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Stark County Ohio Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Stark County OH was $724 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Stark County was $682 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 Stark County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Stark 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%
Stark County OH Median Gross Rent $724 +0.84% +3.58%

Stark County OH Real Gross Rent Trends

At $724, real median gross rent in Stark County was at its highest level in 2017 since the series began in 2005. Average gross rent for Stark County peaked in real terms in 2015 at $708 and is now $26 (3.67%) lower.

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

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Stark County

Date US
Median
Ohio
Median
Stark County OH
Median
Stark County OH
Average
2017 $1,012 $772 $724 $682
2016 $996 $771 $718 $706
2015 $987 $768 $710 $708
2014 $956 $753 $699 $677
2013 $924 $724 $669 $659
2012 $912 $722 $679 $660
2011 $912 $725 $682 $664
2010 $927 $742 $694 $678
2009 $931 $741 $691 $681
2008 $947 $766 $703 $705
2007 $899 $733 $664 $641
2006 $909 $747 $688 $679

Stark 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 Stark County Ohio was 1.18% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Stark County Ohio

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 6.18% +0.29% -0.14%
Ohio 5.62% +0.18% -0.64%
Stark County OH 1.18% -2.05% -3.92%

Trends in Stark County OH Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Stark County peaked in 2010 at 7.80%. Since then it has fallen by 6.62% to 1.18%. Data records for this series originated in 2005.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Stark County OH, Ohio, US

Rental vacancy rate in Ohio

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Stark County

Date US Ohio Stark County OH
2017 6.18% 5.62% 1.18%
2016 5.89% 5.44% 3.23%
2015 5.85% 5.56% 3.87%
2014 6.32% 6.26% 5.10%
2013 6.49% 6.15% 6.38%
2012 6.77% 7.08% 6.84%
2011 7.40% 7.89% 6.26%
2010 8.17% 9.45% 7.80%
2009 8.43% 9.17% 6.42%
2008 7.86% 9.68% 7.05%
2007 7.87% 10.00% 6.38%
2006 7.70% 10.68% 4.46%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Stark County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Stark County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 17.04% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Stark 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%
Stark County OH 17.04% +0.40% -0.14%

Trends in Stark County OH Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Stark County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2011 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 18.68%. Since then it has fallen by 1.64% to 17.04%.

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

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

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

Date US Ohio Stark County OH
2017 20.13% 17.15% 17.04%
2016 20.43% 17.40% 16.64%
2015 20.63% 17.53% 16.96%
2014 20.89% 17.89% 17.18%
2013 20.78% 17.70% 17.47%
2012 20.65% 17.94% 17.31%
2011 20.70% 18.15% 18.68%
2010 20.50% 18.23% 18.00%
2009 20.12% 17.71% 16.91%
2008 19.00% 16.68% 16.52%
2007 18.66% 16.56% 15.58%
2006 18.90% 16.90% 16.38%

Renter Fraction in Stark County Ohio

You can calculate the renter fraction in Stark 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 Stark County as a fraction of total Stark County households. In 2017 33.01% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Stark 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%
Stark County OH 33.01% +1.79% +0.76%

Trends in the Stark County OH Renter Fraction

At 33.01%, the 2017 household based renter fraction in Stark County was at its highest level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

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

Fraction of renters in Stark County

History of Stark County Renter Fraction

Date US Ohio Stark County OH
2017 36.13% 34.22% 33.01%
2016 36.88% 34.64% 31.22%
2015 36.97% 34.59% 31.66%
2014 36.90% 34.67% 32.25%
2013 36.50% 33.93% 31.46%
2012 36.09% 33.71% 31.16%
2011 35.42% 33.02% 30.39%
2010 34.65% 31.60% 27.73%
2009 34.13% 31.95% 30.67%
2008 33.36% 30.95% 31.18%
2007 32.80% 30.32% 27.88%
2006 32.73% 29.99% 28.91%

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.