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St. Croix County Wisconsin Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in St. Croix County WI was $891 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in St. Croix County was $841 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 St. Croix County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in St. Croix 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%
St. Croix County WI Median Gross Rent $891 -10.09% -4.09%

St. Croix County WI Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for St. Croix County peaked in real terms in 2016 at $991 and is now $100 (10.09%) lower. Average gross rent for St. Croix County peaked in real terms in 2012 at $962 and is now $121 (12.58%) lower.

Real Gross Rent: St. Croix County WI Median, St. Croix County WI Average, Wisconsin Median, US Median

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for St. Croix County

Date US
Median
Wisconsin
Median
St. Croix County WI
Median
St. Croix County WI
Average
2017 $1,012 $819 $891 $841
2016 $996 $814 $991 $960
2015 $987 $815 $909 $916
2014 $956 $801 $929 $960
2013 $924 $774 $896 $898
2012 $912 $767 $933 $962
2011 $912 $774 $866 $811
2010 $927 $775 $882 $919
2009 $931 $783 $861 $818
2008 $947 $809 $921 $955
2007 $899 $767 $904 $864
2006 $909 $784 $910 $856

St. Croix County Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate is the fraction of homes for rent that are not occupied.3 In 2010 the rental vacancy rate for St. Croix County Wisconsin was 6.78% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in St. Croix County Wisconsin

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

Trends in St. Croix County WI Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in St. Croix County peaked in 2005 at 8.88%. Since then it has fallen by 2.10% to 6.78%. Data records for this series originated in 2005.

Rental Vacancy Rate: St. Croix County WI, Wisconsin, US

Rental vacancy rate in Wisconsin

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for St. Croix County

Date US Wisconsin St. Croix County WI
2017 6.18% 5.20%
2016 5.89% 4.85%
2015 5.85% 4.67%
2014 6.32% 4.64%
2013 6.49% 5.22%
2012 6.77% 5.48%
2011 7.40% 5.17%
2010 8.17% 6.16% 6.78%
2009 8.43% 5.86%
2008 7.86% 6.26%
2007 7.87% 6.83%
2006 7.70% 7.18%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for St. Croix County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For St. Croix County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 13.28% in 2017 according to the ACS.

St. Croix 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%
St. Croix County WI 13.28% -2.79% -1.04%

Trends in St. Croix County WI Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median St. Croix County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2016 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 16.07%. Since then it has fallen by 2.79% to 13.28%.

Fraction of Income towards Rent: St. Croix County WI, Wisconsin, US

Percent of median household income going towards median monthly gross rent in St. Croix County Wisconsin

Historical Data for Annual Rent as a Fraction of Income in St. Croix County Wisconsin

Date US Wisconsin St. Croix County WI
2017 20.13% 16.57% 13.28%
2016 20.43% 16.94% 16.07%
2015 20.63% 17.08% 14.85%
2014 20.89% 17.83% 14.32%
2013 20.78% 17.67% 15.59%
2012 20.65% 17.46% 15.98%
2011 20.70% 17.60% 16.06%
2010 20.50% 17.51% 15.66%
2009 20.12% 16.99% 14.26%
2008 19.00% 16.22% 14.03%
2007 18.66% 15.97% 14.49%
2006 18.90% 16.19% 13.64%

Renter Fraction in St. Croix County Wisconsin

You can calculate the renter fraction in St. Croix 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 St. Croix County as a fraction of total St. Croix County households. In 2017 22.34% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

St. Croix 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%
St. Croix County WI 22.34% -9.49% -1.84%

Trends in the St. Croix County WI Renter Fraction

The St. Croix County household renter fraction peaked in in 2016 at 31.83% and is now 9.49% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

Fraction of Renting Households: St. Croix County WI, Wisconsin, US

Fraction of renters in St. Croix County

History of St. Croix County Renter Fraction

Date US Wisconsin St. Croix County WI
2017 36.13% 33.39% 22.34%
2016 36.88% 33.34% 31.83%
2015 36.97% 33.21% 24.31%
2014 36.90% 33.40% 24.18%
2013 36.50% 32.82% 24.76%
2012 36.09% 32.71% 21.97%
2011 35.42% 32.15% 21.68%
2010 34.65% 31.30% 23.08%
2009 34.13% 31.02% 19.49%
2008 33.36% 29.87% 20.08%
2007 32.80% 29.92% 27.04%
2006 32.73% 29.55% 20.49%

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.