Kansas City, KS Rental Market Trends
The average rent for an apartment in Kansas City is $832, a 7% increase compared to the previous year.
Average Rent in Kansas City, KS
|Average Rent||Y-o-Y Change||Average Apartment Size|
|$832||7%||792 sq. ft.|
The average size for a Kansas City, KS apartment is 792 square feet, but this number varies greatly depending on unit type, with cheap and luxury alternatives for houses and apartments alike. Studio apartments are the smallest and most affordable, 1-bedroom apartments are closer to the average, while 2-bedroom apartments and 3-bedroom apartments offer a more generous square footage.
Kansas City, KS Apartment Rent Ranges
- < $5004%
Kansas City, KS Occupied Housing Units
- Renter-occupied Households36%
- Owner-occupied Households63%
20,150 or 36% of the households in Kansas City, KS are renter-occupied while 35,383 or 63% are owner-occupied.
Kansas City, KS Rent Trends
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Average Rent in Kansas City, KS By Neighborhood
|Northwest Kansas City||$689|
|Bethel - Welborn||$763|
|Muncie - Stony Point||$764|
|Northeast Kansas City||$783|
|I - 435 West||$934|
|Prairie - Piper||$1,249|
The most affordable neighborhoods in Kansas City are Edwardsville, where the average rent goes for $530/month, Argentine, where renters pay $660/mo on average, and Morris, where the average rent goes for $660/mo. If you’re looking for other great deals, check out the listings from Santa Fe ($660), Turner ($660), and Coronado ($670), where the asking prices are below the average Kansas City rent of $832/mo.
The most expensive neighborhoods in Kansas City are Nearman Hills ($1,142), Prairie - Piper ($1,249) and Wolcott ($1,249).
The most popular neighborhood in Kansas City is Rosedale, where there are 4 verified RENTCafé listings with an average rent of $821. Next up is I - 435 West, where apartments go for $934/month, followed by Riverview with $682 If you’re looking to rent in Kansas City’s most popular neighborhoods, make sure to also check out Argentine, where renters pay $660 on average, and Prairie - Piper, where the average monthly rent is $1,249.
Kansas City | Rent Comparison by Neighborhood
Rent in Argentine is 13% lower than in Bethel - Welborn
Argentine rent is 21% lower than Kansas City average
Bethel - Welborn rent is 8% lower than Kansas City average
How Kansas City Compares to Other Cities
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