9 Cheap Apartments for rent in Bloomington, IN

Last updated May 24 at 7:28pm UTC
700 E Atwater Ave # 1-4
Elm Heights
Bloomington, IN
Updated April 24 at 9:48am UTC
Studio
$600
326 W Kenwood Drive
Maple Heights
Bloomington, IN
Updated April 14 at 3:44am UTC
1 Bedroom
$670
2412 S Rogers Street
Broadview
Bloomington, IN
Updated May 15 at 5:36am UTC
1 Bedroom
$575
1101 N College Avenue
Maple Heights
Bloomington, IN
Updated May 10 at 11:27am UTC
1 Bedroom
$575
211 S kimble Drive
Bloomington
Bloomington, IN
Updated May 1 at 9:31pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$650
603 W. Ralston Dr
Broadview
Bloomington, IN
Updated May 15 at 12:39pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$600
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May 2018 Bloomington Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2018 Bloomington Rent Report. Bloomington rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Bloomington rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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May 2018 Bloomington Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2018 Bloomington Rent Report. Bloomington rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Bloomington rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Bloomington rent trends were flat over the past month

Bloomington rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased marginally by 0.9% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Bloomington stand at $730 for a one-bedroom apartment and $930 for a two-bedroom. Bloomington's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.3%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

Rents rising across cities in Indiana

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Bloomington, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Indiana, 9 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.3% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

  • Looking throughout the state, Carmel is the most expensive of all Indiana's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,210; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Lafayette, where a two-bedroom goes for $800, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.3%).
  • South Bend, Fort Wayne, and Noblesville have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.6%, 2.3%, and 2.2%, respectively).

Bloomington rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased marginally in Bloomington, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Bloomington is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Bloomington's median two-bedroom rent of $930 is below the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 0.9% increase in Bloomington.
  • While Bloomington's rents rose marginally over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.3%), Atlanta (+1.9%), and Denver (+1.6%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Bloomington than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,060, which is more than three times the price in Bloomington.

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.