Columbia, SC Rental Market Trends

Columbia Rent Report: April 2024

Welcome to the Apartment List April 2024 Rent Report for Columbia, SC. Currently, the overall median rent in the city stands at $1,160, roughly the same as last month. Prices and are now up 2.0% year-over-year. Read on to learn more about what’s been happening in the Columbia rental market and how it compares to trends throughout the nation as a whole.

Columbia rents are flat month-over-month and up 2.0% year-over-year

The median rent in Columbia rose by 0.4% over the course of March, and has now increased by a total of 2.0% over the past 12 months. Columbia’s rent growth over the past year has has outpaced both state (-0.3%) and national (-0.8%) averages.

Columbia rent growth in 2024 pacing similar last year

Three months into the year, rents in Columbia have risen 0.6%. This is a similar rate of growth compared to what the city was experiencing at this point last year: from January to March 2023 rents had increased 0.9%.


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