""
Please provide a location to search for

Apartments for Rent in Houston, TX under $1000 – 1245 Rentals available


Houston’s average rent reached $1,110 in January

Houston’s average rent reached $1,110 in January after a 0.4% decrease since last year. One of Texas’s largest job hubs and a renter-majority city (54%), Houston is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,392. [View Full Report]

Houston apartment rent report

Houston’s average rent was $1,110 in January

Houston’s average rent reached $1,110 in January after a 0.4% decrease since last year. One of Texas’s largest job hubs and a renter-majority city (54%), Houston is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,392.

The average rent for an apartment in Houston decreased compared to Pearland ($1,359), where prices went up by 1.1% since last year, and The Woodlands where they went up by 2% ($1,493).

Houston apartment rent report

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

The city with the largest renter share is Webster (88%), followed by Galveston, with 55% renters. In Webster, apartment rents increased by 1% since last year, reaching $1,034, while in Galveston rents increased by 0.6% ($1,099). Houston has the third largest share of renters (54%), same as Humble. In Humble, where 54% of the population are renters, the average rent is $1,101, going up by 1% in the past year. Apartments in Rosenberg, where 50% of residents are renters, cost $1,130 per month, an increase of 5.8% in one 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 $1,493 per month. The average rent for apartments in Pearland is $1,359, the second most expensive, while Missouri City ($1,330) comes in third.

For renters in search of budget-friendly apartments, Clute's $860 average rent is the cheapest in the Houston area followed by Pasadena's $916 rate. Alvin rentals are the third least pricey on the list, with a $926 average apartment rate.

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.

Houston, TX Demographics

  • Total Population2,295,982
  • Female 1,147,588
    Male 1,148,394
  • Median Age32.9

Average Rent in Houston, TX

  • Houston, TX Average Rental Price, December 2020 $1,102 /mo

Houston, TX Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $501-$70010%
  • $701-$1,00041%
  • $1,001-$1,50035%
  • $1,501-$2,0009%
  • > $2,0004%

Houston, TX Rent Trends

Average Rent Jul / 2017 Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Dec / 2020
Houston, TX $1,050 $1,074 $1,086 $1,097 $1,094 $1,097 $1,103 $1,114 $1,120 $1,111 $1,102
National $1,373 $1,378 $1,381 $1,418 $1,428 $1,432 $1,468 $1,475 $1,477 $1,464 $1,462
/

Houston, TX Households

  • Total Number of Households848,340
  • Family 517,363
    Non-family 330,977
  • Children 280,482
    No Children 567,858
  • Average People Per Household2.67
  • Median Household Income$51,140
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,017

Houston, TX Education Statistics

  • No High School12%
  • Some High School34%
  • Some College20%
  • Associate Degree5%
  • Bachelor Degree18%
  • Graduate Degree11%

Search for apartments in Houston, TX under $1,000

There’s more than one way to spend $1,000 on rent in Houston, TX, so the first step is to start thinking about what you really want from your new home. Be mindful of what makes you tick. Look for 2 bedroom apartments for rent for less than $1,000 if you want to share your living space and don’t mind being further away from the city center. Search for 3 bedroom apartments if you’re moving in with family or planning to share part of your life and living expenses with more friends. If city bustle is what you live for, you might want to search for a studio or 1 bedroom apartment closer to the city center.

The perfect $1,000 rental near you

Don’t dismiss the idea of a studio just because it sounds small and featureless: studios come in many shapes and sizes, and it only takes a few strikes of creativity to go from drab to lively. If an all-in-one-room apartment spells total lack of privacy for you, have a look at the 1 bedroom apartments for rent in Houston, TX. Customize your search by using more RENTCafé filters. Decide what amenities you can’t live without and focus your search on the apartments that offer them. Are you bringing in a pet? Narrow your options to pet-friendly apartments for rent. Want more windows so that natural light floods your home? Hardwood floors or plush carpet in the living area? There are 202 apartments for rent below $1,000 in Houston, TX for every taste. Decide what you need, stay focused, and you’re bound to find your perfect apartment in no time.

Finding a home nearby is easier than you think. Check out our Apartments Near Me page and take your pick!