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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 price of a cheap apartment in Detroit, MI?

The price range of a cheap apartment is between $175 and $1,941. Find cheap apartments in Detroit, MI.

How many cheap rentals are available in Detroit, MI on RENTCafé?

There are 106 cheap rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Detroit, MI were last updated on 20 Apr 2021.

What is the average size of a cheap apartment in Detroit, MI?

The average Detroit, MI cheap apartment size is 494 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a cheap apartment in Detroit, MI?

Cheap apartments in Detroit, MI 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 Detroit, MI?

A cheap apartment in Detroit, MI 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 Detroit, MI.

Renting a Cheap Apartment in Detroit

Home of the American auto industry, a declining population of Detroit has resulted in much change for the Motor City. Blighted homes have been torn down, other types of businesses have been wooed by city leaders, and Detroit is building a future. Adapting to changes in commuting habits and higher gas prices has changed the types of cars built by U.S. auto manufacturers, but 10 percent of American jobs are still auto-industry related, and many of those are located here. Quicken, OnStar, Blue Cross Blue Shield, HP Enterprise, and Compuware are among the major non-auto companies. Culturally, Detroit is known for producing great musicians, from blues to techo to Eminem, whose starring role in the movie “8 Mile” showcased the challenge of growing up poor in suburban Detroit.

Detroit, MI Demographics

  • Total Population674,841
  • Female 319,893
    Male 354,948
  • Median Age34.7

Average Rent in Detroit, MI

  • Detroit, MI Average Rental Price, March 2021 $1,115 /mo

    Detroit, MI Apartment Rent Ranges

    • < $5001%
    • $501-$70020%
    • $701-$1,00032%
    • $1,001-$1,50026%
    • $1,501-$2,00013%
    • > $2,0006%

    Detroit, MI Rent Trends

    Average Rent Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021
    Detroit, MI $1,004 $1,012 $1,023 $1,046 $1,063 $1,075 $1,075 $1,065 $1,069 $1,102 $1,115
    National $1,315 $1,346 $1,355 $1,359 $1,356 $1,391 $1,398 $1,400 $1,390 $1,395 $1,407

    Detroit, MI Households

    • Total Number of Households263,688
    • Family 140,559
      Non-family 123,129
    • Children 77,679
      No Children 186,009
    • Average People Per Household2.51
    • Median Household Income$30,894
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$722

    Detroit, MI Education Statistics

    • No High School5%
    • Some High School47%
    • Some College28%
    • Associate Degree7%
    • Bachelor Degree8%
    • Graduate Degree5%

    Looking for a cheap apartment for rent in Detroit, MI? With RENTCafé, finding an affordable apartment in Detroit, MI has never been easier. We feature 162 low-priced rentals directly from property managers, with rents lower than the Detroit, MI average. What is a cheap rent in Detroit, MI? The average apartment rent in Detroit is $1,115 per month so any rental south of $892 would be considered cheap here. On RENTCafé, Detroit, MI rents go as low as $175/mo.

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