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Rent Report
Tucson

September 2017 Tucson Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2017 Tucson Rent Report. Tucson rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Tucson rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Tucson rents increased significantly over the past month

Tucson rents have increased 0.4% over the past month, and are up moderately by 3.3% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Tucson stand at $690 for a one-bedroom apartment and $910 for a two-bedroom. The city's rents have been increasing for 14 straight months - the last time rents declined was in June of last year. Tucson's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 4.7%, but exceeds the national average of 3.0%.

Tucson rents more affordable than many similar cities nationwide

As rents have increased in Tucson, a few other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Tucson is still more affordable than most comparable cities across the country.

  • Rents also increased in other cities across the state, with Arizona as a whole logging rent growth of 4.7% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 4.9% in Phoenix.
  • Tucson's median two-bedroom rent of $910 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 3.0% over the past year compared to the 3.3% rise in Tucson.
  • While Tucson's rents rose over the past year, the city of DC saw a decrease of 0.5%.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Tucson than most similar cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,070, which is more than three times the price in Tucson.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

Methodology:

Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.