Average Rent In Virginia For December 2020

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

According to the most recent data from Zillow, the average rent in Virginia for December 2020 is $1,660. With an averge apartment size of 1,468 sqft, the average price per square foot in Virginia is $1.13.

Compared to the national average of $1,650, Virginia rent costs 0.6% more. Read our analysis of rents by state to see how Virginia ranks.

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

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

StatisticVAUSA% Difference
Average Rent $1,660$1,650 0.6%
Average $/sqft $1.13$1.135 -0.4%
M-o-M Change $-35$0 -inf%
Y-o-Y Change $10$5 100.0%
M-o-M % Change -2.1%0.0% -
Y-o-Y % Change 0.6%0.3% -

Median Rent By Bedrooms In Virginia


As you would expect, the median price for rent in Virginia increases as the number of bedrooms in the unit increases. Studios rent the cheapest in Virginia clocking in at $1,612, while a four bedroom rental will set you back $2,050 per month.

We think the best deal comes in the form of a two bedroom for $1,659 per month, however, if you don't mind having roommates, the best option on a per room basis is a 4-bedroom rental for $512/room/month.

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

Month Over Month Virginia Rent Statistics

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

Virginia has experienced a $-35 change in rent over the past month going from $1,695 to $1,660. That change comes out to -2.1%.

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 Virginia:

Year Over Year Virginia Rent Statistics

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

Over the past year, the average rent in Virginia changed $10 from $1,650 to $1,660. A change of $10 means that rents changed 0.6% 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 Virginia:

The 10 Places With The Highest Rent In Virginia

Vienna, VA

Population: 16,474
Median Rent: $2,042
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Herndon, VA

Population: 24,545
Median Rent: $1,954
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Fairfax, VA

Population: 23,580
Median Rent: $1,929
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Falls Church, VA

Population: 13,843
Median Rent: $1,899
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Alexandria, VA

Population: 154,710
Median Rent: $1,779
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Manassas Park, VA

Population: 16,117
Median Rent: $1,749
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Dumfries, VA

Population: 5,216
Median Rent: $1,636
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Leesburg, VA
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Population: 51,015
Median Rent: $1,603
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Manassas, VA

Population: 41,379
Median Rent: $1,539
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Purcellville, VA

Population: 9,217
Median Rent: $1,411
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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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