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Columbus Apartments
Last updated February 20 2024 at 10:55 PM

Columbus, OH
793 Apartments for Rent

Columbus Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 898,553
Population Density: 4,099.3 people/sq mile
Median Age: 33
Percentage of Family Households: 53%
Median Annual Income: $58,202 / year
Median Rent: $1,098 / month

What locals are saying

There's a road outside Columbus, Ohio feels like I drove along for years. This midwest way of ease, it surrounds us. I can't deny the rhythm here, and as I pull away from riverside beside me, that high street never looked so good." (O.A.R. - "Road Outside Columbus").

Who likes Trivia? Name the capital of Ohio, the largest city in Ohio, and the Spanish explorer that discovered Cuba in 1492

Columbus Demographics


How diverse is Columbus?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Columbus is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Columbus are White (52.9%), Black Or African American (29%), Hispanic Or Latino (6.9%), Asian (5.7%), Two Or More (5%), Other (0.4%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.1%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Columbus residents?

The median age in Columbus is 33 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is Columbus?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Columbus is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Columbus are White (52.9%), Black Or African American (29%), Hispanic Or Latino (6.9%), Asian (5.7%), Two Or More (5%), Other (0.4%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.1%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Columbus residents?

The median age in Columbus is 33 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

Columbus Crime


Overall Crime

Above Average
Overall crime in Columbus is above average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Above Average
The level of violent crime in Columbus is above average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Above Average
The level of property crime in Columbus is above average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Columbus


Elementary Schools

8 /10
Clinton Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
502 Students
10 Reviews
502
Students
10 Reviews
8 /10
Alpine Elementary School
Public
K-3
Public
K-3
385 Students
2 Reviews
385
Students
2 Reviews
8 /10
Columbus Preparatory Academy
Charter
K-10
Charter
K-10
744 Students
36 Reviews
744
Students
36 Reviews

Middle Schools

8 /10
Columbus Preparatory Academy
Charter
K-10
Charter
K-10
744 Students
36 Reviews
744
Students
36 Reviews
6 /10
Galloway Ridge Intermediate School
Public
5-6
Public
5-6
761 Students
6 Reviews
761
Students
6 Reviews
6 /10
Mccord Middle School
Public
7-8
Public
7-8
523 Students
3 Reviews
523
Students
3 Reviews

High Schools

9 /10
Columbus Alternative High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
822 Students
15 Reviews
822
Students
15 Reviews
8 /10
Worthington Kilbourne High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,263 Students
10 Reviews
1,263
Students
10 Reviews
8 /10
Columbus Preparatory Academy
Charter
K-10
Charter
K-10
744 Students
36 Reviews
744
Students
36 Reviews

What Renters Say about Columbus


Apartment List has released the results for Columbus from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
"Columbus renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories above-average scores."
74%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
68%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
64%
Pet Friendliness
60%
Social Life
57%
Commute Time
45%
Public Transit
40%
Safety and Crime Rate
39%
Dating
38%
Quality of Schools
38%
Affordability
37%
Weather
31%
State and Local Taxes
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Average rent in Columbus, Ohio

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Columbus is $1,470, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,722. Rent rates updated 6 days ago
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Find an apartment for rent in Columbus, OH


Searching for an apartment for rent in Columbus, OH? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 793 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Columbus. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Columbus is $1,235 for a studio, $1,470 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $1,722 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of Columbus apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next Columbus, OH apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Columbus?

In Columbus, the average rent is $1,235 for a studio, $1,470 for a 1-bedroom, $1,722 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,455 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Columbus, check out our monthly Columbus Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Columbus?

You can filter cheap apartments in Columbus by price: under $700, under $800.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Columbus?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Columbus apartments that allow pets.

How much should I pay for rent in Columbus?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Columbus.

How can I find off-campus housing in Columbus?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Columbus. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Columbus College of Art and Design, Ohio State University-Main Campus, Franklin University, Mount Carmel College of Nursing, and Otterbein University.