Counties with the most renters in Oregon

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February 24, 2021
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Counties with the most renters in Oregon

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 Oregon 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. Grant County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 28.9%
- 2019 median gross rent: $704 (+14.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #31 highest rent among counties in Oregon, #1,665 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 25.4%
--- #34 most common among counties in Oregon, #2,721 among all counties nationwide
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#29. Baker County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 29.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $674 (+10.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #34 highest rent among counties in Oregon, #1,957 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 36.2%
--- #25 most common among counties in Oregon, #1,445 among all counties nationwide
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#28. Morrow County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 30.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $790 (+19.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #26 highest rent among counties in Oregon, #1,047 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 19.0%
--- #35 most common among counties in Oregon, #2,988 among all counties nationwide
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#27. Yamhill County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 30.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,052 (+16.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #7 highest rent among counties in Oregon, #334 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 45.4%
--- #4 most common among counties in Oregon, #312 among all counties nationwide
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#26. Wallowa County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 30.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $681 (+3.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #33 highest rent among counties in Oregon, #1,883 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 38.6%
--- #19 most common among counties in Oregon, #1,043 among all counties nationwide
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#25. Tillamook County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 30.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $910 (+8.7% change in rent since 2015)
--- #17 highest rent among counties in Oregon, #589 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 39.8%
--- #17 most common among counties in Oregon, #880 among all counties nationwide
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#24. Douglas County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $824 (+9.7% change in rent since 2015)
--- #23 highest rent among counties in Oregon, #887 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 37.6%
--- #24 most common among counties in Oregon, #1,187 among all counties nationwide
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#23. Jefferson County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 31.9%
- 2019 median gross rent: $839 (+11.7% change in rent since 2015)
--- #22 highest rent among counties in Oregon, #822 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 34.3%
--- #26 most common among counties in Oregon, #1,726 among all counties nationwide
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#22. Gilliam County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 32.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $919 (+23.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #16 highest rent among counties in Oregon, #567 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 26.2%
--- #33 most common among counties in Oregon, #2,663 among all counties nationwide
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#21. Hood River County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 32.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,133 (+27.6% change in rent since 2015)
--- #5 highest rent among counties in Oregon, #234 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 30.5%
--- #31 most common among counties in Oregon, #2,261 among all counties nationwide
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#20. Deschutes County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 33.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,208 (+28.6% change in rent since 2015)
--- #4 highest rent among counties in Oregon, #166 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 41.7%
--- #11 most common among counties in Oregon, #641 among all counties nationwide
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#19. Josephine County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 33.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $908 (+8.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #18 highest rent among counties in Oregon, #597 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 48.1%
--- #2 most common among counties in Oregon, #168 among all counties nationwide
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#18. Polk County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 33.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $994 (+25.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #8 highest rent among counties in Oregon, #413 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 42.1%
--- #10 most common among counties in Oregon, #589 among all counties nationwide
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#17. Coos County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 34.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $818 (+15.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #24 highest rent among counties in Oregon, #912 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 38.3%
--- #20 most common among counties in Oregon, #1,079 among all counties nationwide
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#16. Umatilla County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 34.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $757 (+12.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #28 highest rent among counties in Oregon, #1,264 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 34.3%
--- #26 most common among counties in Oregon, #1,726 among all counties nationwide
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#15. Lincoln County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 34.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $924 (+11.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #14 highest rent among counties in Oregon, #558 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 41.6%
--- #12 most common among counties in Oregon, #647 among all counties nationwide
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#14. Sherman County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 35.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $742 (+5.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #29 highest rent among counties in Oregon, #1,353 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 40.6%
--- #15 most common among counties in Oregon, #764 among all counties nationwide
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#13. Union County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 35.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $818 (+16.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #24 highest rent among counties in Oregon, #912 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 30.2%
--- #32 most common among counties in Oregon, #2,293 among all counties nationwide
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#12. Linn County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 35.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $964 (+19.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #12 highest rent among counties in Oregon, #473 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 39.4%
--- #18 most common among counties in Oregon, #924 among all counties nationwide
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#11. Klamath County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 35.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $772 (+6.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #27 highest rent among counties in Oregon, #1,161 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 41.3%
--- #13 most common among counties in Oregon, #681 among all counties nationwide
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#10. Jackson County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 36.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $993 (+12.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #9 highest rent among counties in Oregon, #415 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 45.1%
--- #5 most common among counties in Oregon, #328 among all counties nationwide
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#9. Clatsop County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 37.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $927 (+9.6% change in rent since 2015)
--- #13 highest rent among counties in Oregon, #547 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 34.0%
--- #28 most common among counties in Oregon, #1,764 among all counties nationwide
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#8. Wasco County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 37.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $842 (+11.7% change in rent since 2015)
--- #21 highest rent among counties in Oregon, #813 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 30.8%
--- #30 most common among counties in Oregon, #2,220 among all counties nationwide
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#7. Lake County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 38.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $709 (+17.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #30 highest rent among counties in Oregon, #1,618 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 37.7%
--- #22 most common among counties in Oregon, #1,166 among all counties nationwide
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#6. Washington County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 38.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,359 (+28.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #1 highest rent among counties in Oregon, #92 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 37.9%
--- #21 most common among counties in Oregon, #1,132 among all counties nationwide
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#5. Marion County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 39.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $985 (+23.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #11 highest rent among counties in Oregon, #434 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 40.9%
--- #14 most common among counties in Oregon, #720 among all counties nationwide
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#4. Lane County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 41.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $989 (+14.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #10 highest rent among counties in Oregon, #425 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 46.3%
--- #3 most common among counties in Oregon, #261 among all counties nationwide
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#3. Malheur County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 41.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $688 (+13.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #32 highest rent among counties in Oregon, #1,820 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 37.7%
--- #22 most common among counties in Oregon, #1,166 among all counties nationwide
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#2. Benton County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 42.8%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,081 (+25.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #6 highest rent among counties in Oregon, #289 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 51.5%
--- #1 most common among counties in Oregon, #79 among all counties nationwide
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#1. Multnomah County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 45.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,237 (+28.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #3 highest rent among counties in Oregon, #153 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 42.4%
--- #8 most common among counties in Oregon, #557 among all counties nationwide

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