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Apartments for Rent in Houston, TX under $600 – 15 Rentals available

  • 2500 Woodland Park Dr, Houston, TX 77077
    See current rent specials
    $3 - $1,539
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Roscoe Properties
    Available Today! Last updated 27 Feb 2021
    (281) 377-0185
  • 905 Cypress Station, Houston, TX 77090
    $575 - $903
    • 1 Bed
    • 1 Bath
    Valiant Residential
    Available Today! Last updated 27 Feb 2021
    (281) 524-3200
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    9545 Ella Lee Ln., Houston, TX 77063
    $573 - $719
    • 1 Bed
    • 1 Bath
    Westdale Asset Management
    Available Today! Last updated 27 Feb 2021
    (844) 378-5143
  • 2101 Hayes Rd, Houston, TX 77077
    $590 - $655
    • 1 Bed
    • 1 Bath
    CLEAR Property Management
    Available Today! Last updated 27 Feb 2021
    (833) 702-2070
  • 4000 Hollister Street, HOUSTON, TX 77080
    • Studio
    • 1 Bath
    Moody National Multi-Family Management, LLC
    Available Today! Last updated 27 Feb 2021
    (713) 460-8780

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


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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%

Renting apartments in Houston, TX under $600

Searching for apartments for rent in Houston, TX under $600 is not an easy task, but luckily you have come to the right place. Whether you are a student on a budget, a young professional on the move, or simply a frugal person, RENTCafé can help you find what you are looking for. Just make sure you know what you consider non-negotiable and what you can compromise on. Your new home is just a few clicks away. In Houston, TX, where the average rent is $662 per month, there are 15 units available for less than $600. Click on any of these units to see pictures, floor plans, amenities and more. After you have picked your favorite, you can contact the property to check availability. Considering that you are trying to spend as little as possible, looking at 1 bedroom apartments and studio apartments might be a good idea.

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