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Apartments for Rent in Houston, TX - 4,666 Rentals available


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

When were prices and availability in Houston, TX last updated?

Prices and availability in Houston, TX were last updated on 21 Jun 2021.

What are the best apartments in Houston, TX?

The best apartments in Houston, TX are: Estates at Hollister Apartments, Towne West Apartments, Ashford Lakes, Alta Med Main and Azure Houston Apartments.

What is the average rent in Houston, TX?

The average rent in Houston, TX is $1,132. Start your search for apartments in Houston, TX now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Houston, TX?

The price range for a studio apartment in Houston, TX is between $680 and $7,515. View all studio apartments in Houston, TX.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Houston, TX?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Houston, TX is between $649 and $6,623. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Houston, TX now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Houston, TX?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Houston, TX is between $799 and $9,995. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Houston, TX.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Houston, TX?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Houston, TX is between $830 and $26,364. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments 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, May 2021 $1,132 /mo

Houston, TX Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $501-$70010%
  • $701-$1,00040%
  • $1,001-$1,50036%
  • $1,501-$2,00010%
  • > $2,0005%

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 May / 2021
Houston, TX $1,086 $1,097 $1,094 $1,097 $1,103 $1,114 $1,120 $1,111 $1,108 $1,116 $1,132
National $1,314 $1,345 $1,354 $1,358 $1,390 $1,397 $1,400 $1,392 $1,396 $1,407 $1,428
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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

  • No High School11%
  • Some High School33%
  • Some College20%
  • Associate Degree5%
  • Bachelor Degree19%
  • Graduate Degree11%

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