West Virginia Fair Market Rents

2022 Fair Market Rents

2022 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 $761.

The highest average FMR for a two-bedroom apartment in the United States is $1,888 in Hawaii. The lowest for a two-bedroom apartment is $485 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 $1,117 in Hampshire County. The lowest FMR for a two-bedroom apartment is $705 in Lincoln County.

West Virginia ($761) has a 23.7% lower FMR for 2-Bedroom housing than the average of the US ($997) 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
$585
Studio
$620
1-person
$761
2-person
$1,003
3-person
$1,144
4-person
Counties in West Virginia (55)
County Rank Studio 1-Bed 2-Bed 3-Bed 4-Bed
Hampshire County 1st $868 $868 $1,117 $1,444 $1,886
Berkeley County 2nd $783 $788 $991 $1,301 $1,696
Jefferson County 3rd $779 $783 $936 $1,330 $1,602
Preston County 4th $725 $729 $892 $1,205 $1,527
Monongalia County 4th $725 $729 $892 $1,205 $1,527
Putnam County 6th $699 $714 $940 $1,237 $1,455
Marion County 7th $654 $658 $829 $1,026 $1,261
Harrison County 8th $643 $647 $820 $1,047 $1,212
Clay County 9th $577 $690 $833 $1,083 $1,167
Kanawha County 9th $577 $690 $833 $1,083 $1,167
Raleigh County 11th $596 $626 $742 $1,054 $1,264
Doddridge County 12th $649 $653 $801 $990 $1,169
Wayne County 13th $570 $659 $791 $1,058 $1,179
Cabell County 13th $570 $659 $791 $1,058 $1,179
Wood County 15th $636 $645 $781 $1,043 $1,126
Wirt County 15th $636 $645 $781 $1,043 $1,126
Morgan County 17th $572 $689 $785 $1,061 $1,065
Upshur County 18th $590 $594 $760 $944 $1,228
Mineral County 19th $503 $606 $757 $987 $1,261
Pendleton County 20th $572 $575 $705 $1,001 $1,207
Marshall County 21st $539 $588 $762 $990 $1,140
Ohio County 21st $539 $588 $762 $990 $1,140
Boone County 23rd $503 $619 $705 $978 $1,207
Greenbrier County 24th $605 $609 $728 $972 $1,095
Logan County 25th $595 $619 $705 $968 $1,106
Hancock County 26th $557 $578 $738 $997 $1,078
Brooke County 26th $557 $578 $738 $997 $1,078
Braxton County 28th $595 $619 $705 $932 $1,084
Tyler County 29th $497 $657 $748 $925 $1,091
Summers County 30th $532 $536 $705 $1,001 $1,139
Tucker County 31st $595 $619 $705 $949 $1,028
Lewis County 32nd $586 $590 $732 $905 $1,068
Barbour County 32nd $595 $610 $705 $909 $1,062
Roane County 34th $595 $619 $705 $976 $977
Wyoming County 35th $598 $601 $737 $933 $999
Jackson County 36th $520 $623 $710 $1,003 $1,009
Taylor County 37th $533 $618 $731 $904 $1,066
Hardy County 38th $562 $565 $705 $965 $1,053
Pleasants County 39th $532 $536 $705 $1,001 $1,028
Pocahontas County 39th $532 $536 $705 $1,001 $1,028
Calhoun County 41st $572 $575 $705 $920 $1,028
McDowell County 42nd $595 $619 $705 $915 $956
Fayette County 43rd $505 $571 $711 $974 $1,023
Grant County 44th $577 $581 $705 $892 $1,028
Mason County 45th $569 $573 $727 $923 $986
Nicholas County 46th $532 $536 $705 $969 $1,028
Randolph County 47th $518 $584 $705 $905 $1,055
Mercer County 48th $468 $593 $705 $964 $1,024
Wetzel County 49th $523 $559 $735 $928 $997
Mingo County 50th $532 $536 $705 $883 $1,077
Webster County 51st $476 $545 $717 $934 $1,046
Gilmer County 52nd $551 $554 $705 $871 $1,028
Ritchie County 53rd $573 $576 $705 $875 $956
Monroe County 54th $571 $574 $705 $871 $956
Lincoln County 55th $503 $591 $705 $871 $956

More on West Virginia

Want to learn more about West Virginia? See Loan Limits in West Virginia to view maximum loan amounts or click here to find a Public Housing Authority in West Virginia who can help with finding affordable housing near you.

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Fair Market Rents are estimated by the HUD.