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Fond Du Lac County Wisconsin Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Fond Du Lac County WI was $760 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Fond Du Lac County was $808 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 Fond Du Lac County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Fond Du Lac 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%
Fond Du Lac County WI Median Gross Rent $760 +0.53% +3.68%

Fond Du Lac County WI Real Gross Rent Trends

At $760, real median gross rent in Fond Du Lac County was at its highest level in 2017 since the series began in 2005. At $808, real average gross rent in Fond Du Lac County was at its highest level in 2017 since the series began in 2005.

Real Gross Rent: Fond Du Lac County WI Median, Fond Du Lac County WI Average, Wisconsin Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Fond Du Lac County

Date US
Median
Wisconsin
Median
Fond Du Lac County WI
Median
Fond Du Lac County WI
Average
2017 $1,012 $819 $760 $808
2016 $996 $814 $756 $753
2015 $987 $815 $686 $706
2014 $956 $801 $733 $770
2013 $924 $774 $710 $742
2012 $912 $767 $731 $677
2011 $912 $774 $671 $766
2010 $927 $775 $691 $709
2009 $931 $783 $716 $715
2008 $947 $809 $726 $681
2007 $899 $767 $671 $681
2006 $909 $784 $705 $715

Fond Du Lac 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 Fond Du Lac County Wisconsin was 5.77% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Fond Du Lac County Wisconsin

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

Trends in Fond Du Lac County WI Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Fond Du Lac County peaked in 2015 at 11.04%. Since then it has fallen by 5.27% to 5.77%. Data records for this series originated in 2005.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Fond Du Lac County WI, Wisconsin, US

Rental vacancy rate in Wisconsin

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Fond Du Lac County

Date US Wisconsin Fond Du Lac County WI
2017 6.18% 5.20%
2016 5.89% 4.85% 5.77%
2015 5.85% 4.67% 11.04%
2014 6.32% 4.64% 2.57%
2013 6.49% 5.22% 7.56%
2012 6.77% 5.48% 3.24%
2011 7.40% 5.17% 5.54%
2010 8.17% 6.16% 8.23%
2009 8.43% 5.86% 3.69%
2008 7.86% 6.26%
2007 7.87% 6.83% 7.09%
2006 7.70% 7.18% 4.60%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Fond Du Lac County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Fond Du Lac County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 14.85% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Fond Du Lac 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%
Fond Du Lac County WI 14.85% -0.46% -1.76%

Trends in Fond Du Lac County WI Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Fond Du Lac County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2014 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 16.61%. Since then it has fallen by 1.76% to 14.85%. From a 2015 low of 13.89%, the fraction of income going to rent has increased by 0.96%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: Fond Du Lac County WI, Wisconsin, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in Fond Du Lac County Wisconsin

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in Fond Du Lac County Wisconsin

Date US Wisconsin Fond Du Lac County WI
2017 20.13% 16.57% 14.85%
2016 20.43% 16.94% 15.31%
2015 20.63% 17.08% 13.89%
2014 20.89% 17.83% 16.61%
2013 20.78% 17.67% 15.39%
2012 20.65% 17.46% 16.03%
2011 20.70% 17.60% 14.46%
2010 20.50% 17.51% 15.40%
2009 20.12% 16.99% 15.49%
2008 19.00% 16.22% 14.33%
2007 18.66% 15.97% 14.13%
2006 18.90% 16.19% 14.63%

Renter Fraction in Fond Du Lac County Wisconsin

You can calculate the renter fraction in Fond Du Lac 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 Fond Du Lac County as a fraction of total Fond Du Lac County households. In 2017 30.58% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Fond Du Lac 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%
Fond Du Lac County WI 30.58% +2.57% +1.52%

Trends in the Fond Du Lac County WI Renter Fraction

At 30.58%, the 2017 household based renter fraction in Fond Du Lac County was at its highest level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: Fond Du Lac County WI, Wisconsin, US

Fraction of renters in Fond Du Lac County

History of Fond Du Lac County Renter Fraction

Date US Wisconsin Fond Du Lac County WI
2017 36.13% 33.39% 30.58%
2016 36.88% 33.34% 28.01%
2015 36.97% 33.21% 25.84%
2014 36.90% 33.40% 29.06%
2013 36.50% 32.82% 28.75%
2012 36.09% 32.71% 29.32%
2011 35.42% 32.15% 30.11%
2010 34.65% 31.30% 28.37%
2009 34.13% 31.02% 29.02%
2008 33.36% 29.87% 24.92%
2007 32.80% 29.92% 27.79%
2006 32.73% 29.55% 25.70%

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.