Rental Vacancy Rates for the 75 Largest US Metropolitan Areas

2011 Rental Vacancy Rates by US Metropolitan Areas

US rental vacancy rates vary across the country and by region. These rates may affect a transferee’s housing choices and search time. In 2011 the Oxnard/Thousand Oaks/Ventura, California area had the lowest vacancy rate at 3.2%. The San Jose/Sunnyvale/Santa Clara area had a vacancy rate of 4.8%. The metro area with the highest rental vacancy rate was Orlando, Florida at 19%.  Check all metro area vacancy rates below.

 

Rank Metro Area % Vacancy

1

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

3.2

2

Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA

3.4

3 Bakersfield, CA

4.0

4 Springfield, MA

4.0

5 Rochester, NY

4.8

6 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

4.8

7 Worcester, MA

4.9

8 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA

5.3

9 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH

5.5

10 Syracuse, NY

5.7

11 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

6.1

12 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

6.2

13 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

6.3

14 Pittsburgh, PA

6.3

15 Austin-Round Rock, TX

6.4

16 New York-Northern New Jersey–Long Island, NY

6.4

17 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

6.7

18 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

6.7

19 Denver-Aurora, CO

6.8

20 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA

6.8

21 Albuquerque, NM

6.9

22 Honolulu, HI

6.9

23 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA

6.9

24 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA

7.1

25 Salt Lake City, UT

7.4

26 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

7.6

27 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

7.9

28

Fresno, CA

8.0

29

Columbus, OH

8.2

30 Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN

8.2

31

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

8.4

32

Columbia, SC

8.7

33

Providence-New Bedford-Fall River RI-MA

8.8

34

Raleigh-Cary, NC

8.9

35

El Paso, TX

9.2

36

San Antonio, TX

9.2

37

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA

9.4

38 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

9.6

39

Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL

9.9

40

Oklahoma City, OK.

9.9

41

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

10.0

42

Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC

10.1

43

Louisville, KY-IN

10.2

44

Baltimore-Towson, MD

10.7

45 Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda, NY

10.7

46 New Haven-Milford, CT

10.7

47 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

10.9

48 Akron, OH

11.0

49 Baton Rouge, LA

11.0

50 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH

11.0

51 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN

11.1

52 Dayton, OH

11.1

53 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

11.1

54

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA

11.6

55

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

11.7

56

Dallas-Ft. Worth-Arlington, TX

11.8

57

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL

11.8

58

Greensboro-High Point, NC

11.9

59

Kansas City, MO-KS

12.1

60

Las Vegas-Paradise, NV

12.1

61

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

12.6

62

St. Louis, MO-IL

12.6

63

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA

12.7

64

Toledo, OH

12.8

65

Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NJ

13.0

66

Tulsa, OK

13.0

67

Indianapolis, IN

13.1

68

New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA

13.1

69

Jacksonville, FL

13.3

70

Richmond, VA

13.7

71

Tucson, AZ

14.8

72

Memphis, TN-AR-MS

15.4

73

Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX

16.5

74

Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI

16.8

75 Orlando, FL

19.0

Source: US Census Bureau Annual Statistics 2011

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