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Houston Apartments
Last updated April 13 2024 at 1:05 AM

Houston, TX
700 Apartments for Rent

Houston Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 2,320,268
Population Density: 3,624.3 people/sq mile
Median Age: 35
Percentage of Family Households: 59%
Median Annual Income: $55,499 / year
Median Rent: $1,120 / month

What locals are saying

When then-President of the Republic of Texas Sam Houston incorporated the City of Houston in 1837, the prevailing industry was railroad construction. A lot has changed since then, but the city’s passion for modes of transportation has not (think NASA and oil tycoons). Too bad a mass transit system consistently fails to inspire our local legislators... So whether you travel via steam engine or shuttle rocket, you’re going to need somewhere to park your vessel in this city of over two million. It doesn’t take a regular Space Camp attendee to find a great apartment in Houston, but we hope this guide furnishes some enlightenment for your odyssey. Happy hunting!

Two must-knows for Houston apartment hunting concern the seasonal implications of 30 degrees latitude

Houston Demographics


How diverse is Houston?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Houston is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Houston are Hispanic Or Latino (44%), White (24.2%), Black Or African American (22%), Asian (7%), Two Or More (2.4%), Other (0.3%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.1%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.1%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Houston residents?

The median age in Houston is 35 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is Houston?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Houston is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Houston are Hispanic Or Latino (44%), White (24.2%), Black Or African American (22%), Asian (7%), Two Or More (2.4%), Other (0.3%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.1%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.1%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Houston residents?

The median age in Houston is 35 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

Houston Crime


Overall Crime

High
Overall crime in Houston is high in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

High
The level of violent crime in Houston is high compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

High
The level of property crime in Houston is high compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Houston


Elementary Schools

10 /10
River Oaks Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
645 Students
19 Reviews
645
Students
19 Reviews
10 /10
Rummel Creek Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
737 Students
8 Reviews
737
Students
8 Reviews
10 /10
Wilchester Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
793 Students
5 Reviews
793
Students
5 Reviews

Middle Schools

10 /10
Project Chrysalis Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
263 Students
5 Reviews
263
Students
5 Reviews
10 /10
Harmony School Of Innovation - Katy
Charter
K-12
Charter
K-12
572 Students
7 Reviews
572
Students
7 Reviews
9 /10
Lanier Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
1,469 Students
24 Reviews
1,469
Students
24 Reviews

High Schools

10 /10
Harmony School Of Innovation - Katy
Charter
K-12
Charter
K-12
572 Students
7 Reviews
572
Students
7 Reviews
10 /10
Debakey High School For Health Prof
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
890 Students
20 Reviews
890
Students
20 Reviews
9 /10
Kerr High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
806 Students
17 Reviews
806
Students
17 Reviews

What Renters Say about Houston


Apartment List has released the results for Houston 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.
"Houston renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories above average scores."
64%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
64%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
60%
Social Life
60%
Pet Friendliness
49%
State and Local Taxes
46%
Quality of Schools
45%
Affordability
43%
Weather
43%
Public Transit
42%
Safety and Crime Rate
39%
Commute Time
39%
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Average rent in Houston, Texas

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Houston is $1,397, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,837. Rent rates updated 9 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
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Find an apartment for rent in Houston, TX


Searching for an apartment for rent in Houston, TX? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 700 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Houston. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Houston is $1,324 for a studio, $1,397 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $1,837 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 Houston 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 Houston, TX apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Houston?

In Houston, the average rent is $1,324 for a studio, $1,397 for a 1-bedroom, $1,837 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,755 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Houston, check out our monthly Houston Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Houston?

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

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

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

How much should I pay for rent in Houston?

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 Houston.

How can I find off-campus housing in Houston?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Houston. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Houston Community College, Rice University, University of Houston-Downtown, Baylor College of Medicine, and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.