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Chautauqua County New York Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Chautauqua County NY was $644 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Chautauqua County was $640 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 Chautauqua County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Chautauqua County New York (2017 dollars)2

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US Median Gross Rent $1,012 +1.61% +5.86%
New York Median Gross Rent $1,226 +1.07% +4.34%
Chautauqua County NY Median Gross Rent $644 +2.55% +5.75%

Chautauqua County NY Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for Chautauqua County peaked in real terms in 2009 at $703 and is now $59 (8.39%) lower. Average gross rent for Chautauqua County peaked in real terms in 2006 at $654 and is now $14 (2.14%) lower.

Real Gross Rent: Chautauqua County NY Median, Chautauqua County NY Average, New York Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Chautauqua County

Date US
Median
New York
Median
Chautauqua County NY
Median
Chautauqua County NY
Average
2017 $1,012 $1,226 $644 $640
2016 $996 $1,213 $628 $637
2015 $987 $1,207 $612 $602
2014 $956 $1,175 $609 $612
2013 $924 $1,133 $598 $569
2012 $912 $1,113 $620 $608
2011 $912 $1,108 $639 $637
2010 $927 $1,105 $604 $566
2009 $931 $1,088 $703 $652
2008 $947 $1,095 $696 $625
2007 $899 $1,033 $620 $613
2006 $909 $1,042 $656 $654

Chautauqua 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 Chautauqua County New York was 5.23% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Chautauqua County New York

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 6.18% +0.29% -0.14%
New York 4.19% -0.23% -0.15%
Chautauqua County NY 5.23% -1.35% -4.05%

Trends in Chautauqua County NY Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Chautauqua County peaked in 2005 at 9.51%. Since then it has fallen by 4.28% to 5.23%. Data records for this series originated in 2005.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Chautauqua County NY, New York, US

Rental vacancy rate in New York

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Chautauqua County

Date US New York Chautauqua County NY
2017 6.18% 4.19% 5.23%
2016 5.89% 4.42% 6.58%
2015 5.85% 4.41% 7.13%
2014 6.32% 4.34% 9.28%
2013 6.49% 4.17% 9.47%
2012 6.77% 4.34% 6.66%
2011 7.40% 4.48% 7.29%
2010 8.17% 5.03% 8.58%
2009 8.43% 4.78% 9.04%
2008 7.86% 4.68% 8.33%
2007 7.87% 4.70% 7.32%
2006 7.70% 4.94% 8.06%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Chautauqua County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Chautauqua County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 16.77% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Chautauqua County New York 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 York 22.67% -0.10% -0.73%
Chautauqua County NY 16.77% -0.80% -0.31%

Trends in Chautauqua County NY Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Chautauqua County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2009 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 20.16%. Since then it has fallen by 3.39% to 16.77%. From a 2015 low of 16.06%, the fraction of income going to rent has increased by 0.71%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: Chautauqua County NY, New York, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in Chautauqua County New York

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in Chautauqua County New York

Date US New York Chautauqua County NY
2017 20.13% 22.67% 16.77%
2016 20.43% 22.78% 17.57%
2015 20.63% 23.13% 16.06%
2014 20.89% 23.40% 17.08%
2013 20.78% 23.20% 17.40%
2012 20.65% 22.94% 17.43%
2011 20.70% 22.98% 17.89%
2010 20.50% 22.60% 16.53%
2009 20.12% 21.60% 20.16%
2008 19.00% 20.41% 18.22%
2007 18.66% 20.34% 16.76%
2006 18.90% 20.43% 17.42%

Renter Fraction in Chautauqua County New York

You can calculate the renter fraction in Chautauqua 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 Chautauqua County as a fraction of total Chautauqua County households. In 2017 29.29% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Chautauqua County Fraction of Renters by Household Units

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 36.13% -0.75% -0.77%
New York 46.20% -0.52% -0.82%
Chautauqua County NY 29.29% -2.63% +0.93%

Trends in the Chautauqua County NY Renter Fraction

The Chautauqua County household renter fraction peaked in in 2011 at 32.82% and is now 3.53% below that level. From a recent low of 28.36% in 2014, the household based renter fraction has now grown by 0.93%. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: Chautauqua County NY, New York, US

Fraction of renters in Chautauqua County

History of Chautauqua County Renter Fraction

Date US New York Chautauqua County NY
2017 36.13% 46.20% 29.29%
2016 36.88% 46.72% 31.92%
2015 36.97% 46.93% 30.39%
2014 36.90% 47.02% 28.36%
2013 36.50% 46.35% 31.62%
2012 36.09% 46.35% 30.14%
2011 35.42% 46.41% 32.82%
2010 34.65% 45.75% 28.63%
2009 34.13% 44.97% 31.80%
2008 33.36% 44.71% 31.96%
2007 32.80% 44.48% 32.63%
2006 32.73% 44.40% 30.31%

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.