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York County Virginia Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in York County VA was $1,372 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in York County was $1,396 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 York County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in York County Virginia (2017 dollars)2

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US Median Gross Rent $1,012 +1.61% +5.86%
Virginia Median Gross Rent $1,179 +0.17% +3.15%
York County VA Median Gross Rent $1,372 -4.92% -6.03%

York County VA Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for York County peaked in real terms in 2015 at $1,519 and is now $147 (9.68%) lower. Average gross rent for York County peaked in real terms in 2015 at $1,556 and is now $160 (10.28%) lower.

Real Gross Rent: York County VA Median, York County VA Average, Virginia Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for York County

Date US
Median
Virginia
Median
York County VA
Median
York County VA
Average
2017 $1,012 $1,179 $1,372 $1,396
2016 $996 $1,177 $1,443 $1,474
2015 $987 $1,177 $1,519 $1,556
2014 $956 $1,143 $1,460 $1,451
2013 $924 $1,109 $1,484 $1,437
2012 $912 $1,102 $1,333 $1,328
2011 $912 $1,112 $1,412 $1,438
2010 $927 $1,104 $1,357 $1,205
2009 $931 $1,093
2008 $947 $1,073
2007 $899 $1,016
2006 $909 $1,008

York 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 York County Virginia was 8.73% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in York County Virginia

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 6.18% +0.29% -0.14%
Virginia 6.45% +0.86% +0.66%
York County VA

Trends in York County VA Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in York County peaked in 2014 at 12.05%. Since then it has fallen by 3.32% to 8.73%. Data records for this series originated in 2010.

Rental Vacancy Rate: York County VA, Virginia, US

Rental vacancy rate in Virginia

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for York County

Date US Virginia York County VA
2017 6.18% 6.45%
2016 5.89% 5.59% 8.73%
2015 5.85% 5.13%
2014 6.32% 5.79% 12.05%
2013 6.49% 6.38%
2012 6.77% 6.18% 10.55%
2011 7.40% 7.54%
2010 8.17% 7.02%
2009 8.43% 7.29%
2008 7.86% 6.82%
2007 7.87% 7.11%
2006 7.70% 6.88%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for York County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For York County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 19.60% in 2017 according to the ACS.

York County Virginia Median Annual Rent as a Fraction of Median Household Income

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 20.13% -0.30% -0.76%
Virginia 19.78% -0.64% -0.86%
York County VA 19.60% +0.53% -1.36%

Trends in York County VA Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median York County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2013 (relative to the 2010 series origin) at 22.33%. Since then it has fallen by 2.73% to 19.60%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: York County VA, Virginia, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in York County Virginia

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in York County Virginia

Date US Virginia York County VA
2017 20.13% 19.78% 19.60%
2016 20.43% 20.42% 19.07%
2015 20.63% 20.72% 20.94%
2014 20.89% 20.63% 20.96%
2013 20.78% 20.80% 22.33%
2012 20.65% 20.76% 21.54%
2011 20.70% 20.59% 19.22%
2010 20.50% 20.15% 18.99%
2009 20.12% 20.00%
2008 19.00% 18.30%
2007 18.66% 17.97%
2006 18.90% 18.04%

Renter Fraction in York County Virginia

You can calculate the renter fraction in York 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 York County as a fraction of total York County households. In 2017 29.06% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

York County Fraction of Renters by Household Units

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 36.13% -0.75% -0.77%
Virginia 33.43% -1.28% -1.24%
York County VA 29.06% -3.78% -1.54%

Trends in the York County VA Renter Fraction

The York County household renter fraction peaked in in 2016 at 32.84% and is now 3.78% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2010.

Fraction of Renting Households: York County VA, Virginia, US

Fraction of renters in York County

History of York County Renter Fraction

Date US Virginia York County VA
2017 36.13% 33.43% 29.06%
2016 36.88% 34.71% 32.84%
2015 36.97% 34.99% 22.67%
2014 36.90% 34.67% 30.60%
2013 36.50% 34.38% 26.70%
2012 36.09% 33.84% 30.27%
2011 35.42% 32.67% 24.67%
2010 34.65% 32.33% 19.37%
2009 34.13% 31.87%
2008 33.36% 31.30%
2007 32.80% 30.49%
2006 32.73% 30.11%

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.