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Guadalupe County Texas Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Guadalupe County TX was $1,101 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Guadalupe County was $1,117 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 Guadalupe County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

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Real Gross Rent in Guadalupe County Texas (2017 dollars)2

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US Median Gross Rent $1,012 +1.61% +5.86%
Texas Median Gross Rent $987 +1.65% +7.63%
Guadalupe County TX Median Gross Rent $1,101 +2.23% +17.38%

Guadalupe County TX Real Gross Rent Trends

At $1,101, real median gross rent in Guadalupe County was at its highest level in 2017 since the series began in 2005. At $1,117, real average gross rent in Guadalupe County was at its highest level in 2017 since the series began in 2005.

Real Gross Rent: Guadalupe County TX Median, Guadalupe County TX Average, Texas Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Guadalupe County

Date US
Median
Texas
Median
Guadalupe County TX
Median
Guadalupe County TX
Average
2017 $1,012 $987 $1,101 $1,117
2016 $996 $971 $1,077 $1,055
2015 $987 $959 $1,025 $1,099
2014 $956 $917 $938 $977
2013 $924 $875 $914 $919
2012 $912 $857 $916 $898
2011 $912 $852 $718 $730
2010 $927 $868 $887 $956
2009 $931 $871 $914 $791
2008 $947 $882 $935 $906
2007 $899 $836 $768 $696
2006 $909 $847 $862 $798

Guadalupe County Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate is the fraction of homes for rent that are not occupied.3 In 2015 the rental vacancy rate for Guadalupe County Texas was 5.81% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Guadalupe County Texas

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 6.18% +0.29% -0.14%
Texas 8.49% +0.84% +1.19%
Guadalupe County TX

Trends in Guadalupe County TX Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Guadalupe County peaked in 2010 at 12.75%. Since then it has fallen by 6.94% to 5.81%. Data records for this series originated in 2005.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Guadalupe County TX, Texas, US

Rental vacancy rate in Texas

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Guadalupe County

Date US Texas Guadalupe County TX
2017 6.18% 8.49%
2016 5.89% 7.65%
2015 5.85% 6.95% 5.81%
2014 6.32% 7.30% 10.18%
2013 6.49% 7.86%
2012 6.77% 8.53% 7.73%
2011 7.40% 9.23%
2010 8.17% 10.60% 12.75%
2009 8.43% 10.69% 4.94%
2008 7.86% 10.24%
2007 7.87% 10.61% 4.34%
2006 7.70% 10.28% 9.87%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Guadalupe County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Guadalupe County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 19.87% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Guadalupe County Texas Median Annual Rent as a Fraction of Median Household Income

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 20.13% -0.30% -0.76%
Texas 20.00% -0.28% -0.27%
Guadalupe County TX 19.87% +1.19% +2.01%

Trends in Guadalupe County TX Rent as a Fraction of Income

Guadalupe County renters paid 19.87% of median household income towards the median monthly gross rent in 2017. This is the highest fraction of median household income going to rent since the series originated in 2005.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: Guadalupe County TX, Texas, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in Guadalupe County Texas

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in Guadalupe County Texas

Date US Texas Guadalupe County TX
2017 20.13% 20.00% 19.87%
2016 20.43% 20.28% 18.68%
2015 20.63% 20.10% 18.58%
2014 20.89% 20.27% 17.86%
2013 20.78% 19.89% 18.43%
2012 20.65% 19.65% 16.75%
2011 20.70% 19.75% 14.34%
2010 20.50% 19.77% 16.41%
2009 20.12% 19.59% 17.06%
2008 19.00% 18.42% 15.09%
2007 18.66% 18.52% 15.50%
2006 18.90% 18.99% 16.30%

Renter Fraction in Guadalupe County Texas

You can calculate the renter fraction in Guadalupe 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 Guadalupe County as a fraction of total Guadalupe County households. In 2017 22.22% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Guadalupe County Fraction of Renters by Household Units

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 36.13% -0.75% -0.77%
Texas 38.03% -0.88% -0.81%
Guadalupe County TX 22.22% -1.83% -3.90%

Trends in the Guadalupe County TX Renter Fraction

The Guadalupe County household renter fraction peaked in in 2014 at 26.12% and is now 3.90% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: Guadalupe County TX, Texas, US

Fraction of renters in Guadalupe County

History of Guadalupe County Renter Fraction

Date US Texas Guadalupe County TX
2017 36.13% 38.03% 22.22%
2016 36.88% 38.91% 24.05%
2015 36.97% 38.94% 25.57%
2014 36.90% 38.84% 26.12%
2013 36.50% 38.16% 25.60%
2012 36.09% 37.72% 22.71%
2011 35.42% 37.08% 20.24%
2010 34.65% 36.42% 20.78%
2009 34.13% 36.32% 24.94%
2008 33.36% 35.10% 24.65%
2007 32.80% 34.82% 23.25%
2006 32.73% 34.75% 17.12%

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.