Average Rent In Pennsylvania For December 2020

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

According to the most recent data from Zillow, the average rent in Pennsylvania for December 2020 is $1,350. With an averge apartment size of 1,258 sqft, the average price per square foot in Pennsylvania is $1.073.

Compared to the national average of $1,650, Pennsylvania rent costs -18.2% less. Read our analysis of rents by state to see how Pennsylvania ranks.

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

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How Does Pennsylvania Rent Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

StatisticPAUSA% Difference
Average Rent $1,350$1,650 -18.2%
Average $/sqft $1.073$1.135 -5.5%
M-o-M Change $-5$0 -inf%
Y-o-Y Change $50$5 900.0%
M-o-M % Change -0.4%0.0% -
Y-o-Y % Change 3.8%0.3% -

Median Rent By Bedrooms In Pennsylvania


As you would expect, the median price for rent in Pennsylvania increases as the number of bedrooms in the unit increases. Studios rent the cheapest in Pennsylvania clocking in at $1,025, while a four bedroom rental will set you back $1,800 per month.

We think the best deal comes in the form of a two bedroom for $1,322 per month, however, if you don't mind having roommates, the best option on a per room basis is a 4-bedroom rental for $450/room/month.

Read on to find out more or for more on Pennsylvania check out:

Month Over Month Pennsylvania Rent Statistics

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

Pennsylvania has experienced a $-5 change in rent over the past month going from $1,355 to $1,350. That change comes out to -0.4%.

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 Pennsylvania:

Year Over Year Pennsylvania Rent Statistics

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

Over the past year, the average rent in Pennsylvania changed $50 from $1,300 to $1,350. A change of $50 means that rents changed 3.8% 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 Pennsylvania:

The 10 Places With The Highest Rent In Pennsylvania

Conshohocken, PA
Source: Public domain

Population: 7,985
Median Rent: $1,664
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Franklin Park, PA
Source: Public domain

Population: 14,301
Median Rent: $1,552
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Folcroft, PA

Population: 6,620
Median Rent: $1,384
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Wyomissing, PA

Population: 10,452
Median Rent: $1,342
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Doyle, PA

Population: 8,307
Median Rent: $1,340
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West Chester, PA
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Population: 19,698
Median Rent: $1,286
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Hatboro, PA

Population: 7,436
Median Rent: $1,277
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Collegeville, PA

Population: 5,221
Median Rent: $1,258
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Millersville, PA

Population: 8,366
Median Rent: $1,233
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Phoenixville, PA

Population: 16,743
Median Rent: $1,230
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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.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

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