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Average Fair Market Rent Prices in California:
$844 $971 $1,242 $1,737 $2,050
Studio / Efficiency 1-Bedroom 2-Bedroom 3-Bedroom 4-Bedroom
0-BR 1-BR 2-BR 3-BR 4-BR

California (CA) has the 4th highest rent in the country out of 56 states and territories. The Fair Market Rent in California ranges from $681 for a 2-bedroom apartment in Modoc County, CA to $3,018 for a 2-bedroom unit in San Francisco, CA HUD Metro FMR Area.

For FY 2017, the San Francisco, CA HUD Metro FMR Area (Marin County) rent for a studio or efficiency is $1,915 per month and $4,829 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 $1,242 per month.

Approximately 15% of Americans qualify for some level of housing assistance. The population in California is around 37,253,956 people. So, there are around 5,588,093 people in California who could be receiving housing benefits from the HUD.

Click on your region in the list below or on the map to see a more detailed break down of rental prices.

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
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County 0 BR 1 BR 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR Est. Population
Alameda County Metro $1,435 $1,723 $2,173 $3,017 $3,477 1,510,271
Alpine County $586 $637 $846 $1,209 $1,374 1,175
Amador County $701 $761 $1,012 $1,468 $1,630 38,091
Butte County Metro $656 $729 $923 $1,344 $1,614 220,000
Calaveras County $600 $665 $867 $1,262 $1,528 45,578
Colusa County $522 $712 $822 $1,197 $1,356 21,419
Contra Costa County Metro $1,435 $1,723 $2,173 $3,017 $3,477 1,049,025
Del Norte County $735 $739 $890 $1,291 $1,566 28,610
El Dorado County Metro $720 $821 $1,036 $1,508 $1,825 181,058
Fresno County Metro $670 $709 $887 $1,258 $1,470 930,450
Glenn County $537 $583 $775 $1,049 $1,068 28,122
Humboldt County $689 $775 $1,026 $1,481 $1,723 134,623
Imperial County Metro $522 $626 $822 $1,123 $1,434 174,528
Inyo County $704 $708 $878 $1,278 $1,338 18,546
Kern County Metro $623 $650 $844 $1,222 $1,470 839,631
Kings County Metro $619 $623 $803 $1,133 $1,296 152,982
Lake County $608 $702 $915 $1,332 $1,388 64,665
Lassen County $635 $690 $917 $1,273 $1,616 34,895
Los Angeles County Metro $988 $1,195 $1,545 $2,079 $2,303 9,818,605
Madera County Metro $667 $672 $893 $1,278 $1,469 150,865
Marin County Metro $1,915 $2,411 $3,018 $3,927 $4,829 252,409
Mariposa County $598 $728 $864 $1,143 $1,411 18,251
Mendocino County $706 $776 $1,031 $1,460 $1,590 87,841
Merced County Metro $522 $602 $776 $1,125 $1,355 255,793
Modoc County $472 $575 $681 $991 $1,192 9,686
Mono County $783 $895 $1,190 $1,489 $1,933 14,202
Monterey County Metro $950 $1,133 $1,417 $2,063 $2,206 415,057
Napa County Metro $1,014 $1,228 $1,598 $2,326 $2,593 136,484
Nevada County $830 $985 $1,309 $1,906 $2,306 98,764
Orange County Metro $1,257 $1,436 $1,813 $2,531 $2,760 3,010,232
Placer County Metro $720 $821 $1,036 $1,508 $1,825 348,432
Plumas County $575 $720 $831 $1,099 $1,278 20,007
Riverside County Metro $800 $957 $1,197 $1,682 $2,072 2,189,641
Sacramento County Metro $720 $821 $1,036 $1,508 $1,825 1,418,788
San Benito County Metro $1,019 $1,133 $1,490 $2,169 $2,625 55,269
San Bernardino County Metro $800 $957 $1,197 $1,682 $2,072 2,035,210
San Diego County Metro $1,212 $1,342 $1,741 $2,507 $3,068 3,095,313
San Francisco County Metro $1,915 $2,411 $3,018 $3,927 $4,829 805,235
San Joaquin County Metro $617 $733 $967 $1,408 $1,704 685,306
San Luis Obispo County Metro $887 $1,011 $1,309 $1,906 $2,289 269,637
San Mateo County Metro $1,915 $2,411 $3,018 $3,927 $4,829 718,451
Santa Barbara County Metro $1,131 $1,323 $1,555 $2,128 $2,483 423,895
Santa Clara County Metro $1,507 $1,773 $2,220 $3,078 $3,545 1,781,642
Santa Cruz County Metro $1,160 $1,375 $1,828 $2,425 $2,723 262,382
Shasta County Metro $657 $688 $892 $1,298 $1,572 177,223
Sierra County $797 $866 $1,151 $1,440 $1,869 3,240
Siskiyou County $516 $612 $814 $1,136 $1,328 44,900
Solano County Metro $830 $1,035 $1,294 $1,884 $2,280 413,344
Sonoma County Metro $1,047 $1,213 $1,572 $2,288 $2,770 483,878
Stanislaus County Metro $652 $726 $938 $1,340 $1,620 514,453
Sutter County Metro $663 $679 $886 $1,290 $1,561 94,737
Tehama County $570 $619 $823 $1,130 $1,134 63,463
Trinity County $608 $612 $813 $1,177 $1,433 13,786
Tulare County Metro $663 $668 $873 $1,265 $1,452 442,179
Tuolumne County $615 $729 $969 $1,302 $1,477 55,365
Ventura County Metro $1,118 $1,326 $1,762 $2,510 $2,999 823,318
Yolo County Metro $872 $884 $1,175 $1,672 $2,070 200,849
Yuba County Metro $663 $679 $886 $1,290 $1,561 72,155
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