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95 Apartments under 1000 for rent in Ellicott City, MD

Last updated December 13 at 6:36am UTC
Results within 5 miles of Ellicott City, MD
Jamestowne Apartments & Townhomes
5364 Jamestowne Ct
Baltimore, MD
Updated December 13 at 3:03am UTC
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
Williston Apartments & Townhomes
5364 Jamestowne Court
Baltimore, MD
Updated December 13 at 6:21am UTC
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
415 N Bend Rd
Baltimore, MD
Updated December 13 at 3:41am UTC
1 Bedroom
Catonsville Manor
Woodlawn, MD
Updated December 13 at 1:48am UTC
1 Bedroom
Arbutus, MD
Updated December 13 at 1:48am UTC
1 Bedroom
West Hills
Baltimore, MD
Updated December 13 at 1:47am UTC
2 Bedrooms

December 2018 Ellicott City Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Ellicott City Rent Report. Ellicott City rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Ellicott City rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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December 2018 Ellicott City Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Ellicott City Rent Report. Ellicott City rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Ellicott City rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Ellicott City rents increased slightly over the past month

Ellicott City rents have increased 0.2% over the past month, and have increased slightly by 1.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Ellicott City stand at $1,480 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,860 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in September. Ellicott City's year-over-year rent growth leads the state and national averages, which both stand at 1.3%.

Rents rising across the Baltimore Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Ellicott City, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Baltimore metro, 7 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Over the past year, Towson has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 3.6%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,460, while one-bedrooms go for $1,160.
  • Catonsville has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.4%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,410, while one-bedrooms go for $1,120.
  • Essex has the least expensive rents in the Baltimore metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,120; rents increased 0.1% over the past month and 1.7% over the past year.
  • Odenton has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Baltimore metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,280; rents fell 0.3% over the past month but rose 2.5% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Ellicott City

As rents have increased slightly in Ellicott City, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Ellicott City is less affordable for renters.

  • Ellicott City's median two-bedroom rent of $1,860 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 1.6% increase in Ellicott City.
  • While Ellicott City's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Austin (+3.1%), Boston (+1.8%), and Philadelphia (+1.3%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Ellicott City than most large cities. For example, Detroit has a median 2BR rent of $890, where Ellicott City 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 $1,190 0.4% -1.2%
Columbia $1,530 $1,920 -0.0% 1.4%
Glen Burnie $1,180 $1,480 0.2% 2.7%
Ellicott City $1,480 $1,860 0.2% 1.6%
Dundalk $930 $1,170 -0.5% -0.7%
Towson $1,160 $1,460 -0.5% -3.6%
Catonsville $1,120 $1,410 0.4% 3.4%
Essex $890 $1,120 0.1% 1.7%
Annapolis $1,480 $1,860 0.4% 3.2%
Odenton $1,820 $2,280 -0.3% 2.5%
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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.