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Cheap Apartments for Rent in Houston, TX - 1,362 Rentals available

Apartments Under $500

  • Apartment
    7900 Locke Lane, Houston, TX 77057
    See current rent specials
    $427 - $1,577
    • 1-3 Beds
    • 1-3 Baths
    The Barvin Group
    Available Today!
    (855) 736-8223
  • Apartment
    2424 Voss Road, Houston, TX 77057
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    $449 - $1,284
    • Studio-2 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    The Barvin Group
    Available Today!
    (855) 736-8223
  • Apartment
    411 Highland Cross Dr., Houston, TX 77073
    $495 - $1,055
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    CLEAR Property Management
    Available Today!
    (844) 379-0721

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Renting a Cheap Apartment in Houston

The Bayou City, Houston is a friendly Texas community with an economy tied to the oil and gas industry. It’s the largest city in Texas, named for General Sam Houston (president of Texas before it became part of the U.S.), and has great museums and theatre, which are popular with visitors. City land use regulations don’t isolate residences or businesses into particular areas, and the result is eclectic neighborhoods. Residential property growth continued to grow here despite a national economic recession. NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center is located in Houston, the command post for many U.S. space missions. Houston was host to the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in 2012.

Houston, TX Demographics

  • Total Population2,267,336
  • Female 1,135,634
    Male 1,131,702
  • Median Age32.9

Average Rent in Houston, TX

  • Houston, TX Average Rental Price, December 2019 $1,109 /mo

Houston, TX Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $501-$70012%
  • $701-$1,00042%
  • $1,001-$1,50032%
  • $1,501-$2,00010%
  • > $2,0005%

Houston, TX Rent Trends

Average Rent Nov / 2016 Mar / 2017 Jul / 2017 Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Dec / 2019
Houston, TX $1,050 $1,041 $1,050 $1,074 $1,086 $1,097 $1,094 $1,097 $1,103 $1,114 $1,109
National $1,354 $1,350 $1,382 $1,385 $1,388 $1,423 $1,431 $1,434 $1,469 $1,473 $1,474
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Average rent is projected to grow by 2% in 2019 compared to 2018.

Please note that projected rent growth is calculated at city level.

Check out the average rent prices in Houston by neighborhood.

Houston, TX Households

  • Total Number of Households838,950
  • Family 510,538
    Non-family 328,412
  • Children 278,210
    No Children 560,740
  • Average People Per Household2.66
  • Median Household Income$49,399
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$971

Houston, TX Education Statistics

  • No High School12%
  • Some High School34%
  • Some College20%
  • Associate Degree5%
  • Bachelor Degree18%
  • Graduate Degree11%

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