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Scioto County Ohio Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Scioto County OH was $571 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Scioto County was $543 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 Scioto County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Scioto County Ohio (2017 dollars)2

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US Median Gross Rent $1,012 +1.61% +5.86%
Ohio Median Gross Rent $772 +0.13% +2.52%
Scioto County OH Median Gross Rent $571 -2.73% +4.39%

Scioto County OH Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for Scioto County peaked in real terms in 2005 at $644 and is now $73 (11.34%) lower. From a recent low of 520.0 in 2011, real median gross rent has now increased by $51 (9.81%). Average gross rent for Scioto County peaked in real terms in 2015 at $619 and is now $76 (12.28%) lower.

Real Gross Rent: Scioto County OH Median, Scioto County OH Average, Ohio Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Scioto County

Date US
Median
Ohio
Median
Scioto County OH
Median
Scioto County OH
Average
2017 $1,012 $772 $571 $543
2016 $996 $771 $587 $531
2015 $987 $768 $622 $619
2014 $956 $753 $547 $451
2013 $924 $724 $578 $531
2012 $912 $722 $553 $482
2011 $912 $725 $520 $470
2010 $927 $742 $588 $507
2009 $931 $741 $595 $508
2008 $947 $766 $534 $493
2007 $899 $733 $555 $484
2006 $909 $747 $555 $526

Scioto County Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate is the fraction of homes for rent that are not occupied.3 In 2012 the rental vacancy rate for Scioto County Ohio was 8.68% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Scioto County Ohio

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 6.18% +0.29% -0.14%
Ohio 5.62% +0.18% -0.64%
Scioto County OH

Trends in Scioto County OH Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Scioto County peaked in 2006 at 11.18%. Since then it has fallen by 2.50% to 8.68%. Data records for this series originated in 2005.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Scioto County OH, Ohio, US

Rental vacancy rate in Ohio

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Scioto County

Date US Ohio Scioto County OH
2017 6.18% 5.62%
2016 5.89% 5.44%
2015 5.85% 5.56%
2014 6.32% 6.26%
2013 6.49% 6.15%
2012 6.77% 7.08% 8.68%
2011 7.40% 7.89%
2010 8.17% 9.45%
2009 8.43% 9.17%
2008 7.86% 9.68% 7.78%
2007 7.87% 10.00%
2006 7.70% 10.68% 11.18%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Scioto County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Scioto County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 15.80% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Scioto County Ohio Median Annual Rent as a Fraction of Median Household Income

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 20.13% -0.30% -0.76%
Ohio 17.15% -0.25% -0.74%
Scioto County OH 15.80% -1.89% -0.96%

Trends in Scioto County OH Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Scioto County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2005 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 22.48%. Since then it has fallen by 6.68% to 15.80%. From a 2008 low of 14.65%, the fraction of income going to rent has increased by 1.15%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: Scioto County OH, Ohio, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in Scioto County Ohio

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in Scioto County Ohio

Date US Ohio Scioto County OH
2017 20.13% 17.15% 15.80%
2016 20.43% 17.40% 17.69%
2015 20.63% 17.53% 20.26%
2014 20.89% 17.89% 16.76%
2013 20.78% 17.70% 18.18%
2012 20.65% 17.94% 17.44%
2011 20.70% 18.15% 20.07%
2010 20.50% 18.23% 17.68%
2009 20.12% 17.71% 21.76%
2008 19.00% 16.68% 14.65%
2007 18.66% 16.56% 18.58%
2006 18.90% 16.90% 18.75%

Renter Fraction in Scioto County Ohio

You can calculate the renter fraction in Scioto 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 Scioto County as a fraction of total Scioto County households. In 2017 34.26% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Scioto County Fraction of Renters by Household Units

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 36.13% -0.75% -0.77%
Ohio 34.22% -0.42% -0.45%
Scioto County OH 34.26% +2.18% +1.95%

Trends in the Scioto County OH Renter Fraction

At 34.26%, the 2017 household based renter fraction in Scioto County was at its highest level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: Scioto County OH, Ohio, US

Fraction of renters in Scioto County

History of Scioto County Renter Fraction

Date US Ohio Scioto County OH
2017 36.13% 34.22% 34.26%
2016 36.88% 34.64% 32.08%
2015 36.97% 34.59% 30.98%
2014 36.90% 34.67% 32.31%
2013 36.50% 33.93% 32.20%
2012 36.09% 33.71% 31.19%
2011 35.42% 33.02% 33.24%
2010 34.65% 31.60% 29.12%
2009 34.13% 31.95% 31.64%
2008 33.36% 30.95% 28.09%
2007 32.80% 30.32% 31.29%
2006 32.73% 29.99% 31.22%

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.