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Studio Apartments for Rent in Columbia, SC
19 Rentals Available

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    100 Bryton Trace, Columbia, SC 29210
    3 Units available
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    • $909+
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    169 Brook Pines Drive, Columbia, SC 29210
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    1401 Hampton St, Columbia, SC 29201
    1 Unit available
    • Studio
    • $955
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    1310 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201
    7 Units available
    • Studio
    • $1,227
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    116 Cottage Lake Dr, Columbia, SC 29209
    1 Unit available
    • Studio
    • $1,599
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    445 Denman Loop, Columbia, SC 29229
    1 Unit available
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    • $2,035
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    2003 Greene Street, Columbia, SC 29205
    4 Units available
    • Studio
    • $950+
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    308 Marshdeer Way, Columbia, SC 29229
    1 Unit available
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    • $1,699
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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!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of a studio apartment in Columbia, SC?

The price range of a studio apartment is between $909 and $2,035. Search our studio apartments in Columbia, SC.

How many studio apartments for rent are available in Columbia, SC on RentCafe?

There are 21 studio rentals available on RentCafe. Prices and availability in Columbia, SC were last updated on 17 May 2022.

What is the average size of a studio apartment in Columbia, SC?

The average Columbia, SC studio apartment size is 986 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a studio apartment in Columbia, SC?

Studio apartments in Columbia, SC tend to be more affordable than other apartments and they have lower utility costs.

What are the downsides of renting a studio apartment in Columbia, SC?

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 Columbia, SC.

Columbia, SC Demographics

  • Total Population133,273
  • Female 67,638
    Male 65,635
  • Median Age28.5

The total population of Columbia, SC is 133,273, of which 67,638 are men and 65,635 are women, according to the most recent U.S. Census Bureau estimates. The residents of Columbia have a median age of 28.5.

Average Rent in Columbia, SC

  • Columbia, SC Average Rental Price, February 2022 $1,270 /mo

Apartments in Columbia, SC rent for $1,270 per month, on average.

    Columbia, SC Apartment Rent Ranges

    4% of apartments in Columbia, SC are priced between $501-$700. About 35% charge rents in the $701-$1,000 range. Approximately 40% of Columbia’s apartment rentals are priced between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, 13% of apartments are in the most expensive $1,501-$2,000 range.

    Columbia, SC 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
    Columbia, SC $1,030 $1,044 $1,071 $1,084 $1,095 $1,103 $1,126 $1,157 $1,222 $1,249 $1,270
    National $1,362 $1,367 $1,399 $1,407 $1,409 $1,399 $1,403 $1,412 $1,495 $1,591 $1,628

    The average monthly rent in Columbia, SC is around $1,270, while the national average rent is $1,628.

    Columbia, SC Households

    • Total Number of Households47,162
    • Family 22,683
      Non-family 24,479
    • Children 11,432
      No Children 35,730
    • Average People Per Household2.21
    • Median Household Income$47,286
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$959

    A total of 47,162 households live in Columbia, SC, of which 22,683 are family households and 24,479 are non-family households, per U.S. Census estimates. Of these, approximately 11,432 households have children and 35,730 households do not have children. The average size of a household in Columbia, SC is 2.21. The median household income in Columbia is $47,286 annually, with $959 per month going towards housing.

    Columbia, SC Education Statistics

    According to Census data, 2% of the population in Columbia, SC have no high school education, 35% went to high school, 20% have some college education, 6% earned an Associate Degree, 22% earned a Bachelor Degree, and 15% earned a Graduate Degree.

    • Most Expensive Studios for Rent

      The Lady $1,227 - $3,834
    • Cheapest Studios for Rent

      Brook Pines $623 - $1,203

    Renting a studio apartment in Columbia, SC

    The bad news is that the hip neighborhoods are typically not the places to look for truly affordable homes for rent, and Columbia, SC 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 8 listings with a total of 20 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 (Greater Pontiac 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 Columbia, SC average rent is currently at $1,354, but a single-bedroom apartment in Columbia, SC can be yours for as low as $792 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 Columbia, SC 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 Columbia, SC costs a monthly $2,035.

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