Houston, 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 Houston, Texas rental market.
An apartment for rent in Houston, Texas typically goes for $1,334 per month, while a single-family home for rent in Houston, Texas has a monthly cost of around $2,069. Renter-occupied units make up 57% of the local housing market, while the rental vacancy rate in Houston, Texas is at 9.
Average Apartment Rent in February 2023
Y-o-Y Change in Average
Average Single-Family Rent in February 2023
Compared to a year ago, Houston, Texas apartments have recorded a 4.7% rent increase.
Houston, Texas |Average apartment rent trend
Houston, Texas| Average apartment rent
Houston, Texas | Apartment rent ranges
At 42.29%, apartments priced $1,000 - $1,500 represent the bulk of Houston, Texas rentals, while condos priced $500 - $700 hold the lowest share of the market – 2.43%.
Houston, Texas | Housing tenure**
Renters take up 57% of Houston, Texas real estate, occupying a total of 499,608 units, while homeowners live in 375,219 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**
Houston, Texas | Renter-occupied housing units by no. of bedrooms**
There are 196,960 rentals in Houston, Texas with 1 bed making up the highest share of the market, at 39%. Units with 4 beds, on the other hand, hold the lowest percentage (3%), amounting to 14,933 units. Overall, the median number of rooms in Houston, Texas homes for rent is 3.7.
Houston, Texas |Renter-occupied units by age of householder**
Most condos for rent in Houston, Texas are occupied by residents in the 25 - 34 years age group (32%), followed by those in the 35 - 44 years age group (22%). At the same time, people in the 85 years and over age group make up the lowest share of the local rental market – 2%.
Houston, Texas | Renter-occupied housing units by family type**
Houston, Texas | Renter-occupied housing units by the presence of own children**
A total of 258,425 apartments for rent in Houston, Texas, or 52% of all rentals are family households. Additionally, 32% of rental homes include children under the age of 18 – that’s 161,679 units. All in all, the median size of a renter-occupied household in Houston, Texas is 2.44.
Houston, Texas | Renter-occupied housing units by educational attainment**
In terms of education, renters holding bachelor degrees or higher make up 33% of the rental market. In contrast, residents with less than a high school degree reside in 19% of the homes for rent in Houston, Texas.
Houston, Texas | Renter-occupied units by year structure built**
The highest share of Houston, Texas apartment rentals, namely 21% or 106,403 units, were Built 1970 - 1979, followed by those Built 1980 - 1989 (17%, 83,430 units), and the ones Built 2000 - 2009 (13%, 67,226 units).
Houston, Texas | Renter-occupied units by year householder moved in**
Median year renter moved into unit2016
Most Houston, Texas renters (54%) moved in 2015 to 2016, while only 1% of them moved in 1989 or earlier. Overall, the median year renters have occupied their Houston, Texas condos for rent is 2016.
Houston, Texas | Renter-occupied housing units by vehicles available**
When it comes to transportation options, 52% of Houston, Texas renters have 1 vehicle available per household, 29% of them have 2 vehicles available, and 13% have No vehicle available.
Houston, Texas | Means of transportation to work of householders living in renter-occupied housing units**
Houston, Texas |Geographical mobility in the past year for householders living in renter-occupied housing units**
Houston, 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 Houston, 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, 2020 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates