Rental Market Conditions by Metropolitan Area
Use the interactive table in this section to view/rank/compare rental market conditions for metropolitan areas. We develop geographic drill-down demographic-economic estimates and projections to help stakeholders gain insights into the how, where, when and by how much change will occur and assess potential impacts. More information.
Updates. See the related section Median Gross Rent by Metro, 2008-2011 that provides updates and trend data. New 2011 became available September 2012. This section will be updated with 2012 estimates in the fall 2013.
View rent data in context of related demographic-economic data & geography
- U.S., states, metros/MSAs, counties, cities, congressional districts
- Updated October 2012
- Several hundred most widely used subject matter items
- General Demographics -- http://proximityone.com/acs2011dp1.htm
- Social Characteristics -- http://proximityone.com/acs2011dp2.htm
- Economic Characteristics -- http://proximityone.com/acs2011dp3.htm
- Housing Characteristics -- http://proximityone.com/acs2011dp4.htm
National Housing Agenda. Rental housing is among the top items on the national housing agenda. The past 30 years have witnessed a housing policy that has been focused on promoting homeownership. The large gap between the number of renting households and the units that they can afford will only grow as foreclosures persist and home mortgages become increasingly scarce for all but the most qualified buyers. As a result, rental housing is getting a second look as an important component of a national housing policy.
This section builds on the related Census Bureau briefs and data and provides an interactive ranking table to examine characteristics of the rental housing market for individual and among metropolitan statistical areas.
Portions of the ACS 2009 DP4 dataset have been integrated into the Metro GIS Toolset. Download and use the Metro GIS Toolset; optionally combine your own data; examine your markets. The thematic map, above and to right, shows the rental vacancy rate by metro. The thematic pattern map was prepared using the CommunityViewer GIS with the Metro GIS Toolset. Compare metros of interest to the national RVR of 8.4%.
Data presented in the ranking table are part of a broader set of demographic-economic profiles. Use the pick-from list tables to view profiles for individual states, congressional districts, metro areas.
Rental Housing Market Measures (scroll section)
Rental Market Conditions by Metro Interactive Ranking Table ... rank by column
Click column header to sort; click again to sort other direction. See related Ranking Tables Main Page
Click on a column header to sort on that column; click column header again to sort in other direction.
Click ShowAll button to show all areas and restore full set of data view.
Click State to view metros in a selected state (click ShowAll between selections).
Find by Name: key in partial area name in text box to right of Find-in-Name button
then click button to locate all matches (case sensitive).
See related ranking tables.
All items are for calendar years 2009
CBSA - Core-Based Statistical Area Code
State - dominant MSA state
$MHI - median household income
OccHU09 - Occupied Housing Units
HUOwn09 - Occupied Housing Units, Owner Occupied
HURent09 - Occupied Housing Units, Renter Occupied
%HURent09 - Percent Renter Occupied Housing Units
$MdRent09 - Median Gross Rent
RentPd09 - Occupied Housing Units, Renter Occupied with paid rent
>35Pct - Renters spending 35% or more of income for gross rent
%>35Pct - Renters spending 35% or more of income for gross rent (percent)
RVacRate - Rental Vacancy Rate
Terms and Definitions (scroll section)
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