Counties with the most renters in Georgia

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February 24, 2021
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Counties with the most renters in Georgia

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 Georgia 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. Glynn County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 37.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $890 (+7.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #31 highest rent among counties in Georgia, #647 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 38.3%
--- #82 most common among counties in Georgia, #1,079 among all counties nationwide
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#29. Spalding County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 37.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $872 (+10.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #35 highest rent among counties in Georgia, #701 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 39.3%
--- #73 most common among counties in Georgia, #941 among all counties nationwide
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#28. Mitchell County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 37.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $637 (+8.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #114 highest rent among counties in Georgia, #2,313 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 36.1%
--- #107 most common among counties in Georgia, #1,461 among all counties nationwide
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#27. McDuffie County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 38.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $695 (+16.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #91 highest rent among counties in Georgia, #1,760 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 46.1%
--- #23 most common among counties in Georgia, #268 among all counties nationwide
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#26. Thomas County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 38.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $861 (+21.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #37 highest rent among counties in Georgia, #732 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 48.7%
--- #12 most common among counties in Georgia, #150 among all counties nationwide
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#25. Floyd County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 39.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $762 (+13.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #60 highest rent among counties in Georgia, #1,234 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 40.1%
--- #67 most common among counties in Georgia, #835 among all counties nationwide
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#24. Toombs County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 39.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $598 (+4.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #133 highest rent among counties in Georgia, #2,645 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 38.3%
--- #82 most common among counties in Georgia, #1,079 among all counties nationwide
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#23. Tift County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 40.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $689 (+17.6% change in rent since 2015)
--- #92 highest rent among counties in Georgia, #1,812 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 35.0%
--- #114 most common among counties in Georgia, #1,631 among all counties nationwide
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#22. Ben Hill County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 41.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $656 (+7.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #104 highest rent among counties in Georgia, #2,133 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 36.1%
--- #107 most common among counties in Georgia, #1,461 among all counties nationwide
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#21. Baldwin County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 41.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $703 (+4.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #89 highest rent among counties in Georgia, #1,673 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 49.2%
--- #9 most common among counties in Georgia, #139 among all counties nationwide
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#20. Candler County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 42.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $597 (+10.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #134 highest rent among counties in Georgia, #2,652 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 52.0%
--- #2 most common among counties in Georgia, #65 among all counties nationwide
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#19. Decatur County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 42.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $677 (+7.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #97 highest rent among counties in Georgia, #1,930 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 33.5%
--- #124 most common among counties in Georgia, #1,846 among all counties nationwide
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#18. Troup County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 42.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $823 (+6.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #45 highest rent among counties in Georgia, #891 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 45.5%
--- #28 most common among counties in Georgia, #307 among all counties nationwide
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#17. Randolph County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 42.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $583 (-1.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #138 highest rent among counties in Georgia, #2,730 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 32.5%
--- #132 most common among counties in Georgia, #2,010 among all counties nationwide
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#16. Sumter County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 44.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $736 (+16.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #67 highest rent among counties in Georgia, #1,395 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 42.7%
--- #41 most common among counties in Georgia, #523 among all counties nationwide
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#15. Terrell County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 45.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $638 (+7.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #113 highest rent among counties in Georgia, #2,303 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 49.3%
--- #8 most common among counties in Georgia, #136 among all counties nationwide
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#14. Chatham County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 45.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,085 (+14.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #15 highest rent among counties in Georgia, #283 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 41.3%
--- #54 most common among counties in Georgia, #681 among all counties nationwide
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#13. DeKalb County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 45.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,169 (+18.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #10 highest rent among counties in Georgia, #198 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 42.9%
--- #40 most common among counties in Georgia, #507 among all counties nationwide
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#12. Crisp County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 45.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $649 (+8.7% change in rent since 2015)
--- #109 highest rent among counties in Georgia, #2,193 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 48.2%
--- #13 most common among counties in Georgia, #163 among all counties nationwide
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#11. Bulloch County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 46.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $805 (+4.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #49 highest rent among counties in Georgia, #973 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 43.8%
--- #34 most common among counties in Georgia, #425 among all counties nationwide
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#10. Richmond County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 47.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $888 (+12.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #32 highest rent among counties in Georgia, #653 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 48.1%
--- #14 most common among counties in Georgia, #168 among all counties nationwide
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#9. Bibb County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 47.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $818 (+10.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #47 highest rent among counties in Georgia, #912 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 46.7%
--- #22 most common among counties in Georgia, #244 among all counties nationwide
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#8. Lowndes County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 47.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $802 (+5.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #50 highest rent among counties in Georgia, #981 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 41.0%
--- #56 most common among counties in Georgia, #711 among all counties nationwide
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#7. Fulton County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 48.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,205 (+20.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #6 highest rent among counties in Georgia, #171 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 39.4%
--- #72 most common among counties in Georgia, #924 among all counties nationwide
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#6. Clayton County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 50.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $991 (+12.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #23 highest rent among counties in Georgia, #421 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 42.4%
--- #46 most common among counties in Georgia, #557 among all counties nationwide
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#5. Muscogee County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 52.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $906 (+9.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #29 highest rent among counties in Georgia, #604 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 43.0%
--- #39 most common among counties in Georgia, #500 among all counties nationwide
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#4. Dougherty County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 54.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $746 (+8.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #64 highest rent among counties in Georgia, #1,336 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 42.0%
--- #51 most common among counties in Georgia, #604 among all counties nationwide
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#3. Liberty County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 54.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,067 (+11.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #16 highest rent among counties in Georgia, #306 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 39.3%
--- #73 most common among counties in Georgia, #941 among all counties nationwide
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#2. Clarke County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 61.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $856 (+8.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #38 highest rent among counties in Georgia, #752 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 50.5%
--- #4 most common among counties in Georgia, #106 among all counties nationwide
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#1. Chattahoochee County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 75.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,192 (-3.6% change in rent since 2015)
--- #8 highest rent among counties in Georgia, #182 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 37.3%
--- #95 most common among counties in Georgia, #1,245 among all counties nationwide

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