August 2022 Omaha Rent Report
Welcome to the August 2022 Omaha Rent Report. Omaha rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Omaha rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.
Omaha rents increase sharply over the past month
Omaha rents have increased 1.3% over the past month, and have increased sharply by 9.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Omaha stand at $938 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,186 for a two-bedroom. This is the eighth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in November of last year. Omaha's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 9.7%, but trails the national average of 12.3%.
Omaha rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide
As rents have increased sharply in Omaha, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly. Omaha is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.
- Omaha's median two-bedroom rent of $1,186 is below the national average of $1,358. Nationwide, rents have grown by 12.3% over the past year compared to the 9.8% increase in Omaha.
- While Omaha's rents rose sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Miami (+23.0%), New York City (+21.2%), and Dallas (+16.0%).
- Renters will find more reasonable prices in Omaha than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,659, which is more than twice the price in Omaha.
For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S.
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 about the methodology on our blog.
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.
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About Rent Reports:
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