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83 Studio Apartments for rent in Detroit, MI

Last updated January 19 at 12:52pm UTC
8502 CONANT Street
Hamtramck
Detroit, MI
Updated January 19 at 9:23am UTC
Studio
$1,200
220 Bagley Ave
Downtown Detroit
Detroit, MI
Updated January 3 at 1:51am UTC
Studio
$13,970
7165 MICHIGAN Avenue
Chadsey
Detroit, MI
Updated January 3 at 11:41am UTC
Studio
$1,100
3245 HUBBARD Street
Vernor
Detroit, MI
Updated January 18 at 7:12pm UTC
Studio
$2,495
2408 E 7 Mile
State Fair-Nolan
Detroit, MI
Updated January 3 at 11:39am UTC
Studio
$1,080
15841 W WARREN Avenue
Brooks
Detroit, MI
Updated January 3 at 11:39am UTC
Studio
$1,800
17405 Lahser Road
Old Redford
Detroit, MI
Updated January 9 at 4:45am UTC
Studio
$500
19320 LIVERNOIS Avenue
Palmer Park
Detroit, MI
Updated January 3 at 11:38am UTC
Studio
$6,000
9048 LINWOOD Street
Rosa Parks
Detroit, MI
Updated January 3 at 11:38am UTC
Studio
$300
12712 PLYMOUTH ROAD
Mackenzie
Detroit, MI
Updated January 3 at 11:39am UTC
Studio
$1,500
1160 Holcomb St
Foch
Detroit, MI
Updated January 3 at 1:49am UTC
Studio
$475
6911 GREENFIELD
Brooks
Detroit, MI
Updated January 3 at 11:39am UTC
Studio
$2,000
18419 WYOMING Street
Bagley
Detroit, MI
Updated January 3 at 11:38am UTC
Studio
$700
13501 GRATIOT Avenue
Conner
Detroit, MI
Updated January 18 at 7:13pm UTC
Studio
$1,800
Grand River Ave
Winterhalter
Detroit, MI
Updated January 3 at 8:37am UTC
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13523 Faust Ave.
Brightmoor
Detroit, MI
Updated January 3 at 3:50pm UTC
Studio
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Lauder St
Grandmont
Detroit, MI
Updated January 18 at 8:55am UTC
Studio
$900
4020 Cortland
Winterhalter
Detroit, MI
Updated January 11 at 11:57am UTC
Studio
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Oakfield St
Cerveny
Detroit, MI
Updated January 4 at 9:04am UTC
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January 2018 Detroit Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2018 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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Detroit

January 2018 Detroit Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2018 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 rent trends were flat over the past month

Detroit rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased slightly by 1.1% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Detroit stand at $680 for a one-bedroom apartment and $890 for a two-bedroom. Detroit's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 2.4%, as well as the national average of 2.8%.

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, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Troy has seen rents fall by 0.2% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro. It's also the most expensive city in the Detroit metro with a two-bedroom median of $1,310.
  • Warren has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 9.0%. The median two-bedroom there costs $990, while one-bedrooms go for $760.
  • Detroit proper has the least expensive rents in the Detroit metro, with a two-bedroom median of $890; rents were up 1.1% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.

Detroit rents more affordable than many comparable cities nationwide

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

  • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with Michigan as a whole logging rent growth of 2.4% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.8% in Lansing and 2.7% in Grand Rapids.
  • Detroit's median two-bedroom rent of $890 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.8% over the past year compared to the 1.1% increase in Detroit.
  • While Detroit's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Fresno (+5.6%), Las Vegas (+4.4%), and Baltimore (+2.9%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Detroit than most comparable cities. For example, Chicago has a median 2BR rent of $1,250, 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 $680 $890 0.1% 1.1%
Warren $760 $990 0.5% 9.0%
Sterling Heights $820 $1,060 0.4% 2.8%
Dearborn $1,000 $1,300 0.4% 5.7%
Livonia $910 $1,190 -0.1% 2.7%
Westland $730 $950 0.1% 2.5%
Troy $1,000 $1,310 -0.2% 2.6%
Southfield $890 $1,160 -0.0% 0.9%
Taylor $680 $890 0.1% 0.4%
Pontiac $720 $930 -0.0% 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.

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.