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Dallas’s average rent reached $1,249 in December

Dallas’s average rent reached $1,249 in December, after a 0.2% increase since last year. A thriving economic and cultural center and a renter household-majority city (59%), Dallas is a popular location to call home, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,462. [View Full Report]

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Dallas's average rent was $1,249 in December

Dallas’s average rent reached $1,249 in December, after a 0.2% increase since last year. A thriving economic and cultural center and a renter household-majority city (59%), Dallas is a popular location to call home, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,462.

The average rent for an apartment in Dallas rose at a slower pace than its surrounding areas, such as Arlington and Fort Worth, where the average rate reached $1,082 and $1,172, respectively, after a 3.8% and 3.9%

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

The city with the largest renter share is Irving (63%), with an average rent of $1,181 after an annual decrease of 1.4%. Second is Dallas with 59%, followed by Lewisville with 58% renter households. In Lewisville, apartment rents increase by 1.3% since last year, reaching $1,212. Euless has the fourth largest share of renters (57%) and an average rent of $1,190, up by 2.9% since last year, while in Denton, where 52% of homes are renter households, the average rent is $1,229, going up by 1.6% in the past year.

The priciest and cheapest cities for renters in the Dallas area

Flower Mound is the priciest city for renters in the Dallas–Fort Worth area, with apartments renting for $1,581 per month. Frisco’s $1,411 rate is the second most expensive, while apartments in Grapevine ($1,401) come in third.

For renters in search of budget-friendly apartments, Mesquite rentals are the cheapest in the area, with an average price of $1,014, followed by Arlington rentals, going for $1,082 per month. Garland apartments are the third least pricey on the list, with a $1,117 monthly average as of December.

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of a cheap apartment in Dallas, TX?

The price range of a cheap apartment is between $630 and $5,357. Find cheap apartments in Dallas, TX.

How many cheap rentals are available in Dallas, TX on RENTCafé?

There are 1087 cheap rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Dallas, TX were last updated on 19 Jan 2021.

What is the average size of a cheap apartment in Dallas, TX?

The average Dallas, TX cheap apartment size is 831 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a cheap apartment in Dallas, TX?

Cheap apartments in Dallas, TX 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 Dallas, TX?

A cheap apartment in Dallas, TX 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 Dallas, TX.

Renting a Cheap Apartment in Dallas

Texas is a big state with big cities and big business, and Dallas (The Big D) exemplifies that spirit with a strong economy. Hundreds of companies make their headquarters here, including internationally known brands like AT&T and ExxonMobil. Fast-paced corporate life is tempered by a big dose of Texas charm and a warm, humid climate. This city hasn’t forgotten its rural beginnings, when cattle and farming were the primary industries, and residents are known to be friendly and welcoming. The regional cuisine of choice is steak and BBQ, but you can find restaurants with any kind of cuisine you’re craving in Dallas. The local sports teams, the Cowboys, Rangers and Mavericks, are known for their All-American style. Shopping is an especially popular pastime. Residential life varies from newly built suburban apartments to studios in Deep Ellum to highrises in Midtown.

Dallas, TX Demographics

  • Total Population1,318,806
  • Female 653,609
    Male 665,197
  • Median Age32.7

Average Rent in Dallas, TX

  • Dallas, TX Average Rental Price, October 2020 $1,250 /mo

Dallas, TX Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $501-$7003%
  • $701-$1,00036%
  • $1,001-$1,50042%
  • $1,501-$2,00013%
  • > $2,0007%

Dallas, TX Rent Trends

Average Rent Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Oct / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Oct / 2020
Dallas, TX $1,156 $1,154 $1,183 $1,191 $1,204 $1,232 $1,240 $1,242 $1,254 $1,247 $1,250
National $1,377 $1,380 $1,417 $1,426 $1,430 $1,466 $1,466 $1,473 $1,474 $1,461 $1,464
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Dallas, TX Households

  • Total Number of Households505,816
  • Family 289,624
    Non-family 216,192
  • Children 158,947
    No Children 346,869
  • Average People Per Household2.57
  • Median Household Income$50,100
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,029

Dallas, TX Education Statistics

  • No High School12%
  • Some High School34%
  • Some College20%
  • Associate Degree4%
  • Bachelor Degree20%
  • Graduate Degree11%

Looking for a cheap apartment for rent in Dallas, TX? With RENTCafé, finding an affordable apartment in Dallas, TX has never been easier. We feature 1,130 low-priced rentals directly from property managers, with rents lower than the Dallas, TX average. What is a cheap rent in Dallas, TX? The average apartment rent in Dallas is $1,249 per month so any rental south of $999 would be considered cheap here. On RENTCafé, Dallas, TX rents go as low as $620/mo.

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