Counties with the most renters in Idaho

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February 24, 2021
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Counties with the most renters in Idaho

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 Idaho 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. Boundary County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 23.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $613 (-13.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #39 highest rent among counties in Idaho, #2,540 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 20.2%
--- #41 most common among counties in Idaho, #2,949 among all counties nationwide
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#29. Idaho County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 23.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $682 (+12.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #28 highest rent among counties in Idaho, #1,871 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 32.8%
--- #22 most common among counties in Idaho, #1,961 among all counties nationwide
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#28. Bear Lake County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 23.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $589 (+5.6% change in rent since 2015)
--- #43 highest rent among counties in Idaho, #2,691 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 31.9%
--- #24 most common among counties in Idaho, #2,087 among all counties nationwide
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#27. Bonner County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 24.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $853 (+17.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #6 highest rent among counties in Idaho, #775 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 40.7%
--- #5 most common among counties in Idaho, #751 among all counties nationwide
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#26. Camas County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 24.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $853 (+29.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #6 highest rent among counties in Idaho, #775 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 25.7%
--- #35 most common among counties in Idaho, #2,696 among all counties nationwide
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#25. Gem County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 25.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $745 (-5.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #17 highest rent among counties in Idaho, #1,340 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 30.2%
--- #29 most common among counties in Idaho, #2,293 among all counties nationwide
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#24. Power County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 25.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $636 (-10.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #38 highest rent among counties in Idaho, #2,322 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 7.0%
--- #44 most common among counties in Idaho, #3,119 among all counties nationwide
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#23. Minidoka County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 26.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $701 (+25.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #24 highest rent among counties in Idaho, #1,696 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 30.3%
--- #28 most common among counties in Idaho, #2,281 among all counties nationwide
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#22. Benewah County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 26.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $644 (-1.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #36 highest rent among counties in Idaho, #2,246 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 30.8%
--- #27 most common among counties in Idaho, #2,220 among all counties nationwide
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#21. Nez Perce County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 27.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $727 (+9.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #20 highest rent among counties in Idaho, #1,462 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 39.6%
--- #6 most common among counties in Idaho, #905 among all counties nationwide
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#20. Payette County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 27.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $735 (+10.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #19 highest rent among counties in Idaho, #1,402 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 29.2%
--- #31 most common among counties in Idaho, #2,388 among all counties nationwide
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#19. Washington County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 27.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $683 (+1.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #27 highest rent among counties in Idaho, #1,864 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 47.6%
--- #3 most common among counties in Idaho, #188 among all counties nationwide
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#18. Owyhee County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 29.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $668 (+19.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #31 highest rent among counties in Idaho, #2,017 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 29.2%
--- #31 most common among counties in Idaho, #2,388 among all counties nationwide
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#17. Gooding County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 29.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $704 (-6.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #23 highest rent among counties in Idaho, #1,665 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 25.7%
--- #35 most common among counties in Idaho, #2,696 among all counties nationwide
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#16. Kootenai County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 29.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $993 (+18.6% change in rent since 2015)
--- #2 highest rent among counties in Idaho, #415 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 38.7%
--- #10 most common among counties in Idaho, #1,021 among all counties nationwide
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#15. Cassia County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 29.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $647 (+9.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #35 highest rent among counties in Idaho, #2,212 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 24.2%
--- #38 most common among counties in Idaho, #2,792 among all counties nationwide
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#14. Blaine County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 29.9%
- 2019 median gross rent: $933 (-0.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #3 highest rent among counties in Idaho, #535 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 39.0%
--- #7 most common among counties in Idaho, #980 among all counties nationwide
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#13. Shoshone County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 30.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $670 (+7.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #30 highest rent among counties in Idaho, #1,992 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 35.1%
--- #19 most common among counties in Idaho, #1,616 among all counties nationwide
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#12. Bonneville County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 30.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $819 (+13.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #9 highest rent among counties in Idaho, #907 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 38.3%
--- #11 most common among counties in Idaho, #1,079 among all counties nationwide
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#11. Canyon County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 30.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $896 (+20.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #4 highest rent among counties in Idaho, #627 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 36.1%
--- #16 most common among counties in Idaho, #1,461 among all counties nationwide
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#10. Lewis County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 30.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $593 (-1.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #41 highest rent among counties in Idaho, #2,668 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 32.5%
--- #23 most common among counties in Idaho, #2,010 among all counties nationwide
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#9. Ada County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 30.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $995 (+16.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #1 highest rent among counties in Idaho, #410 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 39.0%
--- #7 most common among counties in Idaho, #980 among all counties nationwide
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#8. Twin Falls County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $800 (+13.6% change in rent since 2015)
--- #10 highest rent among counties in Idaho, #989 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 37.7%
--- #12 most common among counties in Idaho, #1,166 among all counties nationwide
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#7. Lincoln County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $639 (-12.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #37 highest rent among counties in Idaho, #2,291 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 23.6%
--- #39 most common among counties in Idaho, #2,823 among all counties nationwide
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#6. Bannock County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 32.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $691 (+8.6% change in rent since 2015)
--- #25 highest rent among counties in Idaho, #1,796 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 37.5%
--- #13 most common among counties in Idaho, #1,199 among all counties nationwide
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#5. Jerome County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 35.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $772 (+8.6% change in rent since 2015)
--- #14 highest rent among counties in Idaho, #1,161 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 34.0%
--- #20 most common among counties in Idaho, #1,764 among all counties nationwide
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#4. Clark County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 37.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $592 (+12.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #42 highest rent among counties in Idaho, #2,674 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 36.1%
--- #16 most common among counties in Idaho, #1,461 among all counties nationwide
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#3. Elmore County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 40.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $833 (+10.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #8 highest rent among counties in Idaho, #844 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 34.0%
--- #20 most common among counties in Idaho, #1,764 among all counties nationwide
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#2. Latah County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 45.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $737 (+12.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #18 highest rent among counties in Idaho, #1,388 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 41.6%
--- #4 most common among counties in Idaho, #647 among all counties nationwide
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#1. Madison County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 55.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $723 (+12.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #21 highest rent among counties in Idaho, #1,502 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 63.1%
--- #1 most common among counties in Idaho, #7 among all counties nationwide

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