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Apartments for Rent in Pittsburgh, PA under $1200 – 138 Rentals available


Pittsburgh’s average rent reached $1,251 in January

Pittsburgh’s average rent reached $1,251 in January after a 0.3% decrease since last year. Renters make up 49% of Pittsburgh’s population.  One of the Pennsylvania’s largest city is a diverse and vibrant place to live in, with apartment rents below the national average of $1,392. [View Full Report]

Pittsburg apartment rent report

Pittsburgh’s average rent was $1,251 in January

Pittsburgh’s average rent reached $1,251 in January after a 0.3% decrease since last year. Renters make up 49% of Pittsburgh’s population.  One of the Pennsylvania’s largest city is a diverse and vibrant place to live in, with apartment rents below the national average of $1,392.

The average rent for an apartment in Pittsburgh decreased since last year. On the other hand, in Cranberry Township apartments go for $1,328 after a 1% increase, and in Bethel Park rent went up 4.9% reaching $1,163.

Pittsburgh apartment rent report

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

The city with the largest renter share is Slippery Rock (60%), where the average rent is $1,483, after a 3.3% increase, followed by Pittsburgh, where there are 49% renters. In Greensburg (44%), apartment rents increased by 3.6% since last year, reaching $771. Coraopolis, with an average rent of $1,120, has the fourth largest share of renters (43%) and has experienced a rent decrease of 3.4% since January 2020. In Canonsburg, where 37% of the population are renters, the average rent is $1,206, seeing a decrease of 2% compared to the past year.

The priciest and cheapest cities for renters in the Pittsburgh area

Slippery Rock is the priciest city for renters in the Pittsburgh area, with apartments renting for $1,483 per month. The average rent for apartments in Cranberry Township is $1,328, the second most expensive, while Pittsburgh ($1,251) comes in third.

For renters in search of budget-friendly apartments, Greensburg's $771 average rent is the cheapest in the Pittsburgh area followed by Monroeville's $987 rate. Allison Park rentals are the third least pricey on the list, with a $1,037 average apartment rate.

Pittsburgh 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.

Pittsburgh, PA Demographics

  • Total Population302,205
  • Female 147,776
    Male 154,429
  • Median Age32.9

Average Rent in Pittsburgh, PA

  • Pittsburgh, PA Average Rental Price, December 2020 $1,241 /mo

Pittsburgh, PA Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $501-$7005%
  • $701-$1,00033%
  • $1,001-$1,50039%
  • $1,501-$2,00016%
  • > $2,0007%

Pittsburgh, PA 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
Pittsburgh, PA $1,151 $1,152 $1,147 $1,205 $1,214 $1,210 $1,247 $1,236 $1,253 $1,269 $1,241
National $1,373 $1,378 $1,381 $1,418 $1,428 $1,432 $1,468 $1,475 $1,477 $1,464 $1,462
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Pittsburgh, PA Households

  • Total Number of Households138,058
  • Family 58,252
    Non-family 79,806
  • Children 25,088
    No Children 112,970
  • Average People Per Household2.02
  • Median Household Income$48,711
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$918

Pittsburgh, PA Education Statistics

  • No High School2%
  • Some High School31%
  • Some College19%
  • Associate Degree7%
  • Bachelor Degree23%
  • Graduate Degree18%

Search for apartments in Pittsburgh, PA under $1,200

There’s more than one way to spend $1,200 on rent in Pittsburgh, PA, 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 Pittsburgh, PA. 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 29 apartments for rent below $1,200 in Pittsburgh, PA 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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