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Burleigh County North Dakota Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Burleigh County ND was $863 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Burleigh County was $867 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 Burleigh County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Burleigh County North Dakota (2017 dollars)2

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US Median Gross Rent $1,012 +1.61% +5.86%
North Dakota Median Gross Rent $785 -0.38% +5.37%
Burleigh County ND Median Gross Rent $863 +3.98% +12.66%

Burleigh County ND Real Gross Rent Trends

At $863, real median gross rent in Burleigh County was at its highest level in 2017 since the series began in 2005. Average gross rent for Burleigh County peaked in real terms in 2015 at $926 and is now $59 (6.37%) lower.

Real Gross Rent: Burleigh County ND Median, Burleigh County ND Average, North Dakota Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Burleigh County

Date US
Median
North Dakota
Median
Burleigh County ND
Median
Burleigh County ND
Average
2017 $1,012 $785 $863 $867
2016 $996 $788 $830 $864
2015 $987 $797 $853 $926
2014 $956 $745 $766 $824
2013 $924 $705 $760 $844
2012 $912 $664 $741 $875
2011 $912 $656 $676 $706
2010 $927 $632 $629 $611
2009 $931 $623 $644 $664
2008 $947 $613 $651 $627
2007 $899 $588 $591 $575
2006 $909 $592 $601 $632

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Burleigh County

Date US North Dakota Burleigh County ND
2017 6.18% 12.49%
2016 5.89% 9.67%
2015 5.85% 7.41%
2014 6.32% 6.42%
2013 6.49% 6.35%
2012 6.77% 5.31%
2011 7.40% 4.53%
2010 8.17% 6.39%
2009 8.43% 7.59%
2008 7.86% 6.26%
2007 7.87% 7.41%
2006 7.70% 5.81%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Burleigh County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Burleigh County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 14.97% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Burleigh County North Dakota Median Annual Rent as a Fraction of Median Household Income

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 20.13% -0.30% -0.76%
North Dakota 15.23% -0.12% +0.43%
Burleigh County ND 14.97% -0.22% +1.83%

Trends in Burleigh County ND Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Burleigh County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2015 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 15.29%. Since then it has fallen by 0.32% to 14.97%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: Burleigh County ND, North Dakota, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in Burleigh County North Dakota

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in Burleigh County North Dakota

Date US North Dakota Burleigh County ND
2017 20.13% 15.23% 14.97%
2016 20.43% 15.35% 15.19%
2015 20.63% 15.36% 15.29%
2014 20.89% 14.80% 13.13%
2013 20.78% 14.85% 13.87%
2012 20.65% 14.42% 13.62%
2011 20.70% 14.53% 13.47%
2010 20.50% 14.37% 12.54%
2009 20.12% 14.15% 12.87%
2008 19.00% 14.03% 12.70%
2007 18.66% 14.15% 11.99%
2006 18.90% 14.23% 12.38%

Renter Fraction in Burleigh County North Dakota

You can calculate the renter fraction in Burleigh 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 Burleigh County as a fraction of total Burleigh County households. In 2017 31.76% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Burleigh County Fraction of Renters by Household Units

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 36.13% -0.75% -0.77%
North Dakota 36.59% -0.20% +0.43%
Burleigh County ND 31.76% +1.92% +0.36%

Trends in the Burleigh County ND Renter Fraction

The Burleigh County household renter fraction peaked in in 2007 at 34.64% and is now 2.88% below that level. From a recent low of 26.79% in 2010, the household based renter fraction has now grown by 4.97%. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: Burleigh County ND, North Dakota, US

Fraction of renters in Burleigh County

History of Burleigh County Renter Fraction

Date US North Dakota Burleigh County ND
2017 36.13% 36.59% 31.76%
2016 36.88% 36.79% 29.84%
2015 36.97% 38.32% 33.65%
2014 36.90% 36.16% 31.40%
2013 36.50% 35.17% 28.86%
2012 36.09% 34.97% 29.27%
2011 35.42% 34.29% 28.91%
2010 34.65% 33.07% 26.79%
2009 34.13% 34.00% 29.37%
2008 33.36% 33.40% 27.26%
2007 32.80% 34.28% 34.64%
2006 32.73% 33.30% 31.72%

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.