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Clallam County Washington Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Clallam County WA was $958 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Clallam County was $889 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 Clallam County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Clallam County Washington (2017 dollars)2

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US Median Gross Rent $1,012 +1.61% +5.86%
Washington Median Gross Rent $1,216 +5.46% +15.04%
Clallam County WA Median Gross Rent $958 +7.64% +8.62%

Clallam County WA Real Gross Rent Trends

At $958, real median gross rent in Clallam County was at its highest level in 2017 since the series began in 2005. At $889, real average gross rent in Clallam County was at its highest level in 2017 since the series began in 2005.

Real Gross Rent: Clallam County WA Median, Clallam County WA Average, Washington Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Clallam County

Date US
Median
Washington
Median
Clallam County WA
Median
Clallam County WA
Average
2017 $1,012 $1,216 $958 $889
2016 $996 $1,153 $890 $826
2015 $987 $1,111 $875 $866
2014 $956 $1,057 $882 $848
2013 $924 $1,010 $779 $808
2012 $912 $984 $859 $806
2011 $912 $974 $791 $852
2010 $927 $984 $879 $808
2009 $931 $1,007 $899 $850
2008 $947 $1,004 $864 $881
2007 $899 $930 $840 $837
2006 $909 $928 $825 $872

Clallam County Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate is the fraction of homes for rent that are not occupied.3 In 2015 the rental vacancy rate for Clallam County Washington was 3.53% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Clallam County Washington

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 6.18% +0.29% -0.14%
Washington 3.68% +0.45% -0.55%
Clallam County WA

Trends in Clallam County WA Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Clallam County peaked in 2010 at 11.37%. Since then it has fallen by 7.84% to 3.53%. Data records for this series originated in 2005.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Clallam County WA, Washington, US

Rental vacancy rate in Washington

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Clallam County

Date US Washington Clallam County WA
2017 6.18% 3.68%
2016 5.89% 3.23%
2015 5.85% 3.27% 3.53%
2014 6.32% 4.23% 6.08%
2013 6.49% 4.65% 3.99%
2012 6.77% 5.30% 11.35%
2011 7.40% 5.59% 8.67%
2010 8.17% 5.80% 11.37%
2009 8.43% 5.98% 5.62%
2008 7.86% 5.09% 3.93%
2007 7.87% 4.83% 4.57%
2006 7.70% 6.14%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Clallam County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Clallam County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 24.00% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Clallam County Washington Median Annual Rent as a Fraction of Median Household Income

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 20.13% -0.30% -0.76%
Washington 20.56% +0.26% +0.38%
Clallam County WA 24.00% +2.36% +1.76%

Trends in Clallam County WA Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Clallam County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2010 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 25.06%. Since then it has fallen by 1.06% to 24.00%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: Clallam County WA, Washington, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in Clallam County Washington

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in Clallam County Washington

Date US Washington Clallam County WA
2017 20.13% 20.56% 24.00%
2016 20.43% 20.30% 21.64%
2015 20.63% 20.21% 22.70%
2014 20.89% 20.18% 22.23%
2013 20.78% 20.32% 19.66%
2012 20.65% 19.88% 23.53%
2011 20.70% 19.64% 18.06%
2010 20.50% 19.59% 25.06%
2009 20.12% 19.33% 22.91%
2008 19.00% 18.06% 18.91%
2007 18.66% 17.61% 21.57%
2006 18.90% 17.78% 20.45%

Renter Fraction in Clallam County Washington

You can calculate the renter fraction in Clallam 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 Clallam County as a fraction of total Clallam County households. In 2017 29.17% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Clallam County Fraction of Renters by Household Units

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 36.13% -0.75% -0.77%
Washington 37.21% -0.32% -1.04%
Clallam County WA 29.17% +0.45% +1.02%

Trends in the Clallam County WA Renter Fraction

The Clallam County household renter fraction peaked in in 2010 at 33.32% and is now 4.15% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: Clallam County WA, Washington, US

Fraction of renters in Clallam County

History of Clallam County Renter Fraction

Date US Washington Clallam County WA
2017 36.13% 37.21% 29.17%
2016 36.88% 37.53% 28.72%
2015 36.97% 37.58% 32.18%
2014 36.90% 38.25% 28.15%
2013 36.50% 38.06% 32.67%
2012 36.09% 37.67% 30.05%
2011 35.42% 37.18% 27.71%
2010 34.65% 36.90% 33.32%
2009 34.13% 35.70% 25.84%
2008 33.36% 34.72% 32.44%
2007 32.80% 33.93% 31.11%
2006 32.73% 34.46% 28.23%

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.