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Dodge County Wisconsin Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Dodge County WI was $752 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Dodge County was $772 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 Dodge County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Dodge County Wisconsin (2017 dollars)2

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US Median Gross Rent $1,012 +1.61% +5.86%
Wisconsin Median Gross Rent $819 +0.61% +2.25%
Dodge County WI Median Gross Rent $752 -1.70% -4.33%

Dodge County WI Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for Dodge County peaked in real terms in 2010 at $806 and is now $54 (6.70%) lower. From a recent low of 725.0 in 2013, real median gross rent has now increased by $27 (3.72%). Average gross rent for Dodge County peaked in real terms in 2014 at $787 and is now $15 (1.91%) lower.

Real Gross Rent: Dodge County WI Median, Dodge County WI Average, Wisconsin Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Dodge County

Date US
Median
Wisconsin
Median
Dodge County WI
Median
Dodge County WI
Average
2017 $1,012 $819 $752 $772
2016 $996 $814 $765 $729
2015 $987 $815 $797 $739
2014 $956 $801 $786 $787
2013 $924 $774 $725 $719
2012 $912 $767 $791 $747
2011 $912 $774 $750 $731
2010 $927 $775 $806 $771
2009 $931 $783 $756 $742
2008 $947 $809 $798 $754
2007 $899 $767 $757 $724
2006 $909 $784 $782 $742

Dodge 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 Dodge County Wisconsin was 3.73% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Dodge County Wisconsin

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 6.18% +0.29% -0.14%
Wisconsin 5.20% +0.35% +0.56%
Dodge County WI

Trends in Dodge County WI Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Dodge County peaked in 2013 at 18.61%. Since then it has fallen by 14.88% to 3.73%. Data records for this series originated in 2005. From a 2015 post peak low of 3.52%, the rental vacancy rate has increased by 0.21%.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Dodge County WI, Wisconsin, US

Rental vacancy rate in Wisconsin

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Dodge County

Date US Wisconsin Dodge County WI
2017 6.18% 5.20%
2016 5.89% 4.85% 3.73%
2015 5.85% 4.67% 3.52%
2014 6.32% 4.64% 8.67%
2013 6.49% 5.22% 18.61%
2012 6.77% 5.48% 14.35%
2011 7.40% 5.17% 7.72%
2010 8.17% 6.16% 12.04%
2009 8.43% 5.86% 8.54%
2008 7.86% 6.26%
2007 7.87% 6.83% 7.53%
2006 7.70% 7.18% 13.19%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Dodge County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Dodge County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 15.99% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Dodge County Wisconsin Median Annual Rent as a Fraction of Median Household Income

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 20.13% -0.30% -0.76%
Wisconsin 16.57% -0.37% -1.26%
Dodge County WI 15.99% -0.18% -1.35%

Trends in Dodge County WI Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Dodge County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2012 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 18.12%. Since then it has fallen by 2.13% to 15.99%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: Dodge County WI, Wisconsin, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in Dodge County Wisconsin

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in Dodge County Wisconsin

Date US Wisconsin Dodge County WI
2017 20.13% 16.57% 15.99%
2016 20.43% 16.94% 16.18%
2015 20.63% 17.08% 16.66%
2014 20.89% 17.83% 17.34%
2013 20.78% 17.67% 16.66%
2012 20.65% 17.46% 18.12%
2011 20.70% 17.60% 16.54%
2010 20.50% 17.51% 17.58%
2009 20.12% 16.99% 16.45%
2008 19.00% 16.22% 15.92%
2007 18.66% 15.97% 15.54%
2006 18.90% 16.19% 16.00%

Renter Fraction in Dodge County Wisconsin

You can calculate the renter fraction in Dodge 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 Dodge County as a fraction of total Dodge County households. In 2017 29.93% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Dodge County Fraction of Renters by Household Units

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US 36.13% -0.75% -0.77%
Wisconsin 33.39% +0.05% -0.01%
Dodge County WI 29.93% -1.05% +1.72%

Trends in the Dodge County WI Renter Fraction

The Dodge County household renter fraction peaked in in 2015 at 31.51% and is now 1.58% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: Dodge County WI, Wisconsin, US

Fraction of renters in Dodge County

History of Dodge County Renter Fraction

Date US Wisconsin Dodge County WI
2017 36.13% 33.39% 29.93%
2016 36.88% 33.34% 30.98%
2015 36.97% 33.21% 31.51%
2014 36.90% 33.40% 28.21%
2013 36.50% 32.82% 28.52%
2012 36.09% 32.71% 23.51%
2011 35.42% 32.15% 26.64%
2010 34.65% 31.30% 27.51%
2009 34.13% 31.02% 25.92%
2008 33.36% 29.87% 27.66%
2007 32.80% 29.92% 27.09%
2006 32.73% 29.55% 26.31%

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.