East-West Gateway’s January 2023 Map of the Month depicts the percent of housing units in the East-West Gateway region that are renter occupied. Throughout the region, 31% of housing units are renter occupied; this is below the national average of 34%.
Among the county-level jurisdictions in the region, the city of St. Louis has the largest percent of renter-occupied housing units with 55%. The county with the largest number of rented units is St. Louis County, 128,747 of 412,858 total units. The county with the smallest percent of renter-occupied housing units and the smallest number of rented units is Monroe County with 16% or 2,175 of 13,479 total units.