Department of Numbers

Rent Statistics by State

The table below shows 2016 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. 2017 data will be released in September of 2018. 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 $981 $1,050 5.89% 20.43% 36.88%
Alabama $743 $704 10.34% 19.27% 31.55%
Alaska $1,208 $1,170 5.81% 18.96% 35.52%
Arizona $976 $991 6.41% 21.87% 36.76%
Arkansas $701 $666 8.06% 18.97% 35.45%
California $1,375 $1,445 3.31% 24.36% 46.36%
Colorado $1,171 $1,178 4.29% 21.39% 35.24%
Connecticut $1,115 $1,126 5.56% 18.22% 35.23%
Delaware $1,048 $1,045 8.03% 20.36% 30.21%
District of Columbia $1,376 $1,463 6.86% 21.87% 60.75%
Florida $1,086 $1,109 8.30% 25.62% 35.87%
Georgia $933 $935 6.15% 20.90% 38.46%
Hawaii $1,483 $1,560 10.03% 23.88% 42.83%
Idaho $790 $782 5.37% 18.30% 31.54%
Illinois $950 $1,006 6.01% 18.70% 34.74%
Indiana $768 $768 6.96% 17.62% 31.65%
Iowa $741 $744 6.24% 15.81% 29.37%
Kansas $789 $814 8.30% 17.23% 34.31%
Kentucky $707 $678 5.82% 18.18% 33.16%
Louisiana $808 $773 8.44% 21.48% 35.74%
Maine $797 $782 6.74% 18.02% 28.13%
Maryland $1,314 $1,302 5.54% 19.97% 34.11%
Massachusetts $1,179 $1,221 3.98% 18.79% 38.01%
Michigan $818 $829 5.41% 18.70% 29.68%
Minnesota $912 $941 4.01% 16.68% 28.70%
Mississippi $728 $676 8.63% 20.92% 32.73%
Missouri $771 $772 6.81% 17.88% 33.92%
Montana $741 $720 6.18% 17.77% 31.99%
Nebraska $769 $789 4.98% 16.21% 34.68%
Nevada $1,003 $1,038 7.96% 21.81% 45.15%
New Hampshire $1,026 $1,034 3.75% 17.36% 29.89%
New Jersey $1,244 $1,280 5.02% 19.61% 36.77%
New Mexico $804 $788 9.86% 20.64% 32.61%
New York $1,194 $1,281 4.42% 22.78% 46.72%
North Carolina $839 $832 6.99% 19.90% 35.78%
North Dakota $776 $791 9.67% 15.35% 36.79%
Ohio $759 $770 5.44% 17.40% 34.64%
Oklahoma $744 $733 8.08% 18.16% 35.10%
Oregon $1,015 $1,055 3.17% 21.17% 38.31%
Pennsylvania $881 $904 5.77% 18.58% 31.50%
Rhode Island $948 $949 4.57% 18.77% 41.97%
South Carolina $841 $821 8.49% 20.39% 31.37%
South Dakota $706 $695 6.66% 15.55% 32.80%
Tennessee $806 $803 6.68% 19.92% 34.91%
Texas $956 $985 7.65% 20.28% 38.91%
Utah $954 $986 6.24% 17.35% 30.10%
Vermont $925 $915 3.79% 19.25% 30.24%
Virginia $1,159 $1,188 5.59% 20.42% 34.71%
Washington $1,135 $1,184 3.23% 20.30% 37.53%
West Virginia $682 $615 7.92% 18.86% 27.56%
Wisconsin $802 $818 4.85% 16.94% 33.34%
Wyoming $840 $846 10.83% 16.83% 31.18%