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Studio Apartments for Rent in Houston, TX - 142 Rentals available


Houston’s average rent reached $1,106 in October

Houston’s average rent reached $1,106 in October, after a 0.8% decrease since last year. One of Texas’s largest job hubs and a renter household-majority city (57%), Houston is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,464. [View Full Report]

Houston apartment rent report

Houston’s average rent was $1,106 in October

Houston’s average rent reached $1,106 in October, after a 0.8% decrease since last year. One of Texas’s largest job hubs and a renter household-majority (57%), Houston is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,464.

Houston’s rent compared to surrounding cities 

The average rent for an apartment in Houston decreased compared to Pearland ($1,365), where prices went up by 1.7% since last year, and The Woodlands ($1,523), where rent went up by 3.5%.  

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

The city with the largest renter share is Houston (57%), followed by Galveston, with 56% renter households. In Galveston, apartment rents increased by 0.7% since last year, reaching $1,104. Pasadena, with an average rent of $915, has the third largest share of renters (47%) and has experienced a rent increase of 3.4% since October 2019. In Conroe, where 45% of homes are renter households, the average rent is $1,126, going down by 0.6% in the past year. Apartments in Baytown, where 44% of homes are rented, cost $958 per month, an increase of 3.1% in one year.

The priciest and cheapest cities for renters in the Houston area

The Woodlands is the priciest city for renters in the Houston area, with apartments renting for $1,523 per month. The average rent for apartments in Pearland is $1,365, the second most expensive, while Sugar Land ($1,338) comes in third.

For renters in search of budget-friendly apartments, Pasadena’s $915 average rent is the cheapest in the Houston area followed by Texas City’s $942 rate. Baytown rentals are the third least pricey on the list, with a $958 average apartment rate. These are the only cities on our list with an average rent under $1,000.

Methodology

RENTCafe.com is a nationwide apartment search website that enables renters to easily find apartments and houses for rent throughout the United States. 

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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Houston, TX Demographics

  • Total Population2,295,982
  • Female 1,147,588
    Male 1,148,394
  • Median Age32.9

Average Rent in Houston, TX

  • Houston, TX Average Rental Price, February 2020 $1,118 /mo

Houston, TX Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $501-$70012%
  • $701-$1,00041%
  • $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 Feb / 2020
Houston, TX $1,050 $1,041 $1,050 $1,074 $1,086 $1,097 $1,094 $1,097 $1,103 $1,114 $1,118
National $1,340 $1,337 $1,368 $1,371 $1,374 $1,408 $1,417 $1,422 $1,458 $1,466 $1,468
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Houston, TX Households

  • Total Number of Households848,340
  • Family 517,363
    Non-family 330,977
  • Children 280,482
    No Children 567,858
  • Average People Per Household2.67
  • Median Household Income$51,140
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,017

Houston, TX Education Statistics

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

Renting a studio apartment in Houston, TX

Finding an affordable home is definitely not an easy task nowadays, especially if you’re new to the market. When looking for a budget-friendly small apartment, you should decide on the non-negotiables and look for a home that meets your needs. On average, a studio apartment’s size in Houston, TX is 991 Sq.Ft., which is convenient for a young professional, recent graduate, student or for someone who prefers not to spend more than necessary on a monthly rent. A cheap studio can be rented starting from $699, so your next step is to make up your mind regarding the layout of your future nest: do you want a one room apartment, with kitchen in the main room, or a bachelor flat with a separate kitchen? Hard to decide. Now you have 142 small apartments are in Houston, TX to choose from that will help you make a decision, with an average rent of $1,466.

The perks of renting an efficiency apartment

They say renting is like dating- you should not expect absolute perfection from a rental home, but you should love the things that make it uniquely yours. If you’re interested in an efficiency apartment in Houston, TX, we are confident that you will find a great place that complements your lifestyle. Having a small apartment comes with a series of advantages that their larger companions lack. A studio apartment is easier to keep clean and it’s always less cluttered, because there is no room for unnecessary stuff. If single bedroom apartments and small apartments is what you’re after, you are more likely to afford living in the hip parts of the town, within walking or biking distance from entertainment and shopping. You will also notice significant savings year after year. Pick your price limit and square footage and browse through our 57 listings in Houston, TX and we promise you won’t be disappointed.

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