%
2012 6.77% 5.61%
2011 7.40% 4.33% 4.13%
2010 8.17% 5.28% 3.68%
2009 8.43% 6.89% 2.81%
2008 7.86% 5.84% 4.88%
2007 7.87% 5.28% 4.70%
2006 7.70% 5.23% 6.35%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Strafford County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Strafford County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 18.34% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Strafford County New Hampshire Median Annual Rent as a Fraction of Median Household Income

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 20.13% -0.30% -0.76%
New Hampshire 17.53% +0.17% -0.40%
Strafford County NH 18.34% +1.02% -0.26%

Trends in Strafford County NH Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Strafford County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2010 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 21.63%. Since then it has fallen by 3.29% to 18.34%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: Strafford County NH, New Hampshire, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in Strafford County New Hampshire

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in Strafford County New Hampshire

Date US New Hampshire Strafford County NH
2017 20.13% 17.53% 18.34%
2016 20.43% 17.36% 17.32%
2015 20.63% 17.36% 17.89%
2014 20.89% 17.93% 18.60%
2013 20.78% 18.59% 20.21%
2012 20.65% 18.34% 21.37%
2011 20.70% 17.99% 19.49%
2010 20.50% 18.70% 21.63%
2009 20.12% 18.19% 18.47%
2008 19.00% 17.21% 17.14%
2007 18.66% 17.16% 16.82%
2006 18.90% 17.31% 18.02%

Renter Fraction in Strafford County New Hampshire

You can calculate the renter fraction in Strafford 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 Strafford County as a fraction of total Strafford County households. In 2017 36.30% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Strafford County Fraction of Renters by Household Units

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 36.13% -0.75% -0.77%
New Hampshire 30.20% +0.31% +0.42%
Strafford County NH 36.30% +4.98% +2.55%

Trends in the Strafford County NH Renter Fraction

The Strafford County household renter fraction peaked in in 2012 at 38.61% and is now 2.31% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: Strafford County NH, New Hampshire, US

Fraction of renters in Strafford County

History of Strafford County Renter Fraction

Date US New Hampshire Strafford County NH
2017 36.13% 30.20% 36.30%
2016 36.88% 29.89% 31.32%
2015 36.97% 29.15% 36.14%
2014 36.90% 29.78% 33.75%
2013 36.50% 29.85% 37.69%
2012 36.09% 29.14% 38.61%
2011 35.42% 28.54% 33.12%
2010 34.65% 28.32% 34.24%
2009 34.13% 27.46% 31.98%
2008 33.36% 27.67% 31.61%
2007 32.80% 25.89% 29.16%
2006 32.73% 27.92% 36.39%

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.