Average Rent In North Carolina For December 2020

By Chris Kolmar | HomeSnacks | Updated: 2020-12-07
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What is the average rent in North Carolina?

According to the most recent data from Zillow, the average rent in North Carolina for December 2020 is $1,395. With an averge apartment size of 1,601 sqft, the average price per square foot in North Carolina is $0.871.

Compared to the national average of $1,650, North Carolina rent costs -15.5% less. Read our analysis of rents by state to see how North Carolina ranks.

Here's a look at how average rents have changed over time:

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How Does North Carolina Rent Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

StatisticNCUSA% Difference
Average Rent $1,395$1,650 -15.5%
Average $/sqft $0.871$1.135 -23.2%
M-o-M Change $0$0 nan%
Y-o-Y Change $45$5 800.0%
M-o-M % Change 0.0%0.0% -
Y-o-Y % Change 3.3%0.3% -

Median Rent By Bedrooms In North Carolina


As you would expect, the median price for rent in North Carolina increases as the number of bedrooms in the unit increases. Studios rent the cheapest in North Carolina clocking in at $1,273, while a four bedroom rental will set you back $1,650 per month.

We think the best deal comes in the form of a two bedroom for $1,285 per month, however, if you don't mind having roommates, the best option on a per room basis is a 4-bedroom rental for $412/room/month.

Read on to find out more or for more on North Carolina check out:

Month Over Month North Carolina Rent Statistics

M-o-M Increase
M-o-M Increase

North Carolina has experienced a $0 change in rent over the past month going from $1,395 to $1,395. That change comes out to 0.0%.

For reference, the US national average rent changed $0 in the past month or 0.0%.

Here's a look at the month over month change for each month since 2010 for North Carolina:

Year Over Year North Carolina Rent Statistics

Y-o-Y Increase
Y-o-Y Increase

Over the past year, the average rent in North Carolina changed $45 from $1,350 to $1,395. A change of $45 means that rents changed 3.3% in a year.

That compares to the US national change of $5 in the past year or 0.3%.

Here's a look at the year over year change by month since 2011 for North Carolina:

The 10 Places With The Highest Rent In North Carolina

Population: 6,174
Median Rent: $3,501
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Pinehurst, NC

Population: 15,580
Median Rent: $1,747
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Harrisburg, NC

Population: 14,856
Median Rent: $1,499
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Waxhaw, NC

Population: 13,343
Median Rent: $1,460
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Population: 8,447
Median Rent: $1,442
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Morrisville, NC
Source: Town of Morrisville

Population: 23,873
Median Rent: $1,350
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Population: 14,970
Median Rent: $1,333
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Indian Trail, NC
Source: Public domain

Population: 37,191
Median Rent: $1,319
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Holly Springs, NC

Population: 31,827
Median Rent: $1,312
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Huntersville, NC

Population: 53,302
Median Rent: $1,285
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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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