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Phoenix Apartments
Last updated April 21 2024 at 12:54 PM

Phoenix, AZ
1,512 Apartments for Rent

Phoenix Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 1,680,992
Population Density: 3,247.2 people/sq mile
Median Age: 35
Percentage of Family Households: 64%
Median Annual Income: $68,435 / year
Median Rent: $1,293 / month

What locals are saying

Phoenix is nestled in the low desert valley of Southern Arizona amongst saguaro cacti and a lot of mountains. In fact, nearly any which way you look from within Phoenix limits you’ll have a beautiful view of the mountains that ring the greater metropolitan area with some of the more local mountains spruced in between. In other words, you probably want help finding a place with a view, and that's what this guide is for.

If you're moving to Phoenix for the first time, there's a few things you should know about the city

Phoenix Demographics


How diverse is Phoenix?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Phoenix is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Phoenix are Hispanic Or Latino (42.7%), White (39.8%), Black Or African American (7.2%), Asian (4%), Two Or More (3.9%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (1.6%), Other (0.6%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.2%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Phoenix residents?

The median age in Phoenix is 35 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is Phoenix?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Phoenix is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Phoenix are Hispanic Or Latino (42.7%), White (39.8%), Black Or African American (7.2%), Asian (4%), Two Or More (3.9%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (1.6%), Other (0.6%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.2%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Phoenix residents?

The median age in Phoenix is 35 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

Phoenix Crime


Overall Crime

Above Average
Overall crime in Phoenix is above average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

High
The level of violent crime in Phoenix is high compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Above Average
The level of property crime in Phoenix is above average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Phoenix


Elementary Schools

10 /10
Desert Trails Elementary School
Public
PK-6
Public
PK-6
576 Students
21 Reviews
576
Students
21 Reviews
10 /10
Alhambra Traditional School
Public
K-8
Public
K-8
710 Students
34 Reviews
710
Students
34 Reviews
10 /10
Vista Del Sur Traditional School
Public
PK-8
Public
PK-8
801 Students
52 Reviews
801
Students
52 Reviews

Middle Schools

10 /10
Alhambra Traditional School
Public
K-8
Public
K-8
710 Students
34 Reviews
710
Students
34 Reviews
10 /10
Vista Del Sur Traditional School
Public
PK-8
Public
PK-8
801 Students
52 Reviews
801
Students
52 Reviews
9 /10
Arizona School for the Arts
Charter
5-12
Charter
5-12
840 Students
45 Reviews
840
Students
45 Reviews

High Schools

9 /10
Arizona School for the Arts
Charter
5-12
Charter
5-12
840 Students
45 Reviews
840
Students
45 Reviews
9 /10
Phoenix Union Bioscience High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
345 Students
14 Reviews
345
Students
14 Reviews
9 /10
BASIS Phoenix
Charter
6-12
Charter
6-12
787 Students
46 Reviews
787
Students
46 Reviews

What Renters Say about Phoenix


Apartment List has released the results for Phoenix from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
"Phoenix renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, there seems to be a discrepancy between millennial renters in Phoenix, who are unsatisfied (D), and renters who are parents (B-)."
61%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
58%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
58%
Pet Friendliness
57%
Weather
51%
Public Transit
47%
Social Life
46%
Commute Time
38%
Quality of Schools
37%
Safety and Crime Rate
32%
Affordability
30%
State and Local Taxes
28%
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Average rent in Phoenix, Arizona

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Phoenix is $1,523, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,880. Rent rates updated 3 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
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Find an apartment for rent in Phoenix, AZ


Searching for an apartment for rent in Phoenix, AZ? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 1,512 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Phoenix. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Phoenix is $1,271 for a studio, $1,523 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $1,880 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of Phoenix apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next Phoenix, AZ apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Phoenix?

In Phoenix, the average rent is $1,271 for a studio, $1,523 for a 1-bedroom, $1,880 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,297 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Phoenix, check out our monthly Phoenix Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Phoenix?

You can filter cheap apartments in Phoenix by price: under $800.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Phoenix?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Phoenix apartments that allow pets.

How much should I pay for rent in Phoenix?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Phoenix.

How can I find off-campus housing in Phoenix?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Phoenix. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Arizona State University-Tempe, Phoenix College, Mesa Community College, GateWay Community College, and Rio Salado College.