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St. Lawrence County New York Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in St. Lawrence County NY was $744 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in St. Lawrence County was $674 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. Lawrence County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in St. Lawrence 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%
St. Lawrence County NY Median Gross Rent $744 +4.20% +4.94%

St. Lawrence County NY Real Gross Rent Trends

At $744, real median gross rent in St. Lawrence County was at its highest level in 2017 since the series began in 2005. Average gross rent for St. Lawrence County peaked in real terms in 2015 at $836 and is now $162 (19.38%) lower.

Real Gross Rent: St. Lawrence County NY Median, St. Lawrence County NY Average, New York Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for St. Lawrence County

Date US
Median
New York
Median
St. Lawrence County NY
Median
St. Lawrence County NY
Average
2017 $1,012 $1,226 $744 $674
2016 $996 $1,213 $714 $666
2015 $987 $1,207 $743 $836
2014 $956 $1,175 $709 $683
2013 $924 $1,133 $642 $683
2012 $912 $1,113 $691 $680
2011 $912 $1,108 $718 $665
2010 $927 $1,105 $694 $700
2009 $931 $1,088 $675 $665
2008 $947 $1,095 $631 $603
2007 $899 $1,033 $619 $556
2006 $909 $1,042 $641 $610

St. Lawrence 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. Lawrence County New York was 4.72% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in St. Lawrence 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%
St. Lawrence County NY 4.72% -2.43% +3.45%

Trends in St. Lawrence County NY Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in St. Lawrence County peaked in 2005 at 13.84%. Since then it has fallen by 9.12% to 4.72%. Data records for this series originated in 2005. From a 2014 post peak low of 1.27%, the rental vacancy rate has increased by 3.45%.

Rental Vacancy Rate: St. Lawrence County NY, New York, US

Rental vacancy rate in New York

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for St. Lawrence County

Date US New York St. Lawrence County NY
2017 6.18% 4.19% 4.72%
2016 5.89% 4.42% 7.15%
2015 5.85% 4.41% 2.99%
2014 6.32% 4.34% 1.27%
2013 6.49% 4.17% 6.97%
2012 6.77% 4.34% 1.75%
2011 7.40% 4.48% 4.70%
2010 8.17% 5.03%
2009 8.43% 4.78% 4.48%
2008 7.86% 4.68% 4.31%
2007 7.87% 4.70% 3.66%
2006 7.70% 4.94%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for St. Lawrence 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. Lawrence County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 17.74% in 2017 according to the ACS.

St. Lawrence 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%
St. Lawrence County NY 17.74% +1.39% -1.24%

Trends in St. Lawrence County NY Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median St. Lawrence County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2015 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 20.56%. Since then it has fallen by 2.82% to 17.74%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: St. Lawrence County NY, New York, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in St. Lawrence County New York

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in St. Lawrence County New York

Date US New York St. Lawrence County NY
2017 20.13% 22.67% 17.74%
2016 20.43% 22.78% 16.35%
2015 20.63% 23.13% 20.56%
2014 20.89% 23.40% 18.98%
2013 20.78% 23.20% 16.72%
2012 20.65% 22.94% 19.14%
2011 20.70% 22.98% 18.86%
2010 20.50% 22.60% 19.12%
2009 20.12% 21.60% 17.19%
2008 19.00% 20.41% 15.70%
2007 18.66% 20.34% 16.52%
2006 18.90% 20.43% 16.74%

Renter Fraction in St. Lawrence County New York

You can calculate the renter fraction in St. Lawrence 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. Lawrence County as a fraction of total St. Lawrence County households. In 2017 25.51% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

St. Lawrence 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%
St. Lawrence County NY 25.51% -0.37% -3.44%

Trends in the St. Lawrence County NY Renter Fraction

The St. Lawrence County household renter fraction peaked in in 2008 at 32.07% and is now 6.56% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: St. Lawrence County NY, New York, US

Fraction of renters in St. Lawrence County

History of St. Lawrence County Renter Fraction

Date US New York St. Lawrence County NY
2017 36.13% 46.20% 25.51%
2016 36.88% 46.72% 25.88%
2015 36.97% 46.93% 28.64%
2014 36.90% 47.02% 28.95%
2013 36.50% 46.35% 28.50%
2012 36.09% 46.35% 30.29%
2011 35.42% 46.41% 27.79%
2010 34.65% 45.75% 29.57%
2009 34.13% 44.97% 30.99%
2008 33.36% 44.71% 32.07%
2007 32.80% 44.48% 27.09%
2006 32.73% 44.40% 28.22%

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.