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Philadelphia’s average rent reached $1,643 in October

Philadelphia’s average rent reached $1,643 in October, after a 0.7% decrease since last year. Renters make up 47% of Philadelphia’s households. Pennsylvania’s largest city is a diverse and vibrant place to live in, with apartment rents above the national average of $1,464. [View Full Report]

 Philadelphia apartment rent report

Philadelphia’s average rent was $1,643 in October

Philadelphia’s average rent reached $1,643 in October, after a 0.7% decrease since last year. Renters make up 47% of Philadelphia’s households. Pennsylvania’s largest city is a diverse and vibrant place to live in, with apartment rents above the national average of $1,464.


Philadelphia’s rent compared to other surrounding cities

This October, the average rent for an apartment in Philadelphia has decreased compared to other surrounding cities such as Upper Darby where apartments go for $925 after a 1.8% growth, or Bensalem, where rent went up 6.5%, reaching $1,309.


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

62% of West Chester and Norristown households are renting. Rent in West Chester is $1,577 on average, following a 0.8% increase this past year. Apartments in Norristown go for $1,361, 3.3% more than last October. Exton (60%) is also popular among renters even as rates went up by 3% and reaching $1,801 this October. Apartments in Media (57%) also saw a 3% growth and reached $1,597. In Bryn Mawr (also 57%), apartments go for around $1,757 per month after a 3.7% increase compared to last year.

The priciest and cheapest cities for renters in the Philadelphia area

Malvern is the priciest city for renters in the Philadelphia area, even with a slight yearly increase of 0.4%. Apartments here go for $1,811 a month. Next in line when it comes to most expensive average rent is Exton, averaging on $1,801, followed by Bryn Mawr with $1,757 a month.

At $925 a month and despite a 1.8% increase, Upper Darby has the most budget-friendly apartments in the Philadelphia area. Following a 4.2% growth, Drexel Hill’s $1,141 average rent is still an attractive option, much like the $1,165 found in Pottstown (up 4.1%).



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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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Philadelphia, PA Demographics

  • Total Population1,575,522
  • Female 745,543
    Male 829,979
  • Median Age34.3

Average Rent in Philadelphia, PA

  • Philadelphia, PA Average Rental Price, February 2020 $1,652 /mo

Philadelphia, PA Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $501-$7001%
  • $701-$1,00019%
  • $1,001-$1,50034%
  • $1,501-$2,00022%
  • > $2,00023%

Philadelphia, PA Rent Trends

Average Rent Nov / 2016 Mar / 2017 Jul / 2017 Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Feb / 2020
Philadelphia, PA $1,485 $1,478 $1,510 $1,514 $1,525 $1,545 $1,572 $1,590 $1,624 $1,640 $1,652
National $1,340 $1,337 $1,368 $1,371 $1,374 $1,408 $1,417 $1,422 $1,458 $1,466 $1,468

Philadelphia, PA Households

  • Total Number of Households594,778
  • Family 321,389
    Non-family 273,389
  • Children 161,687
    No Children 433,091
  • Average People Per Household2.57
  • Median Household Income$43,744
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$973

Philadelphia, PA Education Statistics

  • No High School5%
  • Some High School43%
  • Some College19%
  • Associate Degree5%
  • Bachelor Degree16%
  • Graduate Degree10%

Renting a house in Philadelphia, PA

You’ve given it a lot of thought and you’re ready to make the big move. If you’re on the lookout for homes for rent, you should know that the selection is better than ever. In Philadelphia, PA there are 23 listings to choose from. The average price for rental homes in Philadelphia, PA is , but if you’re looking for cheap houses for rent, you can find a good deal for as little as $900.

Renting a house comes with many benefits

Renting a house brings a lot of benefits and extra living and storage space is the most obvious one. Let’s not forget that a house gives you the privacy of being the only tenant, so you never have to tolerate loud upstairs neighbors again. Whether you’re looking for a smaller 1 bedroom home just for yourself or something bigger, browse the 23 Philadelphia, PA listings and you will find a wide choice of 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom and 4 bedroom homes for rent to fit your and your family’s needs. Don’t forget about Fido! It’s easier to find rental houses that allow pets, plus there’s the added benefit of having a yard that your four-legged friend can enjoy. Speaking of which, now is the time to try your hand at gardening. Don’t forget to ask your landlord for permission in writing before you make any changes to the landscape.

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