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Cheap Apartments for Rent in Santa Ana, CA
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Finding the right apartment as far as size and location go is one aspect of apartment searching, but making sure that it provides all that you need within a reasonable price is another. On RENTCafé, you can search for cheap apartments near you and ensure that you find one that suites your needs. Worried the neighborhood or city you are looking to move to is known to have higher rents? You can browse our listings and find the cheap apartments in any location, whether you are looking at a specific neighborhood, ZIP code, or city.

The perfect apartment for you is out there, either near you or anywhere in the U.S. that you are looking to move to. So, let's find the one that satisfies your wants and needs, but that also comes at an affordable price.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average size of a cheap apartment in Santa Ana, CA?

The average Santa Ana, CA cheap apartment size is 295 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a cheap apartment in Santa Ana, CA?

Cheap apartments in Santa Ana, CA are usually less expensive, smaller, and easier to maintain. They also come with lower utility costs.

What are the downsides of renting a cheap apartment in Santa Ana, CA?

A cheap apartment in Santa Ana, CA offers little storage space and fewer amenities compared to other apartments. You might be interested in studio apartments, 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RENTCafé apartments for rent in Santa Ana, CA.

Santa Ana, CA Demographics

  • Total Population332,794
  • Female 169,868
    Male 162,926
  • Median Age31.8

Average Rent in Santa Ana, CA

  • Santa Ana, CA Average Rental Price, June 2021 $2,051 /mo

    Santa Ana, CA Apartment Rent Ranges

    Santa Ana, CA Rent Trends

    Average Rent Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Jun / 2021
    Santa Ana, CA $1,854 $1,881 $1,911 $1,922 $1,936 $1,960 $1,981 $1,950 $1,962 $1,976 $2,051
    National $1,348 $1,357 $1,362 $1,394 $1,401 $1,403 $1,394 $1,397 $1,404 $1,482
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    Santa Ana, CA Households

    • Total Number of Households76,624
    • Family 62,593
      Non-family 14,031
    • Children 37,495
      No Children 39,129
    • Average People Per Household4.28
    • Median Household Income$66,145
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,583

    Santa Ana, CA Education Statistics

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