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Apartments for Rent in Washington, DC under $1200 – 120 Rentals available


Renting a Cheap Apartment in Washington

Our nation’s capital is an amazing place to work and live. Washington D.C. has a varied offering of neighborhoods, restaurants and art and culture opportunities, not to mention the excitement of being in the heart of America’s political process. The local economy is obviously driven by the federal government. Tourism is another major income generator for the area. Though a very urban city, D.C. residents enjoy getting out for recreation in the many city urban parks. Visiting the historic landmarks, memorials and museums here is a must for any newcomer.

Washington, DC Demographics

  • Total Population692,683
  • Female 328,644
    Male 364,039
  • Median Age34

Average Rent in Washington, DC

  • Washington, DC Average Rental Price, May 2021 $2,078 /mo

Washington, DC Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $701-$1,0001%
  • $1,001-$1,50022%
  • $1,501-$2,00033%
  • > $2,00044%

Washington, DC 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
Washington, DC $2,077 $2,137 $2,146 $2,141 $2,224 $2,235 $2,236 $2,192 $2,083 $2,058 $2,078
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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Washington, DC Households

  • Total Number of Households284,386
  • Family 123,683
    Non-family 160,703
  • Children 59,173
    No Children 225,213
  • Average People Per Household2.3
  • Median Household Income$86,420
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,707

Washington, DC Education Statistics

  • No High School3%
  • Some High School24%
  • Some College14%
  • Associate Degree3%
  • Bachelor Degree25%
  • Graduate Degree30%

Search for apartments in Washington, DC under $1,200

There’s more than one way to spend $1,200 on rent in Washington, DC, 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 $1,200 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 $1,200 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 Washington, DC. 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 50 apartments for rent below $1,200 in Washington, DC for every taste. Decide what you need, stay focused, and you’re bound to find your perfect apartment in no time.

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