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Robertson County Tennessee Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Robertson County TN was $798 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Robertson County was $778 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 Robertson County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Robertson County Tennessee (2017 dollars)2

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US Median Gross Rent $1,012 +1.61% +5.86%
Tennessee Median Gross Rent $833 +1.71% +5.71%
Robertson County TN Median Gross Rent $798 -9.63% -8.90%

Robertson County TN Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for Robertson County peaked in real terms in 2016 at $883 and is now $85 (9.63%) lower. Average gross rent for Robertson County peaked in real terms in 2015 at $880 and is now $102 (11.59%) lower.

Real Gross Rent: Robertson County TN Median, Robertson County TN Average, Tennessee Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Robertson County

Date US
Median
Tennessee
Median
Robertson County TN
Median
Robertson County TN
Average
2017 $1,012 $833 $798 $778
2016 $996 $819 $883 $838
2015 $987 $808 $833 $880
2014 $956 $788 $876 $841
2013 $924 $764 $773 $722
2012 $912 $753 $773 $765
2011 $912 $749 $824 $724
2010 $927 $755 $834 $772
2009 $931 $754 $726 $664
2008 $947 $758
2007 $899 $722
2006 $909 $730

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Robertson County

Date US Tennessee Robertson County TN
2017 6.18% 6.67%
2016 5.89% 6.68%
2015 5.85% 7.13%
2014 6.32% 7.24%
2013 6.49% 7.86%
2012 6.77% 7.89%
2011 7.40% 8.54%
2010 8.17% 10.33%
2009 8.43% 10.52%
2008 7.86% 10.30%
2007 7.87% 9.20%
2006 7.70% 9.61%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Robertson County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Robertson County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 15.83% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Robertson County Tennessee Median Annual Rent as a Fraction of Median Household Income

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 20.13% -0.30% -0.76%
Tennessee 19.47% -0.45% -1.36%
Robertson County TN 15.83% -1.42% -3.96%

Trends in Robertson County TN Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Robertson County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2014 (relative to the 2009 series origin) at 19.80%. Since then it has fallen by 3.96% to 15.83%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: Robertson County TN, Tennessee, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in Robertson County Tennessee

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in Robertson County Tennessee

Date US Tennessee Robertson County TN
2017 20.13% 19.47% 15.83%
2016 20.43% 19.92% 17.26%
2015 20.63% 19.93% 18.27%
2014 20.89% 20.83% 19.80%
2013 20.78% 20.26% 17.98%
2012 20.65% 20.48% 15.98%
2011 20.70% 20.58% 19.76%
2010 20.50% 20.17% 17.88%
2009 20.12% 19.61% 15.55%
2008 19.00% 18.16%
2007 18.66% 17.96%
2006 18.90% 18.25%

Renter Fraction in Robertson County Tennessee

You can calculate the renter fraction in Robertson 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 Robertson County as a fraction of total Robertson County households. In 2017 24.65% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Robertson County Fraction of Renters by Household Units

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 36.13% -0.75% -0.77%
Tennessee 34.57% -0.34% +0.71%
Robertson County TN 24.65% -2.86% -0.18%

Trends in the Robertson County TN Renter Fraction

The Robertson County household renter fraction peaked in in 2016 at 27.51% and is now 2.86% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2009.

Fraction of Renting Households: Robertson County TN, Tennessee, US

Fraction of renters in Robertson County

History of Robertson County Renter Fraction

Date US Tennessee Robertson County TN
2017 36.13% 34.57% 24.65%
2016 36.88% 34.91% 27.51%
2015 36.97% 34.18% 26.30%
2014 36.90% 33.86% 24.83%
2013 36.50% 33.62% 24.62%
2012 36.09% 33.31% 23.02%
2011 35.42% 32.72% 25.18%
2010 34.65% 31.87% 19.77%
2009 34.13% 30.85% 22.26%
2008 33.36% 30.17%
2007 32.80% 30.06%
2006 32.73% 30.10%

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.