2 Apartments under 500 for rent in Columbus, OH

Last updated September 26 at 11:56AM
Results within 20 miles of Columbus, OH
506 S Court St
Circleville
Circleville, OH
Updated September 26 at 1:38AM
1 Bedroom
$495
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Rent Report
Columbus

September 2017 Columbus Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2017 Columbus Rent Report. Columbus rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Columbus rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Columbus rent trends were flat over the past month

Columbus rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased moderately by 3.8% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Columbus stand at $740 for a one-bedroom apartment and $950 for a two-bedroom. Columbus' year-over-year rent growth leads the state and national averages, which both stand at 3.0%.

Columbus rents more affordable than many comparable cities nationwide

As rents have increased in Columbus, a few other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Columbus is still more affordable than most similar cities across the country.

  • Columbus' median two-bedroom rent of $950 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 3.0% over the past year compared to the 3.8% increase in Columbus.
  • While Columbus' rents rose over the past year, the city of Miami saw a decrease of 0.4%.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Columbus than most comparable cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,070, which is more than three times the price in Columbus.

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.

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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:

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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.