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Do you want a house with a backyard, a grill area, that offers you privacy and enough space for your family? RentCafe offers you the possibility to look for a house for rent near you, to find the one that best suits your family. Browsing through our listings, you can filter by size, price, pet policy, check out the location, to find the best house in your area. Whether you are looking to move to a particular neighborhood, or a specific ZIP code, may it be for its safety, beautiful buildings, or quiet atmosphere, you can find the rental house that your whole family will enjoy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the rent for a house in Chicago, IL?

The price range of a house for rent is between $1,200 and $3,000. Find house for rent in Chicago, IL.

How many houses are available in Chicago, IL on RentCafe?

There are 24 house rentals available on RentCafe. Prices and availability in Chicago, IL were last updated on 30 Jun 2022.

What is the average size of a rental house in Chicago, IL?

The average Chicago, IL rental house size is 1,317 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a house in Chicago, IL?

Renting a house in Chicago, IL comes with more space, both indoor and outdoor.

What are the downsides of renting a house apartment in Chicago, IL?

Houses for rent in Chicago, IL are usually located in non-central areas. You might be interested in studio apartments, 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RentCafe apartments for rent in Chicago, IL.

Chicago, IL Demographics

  • Total Population2,699,347
  • Female 1,310,878
    Male 1,388,469
  • Median Age34.8

Chicago, IL has a population of 2,699,347 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 1,388,469 of Chicago’s residents are women and 1,310,878 are men. The median age of those who live in Chicago, IL is 34.8.

Average Rent in Chicago, IL

  • Chicago, IL Average Rental Price, February 2022 $2,080 /mo

The average monthly rent of apartments in Chicago, IL is $2,080.

Chicago, IL Apartment Rent Ranges

About 22% of apartment rents in Chicago, IL range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 25% of apartments. Around 9% of Chicago’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 1% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.

Chicago, IL Rent Trends

Average Rent Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Jul / 2021 Nov / 2021 Feb / 2022
Chicago, IL $1,897 $1,910 $1,998 $1,950 $1,967 $1,918 $1,794 $1,862 $2,033 $2,091 $2,080
National $1,362 $1,367 $1,399 $1,407 $1,409 $1,399 $1,403 $1,412 $1,495 $1,591 $1,628

Compared to the national average rent of $1,628, the average rent in Chicago, IL is $2,080.

Chicago, IL Households

  • Total Number of Households1,081,143
  • Family 565,754
    Non-family 515,389
  • Children 274,229
    No Children 806,914
  • Average People Per Household2.44
  • Median Household Income$62,097
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,282

According to U.S. Census data, there are 1,081,143 households in Chicago, IL. 565,754 are family households and 515,389 are non-family households. There are 274,229 households with children in Chicago and 806,914 households without children. On average, about 2.44 people live in a household in Chicago, IL. The median income of a Chicago household living in Chicago is $62,097 per year. The median housing costs per month are $1,282.

Chicago, IL Education Statistics

The level of education of the population of Chicago, IL is as follows: 6% have no high school education, 30% completed some high school, 20% partially completed college, 5% have an Associate Degree, 23% have a Bachelor Degree, and 15% have a Graduate Degree.

Renting a house in Chicago, IL

Do you wish you could live the American Dream minus the roof repairs, fence painting and boiler repairs? You sure can. It’s called rental homes. You are working a steady 9-5, which is sometimes 9-7, so when you finally get home you don’t want to put in a couple of extra hours as an unpaid handyman. The American Dream is about the impeccable backyard lawn where the family dog runs around. It’s about 4th of July barbeques and summer nights spent on your back porch. Of course, the dream is different for everyone, so it all depends on you. And your budget. There are 34 listings in Chicago, IL with prices varying between $1,200 and . Regardless of your budget you will manage to find some interesting homes for rent that fit your style. If you are moving from an apartment and are on a tight budget, please keep on reading. The American Dream is not only for the rich and beautiful who can rent a 4 bedroom without blinking.

The road from apartment to house is paved with…

… extra expenses. At least everyone says so. If we compare the price of 3 bedroom apartments to single family homes for rent with the same bedroom count, the house will be more expensive. You are paying more to get a yard, more square footage, storage space and privacy. But if you are looking for cheap houses for rent, you should definitely consider duplexes too. They are slightly more affordable and they come in many forms and bedroom counts. You could rent a 1 bedroom duplex, albeit they are somewhat rarer than their 2 bedroom brothers, and it goes without say that the rent will be much lower than renting a single-family house. If you are taking the smart approach, moving to a house will not cost an arm and a leg. Of the 34 listings in Chicago, IL there are plenty of houses you can rent without breaking the bank. And besides, why would you pay extra to stay in a pricey neighborhood, when all you want at the end of a long day is to enjoy the tranquility of your backyard?

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