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8 Cheap Apartments for rent in Pontiac, MI

Last updated November 17 at 9:26pm UTC
17200 W TEN MILE Road
Southfield, MI
Updated November 10 at 2:17am UTC
Results within 1 miles of Pontiac, MI
24333 Southfield Road
Southfield, MI
Updated November 7 at 9:36pm UTC
Results within 5 miles of Pontiac, MI
152 Washington St
Pontiac, MI
Updated November 8 at 1:33am UTC
1 Bedroom
Results within 10 miles of Pontiac, MI
4345 MEIGS Avenue
, MI
Updated November 1 at 10:34pm UTC
2820 W MAPLE Road
The Transit Center
Troy, MI
Updated November 17 at 9:26pm UTC
6877 Saline Dr
, MI
Updated November 15 at 11:50am UTC
1 Bedroom
1370 N Oakland Boulevard
, MI
Updated October 25 at 3:19am UTC
20 N Tilden Ave
, MI
Updated November 15 at 11:52am UTC
1 Bedroom

November 2018 Pontiac Rent Report

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

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Rent Report

November 2018 Pontiac Rent Report

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

Pontiac rents held steady over the past month

Pontiac rents have declined 0.1% over the past month, but are up marginally by 0.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Pontiac stand at $730 for a one-bedroom apartment and $950 for a two-bedroom. Pontiac's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.9%, as well as the national average of 1.1%.

Rents rising across the Detroit Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Pontiac, 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.

  • Taylor has the least expensive rents in the Detroit metro, with a two-bedroom median of $880; the city has also seen rents fall by 0.5% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro.
  • Livonia has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.0%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,220, while one-bedrooms go for $940.
  • Troy has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Detroit metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,330; rents increased 0.3% over the past month and 1.7% over the past year.

Pontiac rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased marginally in Pontiac, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Pontiac is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Rents increased marginally in other cities across the state, with Michigan as a whole logging rent growth of 0.9% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.4% in Lansing and 0.8% in Grand Rapids.
  • Pontiac's median two-bedroom rent of $950 is below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.1% over the past year compared to the 0.7% rise in Pontiac.
  • While Pontiac's rents rose marginally over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Baltimore (-1.6%) and El Paso (-0.8%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Pontiac than most large cities. For example, Chicago has a median 2BR rent of $1,270.

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 $890 0.3% 0.8%
Warren $770 $1,010 1.2% 2.7%
Sterling Heights $820 $1,070 0.6% 2.1%
Dearborn $1,020 $1,330 0.7% 2.5%
Livonia $940 $1,220 3.0%
Westland $740 $970 0.3% 1.3%
Troy $1,020 $1,330 0.3% 1.7%
Southfield $900 $1,170 0.3% 1.5%
Taylor $680 $880 0.9% -0.5%
Pontiac $730 $950 -0.1% 0.7%
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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.