Counties with the most renters in Utah

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February 24, 2021
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Counties with the most renters in Utah

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 Utah 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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#29. Daggett County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 12.9%
- 2019 median gross rent: $375 (-64.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #29 highest rent among counties in Utah, #3,133 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 0.0%
--- #29 most common among counties in Utah, #3,132 among all counties nationwide
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#28. Morgan County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 14.7%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,182 (+28.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #3 highest rent among counties in Utah, #186 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 17.7%
--- #27 most common among counties in Utah, #3,024 among all counties nationwide
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#27. Piute County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 16.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $725 (+18.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #20 highest rent among counties in Utah, #1,483 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 25.0%
--- #23 most common among counties in Utah, #2,747 among all counties nationwide
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#26. Tooele County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 19.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $966 (+19.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #8 highest rent among counties in Utah, #470 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 34.4%
--- #11 most common among counties in Utah, #1,714 among all counties nationwide
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#25. San Juan County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 19.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $644 (+6.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #26 highest rent among counties in Utah, #2,246 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 14.7%
--- #28 most common among counties in Utah, #3,068 among all counties nationwide
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#24. Garfield County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 20.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $688 (+8.7% change in rent since 2015)
--- #24 highest rent among counties in Utah, #1,820 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 31.5%
--- #17 most common among counties in Utah, #2,144 among all counties nationwide
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#23. Juab County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 21.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $800 (+5.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #16 highest rent among counties in Utah, #989 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 20.7%
--- #25 most common among counties in Utah, #2,938 among all counties nationwide
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#22. Sevier County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 21.9%
- 2019 median gross rent: $703 (+1.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #22 highest rent among counties in Utah, #1,673 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 25.0%
--- #23 most common among counties in Utah, #2,747 among all counties nationwide
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#21. Box Elder County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 22.2%
- 2019 median gross rent: $747 (+11.2% change in rent since 2015)
--- #17 highest rent among counties in Utah, #1,330 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 25.2%
--- #22 most common among counties in Utah, #2,733 among all counties nationwide
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#20. Sanpete County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 22.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $729 (+8.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #18 highest rent among counties in Utah, #1,446 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 31.7%
--- #16 most common among counties in Utah, #2,120 among all counties nationwide
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#19. Kane County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 22.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $925 (+7.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #9 highest rent among counties in Utah, #555 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 32.0%
--- #15 most common among counties in Utah, #2,071 among all counties nationwide
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#18. Summit County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 22.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,429 (+17.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #1 highest rent among counties in Utah, #71 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 36.8%
--- #6 most common among counties in Utah, #1,340 among all counties nationwide
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#17. Davis County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 23.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,105 (+21.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #5 highest rent among counties in Utah, #266 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 32.3%
--- #13 most common among counties in Utah, #2,037 among all counties nationwide
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#16. Emery County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 23.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $605 (+2.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #27 highest rent among counties in Utah, #2,596 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 27.8%
--- #19 most common among counties in Utah, #2,524 among all counties nationwide
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#15. Uintah County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 24.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $811 (-16.6% change in rent since 2015)
--- #14 highest rent among counties in Utah, #953 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 26.9%
--- #20 most common among counties in Utah, #2,611 among all counties nationwide
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#14. Duchesne County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 24.9%
- 2019 median gross rent: $855 (+0.7% change in rent since 2015)
--- #12 highest rent among counties in Utah, #759 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 37.2%
--- #4 most common among counties in Utah, #1,259 among all counties nationwide
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#13. Millard County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 25.5%
- 2019 median gross rent: $726 (+10.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #19 highest rent among counties in Utah, #1,476 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 26.2%
--- #21 most common among counties in Utah, #2,663 among all counties nationwide
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#12. Beaver County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 25.9%
- 2019 median gross rent: $717 (+14.5% change in rent since 2015)
--- #21 highest rent among counties in Utah, #1,548 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 34.2%
--- #12 most common among counties in Utah, #1,743 among all counties nationwide
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#11. Wayne County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 26.1%
- 2019 median gross rent: $597 (+9.7% change in rent since 2015)
--- #28 highest rent among counties in Utah, #2,652 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 30.0%
--- #18 most common among counties in Utah, #2,310 among all counties nationwide
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#10. Carbon County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 26.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $669 (+8.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #25 highest rent among counties in Utah, #2,000 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 45.9%
--- #1 most common among counties in Utah, #280 among all counties nationwide
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#9. Weber County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 26.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $891 (+12.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #10 highest rent among counties in Utah, #645 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 32.3%
--- #13 most common among counties in Utah, #2,037 among all counties nationwide
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#8. Wasatch County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 27.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,364 (+25.9% change in rent since 2015)
--- #2 highest rent among counties in Utah, #91 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 36.2%
--- #7 most common among counties in Utah, #1,445 among all counties nationwide
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#7. Rich County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 28.3%
- 2019 median gross rent: $702 (+14.3% change in rent since 2015)
--- #23 highest rent among counties in Utah, #1,689 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 19.4%
--- #26 most common among counties in Utah, #2,977 among all counties nationwide
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#6. Washington County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 29.6%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,015 (+6.7% change in rent since 2015)
--- #7 highest rent among counties in Utah, #380 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 38.2%
--- #3 most common among counties in Utah, #1,102 among all counties nationwide
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#5. Utah County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 32.4%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,060 (+17.8% change in rent since 2015)
--- #6 highest rent among counties in Utah, #318 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 37.2%
--- #4 most common among counties in Utah, #1,259 among all counties nationwide
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#4. Salt Lake County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 32.9%
- 2019 median gross rent: $1,118 (+19.4% change in rent since 2015)
--- #4 highest rent among counties in Utah, #253 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 35.7%
--- #9 most common among counties in Utah, #1,519 among all counties nationwide
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#3. Grand County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 34.9%
- 2019 median gross rent: $872 (+15.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #11 highest rent among counties in Utah, #701 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 34.7%
--- #10 most common among counties in Utah, #1,676 among all counties nationwide
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#2. Iron County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 36.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $813 (+23.0% change in rent since 2015)
--- #13 highest rent among counties in Utah, #940 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 36.0%
--- #8 most common among counties in Utah, #1,479 among all counties nationwide
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#1. Cache County

- Housing units occupied by renters: 37.0%
- 2019 median gross rent: $803 (+17.1% change in rent since 2015)
--- #15 highest rent among counties in Utah, #977 among all counties nationwide
- Renters paying over 35% of household income: 38.9%
--- #2 most common among counties in Utah, #1,000 among all counties nationwide

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