Department of Numbers

Rent Statistics by State

The table below shows 2017 Census ACS state rent statistics including median and average gross rent, vacancy rate, rent as a percent of median household income and the percent of rental housing units. 2018 data will be released in September of 2019. Click on a heading to sort; click on a state for more detail.

State Median
Gross
Rent
Average
Gross
Rent
Vacancy
Rate
Percent
Income
Rental
Occupancy
Rate
US $1,012 $1,082 6.18% 20.13% 36.13%
Alabama $750 $715 10.99% 18.70% 31.95%
Alaska $1,201 $1,183 8.12% 19.69% 36.45%
Arizona $1,020 $1,028 5.99% 21.63% 35.28%
Arkansas $711 $686 8.22% 18.60% 34.75%
California $1,447 $1,516 3.49% 24.18% 45.21%
Colorado $1,240 $1,248 5.18% 21.53% 34.80%
Connecticut $1,125 $1,145 7.02% 18.20% 33.80%
Delaware $1,086 $1,058 7.46% 20.73% 29.05%
District of Columbia $1,499 $1,554 5.72% 21.84% 57.79%
Florida $1,128 $1,152 9.16% 25.74% 34.85%
Georgia $958 $962 6.73% 20.46% 37.12%
Hawaii $1,573 $1,591 9.17% 24.27% 41.48%
Idaho $822 $813 6.21% 18.89% 30.34%
Illinois $974 $1,031 7.02% 18.55% 33.82%
Indiana $793 $790 7.14% 17.56% 30.96%
Iowa $760 $767 7.31% 15.57% 28.40%
Kansas $815 $824 7.49% 17.33% 34.14%
Kentucky $724 $695 5.49% 17.96% 33.53%
Louisiana $836 $777 8.74% 21.74% 34.82%
Maine $806 $778 8.41% 17.19% 26.83%
Maryland $1,337 $1,322 5.94% 19.86% 33.29%
Massachusetts $1,208 $1,258 3.87% 18.73% 37.68%
Michigan $835 $853 4.87% 18.25% 28.67%
Minnesota $939 $976 4.31% 16.48% 28.43%
Mississippi $742 $667 10.71% 20.46% 31.50%
Missouri $800 $801 6.40% 17.92% 33.05%
Montana $759 $772 6.15% 17.06% 30.85%
Nebraska $801 $802 6.27% 16.03% 33.72%
Nevada $1,051 $1,080 6.90% 21.74% 43.42%
New Hampshire $1,072 $1,082 3.52% 17.53% 30.20%
New Jersey $1,284 $1,308 4.45% 19.24% 36.19%
New Mexico $813 $803 8.29% 20.87% 32.08%
New York $1,226 $1,305 4.19% 22.67% 46.20%
North Carolina $861 $865 6.77% 19.59% 34.60%
North Dakota $785 $787 12.49% 15.23% 36.59%
Ohio $772 $777 5.62% 17.15% 34.22%
Oklahoma $780 $755 8.57% 18.70% 34.54%
Oregon $1,079 $1,098 3.80% 21.50% 37.20%
Pennsylvania $893 $907 5.84% 18.10% 31.70%
Rhode Island $941 $940 4.87% 17.68% 39.15%
South Carolina $848 $837 8.97% 20.12% 31.25%
South Dakota $722 $734 6.35% 15.33% 32.29%
Tennessee $833 $827 6.67% 19.47% 34.57%
Texas $987 $1,019 8.49% 20.00% 38.03%
Utah $986 $1,014 6.15% 17.31% 30.13%
Vermont $950 $959 3.76% 19.82% 30.48%
Virginia $1,179 $1,212 6.45% 19.78% 33.43%
Washington $1,216 $1,246 3.68% 20.56% 37.21%
West Virginia $690 $609 8.21% 19.05% 27.46%
Wisconsin $819 $840 5.20% 16.57% 33.39%
Wyoming $832 $819 16.11% 16.52% 29.23%