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21 Studio Apartments for rent in Columbia, MD

Last updated November 20 at 7:15pm UTC
Downtown Columbia
Columbia, MD
Updated October 30 at 11:50pm UTC
Oakland Mills
Columbia, MD
Updated October 18 at 2:19pm UTC
River Hill
Columbia, MD
Updated October 18 at 2:18pm UTC
Results within 5 miles of Columbia, MD
3881 10 OAKS RD #1-A
, MD
Updated November 20 at 2:08pm UTC
8018 Pennington Dr
Laurel, MD
Updated November 10 at 6:16pm UTC
Results within 10 miles of Columbia, MD
Avalon Arundel Crossing
811 Concorde Cir
Linthicum, MD
Updated November 20 at 12:58pm UTC
Jamestowne Apartments & Townhomes
5364 Jamestowne Ct
Baltimore, MD
Updated November 20 at 6:04pm UTC
218 S Augusta Ave
Baltimore, MD
Updated November 20 at 5:39pm UTC
2500 N Rolling Rd
Milford Mill
Milford Mill, MD
Updated November 8 at 8:44pm UTC
256 Marganza South
Maryland City
Laurel, MD
Updated November 15 at 12:04pm UTC
6700 Security Blvd
Woodlawn, MD
Updated November 20 at 9:40am UTC

November 2018 Columbia Rent Report

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

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Rent Report

November 2018 Columbia Rent Report

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

Columbia rents held steady over the past month

Columbia rents have declined 0.1% over the past month, but are up slightly by 1.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Columbia stand at $1,530 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,920 for a two-bedroom. Columbia's year-over-year rent growth is level with the state average of 1.0%, but lags the national average of 1.1%.

Rents rising across the Baltimore Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Columbia, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Baltimore metro, 8 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Odenton has the most expensive rents in the Baltimore metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,290; the city has also seen rent growth of 2.8% over the past year, the fastest in the metro.
  • Over the past year, Towson has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 3.4%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,470, while one-bedrooms go for $1,170.
  • Essex has the least expensive rents in the Baltimore metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,120; rents increased 0.2% over the past month and 1.8% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Columbia

As rents have increased slightly in Columbia, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Columbia is less affordable for renters.

  • Columbia's median two-bedroom rent of $1,920 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.1% over the past year compared to the 1.0% rise in Columbia.
  • While Columbia's rents rose slightly over the past year, the city of Nashville saw a decrease of 0.2%.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Columbia than most large cities. For example, Detroit has a median 2BR rent of $890, where Columbia is more than twice that price.

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.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Baltimore $940 $1,180 0.4% -1.6%
Columbia $1,530 $1,920 -0.1% 1.0%
Glen Burnie $1,180 $1,480 0.3% 2.0%
Ellicott City $1,480 $1,860 0.0% 1.2%
Dundalk $940 $1,180 -0.4% 0.1%
Towson $1,170 $1,470 -0.1% -3.4%
Catonsville $1,120 $1,400 0.9% 2.4%
Essex $890 $1,120 0.2% 1.8%
Annapolis $1,480 $1,850 -0.5% 2.8%
Odenton $1,820 $2,290 -0.3% 2.8%
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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.


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.