Counties with the most renters in Arkansas

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February 24, 2021
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Counties with the most renters in Arkansas

All cities are made up of a mix of homeowners and renters, with 58.6% of Americans owning their own homes and 30.4% rending in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to the American Census Bureau. In cities, there tend to be higher rates of renters due to high property values and influxes of young people who flock to urban areas after college to enter the workforce.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with most renters in Arkansas using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by percent of housing units occupied by renters as of 2019 5-year estimates. Keep reading to see if your county made the list.

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#30. Dallas County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 32.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $673 (+29.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #24 highest rent among counties in Arkansas, #1,967 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 25.0%
--- #72 most common among counties in Arkansas, #2,747 among all counties nationwide
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#29. Drew County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 32.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $658 (+10.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #26 highest rent among counties in Arkansas, #2,116 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 36.5%
--- #33 most common among counties in Arkansas, #1,390 among all counties nationwide
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#28. Clay County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 32.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $618 (+21.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #44 highest rent among counties in Arkansas, #2,500 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 37.2%
--- #30 most common among counties in Arkansas, #1,259 among all counties nationwide
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#27. Conway County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 32.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $647 (+8.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #28 highest rent among counties in Arkansas, #2,212 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 36.4%
--- #36 most common among counties in Arkansas, #1,405 among all counties nationwide
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#26. Lawrence County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 32.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $549 (+3.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #62 highest rent among counties in Arkansas, #2,899 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 27.1%
--- #67 most common among counties in Arkansas, #2,592 among all counties nationwide
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#25. Greene County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 33.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $698 (+4.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #18 highest rent among counties in Arkansas, #1,725 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 31.2%
--- #57 most common among counties in Arkansas, #2,171 among all counties nationwide
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#24. Nevada County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 33.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $696 (+9.6% change in rent since 2015)
--- #19 highest rent among counties in Arkansas, #1,741 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 41.2%
--- #17 most common among counties in Arkansas, #687 among all counties nationwide
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#23. Cross County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 33.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $711 (+10.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #13 highest rent among counties in Arkansas, #1,608 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 33.3%
--- #47 most common among counties in Arkansas, #1,874 among all counties nationwide
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#22. Benton County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 33.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $903 (+13.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #1 highest rent among counties in Arkansas, #609 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 28.0%
--- #64 most common among counties in Arkansas, #2,510 among all counties nationwide
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#21. White County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 33.9%
- 2019 median gross rent: $702 (+9.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #16 highest rent among counties in Arkansas, #1,689 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 35.0%
--- #41 most common among counties in Arkansas, #1,631 among all counties nationwide
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#20. Woodruff County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 34.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $504 (+7.7% change in rent since 2015)
--- #73 highest rent among counties in Arkansas, #3,057 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 37.5%
--- #27 most common among counties in Arkansas, #1,199 among all counties nationwide
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#19. Arkansas County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 34.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $648 (+4.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #27 highest rent among counties in Arkansas, #2,202 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 36.5%
--- #33 most common among counties in Arkansas, #1,390 among all counties nationwide
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#18. Bradley County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 34.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $585 (+3.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #56 highest rent among counties in Arkansas, #2,713 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 35.0%
--- #41 most common among counties in Arkansas, #1,631 among all counties nationwide
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#17. Miller County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 35.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $737 (+4.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #10 highest rent among counties in Arkansas, #1,388 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 43.2%
--- #10 most common among counties in Arkansas, #483 among all counties nationwide
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#16. Poinsett County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 37.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $603 (+16.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #49 highest rent among counties in Arkansas, #2,611 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 37.1%
--- #31 most common among counties in Arkansas, #1,285 among all counties nationwide
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#15. Faulkner County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 37.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $826 (+13.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #4 highest rent among counties in Arkansas, #874 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 42.9%
--- #11 most common among counties in Arkansas, #507 among all counties nationwide
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#14. Jefferson County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 37.9%
- 2019 median gross rent: $740 (+10.6% change in rent since 2015)
--- #9 highest rent among counties in Arkansas, #1,369 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 39.8%
--- #20 most common among counties in Arkansas, #880 among all counties nationwide
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#13. Chicot County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 38.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $601 (+4.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #50 highest rent among counties in Arkansas, #2,622 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 43.4%
--- #9 most common among counties in Arkansas, #466 among all counties nationwide
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#12. Desha County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 38.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $495 (-7.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #74 highest rent among counties in Arkansas, #3,068 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 33.2%
--- #48 most common among counties in Arkansas, #1,895 among all counties nationwide
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#11. Monroe County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 40.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $517 (+4.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #71 highest rent among counties in Arkansas, #3,022 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 29.5%
--- #61 most common among counties in Arkansas, #2,354 among all counties nationwide
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#10. Lee County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 40.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $525 (-1.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #69 highest rent among counties in Arkansas, #2,996 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 61.6%
--- #1 most common among counties in Arkansas, #11 among all counties nationwide
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#9. Pulaski County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 41.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $861 (+10.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #2 highest rent among counties in Arkansas, #732 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 39.0%
--- #21 most common among counties in Arkansas, #980 among all counties nationwide
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#8. Sebastian County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 41.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $696 (+10.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #19 highest rent among counties in Arkansas, #1,741 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 33.6%
--- #46 most common among counties in Arkansas, #1,831 among all counties nationwide
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#7. Clark County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 42.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $606 (+4.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #47 highest rent among counties in Arkansas, #2,592 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 37.0%
--- #32 most common among counties in Arkansas, #1,300 among all counties nationwide
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#6. Crittenden County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 42.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $732 (+6.7% change in rent since 2015)
--- #12 highest rent among counties in Arkansas, #1,425 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 42.0%
--- #13 most common among counties in Arkansas, #604 among all counties nationwide
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#5. Craighead County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 42.9%
- 2019 median gross rent: $757 (+11.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #8 highest rent among counties in Arkansas, #1,264 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 37.3%
--- #28 most common among counties in Arkansas, #1,245 among all counties nationwide
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#4. Mississippi County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 43.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $632 (+1.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #34 highest rent among counties in Arkansas, #2,356 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 34.9%
--- #43 most common among counties in Arkansas, #1,645 among all counties nationwide
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#3. St. Francis County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 45.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $633 (+9.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #33 highest rent among counties in Arkansas, #2,347 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 41.5%
--- #15 most common among counties in Arkansas, #656 among all counties nationwide
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#2. Washington County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 47.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $794 (+12.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #6 highest rent among counties in Arkansas, #1,027 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 34.7%
--- #45 most common among counties in Arkansas, #1,676 among all counties nationwide
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#1. Phillips County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 51.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $586 (-0.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #55 highest rent among counties in Arkansas, #2,705 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 43.8%
--- #7 most common among counties in Arkansas, #425 among all counties nationwide

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