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Winnebago County Wisconsin Residential Rent and Rental Statistics

The median monthly gross residential rent in Winnebago County WI was $738 in 2017 according to the Census ACS survey.1 Average gross rent in Winnebago County was $763 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 Winnebago County median and average rent data will be released in September of 2019.

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

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Gross Rent in Winnebago 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%
Winnebago County WI Median Gross Rent $738 -2.38% +2.07%

Winnebago County WI Real Gross Rent Trends

Median gross rent for Winnebago County peaked in real terms in 2016 at $756 and is now $18 (2.38%) lower. Average gross rent for Winnebago County peaked in real terms in 2016 at $786 and is now $23 (2.93%) lower.

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

Lower quartile, median and upper quartile real gross rent

Real Gross Rent History for Winnebago County

Date US
Median
Wisconsin
Median
Winnebago County WI
Median
Winnebago County WI
Average
2017 $1,012 $819 $738 $763
2016 $996 $814 $756 $786
2015 $987 $815 $715 $757
2014 $956 $801 $723 $769
2013 $924 $774 $675 $715
2012 $912 $767 $659 $685
2011 $912 $774 $666 $686
2010 $927 $775 $672 $765
2009 $931 $783 $686 $734
2008 $947 $809 $671 $733
2007 $899 $767 $655 $696
2006 $909 $784 $732 $751

Winnebago 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 Winnebago County Wisconsin was 3.80% according to Census ACS data.

Rental Vacancy Rate in Winnebago County Wisconsin

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

Trends in Winnebago County WI Rental Vacancy Rate

The rental vacancy rate in Winnebago County peaked in 2008 at 15.72%. Since then it has fallen by 11.92% to 3.80%. Data records for this series originated in 2005.

Rental Vacancy Rate: Winnebago County WI, Wisconsin, US

Rental vacancy rate in Wisconsin

Historical Rental Vacancy Rate data for Winnebago County

Date US Wisconsin Winnebago County WI
2017 6.18% 5.20%
2016 5.89% 4.85% 3.80%
2015 5.85% 4.67% 8.85%
2014 6.32% 4.64% 3.79%
2013 6.49% 5.22% 5.09%
2012 6.77% 5.48% 8.91%
2011 7.40% 5.17% 6.51%
2010 8.17% 6.16% 7.07%
2009 8.43% 5.86% 6.49%
2008 7.86% 6.26% 15.72%
2007 7.87% 6.83% 9.99%
2006 7.70% 7.18% 2.98%

Rent as a Fraction of Income

Using median household income data for Winnebago County, we can calculate the fraction of income the median household would use to pay rent at the median monthly gross rent rate. For Winnebago County, median monthly gross rent as a fraction of median household income was 15.63% in 2017 according to the ACS.

Winnebago 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%
Winnebago County WI 15.63% -0.11% -0.55%

Trends in Winnebago County WI Rent as a Fraction of Income

The fraction of median Winnebago County household income required to pay median monthly gross rent peaked in 2014 (relative to the 2005 series origin) at 16.17%. Since then it has fallen by 0.55% to 15.63%.

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

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

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

Date US Wisconsin Winnebago County WI
2017 20.13% 16.57% 15.63%
2016 20.43% 16.94% 15.73%
2015 20.63% 17.08% 16.00%
2014 20.89% 17.83% 16.17%
2013 20.78% 17.67% 15.94%
2012 20.65% 17.46% 14.90%
2011 20.70% 17.60% 15.98%
2010 20.50% 17.51% 15.44%
2009 20.12% 16.99% 16.01%
2008 19.00% 16.22% 13.18%
2007 18.66% 15.97% 13.68%
2006 18.90% 16.19% 15.05%

Renter Fraction in Winnebago County Wisconsin

You can calculate the renter fraction in Winnebago 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 Winnebago County as a fraction of total Winnebago County households. In 2017 35.22% of households were renters according to Census ACS data.

Winnebago 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%
Winnebago County WI 35.22% -0.09% -0.76%

Trends in the Winnebago County WI Renter Fraction

The Winnebago County household renter fraction peaked in in 2013 at 36.32% and is now 1.10% below that level. The origin year for the series is 2005.

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

Fraction of renters in Winnebago County

History of Winnebago County Renter Fraction

Date US Wisconsin Winnebago County WI
2017 36.13% 33.39% 35.22%
2016 36.88% 33.34% 35.31%
2015 36.97% 33.21% 35.34%
2014 36.90% 33.40% 35.98%
2013 36.50% 32.82% 36.32%
2012 36.09% 32.71% 32.91%
2011 35.42% 32.15% 33.56%
2010 34.65% 31.30% 32.93%
2009 34.13% 31.02% 33.85%
2008 33.36% 29.87% 29.67%
2007 32.80% 29.92% 29.65%
2006 32.73% 29.55% 32.77%

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.