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Orangeburg County South Carolina Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Orangeburg County SC was $680 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Orangeburg County was $587 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 Orangeburg County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Orangeburg County South Carolina (2017 dollars)2

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US Median Gross Rent $1,012 +1.61% +5.86%
South Carolina Median Gross Rent $848 -0.70% +4.69%
Orangeburg County SC Median Gross Rent $680 +8.80% +0.74%

Orangeburg County SC Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for Orangeburg County peaked in real terms in 2011 at $694 and is now $14 (2.02%) lower. Average gross rent for Orangeburg County peaked in real terms in 2015 at $612 and is now $25 (4.08%) lower.

Real Gross Rent: Orangeburg County SC Median, Orangeburg County SC Average, South Carolina Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Orangeburg County

Date US
Median
South Carolina
Median
Orangeburg County SC
Median
Orangeburg County SC
Average
2017 $1,012 $848 $680 $587
2016 $996 $854 $625 $538
2015 $987 $843 $650 $612
2014 $956 $810 $675 $547
2013 $924 $782 $637 $538
2012 $912 $778 $675 $567
2011 $912 $776 $694 $537
2010 $927 $789 $680 $521
2009 $931 $780 $653 $537
2008 $947 $775 $604 $492
2007 $899 $735 $643 $498
2006 $909 $762 $615 $548

Orangeburg 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 Orangeburg County South Carolina was 7.77% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Orangeburg County South Carolina

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 6.18% +0.29% -0.14%
South Carolina 8.97% +0.48% -1.57%
Orangeburg County SC 7.77% -2.78% -6.96%

Trends in Orangeburg County SC Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Orangeburg County peaked in 2009 at 21.14%. Since then it has fallen by 13.37% to 7.77%. Data records for this series originated in 2005.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Orangeburg County SC, South Carolina, US

Rental vacancy rate in South Carolina

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Orangeburg County

Date US South Carolina Orangeburg County SC
2017 6.18% 8.97% 7.77%
2016 5.89% 8.49% 10.55%
2015 5.85% 9.45% 12.43%
2014 6.32% 10.54% 14.73%
2013 6.49% 10.54% 12.00%
2012 6.77% 12.68% 9.01%
2011 7.40% 12.12% 15.42%
2010 8.17% 13.69% 14.53%
2009 8.43% 13.35% 21.14%
2008 7.86% 12.38% 9.39%
2007 7.87% 11.99% 7.93%
2006 7.70% 11.42% 9.55%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Orangeburg County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Orangeburg County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 22.70% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Orangeburg County South Carolina Median Annual Rent as a Fraction of Median Household Income

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 20.13% -0.30% -0.76%
South Carolina 20.12% -0.26% -0.86%
Orangeburg County SC 22.70% -0.04% -4.87%

Trends in Orangeburg County SC Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Orangeburg County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2014 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 27.57%. Since then it has fallen by 4.87% to 22.70%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: Orangeburg County SC, South Carolina, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in Orangeburg County South Carolina

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in Orangeburg County South Carolina

Date US South Carolina Orangeburg County SC
2017 20.13% 20.12% 22.70%
2016 20.43% 20.39% 22.74%
2015 20.63% 20.81% 19.65%
2014 20.89% 20.98% 27.57%
2013 20.78% 20.81% 23.98%
2012 20.65% 20.99% 22.96%
2011 20.70% 20.99% 25.64%
2010 20.50% 20.79% 23.53%
2009 20.12% 19.96% 20.74%
2008 19.00% 18.15% 20.92%
2007 18.66% 17.86% 21.23%
2006 18.90% 18.69% 20.85%

Renter Fraction in Orangeburg County South Carolina

You can calculate the renter fraction in Orangeburg 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 Orangeburg County as a fraction of total Orangeburg County households. In 2017 30.93% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Orangeburg County Fraction of Renters by Household Units

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 36.13% -0.75% -0.77%
South Carolina 31.25% -0.12% -0.70%
Orangeburg County SC 30.93% -4.12% -4.96%

Trends in the Orangeburg County SC Renter Fraction

The Orangeburg County household renter fraction peaked in in 2014 at 35.89% and is now 4.96% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: Orangeburg County SC, South Carolina, US

Fraction of renters in Orangeburg County

History of Orangeburg County Renter Fraction

Date US South Carolina Orangeburg County SC
2017 36.13% 31.25% 30.93%
2016 36.88% 31.37% 35.05%
2015 36.97% 31.87% 29.54%
2014 36.90% 31.95% 35.89%
2013 36.50% 31.83% 33.69%
2012 36.09% 31.87% 31.51%
2011 35.42% 30.83% 31.45%
2010 34.65% 31.30% 33.32%
2009 34.13% 29.86% 32.11%
2008 33.36% 29.42% 31.16%
2007 32.80% 29.96% 31.30%
2006 32.73% 29.66% 30.72%

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.