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San Patricio County Texas Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in San Patricio County TX was $876 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in San Patricio County was $908 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 San Patricio County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

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Real Gross Rent in San Patricio 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%
San Patricio County TX Median Gross Rent $876 +11.45% -3.84%

San Patricio County TX Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for San Patricio County peaked in real terms in 2015 at $1,057 and is now $181 (17.12%) lower. At $908, real average gross rent in San Patricio County was at its highest level in 2017 since the series began in 2005.

Real Gross Rent: San Patricio County TX Median, San Patricio County TX Average, Texas Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for San Patricio County

Date US
Median
Texas
Median
San Patricio County TX
Median
San Patricio County TX
Average
2017 $1,012 $987 $876 $908
2016 $996 $971 $786 $814
2015 $987 $959 $1,057 $883
2014 $956 $917 $911 $789
2013 $924 $875 $818 $812
2012 $912 $857 $854 $783
2011 $912 $852 $784 $810
2010 $927 $868 $873 $841
2009 $931 $871 $789 $681
2008 $947 $882 $821 $790
2007 $899 $836 $778 $725
2006 $909 $847 $843 $693

San Patricio County Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate is the fraction of homes for rent that are not occupied.3 In 2017 the rental vacancy rate for San Patricio County Texas was 7.31% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in San Patricio County Texas

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 6.18% +0.29% -0.14%
Texas 8.49% +0.84% +1.19%
San Patricio County TX 7.31%

Trends in San Patricio County TX Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in San Patricio County peaked in 2009 at 16.27%. Since then it has fallen by 8.96% to 7.31%. Data records for this series originated in 2005.

Rental Vacancy Rate: San Patricio County TX, Texas, US

Rental vacancy rate in Texas

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for San Patricio County

Date US Texas San Patricio County TX
2017 6.18% 8.49% 7.31%
2016 5.89% 7.65%
2015 5.85% 6.95%
2014 6.32% 7.30%
2013 6.49% 7.86%
2012 6.77% 8.53%
2011 7.40% 9.23% 12.12%
2010 8.17% 10.60% 10.43%
2009 8.43% 10.69% 16.27%
2008 7.86% 10.24% 9.55%
2007 7.87% 10.61%
2006 7.70% 10.28% 12.56%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for San Patricio County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For San Patricio County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 20.61% in 2017 according to the ACS.

San Patricio 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%
San Patricio County TX 20.61% +3.20% +0.78%

Trends in San Patricio County TX Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median San Patricio County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2015 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 22.42%. Since then it has fallen by 1.81% to 20.61%. From a 2016 low of 17.41%, the fraction of income going to rent has increased by 3.20%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: San Patricio County TX, Texas, US

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

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

Date US Texas San Patricio County TX
2017 20.13% 20.00% 20.61%
2016 20.43% 20.28% 17.41%
2015 20.63% 20.10% 22.42%
2014 20.89% 20.27% 19.82%
2013 20.78% 19.89% 20.70%
2012 20.65% 19.65% 19.66%
2011 20.70% 19.75% 17.89%
2010 20.50% 19.77% 21.05%
2009 20.12% 19.59% 17.91%
2008 19.00% 18.42% 18.15%
2007 18.66% 18.52% 21.67%
2006 18.90% 18.99% 21.61%

Renter Fraction in San Patricio County Texas

You can calculate the renter fraction in San Patricio 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 San Patricio County as a fraction of total San Patricio County households. In 2017 33.72% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

San Patricio 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%
San Patricio County TX 33.72% +1.89% -1.05%

Trends in the San Patricio County TX Renter Fraction

The San Patricio County household renter fraction peaked in in 2007 at 40.49% and is now 6.77% below that level. From a recent low of 27.55% in 2012, the household based renter fraction has now grown by 6.17%. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: San Patricio County TX, Texas, US

Fraction of renters in San Patricio County

History of San Patricio County Renter Fraction

Date US Texas San Patricio County TX
2017 36.13% 38.03% 33.72%
2016 36.88% 38.91% 31.83%
2015 36.97% 38.94% 31.95%
2014 36.90% 38.84% 34.77%
2013 36.50% 38.16% 30.28%
2012 36.09% 37.72% 27.55%
2011 35.42% 37.08% 34.93%
2010 34.65% 36.42% 35.58%
2009 34.13% 36.32% 30.13%
2008 33.36% 35.10% 36.28%
2007 32.80% 34.82% 40.49%
2006 32.73% 34.75% 31.47%

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.