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Ogden Utah Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Ogden, UT (the Ogden-Clearfield metro area) was $888 in 2016 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Ogden was $910 in 2016. The median rent more accurately depicts rental rates in the middle of the distribution of rents and is thus preferred in the analysis below. 2017 Ogden median and average rent data will be released in September of 2018.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Ogden Utah (2016 dollars)2

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US Median Gross Rent $981 +0.93% +7.80%
Utah Median Gross Rent $954 +1.81% +7.67%
Ogden, UT Median Gross Rent $888 -1.11% +5.09%

Ogden, UT Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for Ogden peaked in real terms in 2015 at $898 and is now $10 (1.11%) lower. At $910, real average gross rent in Ogden was at its highest level in 2016 since the series began in 2005.

Real Gross Rent in Ogden: Ogden UT Median, Ogden UT Average, Utah Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Ogden

Date US
Median
Utah
Median
Ogden, UT
Median
Ogden, UT
Average
2016 $981 $954 $888 $910
2015 $972 $937 $898 $893
2014 $942 $893 $854 $886
2013 $910 $886 $845 $832
2012 $898 $865 $818 $827
2011 $898 $848 $831 $833
2010 $912 $849 $837 $860
2009 $916 $863 $848 $850
2008 $932 $887 $838 $826
2007 $885 $822 $760 $745
2006 $895 $817 $800 $789
2005 $869 $794 $823 $807

Ogden 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 Ogden Utah was 5.00% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Ogden Utah

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 5.89% +0.04% -0.60%
Utah 6.24% +1.43% +0.28%
Ogden, UT 5.00% +1.32% -0.63%

Trends in Ogden, UT Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Ogden peaked in 2007 at 9.83%. Since then it has fallen by 4.83% to 5.00%. Data records for this series originated in 2005. From a 2015 post peak low of 3.68%, the rental vacancy rate has increased by 1.32%.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Ogden UT, Utah, US

Rental vacancy rate in Utah

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Ogden

Date US Utah Ogden, UT
2016 5.89% 6.24% 5.00%
2015 5.85% 4.81% 3.68%
2014 6.32% 5.27% 5.55%
2013 6.49% 5.96% 5.63%
2012 6.77% 5.89% 5.45%
2011 7.40% 5.36% 4.26%
2010 8.17% 6.59% 5.34%
2009 8.43% 6.49% 6.07%
2008 7.86% 5.32% 7.98%
2007 7.87% 5.59% 9.83%
2006 7.70% 6.21% 7.38%
2005 7.74% 6.95% 8.23%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Ogden, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Ogden, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 15.17% in 2016 according to the ACS.

Ogden Utah Median Annual Rent as a Fraction of Median Household Income

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 20.43% -0.20% -0.35%
Utah 17.35% -0.29% -0.34%
Ogden, UT 15.17% -1.05% -0.88%

Trends in Ogden, UT Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Ogden household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2015 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 16.22%. Since then it has fallen by 1.05% to 15.17%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: Ogden UT, Utah, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in Ogden Utah

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in Ogden Utah

Date US Utah Ogden, UT
2016 20.43% 17.35% 15.17%
2015 20.63% 17.64% 16.22%
2014 20.89% 17.45% 15.81%
2013 20.78% 17.69% 16.05%
2012 20.65% 17.90% 15.62%
2011 20.70% 17.66% 15.88%
2010 20.50% 17.45% 15.90%
2009 20.12% 17.27% 15.53%
2008 19.00% 16.61% 15.01%
2007 18.66% 15.96% 13.77%
2006 18.90% 16.30% 14.66%
2005 18.89% 16.65% 15.59%

Renter Fraction in Ogden Utah

You can calculate the renter fraction in Ogden 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 Ogden as a fraction of total Ogden households. In 2016 23.68% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Ogden Fraction of Renters by Household Units

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 36.88% -0.09% +0.38%
Utah 30.10% -1.02% -0.68%
Ogden, UT 23.68% -2.21% -1.82%

Trends in the Ogden, UT Renter Fraction

The Ogden household renter fraction peaked in in 2010 at 25.99% and is now 2.31% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: Ogden UT, Utah, US

Fraction of renters in Ogden

History of Ogden Renter Fraction

Date US Utah Ogden, UT
2016 36.88% 30.10% 23.68%
2015 36.97% 31.12% 25.89%
2014 36.90% 30.84% 25.48%
2013 36.50% 30.78% 25.50%
2012 36.09% 30.38% 25.22%
2011 35.42% 30.62% 24.81%
2010 34.65% 30.10% 25.99%
2009 34.13% 28.50% 23.64%
2008 33.36% 28.28% 23.21%
2007 32.80% 28.27% 22.98%
2006 32.73% 28.02% 23.57%
2005 33.10% 29.44% 23.62%

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.