West Virginia Fair Market Rents

2024 Fair Market Rents

2024 FMRs in West Virginia by county. Click on the map below to view FMRs for a particular county.

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FMRs vary across West Virginia based on County and ZIP code as well as number of bedrooms. The average FMR for a two-bedroom apartment in West Virginia is $909.

The highest average FMR for a two-bedroom apartment in the United States is $2,095 in Hawaii. The lowest for a two-bedroom apartment is $574 in Puerto Rico.

FMRs in West Virginia are based on the price of monthly rent plus the cost of essential utilities. FMRs vary by county or ZIP Code. Generally areas with a lower population density have a lower gross rent (lower FMRs) but there are exceptions.

View the Fair Market Rents Overview for detailed information on how FMRs are calculated. Click on a specific county on the map or from the table below for detailed FMR information including Small Area FMRs.

How does West Virginia compare?

The highest FMR for a two-bedroom apartment in West Virginia is $1,390 in Hampshire County. The lowest FMR for a two-bedroom apartment is $849 in Lincoln County.

West Virginia ($909) has a 24.8% lower FMR for 2-Bedroom housing than the average of the US ($1,208) and therefore has a lower gross rent.

West Virginia is rank 50th out of 56 States and territories. This means the FMRs, or in other words, the gross rent is lower than 49 other States and territories. West Virginia is the 7th cheapest State or territory in terms of FMRs.

Average FMRs for West Virginia

50th
Rank
$695
Studio
$738
1-person
$909
2-person
$1,201
3-person
$1,356
4-person
Counties in West Virginia (55)
County Rank Studio 1-Bed 2-Bed 3-Bed 4-Bed
Hampshire County 1st $983 $1,104 $1,390 $1,734 $2,347
Berkeley County 2nd $911 $916 $1,151 $1,573 $1,953
Jefferson County 3rd $831 $836 $1,099 $1,549 $1,865
Preston County 4th $857 $862 $1,078 $1,346 $1,829
Monongalia County 4th $857 $862 $1,078 $1,346 $1,829
Putnam County 6th $820 $826 $1,060 $1,475 $1,678
Harrison County 7th $815 $836 $961 $1,268 $1,537
Marion County 8th $807 $812 $1,001 $1,234 $1,437
Cabell County 9th $793 $815 $938 $1,236 $1,431
Wayne County 9th $793 $815 $938 $1,236 $1,431
Clay County 11th $688 $816 $994 $1,300 $1,324
Kanawha County 11th $688 $816 $994 $1,300 $1,324
Wood County 13th $787 $792 $948 $1,289 $1,305
Wirt County 13th $787 $792 $948 $1,289 $1,305
Morgan County 15th $620 $814 $914 $1,288 $1,470
Raleigh County 16th $707 $711 $925 $1,304 $1,421
Mineral County 17th $624 $736 $920 $1,186 $1,453
Tucker County 18th $679 $755 $848 $1,195 $1,439
Upshur County 19th $703 $708 $924 $1,156 $1,403
Logan County 20th $679 $755 $848 $1,195 $1,391
Boone County 21st $620 $755 $848 $1,195 $1,439
Fayette County 22nd $592 $683 $873 $1,169 $1,481
Barbour County 23rd $679 $755 $848 $1,142 $1,330
Pendleton County 24th $679 $685 $848 $1,195 $1,320
Marshall County 25th $607 $714 $895 $1,163 $1,329
Ohio County 25th $607 $714 $895 $1,163 $1,329
Mingo County 27th $641 $645 $848 $1,127 $1,439
Roane County 28th $679 $755 $848 $1,195 $1,208
Wetzel County 29th $699 $703 $924 $1,117 $1,231
Hancock County 30th $660 $678 $860 $1,177 $1,279
Brooke County 30th $660 $678 $860 $1,177 $1,279
Lewis County 32nd $679 $755 $848 $1,173 $1,177
Nicholas County 33rd $679 $690 $848 $1,195 $1,208
Calhoun County 34th $679 $685 $848 $1,195 $1,208
Pocahontas County 35th $679 $685 $848 $1,176 $1,208
Monroe County 36th $679 $738 $848 $1,054 $1,275
Hardy County 37th $681 $685 $869 $1,112 $1,238
Mason County 38th $710 $733 $886 $1,071 $1,180
Jackson County 39th $620 $707 $848 $1,181 $1,210
Tyler County 40th $685 $762 $855 $1,034 $1,218
Wyoming County 41st $699 $705 $873 $1,109 $1,163
Doddridge County 41st $682 $688 $852 $1,113 $1,214
Taylor County 43rd $598 $712 $882 $1,092 $1,256
Summers County 44th $641 $645 $848 $1,195 $1,208
Mercer County 45th $575 $690 $848 $1,165 $1,250
Pleasants County 46th $641 $645 $848 $1,184 $1,208
Greenbrier County 47th $683 $687 $864 $1,137 $1,151
Webster County 48th $575 $645 $848 $1,180 $1,208
McDowell County 49th $668 $673 $848 $1,117 $1,129
Randolph County 50th $603 $645 $848 $1,089 $1,239
Grant County 51st $641 $645 $848 $1,073 $1,208
Ritchie County 52nd $679 $704 $848 $1,025 $1,129
Braxton County 53rd $641 $645 $848 $1,031 $1,206
Gilmer County 54th $646 $651 $848 $1,025 $1,129
Lincoln County 55th $621 $646 $849 $1,027 $1,150

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Fair Market Rents are estimated by the HUD.