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1 Bedroom Apartments for Rent in Houston, TX
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Houston’s average rent reached $1,127 in April

Houston’s average rent reached $1,127 in April, after a 1% increase since last year. A thriving economic and cultural center and a renter-majority city (54%), Houston is a popular location to call home, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,417. [View Full Report]

Houston apartment rent report

Houston’s average rent was $1,127 in April

Houston’s average rent reached $1,127 in April, after a 1% increase since last year. A thriving economic and cultural center and a renter-majority city (54%), Houston is a popular location to call home, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,417.

The average rent for an apartment in Houston rose slower than in other surrounding cities, such as Pearland ($1,352), where prices went up by 1.6%. Meanwhile, apartment rates in The Woodlands decreased by 3.4%, reaching a $1,470 average.

Houston apartment rent report

What it costs to rent in the largest renter hubs in the Houston area

Webster, the city with the largest renter share (88%) in the Houston area, has a $1,046 average rent, after a 2.5% annual increase. The second largest renter hub, Galveston, has a 55% renter share, with its apartments going for $1,108 on average (up by 0.4% since last year).

Houston comes in third, tied with Humble (54% renters), where rental prices circle around $1,127, after a 3.8% yearly increase. Last but not least, Rosenberg's 50% share of renters places it fifth among the area’s renter hubs. The city’s average rent reached $1,165 in April, going up by 9.6% in the past year. 

The priciest and cheapest cities for renters in the Houston area

The Woodlands is the priciest city for renters in the Houston area, with apartments renting for $1,470 per month. Pearland’s $1,352 rate is the second most expensive, while apartments in Katy ($1,332) come in third.

For renters in search of budget-friendly apartments, Clutes $830 average rent is the cheapest in the Houston area, followed by Pasadena's $910 rate. Baytown rentals are the third least pricey on the list, with a $951 average rent as of April.

Houston apartment rents in popular ZIP codes for renters

Among Houston's most popular renter ZIP codes, 77036 has a $820 average rent, below the city average ($1,127). At the same time, rentals in ZIP 77077 go for $1,109, while prices in ZIP 77081 circle around $904. Apartment rents in ZIP 77042 clock in at around $1,061, lower than the Houston average, while rates in ZIP 77057 average at $1,111.

Check out how average rents evolved across the Houston area

Houston apartment rent report

Methodology

RENTCafe.com is a nationwide apartment search website that enables renters to easily find apartments and houses for rent throughout the United States. 

The data on average rents included in our reports comes directly from competitively-rented (market-rate) large-scale multifamily properties (50+ units in size), via telephone survey. The data is compiled and reported by our sister company Yardi Matrix, a business development and asset management tool for brokers, sponsors, banks and equity sources underwriting investments in the multifamily, office, industrial and self-storage sectors. Fully-affordable properties are not included in the survey and are not reported in rental rate averages. Local rent reports include only cities with a statistically-relevant stock of large-scale multifamily properties of 50+ units.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of a 1 bedroom apartment in Houston, TX?

The price range of a 1 bedroom apartment is between $615 and $12,263. Search 1 bedroom apartments in Houston, TX.

How many 1 bedroom apartments for rent are available in Houston, TX on RENTCafé?

There are 2181 1 bedroom rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Houston, TX were last updated on 29 Jul 2021.

What is the average size of a 1 bedroom apartment in Houston, TX?

The average Houston, TX 1 bedroom apartment size is 738 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a 1 bedroom apartment in Houston, TX?

Renting a 1 bedroom apartment comes with more living and storage space compared to a studio apartment.

What are the downsides of renting a 1 bedroom apartment in Houston, TX?

1 bedroom apartments are usually more expensive than studio apartments in terms of rent and utility costs. You might be interested in studio apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RENTCafé apartments for rent in Houston, TX.

Houston, TX Demographics

  • Total Population2,310,432
  • Female 1,153,417
    Male 1,157,015
  • Median Age33

Average Rent in Houston, TX

  • Houston, TX Average Rental Price, June 2021 $1,172 /mo

Houston, TX Apartment Rent Ranges

Houston, TX Rent Trends

Average Rent Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Jun / 2021
Houston, TX $1,086 $1,097 $1,094 $1,097 $1,103 $1,114 $1,120 $1,111 $1,108 $1,116 $1,172
National $1,348 $1,357 $1,362 $1,394 $1,401 $1,403 $1,394 $1,397 $1,404 $1,482
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Houston, TX Households

  • Total Number of Households858,374
  • Family 522,128
    Non-family 336,246
  • Children 282,908
    No Children 575,466
  • Average People Per Household2.65
  • Median Household Income$52,338
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,058

Houston, TX Education Statistics

  • Most Expensive 1 Bedroom Apartment

    The Carter $1,782 - $32,580
  • Cheapest 1 Bedroom Apartment

    Villa del Sol $535 - $935

Renting a 1 bedroom apartment in Houston, TX

A one bedroom apartment is a versatile home that works perfectly not only for single people, but also for couples or roommates. There is also a wide selection of one bedroom apartments in Houston, TX to choose from, so you can snatch your perfect apartment home. An average single bedroom apartment in Houston, TX is about 984 Sq.Ft., so it’s definitely larger than your average studio, and even though it might cost more, it also brings some extra benefits to the table. You’ll get to enjoy the privacy of a separate bedroom, and if guests come over and your bedroom is a mess, you can just close the door. The average monthly rent is about $1,436, but you can find more affordable 1 bedroom apartments for as little as $681. It’s useful to know that if you’re looking for a cheap apartment, one bedroom efficiency apartments can be a great choice. Even though they are a bit smaller that a regular 1-bedroom unit, they are definitely more affordable, and you still get to enjoy the benefit of having a separate kitchen.

Quick guide to finding cheap furnished one bedroom apartments

If you’re looking for a one bedroom furnished apartment, the smartest way to search is by selecting "Furnished" under the "More" menu tab. Your results will only display properties that offer furnished rentals. In total, there are 2,346 rental units located in 350 Houston, TX properties, and a good percentage of them are furnished. You should know that the monthly rent for these already furnished units is usually bigger, but you’re saving on, well, furniture and decorating costs. These apartments can rent for up to $3,829. In case you’re feeling overwhelmed by the wide selection, we’ll give you a tip. Sort your selection by "Rent", ascending, to see the cheapest rentals listed first. Don’t let that perfect apartment slip! Contact the property to check its availability and you can secure your lease directly on RENTCafé.

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