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Columbia Apartments
Last updated March 3 2024 at 1:48 AM

Columbia, MD
225 Apartments for Rent

Columbia Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Median Age: 38
Percentage of Family Households: 67%
Median Annual Income: $110,002 / year
Median Rent: $1,750 / month

What locals are saying

"One may wonder why a city only 40 years old needs a history, but Columbia, Maryland, is no ordinary place." (-- Joseph Rocco Mitchell and David L. Stebenne, "New City Upon a Hill: A History of Columbia")

The planned community of Columbia, Maryland began with a vision. Today, Columbia is Maryland's second most popular community with 10 distinct villages comprising a population of nearly 100,000. Columbia has for the most part lived up to the promising vision of its celebrated founder, James Rouse: the city consistently holds a place on Money Magazines list of "Top Ten Places to Live," most recently appearing in 2012 in the 8th slot. So come on over!

Enjoy the ease, convenience and affordability of life in this unique planned community

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Columbia Demographics


How diverse is Columbia?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Columbia is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Columbia are White (48.8%), Black Or African American (27.4%), Asian (11.7%), Hispanic Or Latino (6.6%), Two Or More (5.4%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.1%), Other (0%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Columbia residents?

The median age in Columbia is 38 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is Columbia?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Columbia is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Columbia are White (48.8%), Black Or African American (27.4%), Asian (11.7%), Hispanic Or Latino (6.6%), Two Or More (5.4%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.1%), Other (0%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Columbia residents?

The median age in Columbia is 38 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

Columbia Crime


Overall Crime

Below Average
Overall crime in Columbia is below average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Low
The level of violent crime in Columbia is low compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Below Average
The level of property crime in Columbia is below average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Columbia


Elementary Schools

9 /10
Clarksville Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
432 Students
10 Reviews
432
Students
10 Reviews
8 /10
Pointers Run Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
768 Students
14 Reviews
768
Students
14 Reviews
7 /10
Atholton Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
487 Students
3 Reviews
487
Students
3 Reviews

Middle Schools

9 /10
Clarksville Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
552 Students
10 Reviews
552
Students
10 Reviews
5 /10
Wilde Lake Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
610 Students
11 Reviews
610
Students
11 Reviews
5 /10
Lake Elkhorn Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
547 Students
9 Reviews
547
Students
9 Reviews

High Schools

9 /10
River Hill High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,157 Students
13 Reviews
1,157
Students
13 Reviews
7 /10
Howard High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,912 Students
7 Reviews
1,912
Students
7 Reviews
7 /10
Atholton High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,478 Students
11 Reviews
1,478
Students
11 Reviews

What Renters Say about Columbia


Apartment List has released the results for Columbia 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.
93%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
78%
Safety and Crime Rate
76%
Quality of Schools
76%
Pet Friendliness
63%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
59%
Weather
57%
Social Life
52%
Commute Time
50%
Public Transit
38%
State and Local Taxes
30%
Affordability
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Average rent in Columbia, Maryland

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Columbia is $1,961, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,362. Rent rates updated 3 days ago
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Find an apartment for rent in Columbia, MD


Searching for an apartment for rent in Columbia, MD? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 225 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Columbia. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Columbia is $1,901 for a studio, $1,961 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $2,362 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 Columbia 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 Columbia, MD apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Columbia?

In Columbia, the average rent is $1,901 for a studio, $1,961 for a 1-bedroom, $2,362 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,747 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Columbia, check out our monthly Columbia Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Columbia?

You can filter cheap apartments in Columbia by price: under $1,200, under $1,400, under $1,500.

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

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

How much should I pay for rent in Columbia?

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 Columbia.

How can I find off-campus housing in Columbia?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Columbia. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Howard University, George Washington University, Trinity Washington University, Georgetown University, and University of the District of Columbia.