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Studio Apartments for Rent in San Marcos, CA
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Average rent in San Marcos, CA

$2,509/mo San Marcos, CA average rental price, February 2023
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Apartments in San Marcos, CA rent for $2,509 per month, on average.

San Marcos, CA apartment rent ranges

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Getting around in San Marcos, CA

68 /100
Somewhat Walkable
50 /100
Walk Score®: 68, Bike Score®: 50

Frequently asked questions

What is the price of a studio apartment in San Marcos, CA?

The price range of a studio apartment is between $2,322 and $4,782. Search our studio apartments in San Marcos, CA.

How many studio apartments for rent are available in San Marcos, CA on RentCafe?

There are 6 studio rentals available on RentCafe. Prices and availability in San Marcos, CA were last updated on 6 Feb 2023.

What is the average size of a studio apartment in San Marcos, CA?

The average San Marcos, CA studio apartment size is 579 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a studio apartment in San Marcos, CA?

Studio apartments in San Marcos, CA tend to be more affordable than other apartments and they have lower utility costs.

What are the downsides of renting a studio apartment in San Marcos, CA?

One of the downsides of living in a studio apartment is the limited storage space. You might be interested in 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RentCafe apartments for rent in San Marcos, CA.

San Marcos, CA demographics

The total population of San Marcos, CA is 96,219, of which 48,159 are men and 48,060 are women, according to the most recent U.S. Census Bureau estimates. The residents of San Marcos have a median age of 35.

San Marcos, CA households

  • 22,309 Family
    7,440 Non-family
  • 12,681 Children
    17,068 No Children
  • 29,749Total Number of Households
  • 3.2Average People Per Household
  • $86,408Median Household Income

A total of 29,749 households live in San Marcos, CA, of which 22,309 are family households and 7,440 are non-family households, per U.S. Census estimates. Of these, approximately 12,681 households have children and 17,068 households do not have children. The average size of a household in San Marcos, CA is 3.2. The median household income in San Marcos is $86,408 annually, with $2,003 per month going towards housing.

San Marcos, CA education statistics

According to Census data, 7% of the population in San Marcos, CA have no high school education, 26% went to high school, 25% have some college education, 8% earned an Associate Degree, 24% earned a Bachelor Degree, and 10% earned a Graduate Degree.

Look for studio apartments near me

Are you looking to land a small but cool studio apartment near you? Is an unbeatable location more important to you than lots of space? You can now browse through all available RentCafe listings, to find the perfect studio apartment near you, in your favorite neighborhood, ZIP code, or in another city or state in the U.S. wherever life takes you. Check the ratings and reviews of properties with studio apartments, filter them based on your criteria, and find the one that suits your needs.

Compare the size, price and location, as well as amenities, both inside and outside the apartment. Whether you are looking for a more modern studio near you, or one in a charming old building, or maybe you want to be close to a certain park, the downtown area of your city, or near family or friends, RentCafe allows you to find the best fit for you - so, let's find your new home!

Renting a studio apartment in San Marcos, CA

The bad news is that the hip neighborhoods are typically not the places to look for truly affordable homes for rent, and San Marcos, CA is no exception. That is unless you are willing to give up the (real or imagined) benefits of multiple rooms and experience the minimalist simplicity of a small apartment located smack dab in the middle of the action. Leaf through 18 listings with a total of 50 units, and you’ll be sure to find at least a couple of cheap studios that will make you wonder whether having one or two extra rooms is really worth the difference in price and commute time. Already a fan of living small? Why don’t you check out our selection of one room apartments—there’s always a better deal out there, you just have to know where to look for it (San Marcos City is the cheapest neighborhood in town—wink wink).

They are called efficiency apartments for a reason

In case you’re still wondering, the time and effort put into finding an efficiency apartment does pay off. Literally, and pretty fast too. The San Marcos, CA average rent is currently at $2,550, but a single-bedroom apartment in San Marcos, CA can be yours for as low as $850 per month. While the cheapest bachelor units normally have a small bath and one bigger, multifunctional space (meaning that the hall and the kitchen in the main room, basically), you don’t need to have that if it’s not your thing. You can find plenty of one-room apartments in San Marcos, CA with a separate kitchen. These are still well under the price of an apartment with multiple rooms, but slightly more expensive than your average studio, so it’s a good idea to aim for the higher end of the price range. The currently the most expensive studio apartment in San Marcos, CA costs a monthly $5,465.

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