Average Rent In Texas For December 2020

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

According to the most recent data from Zillow, the average rent in Texas for December 2020 is $1,550. With an averge apartment size of 1,611 sqft, the average price per square foot in Texas is $0.962.

Compared to the national average of $1,650, Texas rent costs -6.1% less. Read our analysis of rents by state to see how Texas ranks.

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

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

StatisticTXUSA% Difference
Average Rent $1,550$1,650 -6.1%
Average $/sqft $0.962$1.135 -15.2%
M-o-M Change $0$0 nan%
Y-o-Y Change $50$5 900.0%
M-o-M % Change 0.0%0.0% -
Y-o-Y % Change 3.3%0.3% -

Median Rent By Bedrooms In Texas


As you would expect, the median price for rent in Texas increases as the number of bedrooms in the unit increases. Studios rent the cheapest in Texas clocking in at $1,450, while a four bedroom rental will set you back $1,875 per month.

We think the best deal comes in the form of a two bedroom for $1,425 per month, however, if you don't mind having roommates, the best option on a per room basis is a 4-bedroom rental for $468/room/month.

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

Month Over Month Texas Rent Statistics

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

Texas has experienced a $0 change in rent over the past month going from $1,550 to $1,550. 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 Texas:

Year Over Year Texas Rent Statistics

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

Over the past year, the average rent in Texas changed $50 from $1,500 to $1,550. A change of $50 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 Texas:

The 10 Places With The Highest Rent In Texas

Fair Oaks Ranch, TX

Population: 9,477
Median Rent: $2,835
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Highland Park, TX

Population: 9,071
Median Rent: $2,569
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Sunnyvale, TX

Population: 6,077
Median Rent: $2,375
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Fulshear, TX

Population: 6,203
Median Rent: $2,325
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Murphy, TX

Population: 20,361
Median Rent: $2,286
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West University Place, TX
Source: Public domain

Population: 15,477
Median Rent: $2,206
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Fate, TX

Population: 10,339
Median Rent: $2,180
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Melissa, TX
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Population: 7,682
Median Rent: $2,153
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Heath, TX

Population: 8,153
Median Rent: $2,100
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University Park, TX

Population: 24,692
Median Rent: $1,962
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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.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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