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Weber County Utah Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Weber County UT was $859 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Weber County was $854 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 Weber County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Weber County Utah (2017 dollars)2

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US Median Gross Rent $1,012 +1.61% +5.86%
Utah Median Gross Rent $986 +1.75% +8.71%
Weber County UT Median Gross Rent $859 +7.24% +4.37%

Weber County UT Real Gross Rent Trends

At $859, real median gross rent in Weber County was at its highest level in 2017 since the series began in 2005. At $854, real average gross rent in Weber County was at its highest level in 2017 since the series began in 2005.

Real Gross Rent: Weber County UT Median, Weber County UT Average, Utah Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Weber County

Date US
Median
Utah
Median
Weber County UT
Median
Weber County UT
Average
2017 $1,012 $986 $859 $854
2016 $996 $969 $801 $813
2015 $987 $952 $793 $816
2014 $956 $907 $823 $849
2013 $924 $900 $808 $773
2012 $912 $878 $786 $769
2011 $912 $861 $828 $809
2010 $927 $863 $795 $815
2009 $931 $877 $795 $779
2008 $947 $901 $781 $770
2007 $899 $835 $718 $694
2006 $909 $830 $751 $732

Weber 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 Weber County Utah was 7.18% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Weber County Utah

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 6.18% +0.29% -0.14%
Utah 6.15% -0.09% +0.88%
Weber County UT 7.18% -1.11% +0.96%

Trends in Weber County UT Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Weber County peaked in 2007 at 12.81%. Since then it has fallen by 5.63% to 7.18%. Data records for this series originated in 2005. From a 2015 post peak low of 4.37%, the rental vacancy rate has increased by 2.81%.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Weber County UT, Utah, US

Rental vacancy rate in Utah

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Weber County

Date US Utah Weber County UT
2017 6.18% 6.15% 7.18%
2016 5.89% 6.24% 8.29%
2015 5.85% 4.81% 4.37%
2014 6.32% 5.27% 6.22%
2013 6.49% 5.96% 6.18%
2012 6.77% 5.89% 8.41%
2011 7.40% 5.36% 5.71%
2010 8.17% 6.59% 4.99%
2009 8.43% 6.49% 7.75%
2008 7.86% 5.32% 7.35%
2007 7.87% 5.59% 12.81%
2006 7.70% 6.21% 7.59%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Weber County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Weber County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 16.38% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Weber County Utah Median Annual Rent as a Fraction of Median Household Income

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 20.13% -0.30% -0.76%
Utah 17.31% -0.04% -0.14%
Weber County UT 16.38% +1.39% +0.20%

Trends in Weber County UT Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Weber County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2011 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 18.30%. Since then it has fallen by 1.92% to 16.38%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: Weber County UT, Utah, US

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

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

Date US Utah Weber County UT
2017 20.13% 17.31% 16.38%
2016 20.43% 17.35% 14.99%
2015 20.63% 17.64% 15.64%
2014 20.89% 17.45% 16.19%
2013 20.78% 17.69% 17.64%
2012 20.65% 17.90% 16.92%
2011 20.70% 17.66% 18.30%
2010 20.50% 17.45% 16.44%
2009 20.12% 17.27% 16.26%
2008 19.00% 16.61% 15.98%
2007 18.66% 15.96% 14.50%
2006 18.90% 16.30% 15.35%

Renter Fraction in Weber County Utah

You can calculate the renter fraction in Weber 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 Weber County as a fraction of total Weber County households. In 2017 29.04% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Weber County Fraction of Renters by Household Units

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 36.13% -0.75% -0.77%
Utah 30.13% +0.03% -0.71%
Weber County UT 29.04% +4.59% +1.05%

Trends in the Weber County UT Renter Fraction

The Weber County household renter fraction peaked in in 2013 at 30.18% and is now 1.14% below that level. From a recent low of 24.45% in 2016, the household based renter fraction has now grown by 4.59%. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: Weber County UT, Utah, US

Fraction of renters in Weber County

History of Weber County Renter Fraction

Date US Utah Weber County UT
2017 36.13% 30.13% 29.04%
2016 36.88% 30.10% 24.45%
2015 36.97% 31.12% 30.02%
2014 36.90% 30.84% 27.99%
2013 36.50% 30.78% 30.18%
2012 36.09% 30.38% 28.48%
2011 35.42% 30.62% 28.72%
2010 34.65% 30.10% 29.91%
2009 34.13% 28.50% 26.80%
2008 33.36% 28.28% 26.68%
2007 32.80% 28.27% 26.57%
2006 32.73% 28.02% 25.75%

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.