Austin, Texas Rental Market Trends
Any shifts in rent prices brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic are not yet reflected in the statistics on this page. Please bear this in mind when referencing the data below, as it may not accurately describe the current context of the Austin, Texas rental market.
An apartment for rent in Austin, Texas typically goes for $1,690 per month, while a single-family home for rent in Austin, Texas has a monthly cost of around $2,898. Renter-occupied units make up 55% of the local housing market, while the rental vacancy rate in Austin, Texas is at 6.6.
Average Apartment Rent in October 2021
Y-o-Y Change in Average
Average Single-Family Rent in October 2021
Compared to a year ago, Austin, Texas apartments have recorded a 21.6% rent increase.
Austin, Texas |Average apartment rent trend
Austin, Texas| Average apartment rent
Austin, Texas | Apartment rent ranges
At 39.6%, apartments priced $1,000 - $1,500 represent the bulk of Austin, Texas rentals, while condos priced $500 - $700 hold the lowest share of the market – 0.04%.
Austin, Texas | Housing tenure**
Renters take up 55% of Austin, Texas real estate, occupying a total of 208,707 units, while homeowners live in 171,685 properties.
Median number of rooms of renter-occupied housing units**
Renter median household income**
Average household size of renter-occupied housing units**
Rental vacancy rate**
Austin, Texas | Renter-occupied housing units by no. of bedrooms**
There are 78,955 rentals in Austin, Texas with 1 bed making up the highest share of the market, at 38%. Units with 4 beds, on the other hand, hold the lowest percentage (4%), amounting to 8,007 units. Overall, the median number of rooms in Austin, Texas homes for rent is 3.5.
Austin, Texas |Renter-occupied units by age of householder**
Most condos for rent in Austin, Texas are occupied by residents in the 25 - 34 years age group (41%), followed by those in the 35 - 44 years age group (20%). At the same time, people in the 85 years and over age group make up the lowest share of the local rental market – 1%.
Austin, Texas | Renter-occupied housing units by family type**
Austin, Texas | Renter-occupied housing units by the presence of own children**
A total of 80,554 apartments for rent in Austin, Texas, or 39% of all rentals are family households. Additionally, 22% of rental homes include children under the age of 18 – that’s 46,441 units. All in all, the median size of a renter-occupied household in Austin, Texas is 2.27.
Austin, Texas | Renter-occupied housing units by educational attainment**
In terms of education, renters holding bachelor degrees or higher make up 47% of the rental market. In contrast, residents with less than a high school degree reside in 10% of the homes for rent in Austin, Texas.
Austin, Texas | Renter-occupied units by year structure built**
The highest share of Austin, Texas apartment rentals, namely 21% or 43,548 units, were Built 1980 - 1989, followed by those Built 1990 - 1999 (17%, 36,511 units), and the ones Built 2000 - 2009 (17%, 35,783 units).
Austin, Texas | Renter-occupied units by year householder moved in**
Median year renter moved into unit2015
Most Austin, Texas renters (34%) moved in 2010 to 2014, while only 1% of them moved in 1990 to 1999. Overall, the median year renters have occupied their Austin, Texas condos for rent is 2015.
Austin, Texas | Renter-occupied housing units by vehicles available**
When it comes to transportation options, 52% of Austin, Texas renters have 1 vehicle available per household, 30% of them have 2 vehicles available, and 10% have No vehicle available.
Austin, Texas | Means of transportation to work of householders living in renter-occupied housing units**
Austin, Texas |Geographical mobility in the past year for householders living in renter-occupied housing units**
Austin, Texas | Average apartment rent by zip codes
The rental statistics on this page were compiled using data provided by our sister company, Yardi Matrix, an apartment market intelligence solution which offers comprehensive information on all Austin, Texas apartment buildings 50 units or larger. Yardi Matrix covers ~80% of the U.S. metro area population, including over 80,000 properties and 15.2 million apartments across 124 U.S. markets.
*Average single-family rent calculated from point2homes.com data.
**Data sourced from U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates