Counties with the most renters in Ohio

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February 24, 2021
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Counties with the most renters in Ohio

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 Ohio 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. Trumbull County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 29.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $677 (+8.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #66 highest rent among counties in Ohio, #1,930 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 41.7%
--- #9 most common among counties in Ohio, #641 among all counties nationwide
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#29. Ashtabula County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 29.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $696 (+10.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #56 highest rent among counties in Ohio, #1,741 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 41.0%
--- #10 most common among counties in Ohio, #711 among all counties nationwide
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#28. Crawford County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 30.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $640 (+1.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #77 highest rent among counties in Ohio, #2,278 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 32.0%
--- #52 most common among counties in Ohio, #2,071 among all counties nationwide
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#27. Portage County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 30.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $860 (+7.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #10 highest rent among counties in Ohio, #738 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 45.2%
--- #6 most common among counties in Ohio, #323 among all counties nationwide
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#26. Erie County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 30.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $756 (+6.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #27 highest rent among counties in Ohio, #1,270 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 35.9%
--- #33 most common among counties in Ohio, #1,491 among all counties nationwide
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#25. Jackson County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 30.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $704 (+10.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #50 highest rent among counties in Ohio, #1,665 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 29.8%
--- #64 most common among counties in Ohio, #2,330 among all counties nationwide
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#24. Jefferson County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $675 (+13.6% change in rent since 2015)
--- #67 highest rent among counties in Ohio, #1,944 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 38.2%
--- #21 most common among counties in Ohio, #1,102 among all counties nationwide
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#23. Muskingum County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $703 (+9.7% change in rent since 2015)
--- #52 highest rent among counties in Ohio, #1,673 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 42.7%
--- #7 most common among counties in Ohio, #523 among all counties nationwide
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#22. Hancock County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $768 (+13.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #24 highest rent among counties in Ohio, #1,189 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 29.2%
--- #68 most common among counties in Ohio, #2,388 among all counties nationwide
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#21. Mahoning County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $682 (+8.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #61 highest rent among counties in Ohio, #1,871 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 38.5%
--- #20 most common among counties in Ohio, #1,055 among all counties nationwide
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#20. Highland County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $681 (+5.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #63 highest rent among counties in Ohio, #1,883 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 34.2%
--- #42 most common among counties in Ohio, #1,743 among all counties nationwide
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#19. Stark County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $741 (+9.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #32 highest rent among counties in Ohio, #1,359 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 34.2%
--- #42 most common among counties in Ohio, #1,743 among all counties nationwide
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#18. Butler County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.9%
- 2019 median gross rent: $883 (+8.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #7 highest rent among counties in Ohio, #667 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 37.5%
--- #25 most common among counties in Ohio, #1,199 among all counties nationwide
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#17. Scioto County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 32.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $626 (+13.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #81 highest rent among counties in Ohio, #2,415 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 39.0%
--- #16 most common among counties in Ohio, #980 among all counties nationwide
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#16. Richland County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 32.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $682 (+9.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #61 highest rent among counties in Ohio, #1,871 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 34.0%
--- #44 most common among counties in Ohio, #1,764 among all counties nationwide
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#15. Allen County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 32.9%
- 2019 median gross rent: $703 (+10.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #52 highest rent among counties in Ohio, #1,673 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 37.8%
--- #24 most common among counties in Ohio, #1,154 among all counties nationwide
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#14. Marion County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 33.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $731 (+5.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #39 highest rent among counties in Ohio, #1,432 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 39.6%
--- #15 most common among counties in Ohio, #905 among all counties nationwide
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#13. Greene County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 33.9%
- 2019 median gross rent: $910 (+7.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #5 highest rent among counties in Ohio, #589 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 33.4%
--- #49 most common among counties in Ohio, #1,860 among all counties nationwide
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#12. Clark County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 34.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $749 (+11.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #29 highest rent among counties in Ohio, #1,322 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 33.2%
--- #50 most common among counties in Ohio, #1,895 among all counties nationwide
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#11. Summit County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 34.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $823 (+10.6% change in rent since 2015)
--- #14 highest rent among counties in Ohio, #891 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 37.4%
--- #26 most common among counties in Ohio, #1,220 among all counties nationwide
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#10. Wood County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 34.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $800 (+10.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #19 highest rent among counties in Ohio, #989 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 33.5%
--- #48 most common among counties in Ohio, #1,846 among all counties nationwide
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#9. Fayette County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 35.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $718 (+4.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #47 highest rent among counties in Ohio, #1,541 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 33.8%
--- #47 most common among counties in Ohio, #1,803 among all counties nationwide
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#8. Pike County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 35.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $681 (+2.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #63 highest rent among counties in Ohio, #1,883 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 39.0%
--- #16 most common among counties in Ohio, #980 among all counties nationwide
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#7. Clinton County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 35.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $755 (+6.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #28 highest rent among counties in Ohio, #1,279 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 34.0%
--- #44 most common among counties in Ohio, #1,764 among all counties nationwide
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#6. Montgomery County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 39.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $793 (+8.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #20 highest rent among counties in Ohio, #1,032 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 36.7%
--- #30 most common among counties in Ohio, #1,362 among all counties nationwide
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#5. Lucas County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 40.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $745 (+11.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #31 highest rent among counties in Ohio, #1,340 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 37.4%
--- #26 most common among counties in Ohio, #1,220 among all counties nationwide
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#4. Cuyahoga County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 41.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $809 (+10.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #18 highest rent among counties in Ohio, #960 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 40.1%
--- #13 most common among counties in Ohio, #835 among all counties nationwide
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#3. Hamilton County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 42.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $810 (+14.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #17 highest rent among counties in Ohio, #956 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 38.6%
--- #19 most common among counties in Ohio, #1,043 among all counties nationwide
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#2. Athens County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 42.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $791 (+12.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #21 highest rent among counties in Ohio, #1,042 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 48.7%
--- #2 most common among counties in Ohio, #150 among all counties nationwide
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#1. Franklin County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 46.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $974 (+15.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #4 highest rent among counties in Ohio, #457 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 35.8%
--- #34 most common among counties in Ohio, #1,506 among all counties nationwide

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