Counties with the most renters in Nevada

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February 24, 2021
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Counties with the most renters in Nevada

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 Nevada 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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#17. Storey County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 9.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $669
--- #13 highest rent among counties in Nevada, #2,000 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 0.0%
--- #17 most common among counties in Nevada, #3,132 among all counties nationwide
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#16. White Pine County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 24.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $699 (-0.6% change in rent since 2015)
--- #11 highest rent among counties in Nevada, #1,716 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 30.2%
--- #10 most common among counties in Nevada, #2,293 among all counties nationwide
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#15. Lincoln County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 25.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $606 (+2.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #15 highest rent among counties in Nevada, #2,592 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 18.5%
--- #15 most common among counties in Nevada, #3,001 among all counties nationwide
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#14. Eureka County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 26.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: data not available
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 6.0%
--- #16 most common among counties in Nevada, #3,123 among all counties nationwide
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#13. Lander County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 26.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $842 (+30.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #8 highest rent among counties in Nevada, #813 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 50.8%
--- #1 most common among counties in Nevada, #100 among all counties nationwide
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#12. Douglas County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 28.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,102 (+7.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #2 highest rent among counties in Nevada, #269 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 33.0%
--- #7 most common among counties in Nevada, #1,924 among all counties nationwide
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#11. Humboldt County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 28.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $841 (+2.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #9 highest rent among counties in Nevada, #820 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 28.4%
--- #12 most common among counties in Nevada, #2,466 among all counties nationwide
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#10. Elko County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 28.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $952 (+6.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #5 highest rent among counties in Nevada, #495 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 22.3%
--- #14 most common among counties in Nevada, #2,888 among all counties nationwide
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#9. Nye County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 29.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $850 (+9.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #7 highest rent among counties in Nevada, #789 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 37.9%
--- #3 most common among counties in Nevada, #1,132 among all counties nationwide
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#8. Lyon County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 29.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,033 (+14.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #4 highest rent among counties in Nevada, #355 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 34.3%
--- #5 most common among counties in Nevada, #1,726 among all counties nationwide
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#7. Mineral County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 29.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $610 (+14.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #14 highest rent among counties in Nevada, #2,565 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 24.0%
--- #13 most common among counties in Nevada, #2,803 among all counties nationwide
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#6. Pershing County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 33.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $678 (+11.7% change in rent since 2015)
--- #12 highest rent among counties in Nevada, #1,918 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 33.5%
--- #6 most common among counties in Nevada, #1,846 among all counties nationwide
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#5. Churchill County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 34.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $821 (-3.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #10 highest rent among counties in Nevada, #898 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 31.8%
--- #9 most common among counties in Nevada, #2,104 among all counties nationwide
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#4. Washoe County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 41.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,074 (+19.6% change in rent since 2015)
--- #3 highest rent among counties in Nevada, #298 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 37.3%
--- #4 most common among counties in Nevada, #1,245 among all counties nationwide
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#3. Esmeralda County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 41.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $551 (+23.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #16 highest rent among counties in Nevada, #2,891 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 29.6%
--- #11 most common among counties in Nevada, #2,344 among all counties nationwide
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#2. Carson City

- Housing units occupied by renters: 43.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $940 (+15.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #6 highest rent among counties in Nevada, #521 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 33.0%
--- #7 most common among counties in Nevada, #1,924 among all counties nationwide
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#1. Clark County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 46.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,132 (+13.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #1 highest rent among counties in Nevada, #236 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 42.0%
--- #2 most common among counties in Nevada, #604 among all counties nationwide

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