Updated 1/4/2016

Welcome to the Minnesota Apartment List Rent Report! Minnesota rents are increasing more quickly than national averages. In this report, we will evaluate trends across the state as well as variations between cities.

Minnesota vs. the US


In December, a 1 bedroom apartment in Minnesota averaged $920 and a 2 bedroom averaged $1100.  Rental prices for 2 bedrooms in Minnesota grew 4.0% in December 2015 versus December 2014, significantly higher than the national average of 2.7%.

Top 10 Most Expensive Minnesota Cities

MN - 10 most expensive Dec 2015

  • MinneapolisThe state’s most populous city was once again also its most expensive in December with a 2 bedroom average of $1570. Minneapolis has grown by 5.4% in 2 bedroom rents since December 2014.
  • Eden Prairie: Eden Prairie had the 3rd most expensive rents at $1300. Eden Prairie rents are up 7.2% over December 2014, the 2nd highest increase of any Minnesota city.
  • Minnetonka: Just west of Minneapolis, Minnetonka placed 8th for most expensive rents in December. A 2 bedroom there runs $1210, while a 1 bedroom costs $1080.

Top 10 Minnesota Cities with Fastest Growing Rents

MN - 10 fastest growing Dec 2015

Some areas within Minnesota’s larger cities are experiencing rental price growth that exceed the national rate of 4.0%.

  • Burnsville: Burnsville surpasses Minneapolis and Eden Prairie this month for highest growth over last year with a 7.7% increase. 2 bedroom rents in Burnsville average $1080.
  • Minneapolis and Eagan: Both Minneapolis ($1570) and Eagan ($1180) tied for 4th highest rent increases in December, up 5.4% over December 2014.
  • St. Cloud: St. Cloud ($700) placed 9th for rental growth at 3.6%. Although St. Cloud shows slower growth than statewide averages, it still shows higher growth than the national average.

Full Data:

Apartment List December Rent Report

CityMedian Price - 1 BedMM Change - 1 BedYY Change - 1 BedMedian Price - 2 BedMM Change - 2 BedYY Change - 2 Bed
Eden Prairie$1,0700.1%5.4%$1,3001.4%7.2%
St. Louis Park$1,010-0.2%6.0%$1,2701.9%3.8%
Inver Grove Heights$1,110
St. Paul$8203.7%5.5%$1,0504.7%3.2%
New Hope$950
Brooklyn Park$8001.0%4.4%$9402.2%4.8%
St. Cloud$700
Apartment List December Rent Report


Apartment List RPM data is drawn from several hundred thousand monthly listings on our site. All average prices are calculated as the median for the specified size and time period. For top city rankings, we calculated median 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom rents in 100 top cities and then ranked them by 2 bedroom rents. Price changes are calculated using a “same unit” methodology similar to the Case-Shiller “repeat sales” home prices methodology, and averages are not value weighted.

About Apartment List Rent Reports:

Apartment List’s Rent Reports cover rental pricing data in major cities, their suburbs, and their neighborhoods. We provide valuable leading indicators of rental price trends, highlight data on top cities, and identify the key facts renters should know. As always, our goal is to provide price transparency to America’s 105 million renters to help them make the best possible decisions in choosing a place to call home.  Apartment List publishes Rent Reports during the first calendar week of each month.

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