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Average Fair Market Rent Prices in California:
$701 $801 $989 $1,395 $1,585
Studio / Efficiency 1-Bedroom 2-Bedroom 3-Bedroom 4-Bedroom
0-BR 1-BR 2-BR 3-BR 4-BR

California (CA) has the 8th highest rent in the country out of 54 states and territories. The Fair Market Rent in California ranges from $612 for a 2-bedroom apartment in Visalia-Porterville, CA MSA to $1,595 for a 2-bedroom unit in Orange County, CA HUD Metro FMR Area.

For FY 2008, the Orange County, CA HUD Metro FMR Area (Orange County) rent for a studio or efficiency is $1,185 per month and $2,622 per month to rent a house or an apartment with 4 bedrooms. The average Fair Market Rent for a 2-bedroom home in California is $989 per month.

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What is Fair Market Rent?

Fair Market Rent is determined each fiscal year by the HUD and is used to set payment standards for federal housing assistance programs in California. Fair Market Rent is the 40th-percentile of typical rentals in a given region. Learn more

California Fair Market Rent Map

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Lookup FMR by Zip Code FHA Loan Limits in California
Change Year:
County 0 BR 1 BR 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR Est. Population
Alameda County Metro $866 $1,046 $1,239 $1,680 $2,080 1,443,741
Alpine County $594 $666 $850 $1,212 $1,248 1,208
Amador County $642 $752 $987 $1,434 $1,478 35,100
Butte County Metro $551 $655 $790 $1,114 $1,330 203,171
Calaveras County $655 $656 $788 $1,149 $1,267 40,554
Colusa County $597 $599 $779 $1,006 $1,367 18,804
Contra Costa County Metro $866 $1,046 $1,239 $1,680 $2,080 948,816
Del Norte County $585 $593 $767 $1,117 $1,151 27,507
El Dorado County Metro $708 $805 $982 $1,417 $1,624 156,299
Fresno County Metro $619 $682 $805 $1,171 $1,261 799,407
Glenn County $511 $524 $690 $898 $922 26,453
Humboldt County $543 $636 $837 $1,200 $1,329 126,518
Imperial County Metro $562 $636 $784 $1,079 $1,374 142,361
Inyo County $538 $564 $733 $1,068 $1,259 17,945
Kern County Metro $528 $570 $679 $981 $1,176 661,645
Kings County Metro $592 $630 $732 $1,067 $1,286 129,461
Lake County $538 $631 $821 $1,190 $1,324 58,309
Lassen County $522 $612 $804 $1,169 $1,204 33,828
Los Angeles County Metro $863 $1,041 $1,300 $1,746 $2,101 9,519,338
Madera County Metro $595 $625 $797 $1,159 $1,195 123,109
Marin County Metro $1,035 $1,272 $1,592 $2,125 $2,246 247,289
Mariposa County $594 $666 $850 $1,212 $1,248 17,130
Mendocino County $600 $740 $899 $1,227 $1,577 86,265
Merced County Metro $534 $609 $740 $1,055 $1,232 210,554
Modoc County $518 $571 $748 $1,066 $1,106 9,449
Mono County $700 $843 $1,077 $1,475 $1,892 12,853
Monterey County Metro $860 $968 $1,111 $1,570 $1,644 401,762
Napa County Metro $834 $935 $1,214 $1,679 $1,907 124,279
Nevada County $673 $786 $1,035 $1,495 $1,818 92,033
Orange County Metro $1,185 $1,330 $1,595 $2,282 $2,622 2,846,289
Placer County Metro $708 $805 $982 $1,417 $1,624 248,399
Plumas County $533 $624 $822 $1,199 $1,443 20,824
Riverside County Metro $896 $979 $1,142 $1,622 $1,896 1,545,387
Sacramento County Metro $708 $805 $982 $1,417 $1,624 1,223,499
San Benito County Metro $694 $939 $1,045 $1,481 $1,833 53,234
San Bernardino County Metro $896 $979 $1,142 $1,622 $1,896 1,709,434
San Diego County Metro $978 $1,117 $1,355 $1,976 $2,382 2,813,833
San Francisco County Metro $1,035 $1,272 $1,592 $2,125 $2,246 776,733
San Joaquin County Metro $650 $741 $914 $1,255 $1,580 563,598
San Luis Obispo County Metro $746 $883 $1,075 $1,566 $1,611 246,681
San Mateo County Metro $1,035 $1,272 $1,592 $2,125 $2,246 707,161
Santa Barbara County Metro $1,065 $1,189 $1,334 $1,757 $2,005 399,347
Santa Clara County Metro $928 $1,076 $1,293 $1,859 $2,047 1,682,585
Santa Cruz County Metro $970 $1,145 $1,493 $2,148 $2,214 255,602
Shasta County Metro $541 $630 $766 $1,118 $1,347 163,256
Sierra County $629 $734 $968 $1,372 $1,698 3,555
Siskiyou County $465 $558 $713 $1,015 $1,045 44,301
Solano County Metro $883 $950 $1,090 $1,528 $1,882 394,542
Sonoma County Metro $740 $901 $1,137 $1,613 $1,886 458,614
Stanislaus County Metro $664 $734 $864 $1,239 $1,431 446,997
Sutter County Metro $510 $575 $707 $1,029 $1,101 78,930
Tehama County $486 $552 $721 $1,048 $1,258 56,039
Trinity County $526 $552 $725 $995 $1,103 13,022
Tulare County Metro $471 $526 $612 $875 $899 368,021
Tuolumne County $579 $688 $889 $1,229 $1,266 54,501
Ventura County Metro $1,012 $1,118 $1,422 $2,038 $2,331 753,197
Yolo County Metro $783 $829 $1,013 $1,476 $1,570 168,660
Yuba County Metro $510 $575 $707 $1,029 $1,101 60,219
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