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Crawford County Pennsylvania Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Crawford County PA was $620 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Crawford County was $564 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 Crawford County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Crawford County Pennsylvania (2017 dollars)2

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US Median Gross Rent $1,012 +1.61% +5.86%
Pennsylvania Median Gross Rent $893 -0.22% +2.88%
Crawford County PA Median Gross Rent $620 -4.76% -4.62%

Crawford County PA Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for Crawford County peaked in real terms in 2015 at $663 and is now $43 (6.49%) lower. Average gross rent for Crawford County peaked in real terms in 2016 at $627 and is now $63 (10.05%) lower.

Real Gross Rent: Crawford County PA Median, Crawford County PA Average, Pennsylvania Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Crawford County

Date US
Median
Pennsylvania
Median
Crawford County PA
Median
Crawford County PA
Average
2017 $1,012 $893 $620 $564
2016 $996 $895 $651 $627
2015 $987 $893 $663 $606
2014 $956 $868 $650 $605
2013 $924 $846 $644 $580
2012 $912 $823 $577 $533
2011 $912 $823 $579 $571
2010 $927 $827 $593 $587
2009 $931 $816 $595 $584
2008 $947 $834 $662 $582
2007 $899 $781 $549 $515
2006 $909 $791 $600 $554

Crawford 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 Crawford County Pennsylvania was 2.34% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Crawford County Pennsylvania

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 6.18% +0.29% -0.14%
Pennsylvania 5.84% +0.07% -0.56%
Crawford County PA 2.34% -4.15% -6.21%

Trends in Crawford County PA Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Crawford County peaked in 2007 at 14.28%. Since then it has fallen by 11.94% to 2.34%. Data records for this series originated in 2005. From a 2010 post peak low of 2.24%, the rental vacancy rate has increased by 0.10%.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Crawford County PA, Pennsylvania, US

Rental vacancy rate in Pennsylvania

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Crawford County

Date US Pennsylvania Crawford County PA
2017 6.18% 5.84% 2.34%
2016 5.89% 5.77% 6.49%
2015 5.85% 5.77% 3.59%
2014 6.32% 6.40% 8.55%
2013 6.49% 5.78% 10.89%
2012 6.77% 5.88% 5.33%
2011 7.40% 6.13% 3.91%
2010 8.17% 6.47% 2.24%
2009 8.43% 6.80%
2008 7.86% 6.65% 3.14%
2007 7.87% 7.34% 14.28%
2006 7.70% 8.09% 5.27%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Crawford County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Crawford County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 14.69% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Crawford County Pennsylvania Median Annual Rent as a Fraction of Median Household Income

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 20.13% -0.30% -0.76%
Pennsylvania 18.10% -0.47% -1.01%
Crawford County PA 14.69% -2.25% -2.40%

Trends in Crawford County PA Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Crawford County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2005 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 17.61%. Since then it has fallen by 2.92% to 14.69%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: Crawford County PA, Pennsylvania, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in Crawford County Pennsylvania

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in Crawford County Pennsylvania

Date US Pennsylvania Crawford County PA
2017 20.13% 18.10% 14.69%
2016 20.43% 18.58% 16.94%
2015 20.63% 18.70% 16.59%
2014 20.89% 19.12% 17.09%
2013 20.78% 19.11% 16.99%
2012 20.65% 18.69% 15.86%
2011 20.70% 18.78% 16.11%
2010 20.50% 18.58% 17.13%
2009 20.12% 17.88% 16.90%
2008 19.00% 17.18% 17.11%
2007 18.66% 16.92% 15.97%
2006 18.90% 17.22% 16.96%

Renter Fraction in Crawford County Pennsylvania

You can calculate the renter fraction in Crawford 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 Crawford County as a fraction of total Crawford County households. In 2017 27.67% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Crawford County Fraction of Renters by Household Units

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 36.13% -0.75% -0.77%
Pennsylvania 31.70% +0.20% +0.53%
Crawford County PA 27.67% +1.45% +1.66%

Trends in the Crawford County PA Renter Fraction

The Crawford County household renter fraction peaked in in 2015 at 28.52% and is now 0.85% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: Crawford County PA, Pennsylvania, US

Fraction of renters in Crawford County

History of Crawford County Renter Fraction

Date US Pennsylvania Crawford County PA
2017 36.13% 31.70% 27.67%
2016 36.88% 31.50% 26.22%
2015 36.97% 31.28% 28.52%
2014 36.90% 31.17% 26.01%
2013 36.50% 31.05% 25.62%
2012 36.09% 31.09% 25.92%
2011 35.42% 30.51% 26.00%
2010 34.65% 29.87% 27.38%
2009 34.13% 29.48% 25.61%
2008 33.36% 29.15% 27.54%
2007 32.80% 28.36% 23.26%
2006 32.73% 28.28% 24.67%

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.