Counties with the most renters in New York

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February 24, 2021
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Counties with the most renters in New York

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 New York 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. Cayuga County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 28.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $763 (+13.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #47 highest rent among counties in New York, #1,227 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 35.2%
--- #55 most common among counties in New York, #1,593 among all counties nationwide
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#29. Fulton County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 29.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $779 (+9.6% change in rent since 2015)
--- #39 highest rent among counties in New York, #1,116 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 41.4%
--- #26 most common among counties in New York, #666 among all counties nationwide
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#28. Niagara County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 29.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $703 (+7.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #53 highest rent among counties in New York, #1,673 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 38.5%
--- #43 most common among counties in New York, #1,055 among all counties nationwide
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#27. Warren County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 29.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $929 (+7.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #20 highest rent among counties in New York, #542 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 41.7%
--- #24 most common among counties in New York, #641 among all counties nationwide
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#26. Chautauqua County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 30.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $659 (+7.7% change in rent since 2015)
--- #59 highest rent among counties in New York, #2,108 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 44.5%
--- #15 most common among counties in New York, #365 among all counties nationwide
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#25. Staten Island

- Housing units occupied by renters: 30.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,319 (+12.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #9 highest rent among counties in New York, #106 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 44.7%
--- #14 most common among counties in New York, #353 among all counties nationwide
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#24. Dutchess County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,220 (+8.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #11 highest rent among counties in New York, #160 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 45.7%
--- #11 most common among counties in New York, #292 among all counties nationwide
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#23. Montgomery County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $783 (+11.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #35 highest rent among counties in New York, #1,087 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 43.5%
--- #19 most common among counties in New York, #457 among all counties nationwide
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#22. Chemung County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $813 (+14.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #30 highest rent among counties in New York, #940 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 38.4%
--- #44 most common among counties in New York, #1,069 among all counties nationwide
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#21. Rockland County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,504 (+12.7% change in rent since 2015)
--- #6 highest rent among counties in New York, #52 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 51.1%
--- #3 most common among counties in New York, #87 among all counties nationwide
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#20. Sullivan County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $890 (+5.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #25 highest rent among counties in New York, #647 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 42.3%
--- #22 most common among counties in New York, #568 among all counties nationwide
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#19. Ulster County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,112 (+9.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #15 highest rent among counties in New York, #259 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 48.7%
--- #6 most common among counties in New York, #150 among all counties nationwide
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#18. Oneida County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 32.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $766 (+8.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #46 highest rent among counties in New York, #1,212 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 39.4%
--- #37 most common among counties in New York, #924 among all counties nationwide
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#17. Orange County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 33.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,259 (+9.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #10 highest rent among counties in New York, #140 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 47.5%
--- #7 most common among counties in New York, #191 among all counties nationwide
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#16. Clinton County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 33.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $810 (+8.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #32 highest rent among counties in New York, #956 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 34.0%
--- #56 most common among counties in New York, #1,764 among all counties nationwide
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#15. Schenectady County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 34.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $945 (+11.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #19 highest rent among counties in New York, #513 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 40.7%
--- #31 most common among counties in New York, #751 among all counties nationwide
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#14. Cortland County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 34.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $778 (+13.7% change in rent since 2015)
--- #41 highest rent among counties in New York, #1,123 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 38.2%
--- #45 most common among counties in New York, #1,102 among all counties nationwide
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#13. Broome County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 34.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $776 (+10.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #43 highest rent among counties in New York, #1,136 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 45.8%
--- #10 most common among counties in New York, #286 among all counties nationwide
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#12. Onondaga County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 35.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $872 (+10.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #26 highest rent among counties in New York, #701 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 39.4%
--- #37 most common among counties in New York, #924 among all counties nationwide
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#11. Erie County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 35.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $829 (+12.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #29 highest rent among counties in New York, #863 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 41.6%
--- #25 most common among counties in New York, #647 among all counties nationwide
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#10. Monroe County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 36.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $927 (+12.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #22 highest rent among counties in New York, #547 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 44.4%
--- #16 most common among counties in New York, #377 among all counties nationwide
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#9. Rensselaer County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 37.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $973 (+11.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #18 highest rent among counties in New York, #459 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 35.6%
--- #53 most common among counties in New York, #1,533 among all counties nationwide
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#8. Westchester County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 38.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,537 (+12.7% change in rent since 2015)
--- #5 highest rent among counties in New York, #45 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 45.9%
--- #9 most common among counties in New York, #280 among all counties nationwide
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#7. Jefferson County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 43.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $987 (+4.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #17 highest rent among counties in New York, #428 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 37.1%
--- #47 most common among counties in New York, #1,285 among all counties nationwide
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#6. Albany County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 43.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,022 (+11.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #16 highest rent among counties in New York, #370 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 39.5%
--- #36 most common among counties in New York, #917 among all counties nationwide
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#5. Tompkins County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 45.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,164 (+17.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #13 highest rent among counties in New York, #202 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 51.9%
--- #2 most common among counties in New York, #71 among all counties nationwide
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#4. Queens County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 55.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,583 (+15.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #4 highest rent among counties in New York, #41 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 44.8%
--- #13 most common among counties in New York, #344 among all counties nationwide
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#3. Kings County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 69.9%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,426 (+17.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #8 highest rent among counties in New York, #74 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 44.1%
--- #17 most common among counties in New York, #403 among all counties nationwide
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#2. Manhattan

- Housing units occupied by renters: 75.9%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,740 (+14.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #3 highest rent among counties in New York, #20 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 35.8%
--- #51 most common among counties in New York, #1,506 among all counties nationwide
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#1. Bronx County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 80.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,212 (+12.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #12 highest rent among counties in New York, #165 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 50.5%
--- #4 most common among counties in New York, #106 among all counties nationwide

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