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Average Fair Market Rent Prices in California:
$997 $1,140 $1,446 $2,011 $2,328
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 $770 for a 2-bedroom apartment in Modoc County, CA to $3,339 for a 2-bedroom unit in San Francisco, CA HUD Metro FMR Area.

For FY 2020, the San Francisco, CA HUD Metro FMR Area (Marin County) rent for a studio or efficiency is $2,197 per month and $4,657 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 $1,446 per month.

Approximately 15% of Americans qualify for some level of housing assistance. The population in California is around 38,982,855 people. So, there are around 5,847,428 people in California who could be receiving housing benefits from the HUD.

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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 $1,488 $1,808 $2,239 $3,042 $3,720 1,629,615
Alpine County $685 $778 $1,014 $1,457 $1,617 1,205
Amador County $851 $856 $1,128 $1,627 $1,908 37,305
Butte County Metro $761 $842 $1,090 $1,567 $1,881 225,205
Calaveras County $668 $849 $988 $1,425 $1,735 45,055
Colusa County $634 $712 $938 $1,353 $1,647 21,480
Contra Costa County Metro $1,488 $1,808 $2,239 $3,042 $3,720 1,123,680
Del Norte County $661 $775 $978 $1,369 $1,571 27,440
El Dorado County Metro $952 $1,072 $1,349 $1,946 $2,368 185,015
Fresno County Metro $691 $787 $980 $1,395 $1,621 971,615
Glenn County $597 $670 $883 $1,100 $1,196 27,935
Humboldt County $687 $806 $1,040 $1,500 $1,797 135,490
Imperial County Metro $669 $781 $1,027 $1,365 $1,744 179,955
Inyo County $783 $788 $973 $1,313 $1,318 18,195
Kern County Metro $711 $726 $946 $1,365 $1,624 878,745
Kings County Metro $841 $861 $1,064 $1,535 $1,647 150,185
Lake County $662 $773 $1,016 $1,466 $1,567 64,095
Lassen County $609 $684 $901 $1,300 $1,403 31,470
Los Angeles County Metro $1,279 $1,517 $1,956 $2,614 $2,857 10,105,720
Madera County Metro $833 $839 $1,105 $1,584 $1,717 154,440
Marin County Metro $2,197 $2,720 $3,339 $4,365 $4,657 260,815
Mariposa County $716 $804 $1,059 $1,376 $1,859 17,660
Mendocino County $805 $892 $1,173 $1,659 $1,932 87,495
Merced County Metro $651 $782 $947 $1,366 $1,652 267,390
Modoc County $520 $585 $770 $1,062 $1,228 9,015
Mono County $872 $979 $1,290 $1,699 $2,058 14,060
Monterey County Metro $1,334 $1,467 $1,810 $2,606 $2,834 433,170
Napa County Metro $1,225 $1,427 $1,880 $2,712 $2,803 141,005
Nevada County $856 $998 $1,314 $1,896 $2,052 98,840
Orange County Metro $1,563 $1,785 $2,216 $3,098 $3,578 3,155,815
Placer County Metro $952 $1,072 $1,349 $1,946 $2,368 374,985
Plumas County $619 $722 $916 $1,250 $1,453 18,725
Riverside County Metro $875 $1,030 $1,289 $1,789 $2,216 2,355,000
Sacramento County Metro $952 $1,072 $1,349 $1,946 $2,368 1,495,400
San Benito County Metro $1,290 $1,298 $1,710 $2,467 $3,002 58,670
San Bernardino County Metro $875 $1,030 $1,289 $1,789 $2,216 2,121,220
San Diego County Metro $1,404 $1,566 $2,037 $2,894 $3,576 3,283,665
San Francisco County Metro $2,197 $2,720 $3,339 $4,365 $4,657 864,265
San Joaquin County Metro $745 $869 $1,144 $1,650 $2,009 724,155
San Luis Obispo County Metro $1,153 $1,275 $1,657 $2,390 $2,909 280,120
San Mateo County Metro $2,197 $2,720 $3,339 $4,365 $4,657 763,450
Santa Barbara County Metro $1,684 $1,964 $2,324 $3,101 $3,572 442,995
Santa Clara County Metro $2,103 $2,458 $2,970 $3,943 $4,525 1,911,225
Santa Cruz County Metro $1,641 $1,913 $2,519 $3,342 $3,746 273,265
Shasta County Metro $630 $744 $966 $1,394 $1,696 178,920
Sierra County $858 $975 $1,270 $1,825 $2,026 2,885
Siskiyou County $591 $650 $856 $1,218 $1,344 43,530
Solano County Metro $1,124 $1,318 $1,589 $2,292 $2,790 434,980
Sonoma County Metro $1,302 $1,489 $1,949 $2,798 $3,302 500,945
Stanislaus County Metro $788 $885 $1,105 $1,567 $1,846 535,685
Sutter County Metro $838 $844 $1,087 $1,568 $1,908 95,585
Tehama County $649 $689 $908 $1,216 $1,304 63,245
Trinity County $576 $684 $852 $1,229 $1,359 13,035
Tulare County Metro $710 $714 $941 $1,312 $1,534 458,810
Tuolumne County $694 $827 $1,015 $1,453 $1,774 53,900
Ventura County Metro $1,266 $1,503 $1,943 $2,709 $3,243 847,835
Yolo County Metro $1,010 $1,066 $1,404 $2,025 $2,432 212,605
Yuba County Metro $838 $844 $1,087 $1,568 $1,908 74,645
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