Counties with the most renters in Indiana

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February 24, 2021
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Counties with the most renters in Indiana

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 Indiana 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. Johnson County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 27.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $955 (+12.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #4 highest rent among counties in Indiana, #490 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 32.3%
--- #46 most common among counties in Indiana, #2,037 among all counties nationwide
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#29. LaPorte County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 27.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $747 (+6.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #33 highest rent among counties in Indiana, #1,330 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 40.8%
--- #11 most common among counties in Indiana, #738 among all counties nationwide
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#28. Jackson County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 27.9%
- 2019 median gross rent: $767 (+9.6% change in rent since 2015)
--- #31 highest rent among counties in Indiana, #1,199 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 38.7%
--- #19 most common among counties in Indiana, #1,021 among all counties nationwide
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#27. Scott County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 28.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $789 (+7.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #24 highest rent among counties in Indiana, #1,052 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 32.2%
--- #47 most common among counties in Indiana, #2,046 among all counties nationwide
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#26. Union County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 28.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $797 (+22.6% change in rent since 2015)
--- #19 highest rent among counties in Indiana, #1,008 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 23.7%
--- #85 most common among counties in Indiana, #2,819 among all counties nationwide
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#25. Jefferson County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 28.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $742 (+9.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #36 highest rent among counties in Indiana, #1,353 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 38.4%
--- #20 most common among counties in Indiana, #1,069 among all counties nationwide
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#24. Putnam County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 28.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $787 (+13.6% change in rent since 2015)
--- #27 highest rent among counties in Indiana, #1,070 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 20.3%
--- #91 most common among counties in Indiana, #2,945 among all counties nationwide
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#23. Miami County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 28.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $714 (+9.7% change in rent since 2015)
--- #43 highest rent among counties in Indiana, #1,585 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 33.7%
--- #38 most common among counties in Indiana, #1,817 among all counties nationwide
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#22. Montgomery County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 28.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $684 (+4.6% change in rent since 2015)
--- #69 highest rent among counties in Indiana, #1,859 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 29.4%
--- #64 most common among counties in Indiana, #2,366 among all counties nationwide
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#21. Bartholomew County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 28.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $937 (+14.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #5 highest rent among counties in Indiana, #527 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 28.5%
--- #67 most common among counties in Indiana, #2,453 among all counties nationwide
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#20. Rush County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 28.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $709 (+12.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #46 highest rent among counties in Indiana, #1,618 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 30.3%
--- #60 most common among counties in Indiana, #2,281 among all counties nationwide
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#19. Clark County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 28.9%
- 2019 median gross rent: $845 (+11.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #13 highest rent among counties in Indiana, #802 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 35.7%
--- #31 most common among counties in Indiana, #1,519 among all counties nationwide
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#18. Clinton County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 29.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $726 (+6.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #40 highest rent among counties in Indiana, #1,476 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 35.1%
--- #34 most common among counties in Indiana, #1,616 among all counties nationwide
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#17. Howard County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 29.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $700 (+8.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #57 highest rent among counties in Indiana, #1,711 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 37.9%
--- #21 most common among counties in Indiana, #1,132 among all counties nationwide
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#16. Decatur County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 30.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $791 (+7.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #23 highest rent among counties in Indiana, #1,042 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 26.3%
--- #79 most common among counties in Indiana, #2,656 among all counties nationwide
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#15. Elkhart County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 30.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $810 (+12.7% change in rent since 2015)
--- #16 highest rent among counties in Indiana, #956 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 34.0%
--- #37 most common among counties in Indiana, #1,764 among all counties nationwide
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#14. Lake County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 30.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $886 (+8.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #10 highest rent among counties in Indiana, #657 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 39.9%
--- #14 most common among counties in Indiana, #864 among all counties nationwide
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#13. Madison County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 30.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $774 (+10.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #29 highest rent among counties in Indiana, #1,151 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 40.9%
--- #10 most common among counties in Indiana, #720 among all counties nationwide
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#12. Fayette County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 30.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $705 (+8.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #53 highest rent among counties in Indiana, #1,657 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 39.4%
--- #16 most common among counties in Indiana, #924 among all counties nationwide
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#11. Allen County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $773 (+13.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #30 highest rent among counties in Indiana, #1,155 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 35.5%
--- #32 most common among counties in Indiana, #1,550 among all counties nationwide
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#10. Grant County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $700 (+7.7% change in rent since 2015)
--- #57 highest rent among counties in Indiana, #1,711 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 37.4%
--- #23 most common among counties in Indiana, #1,220 among all counties nationwide
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#9. St. Joseph County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $793 (+10.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #22 highest rent among counties in Indiana, #1,032 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 38.8%
--- #18 most common among counties in Indiana, #1,012 among all counties nationwide
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#8. Wayne County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 33.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $688 (+10.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #65 highest rent among counties in Indiana, #1,820 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 30.7%
--- #54 most common among counties in Indiana, #2,236 among all counties nationwide
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#7. Vanderburgh County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 35.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $789 (+10.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #24 highest rent among counties in Indiana, #1,052 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 41.8%
--- #8 most common among counties in Indiana, #633 among all counties nationwide
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#6. Knox County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 35.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $659 (+5.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #81 highest rent among counties in Indiana, #2,108 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 32.4%
--- #44 most common among counties in Indiana, #2,025 among all counties nationwide
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#5. Delaware County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 36.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $727 (+5.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #39 highest rent among counties in Indiana, #1,462 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 45.8%
--- #4 most common among counties in Indiana, #286 among all counties nationwide
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#4. Vigo County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 38.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $746 (+8.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #34 highest rent among counties in Indiana, #1,336 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 46.0%
--- #3 most common among counties in Indiana, #272 among all counties nationwide
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#3. Monroe County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 44.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $920 (+10.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #7 highest rent among counties in Indiana, #564 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 51.1%
--- #1 most common among counties in Indiana, #87 among all counties nationwide
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#2. Tippecanoe County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 44.9%
- 2019 median gross rent: $851 (+7.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #12 highest rent among counties in Indiana, #784 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 44.7%
--- #5 most common among counties in Indiana, #353 among all counties nationwide
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#1. Marion County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 46.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $889 (+12.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #9 highest rent among counties in Indiana, #651 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 42.6%
--- #7 most common among counties in Indiana, #535 among all counties nationwide

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