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112 1 Bedroom Apartments for rent in Detroit, MI

Last updated January 21 at 10:31pm UTC
Cathedral Tower
80 E Hancock St
Detroit, MI
Updated January 21 at 8:14pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$837
DuCharme Place
1544 East Lafayette Street
Detroit, MI
Updated January 21 at 7:14pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,610
5201 Commonwealth St
Jeffries
Detroit, MI
Updated January 21 at 11:30am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,400
8259 Schaefer Hwy
Mackenzie
Detroit, MI
Updated January 21 at 11:30am UTC
1 Bedroom
$599
447 Antoinette St
Central
Detroit, MI
Updated January 21 at 11:29am UTC
1 Bedroom
$975
828 W Willis St
University
Detroit, MI
Updated January 21 at 11:29am UTC
1 Bedroom
$800
1301 Orleans St
Downtown Detroit
Detroit, MI
Updated January 21 at 9:39am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,029
1 Lafayette Plaisance
Downtown Detroit
Detroit, MI
Updated January 21 at 9:39am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,615
18273 Forrer St
Greenfield
Detroit, MI
Updated January 21 at 8:33am UTC
1 Bedroom
$550
8153 Bliss St
Osborn
Detroit, MI
Updated January 21 at 8:33am UTC
1 Bedroom
$600
5885 WESTWOOD Street
Warrendale
Detroit, MI
Updated January 21 at 9:21pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$950
19202 Appleton - A217
Berg - Lasher
Detroit, MI
Updated January 21 at 10:31pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$675
19222 Appleton - E209
Berg - Lasher
Detroit, MI
Updated January 21 at 10:31pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$675
4535 Cadieux Road - 15
Finney
Detroit, MI
Updated January 21 at 10:31pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$650
17655 Manderson - 405
Palmer Park
Detroit, MI
Updated January 21 at 10:31pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$650
18656 Faust Ave
Evergreen
Detroit, MI
Updated January 21 at 11:30am UTC
1 Bedroom
$700
17181 New York St
Finney
Detroit, MI
Updated January 21 at 11:30am UTC
1 Bedroom
$650
14405 Mapleridge
Burbank
Detroit, MI
Updated January 21 at 11:30am UTC
1 Bedroom
$500
3783 Tyler, 2W
Winterhalter
Detroit, MI
Updated January 21 at 11:30am UTC
1 Bedroom
$500
1525 Broadway
Downtown Detroit
Detroit, MI
Updated January 21 at 9:39am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,100
19636 Schoenherr
Osborn
Detroit, MI
Updated January 21 at 9:39am UTC
1 Bedroom
$495

January 2019 Detroit Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Detroit Rent Report. Detroit rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Detroit rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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January 2019 Detroit Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Detroit Rent Report. Detroit rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Detroit rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Detroit rents increased over the past month

Detroit rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased slightly by 1.2% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Detroit stand at $690 for a one-bedroom apartment and $900 for a two-bedroom. Detroit's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.6%, as well as the national average of 0.9%.

Rents rising across the Detroit Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Detroit, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Detroit metro, 9 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Dearborn has the most expensive rents in the Detroit metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,350; the city has also seen rent growth of 4.4% over the past year, the fastest in the metro.
  • Over the past month, Troy has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 2.2%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,300, while one-bedrooms go for $1,000.
  • Taylor has the least expensive rents in the Detroit metro, with a two-bedroom median of $890; rents increased 0.4% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.

Detroit rents more affordable than many other large cities nationwide

As rents have increased slightly in Detroit, a few similar cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Detroit is still more affordable than most comparable cities across the country.

  • Rents increased marginally in other cities across the state, with Michigan as a whole logging rent growth of 0.6% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.2% in Lansing and 0.2% in Grand Rapids.
  • Detroit's median two-bedroom rent of $900 is below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the 1.2% increase in Detroit.
  • While Detroit's rents rose slightly over the past year, the city of Baltimore saw a decrease of 0.8%.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Detroit than most other large cities. For example, Chicago has a median 2BR rent of $1,270, which is nearly one-and-a-half times the price in Detroit.

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
Detroit $690 $900 0.1% 1.2%
Warren $790 $1,020 0.7% 3.2%
Sterling Heights $830 $1,080 0.3% 2.0%
Dearborn $1,040 $1,350 1.7% 4.4%
Livonia $930 $1,210 -1.5% 1.5%
Westland $740 $970 0.0% 1.5%
Troy $1,000 $1,300 -2.2% -0.3%
Southfield $900 $1,180 0.1% 1.7%
Taylor $680 $890 0.4% 0.3%
Pontiac $730 $940 -0.1% 1.0%
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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.

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.