Housing

From apartments, to single family suburban homes, to rural ranches, Pottawatomie County offers a wide range of housing options. Housing is within close proximity to employment centers and recreation.  

Pottawatomie County Housing Statistics  

Housing Capture
Housing Capture 2

Source: KU Institute for Policy and Social Research (Census data: ACS 2017 5-year )

Comparative Table of Housing Characteristics in Pottawatomie County (2010-2017)

  2010 2017 Estimates
Total Housing Units 8,626 9,297
Occupied Housing Units 7,878 8,510
Total Vacant Units 748 787
Homeowner Vacancy Rate 2.2% 1.9
Renter Vacancy Rate 9.2% 5.1
Occupied Units Owned: 6,202   Rented: 1,676 Owned: 6,668 Rented: 1,842

Source: Kansas Statistical Abstract 2017 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census, Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics) and U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates .

Owner-Occupied Housing

Number of Units Homeowner Vacancy Rate
Median Value of Units
6,489 2.1 $165,900

Renter-Occupied Housing

Total Units Percent of Units Renter-Occupied Rental Vacancy Rate Median Gross Rent
1,875 22.4 5.3% 730
Source: Kansas Statistical Abstract 2017.

Fair Market Rents (2018)

Source: Kansas Statistical Abstract 2017.
Mean Renter Wage: $11.14 Studio One Bedroom Two Bedrooms Three Bedrooms Four Bedrooms
Fair Market Rents $762 $767 $1,014 $1,463 $1,779
Housing Wage $14.65 $14.75 $19.50 $28.13 $34.21
Number of Hours Needed to Afford Fair Market Rent 49 49 65 94 115
Housing Stock
Below is a description of Pottawatomie County's housing stock. Housing stock is defined as the total number of dwelling units in a defined area. Pottawatomie County has a diverse stock of newer and older homes as well as a high home-ownership rate of 73%.

Number of Units

Source: Kansas Statistical Abstract 2017.
2010 Estimate 2011 Estimate 2012 Estimate 2013 Estimate 2014 Estimate 2015 Estimate 2016  Estimate 2017  Estimate
8,664 8,743 8,819 8,952 9,102 9,308 9,492 9,644