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Kaufman County Texas Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Kaufman County TX was $958 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Kaufman County was $995 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 Kaufman County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Kaufman 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%
Kaufman County TX Median Gross Rent $958 -2.94% +4.81%

Kaufman County TX Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for Kaufman County peaked in real terms in 2016 at $987 and is now $29 (2.94%) lower. At $995, real average gross rent in Kaufman County was at its highest level in 2017 since the series began in 2005.

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

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Kaufman County

Date US
Median
Texas
Median
Kaufman County TX
Median
Kaufman County TX
Average
2017 $1,012 $987 $958 $995
2016 $996 $971 $987 $901
2015 $987 $959 $966 $864
2014 $956 $917 $914 $850
2013 $924 $875 $814 $816
2012 $912 $857 $904 $936
2011 $912 $852 $903 $795
2010 $927 $868 $867 $911
2009 $931 $871 $934 $956
2008 $947 $882 $978 $933
2007 $899 $836 $917 $912
2006 $909 $847 $891 $804

Kaufman County Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate is the fraction of homes for rent that are not occupied.3 In 2016 the rental vacancy rate for Kaufman County Texas was 4.14% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Kaufman County Texas

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

Trends in Kaufman County TX Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Kaufman County peaked in 2013 at 11.26%. Since then it has fallen by 7.12% to 4.14%. Data records for this series originated in 2005.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Kaufman County TX, Texas, US

Rental vacancy rate in Texas

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Kaufman County

Date US Texas Kaufman County TX
2017 6.18% 8.49%
2016 5.89% 7.65% 4.14%
2015 5.85% 6.95% 5.14%
2014 6.32% 7.30% 7.33%
2013 6.49% 7.86% 11.26%
2012 6.77% 8.53%
2011 7.40% 9.23% 6.55%
2010 8.17% 10.60% 5.91%
2009 8.43% 10.69%
2008 7.86% 10.24% 7.91%
2007 7.87% 10.61% 5.54%
2006 7.70% 10.28%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Kaufman County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Kaufman County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 17.46% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Kaufman 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%
Kaufman County TX 17.46% -1.34% -1.64%

Trends in Kaufman County TX Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Kaufman County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2012 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 19.39%. Since then it has fallen by 1.93% to 17.46%. From a 2013 low of 14.66%, the fraction of income going to rent has increased by 2.80%.

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

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

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

Date US Texas Kaufman County TX
2017 20.13% 20.00% 17.46%
2016 20.43% 20.28% 18.80%
2015 20.63% 20.10% 19.38%
2014 20.89% 20.27% 19.10%
2013 20.78% 19.89% 14.66%
2012 20.65% 19.65% 19.39%
2011 20.70% 19.75% 16.81%
2010 20.50% 19.77% 16.61%
2009 20.12% 19.59% 18.28%
2008 19.00% 18.42% 17.22%
2007 18.66% 18.52% 17.85%
2006 18.90% 18.99% 16.88%

Renter Fraction in Kaufman County Texas

You can calculate the renter fraction in Kaufman 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 Kaufman County as a fraction of total Kaufman County households. In 2017 20.64% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Kaufman 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%
Kaufman County TX 20.64% -4.87% -2.49%

Trends in the Kaufman County TX Renter Fraction

The Kaufman County household renter fraction peaked in in 2016 at 25.51% and is now 4.87% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

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

Fraction of renters in Kaufman County

History of Kaufman County Renter Fraction

Date US Texas Kaufman County TX
2017 36.13% 38.03% 20.64%
2016 36.88% 38.91% 25.51%
2015 36.97% 38.94% 23.93%
2014 36.90% 38.84% 23.13%
2013 36.50% 38.16% 22.76%
2012 36.09% 37.72% 23.43%
2011 35.42% 37.08% 21.34%
2010 34.65% 36.42% 22.81%
2009 34.13% 36.32% 22.42%
2008 33.36% 35.10% 22.39%
2007 32.80% 34.82% 23.02%
2006 32.73% 34.75% 24.36%

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.