Zip codes with the fastest growing rent in Kentucky

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March 24, 2021
realtor.com

Zip codes with the fastest growing rent in Kentucky

Since the start of the 21st century and prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the cost of rent has skyrocketed across America. Every state in the nation saw a spike in the cost of apartments and other residential rentals. Places like Washington D.C., California, and Hawaii have seen rent prices more than double over the past two decades.

While the reasons for rent hikes may vary by locality, one of the major factors for higher costs is the overall decline in homeownership, which hit a peak of 66% in 2000. That, in turn, has led to more Americans turning to rentals, ultimately pushing up the amount landlords can charge. The problem is exacerbated by a shortage of construction workers, which makes it difficult for developers to boost the supply of available housing.

The coronavirus pandemic threw rental properties for a proverbial loop. The Census Bureau in April 2020 launched a Household Pulse Survey providing weekly updates on how individuals and families have been affected during the pandemic. Data show ongoing difficulties in finding work, affording food, and paying the rent. Meanwhile, the pandemic has created a “seesaw effect” on rent, with rental rates in the most expensive U.S. cities dropping while rental rates have gone up in historically less expensive areas.

Stacker compiled a list of zip codes with the fastest growing rent in Kentucky using data from Zillow. Zip codes are ranked by the change in Zillow Observed Rent Index for all homes and apartments over the last year as of January 2021. Listings and images are from realtor.com.

Zip codes with the fastest growing rent in Kentucky

Since the start of the 21st century and prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the cost of rent has skyrocketed across America. Every state in the nation saw a spike in the cost of apartments and other residential rentals. Places like Washington D.C., California, and Hawaii have seen rent prices more than double over the past two decades.

While the reasons for rent hikes may vary by locality, one of the major factors for higher costs is the overall decline in homeownership, which hit a peak of 66% in 2000. That, in turn, has led to more Americans turning to rentals, ultimately pushing up the amount landlords can charge. The problem is exacerbated by a shortage of construction workers, which makes it difficult for developers to boost the supply of available housing.

The coronavirus pandemic threw rental properties for a proverbial loop. The Census Bureau in April 2020 launched a Household Pulse Survey providing weekly updates on how individuals and families have been affected during the pandemic. Data show ongoing difficulties in finding work, affording food, and paying the rent. Meanwhile, the pandemic has created a “seesaw effect” on rent, with rental rates in the most expensive U.S. cities dropping while rental rates have gone up in historically less expensive areas.

Stacker compiled a list of zip codes with the fastest growing rent in Kentucky using data from Zillow. Zip codes are ranked by the change in Zillow Observed Rent Index for all homes and apartments over the last year as of January 2021. Listings and images are from realtor.com.

#10. 40207 (Louisville)

- 1 year rent change: +1.5%
--- #8 fastest growing rent among zip codes in Louisville-Jefferson County, KY metro
- 5 year rent change: +4.5%
- Typical rent: $1,611
--- 51.7% above typical rent in Louisville-Jefferson County, KY metro

- Pictured (for rent): 400 Mallard Creek Rd, Louisville 40207 ($1,559)

#9. 40220 (Louisville)

- 1 year rent change: +3.3%
--- #7 fastest growing rent among zip codes in Louisville-Jefferson County, KY metro
- 5 year rent change: +10.8%
- Typical rent: $1,095
--- 3.1% above typical rent in Louisville-Jefferson County, KY metro

- Pictured (for rent): 9400 Hurstbourne Park Blvd, Louisville 40220 ($1,049)

#8. 40299 (Louisville)

- 1 year rent change: +3.6%
--- #6 fastest growing rent among zip codes in Louisville-Jefferson County, KY metro
- 5 year rent change: +13.9%
- Typical rent: $1,382
--- 30.1% above typical rent in Louisville-Jefferson County, KY metro

- Pictured (for rent): 14500 English Park Cir, Louisville 40299 ($1,350)

#7. 40211 (Louisville)

- 1 year rent change: +4.6%
--- #5 fastest growing rent among zip codes in Louisville-Jefferson County, KY metro
- 5 year rent change: +30.8%
- Typical rent: $879
--- 17.2% less than typical rent in Louisville-Jefferson County, KY metro

- Pictured (for rent): 2526 W Madison St, Louisville 40211 ($997)

#6. 40291 (Louisville)

- 1 year rent change: +5.5%
--- #4 fastest growing rent among zip codes in Louisville-Jefferson County, KY metro
- 5 year rent change: +27.1%
- Typical rent: $957
--- 9.9% less than typical rent in Louisville-Jefferson County, KY metro

- Pictured (for rent): 6000 Big Ben Dr, Louisville 40291 ($1,503)

#5. 40215 (Louisville)

- 1 year rent change: +5.6%
--- #3 fastest growing rent among zip codes in Louisville-Jefferson County, KY metro
- 5 year rent change: +18.2%
- Typical rent: $844
--- 20.5% less than typical rent in Louisville-Jefferson County, KY metro

- Pictured (for rent): 3237 Utah Ave, Louisville 40215 ($859)

#4. 41011 (Covington)

- 1 year rent change: +5.7%
--- #4 fastest growing rent among zip codes in Cincinnati, OH metro
- 5 year rent change: +32.8%
- Typical rent: $1,170
--- 11.2% less than typical rent in Cincinnati, OH metro

- Pictured (for rent): 515 Main St, Covington 41011 ($2,693)

#3. 40212 (Louisville)

- 1 year rent change: +6.4%
--- #2 fastest growing rent among zip codes in Louisville-Jefferson County, KY metro
- 5 year rent change: +30.7%
- Typical rent: $878
--- 17.3% less than typical rent in Louisville-Jefferson County, KY metro

- Pictured (for rent): 2334 W Jefferson St, Louisville 40212 ($900)

#2. 41042 (Florence)

- 1 year rent change: +6.6%
--- #3 fastest growing rent among zip codes in Cincinnati, OH metro
- 5 year rent change: +13.5%
- Typical rent: $1,503
--- 14.1% above typical rent in Cincinnati, OH metro

- Pictured (for rent): 550 MT Zion Rd, Florence 41042 ($981)

#1. 40214 (Louisville)

- 1 year rent change: +7.1%
--- #1 fastest growing rent among zip codes in Louisville-Jefferson County, KY metro
- 5 year rent change: +20.1%
- Typical rent: $1,002
--- 5.6% less than typical rent in Louisville-Jefferson County, KY metro

- Pictured (for rent): 3311 Renwood Blvd, Louisville 40214 ($939)

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