Counties with the most renters in Colorado

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February 24, 2021
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Counties with the most renters in Colorado

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 Colorado 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. Costilla County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $532 (+6.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #62 highest rent among counties in Colorado, #2,972 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 47.5%
--- #4 most common among counties in Colorado, #191 among all counties nationwide
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#29. Grand County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,047 (+2.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #23 highest rent among counties in Colorado, #338 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 37.4%
--- #36 most common among counties in Colorado, #1,220 among all counties nationwide
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#28. Lake County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $982 (+15.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #26 highest rent among counties in Colorado, #441 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 44.7%
--- #9 most common among counties in Colorado, #353 among all counties nationwide
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#27. Mesa County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $963 (+15.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #27 highest rent among counties in Colorado, #474 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 43.1%
--- #16 most common among counties in Colorado, #491 among all counties nationwide
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#26. Las Animas County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 32.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $712 (-5.7% change in rent since 2015)
--- #50 highest rent among counties in Colorado, #1,600 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 41.8%
--- #21 most common among counties in Colorado, #633 among all counties nationwide
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#25. Garfield County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 33.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,201 (+5.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #14 highest rent among counties in Colorado, #175 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 33.6%
--- #48 most common among counties in Colorado, #1,831 among all counties nationwide
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#24. Washington County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 33.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $734 (+19.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #48 highest rent among counties in Colorado, #1,408 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 23.2%
--- #59 most common among counties in Colorado, #2,841 among all counties nationwide
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#23. Yuma County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 33.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $823 (+28.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #37 highest rent among counties in Colorado, #891 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 30.6%
--- #52 most common among counties in Colorado, #2,249 among all counties nationwide
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#22. Kit Carson County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 33.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $736 (+9.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #47 highest rent among counties in Colorado, #1,395 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 26.4%
--- #56 most common among counties in Colorado, #2,646 among all counties nationwide
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#21. Adams County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 33.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,346 (+29.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #9 highest rent among counties in Colorado, #94 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 43.9%
--- #13 most common among counties in Colorado, #420 among all counties nationwide
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#20. Summit County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 34.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,393 (+16.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #6 highest rent among counties in Colorado, #80 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 33.8%
--- #46 most common among counties in Colorado, #1,803 among all counties nationwide
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#19. Prowers County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 34.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $697 (+19.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #52 highest rent among counties in Colorado, #1,733 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 35.2%
--- #41 most common among counties in Colorado, #1,593 among all counties nationwide
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#18. Broomfield County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 34.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,679 (+25.7% change in rent since 2015)
--- #2 highest rent among counties in Colorado, #28 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 35.4%
--- #39 most common among counties in Colorado, #1,563 among all counties nationwide
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#17. Logan County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 34.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $786 (+16.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #40 highest rent among counties in Colorado, #1,076 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 37.9%
--- #34 most common among counties in Colorado, #1,132 among all counties nationwide
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#16. Larimer County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 35.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,297 (+25.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #11 highest rent among counties in Colorado, #118 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 47.0%
--- #5 most common among counties in Colorado, #225 among all counties nationwide
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#15. Pitkin County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 35.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,473 (+15.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #5 highest rent among counties in Colorado, #62 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 33.9%
--- #43 most common among counties in Colorado, #1,789 among all counties nationwide
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#14. Moffat County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 35.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $779 (+8.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #42 highest rent among counties in Colorado, #1,116 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 33.7%
--- #47 most common among counties in Colorado, #1,817 among all counties nationwide
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#13. Pueblo County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 35.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $829 (+7.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #36 highest rent among counties in Colorado, #863 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 44.6%
--- #10 most common among counties in Colorado, #360 among all counties nationwide
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#12. El Paso County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 36.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,174 (+20.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #16 highest rent among counties in Colorado, #194 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 41.4%
--- #23 most common among counties in Colorado, #666 among all counties nationwide
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#11. Morgan County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 36.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $835 (+15.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #34 highest rent among counties in Colorado, #835 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 33.9%
--- #43 most common among counties in Colorado, #1,789 among all counties nationwide
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#10. Otero County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 36.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $675 (+3.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #53 highest rent among counties in Colorado, #1,944 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 38.1%
--- #33 most common among counties in Colorado, #1,112 among all counties nationwide
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#9. Arapahoe County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 36.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,390 (+29.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #7 highest rent among counties in Colorado, #83 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 42.1%
--- #19 most common among counties in Colorado, #589 among all counties nationwide
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#8. Rio Grande County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 36.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $634 (+10.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #55 highest rent among counties in Colorado, #2,340 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 32.1%
--- #51 most common among counties in Colorado, #2,055 among all counties nationwide
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#7. San Juan County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 37.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,019 (+15.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #24 highest rent among counties in Colorado, #375 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 11.1%
--- #64 most common among counties in Colorado, #3,099 among all counties nationwide
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#6. Boulder County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 37.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,495 (+25.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #4 highest rent among counties in Colorado, #56 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 47.7%
--- #3 most common among counties in Colorado, #182 among all counties nationwide
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#5. Gunnison County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 38.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $992 (+9.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #25 highest rent among counties in Colorado, #418 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 40.1%
--- #26 most common among counties in Colorado, #835 among all counties nationwide
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#4. San Miguel County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 39.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,140 (-0.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #19 highest rent among counties in Colorado, #230 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 43.7%
--- #14 most common among counties in Colorado, #440 among all counties nationwide
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#3. Bent County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 40.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $643 (-9.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #54 highest rent among counties in Colorado, #2,259 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 43.7%
--- #14 most common among counties in Colorado, #440 among all counties nationwide
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#2. Alamosa County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 42.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $700 (+10.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #51 highest rent among counties in Colorado, #1,711 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 39.1%
--- #29 most common among counties in Colorado, #975 among all counties nationwide
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#1. Denver County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 50.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,311 (+36.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #10 highest rent among counties in Colorado, #111 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 38.2%
--- #32 most common among counties in Colorado, #1,102 among all counties nationwide

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