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Outagamie County Wisconsin Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Outagamie County WI was $773 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Outagamie County was $746 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 Outagamie County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Outagamie 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%
Outagamie County WI Median Gross Rent $773 +1.98% +4.88%

Outagamie County WI Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for Outagamie County peaked in real terms in 2015 at $796 and is now $23 (2.89%) lower. Average gross rent for Outagamie County peaked in real terms in 2015 at $809 and is now $63 (7.79%) lower.

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

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Outagamie County

Date US
Median
Wisconsin
Median
Outagamie County WI
Median
Outagamie County WI
Average
2017 $1,012 $819 $773 $746
2016 $996 $814 $758 $772
2015 $987 $815 $796 $809
2014 $956 $801 $737 $745
2013 $924 $774 $726 $752
2012 $912 $767 $734 $749
2011 $912 $774 $725 $804
2010 $927 $775 $740 $782
2009 $931 $783 $747 $764
2008 $947 $809 $725 $741
2007 $899 $767 $745 $737
2006 $909 $784 $729 $772

Outagamie 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 Outagamie County Wisconsin was 4.32% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Outagamie County Wisconsin

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

Trends in Outagamie County WI Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Outagamie County peaked in 2012 at 7.04%. Since then it has fallen by 2.72% to 4.32%. Data records for this series originated in 2005. From a 2015 post peak low of 3.38%, the rental vacancy rate has increased by 0.94%.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Outagamie County WI, Wisconsin, US

Rental vacancy rate in Wisconsin

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Outagamie County

Date US Wisconsin Outagamie County WI
2017 6.18% 5.20%
2016 5.89% 4.85% 4.32%
2015 5.85% 4.67% 3.38%
2014 6.32% 4.64% 3.82%
2013 6.49% 5.22% 5.26%
2012 6.77% 5.48% 7.04%
2011 7.40% 5.17% 5.04%
2010 8.17% 6.16%
2009 8.43% 5.86%
2008 7.86% 6.26% 3.98%
2007 7.87% 6.83% 6.63%
2006 7.70% 7.18% 4.22%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Outagamie County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Outagamie County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 14.15% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Outagamie 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%
Outagamie County WI 14.15% -0.49% -0.72%

Trends in Outagamie County WI Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Outagamie County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2015 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 15.68%. Since then it has fallen by 1.53% to 14.15%.

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

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

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

Date US Wisconsin Outagamie County WI
2017 20.13% 16.57% 14.15%
2016 20.43% 16.94% 14.64%
2015 20.63% 17.08% 15.68%
2014 20.89% 17.83% 14.87%
2013 20.78% 17.67% 15.12%
2012 20.65% 17.46% 14.99%
2011 20.70% 17.60% 14.71%
2010 20.50% 17.51% 15.04%
2009 20.12% 16.99% 14.80%
2008 19.00% 16.22% 14.14%
2007 18.66% 15.97% 13.79%
2006 18.90% 16.19% 14.61%

Renter Fraction in Outagamie County Wisconsin

You can calculate the renter fraction in Outagamie 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 Outagamie County as a fraction of total Outagamie County households. In 2017 29.07% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Outagamie 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%
Outagamie County WI 29.07% -0.53% -2.97%

Trends in the Outagamie County WI Renter Fraction

The Outagamie County household renter fraction peaked in in 2014 at 32.04% and is now 2.97% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

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

Fraction of renters in Outagamie County

History of Outagamie County Renter Fraction

Date US Wisconsin Outagamie County WI
2017 36.13% 33.39% 29.07%
2016 36.88% 33.34% 29.60%
2015 36.97% 33.21% 27.95%
2014 36.90% 33.40% 32.04%
2013 36.50% 32.82% 29.34%
2012 36.09% 32.71% 27.73%
2011 35.42% 32.15% 28.13%
2010 34.65% 31.30% 26.55%
2009 34.13% 31.02% 27.08%
2008 33.36% 29.87% 26.14%
2007 32.80% 29.92% 28.27%
2006 32.73% 29.55% 29.10%

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.