Average Rent In Washington For December 2020

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

According to the most recent data from Zillow, the average rent in Washington for December 2020 is $1,995. With an averge apartment size of 1,440 sqft, the average price per square foot in Washington is $1.385.

Compared to the national average of $1,650, Washington rent costs 20.9% more. Read our analysis of rents by state to see how Washington ranks.

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

Best Places To Live In Washington

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

StatisticWAUSA% Difference
Average Rent $1,995$1,650 20.9%
Average $/sqft $1.385$1.135 22.0%
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 2.3%0.3% -

Median Rent By Bedrooms In Washington


As you would expect, the median price for rent in Washington increases as the number of bedrooms in the unit increases. Studios rent the cheapest in Washington clocking in at $1,460, while a four bedroom rental will set you back $2,300 per month.

We think the best deal comes in the form of a two bedroom for $1,695 per month, however, if you don't mind having roommates, the best option on a per room basis is a 4-bedroom rental for $575/room/month.

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

Month Over Month Washington Rent Statistics

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

Washington has experienced a $0 change in rent over the past month going from $1,995 to $1,995. 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 Washington:

Year Over Year Washington Rent Statistics

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

Over the past year, the average rent in Washington changed $45 from $1,950 to $1,995. A change of $45 means that rents changed 2.3% 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 Washington:

The 10 Places With The Highest Rent In Washington

Sammamish, WA

Population: 62,877
Median Rent: $2,240
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Mercer Island, WA

Population: 24,768
Median Rent: $2,041
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Snoqualmie, WA

Population: 12,944
Median Rent: $1,975
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Brier, WA

Population: 6,697
Median Rent: $1,967
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Maple Valley, WA

Population: 25,375
Median Rent: $1,869
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Issaquah, WA

Population: 35,629
Median Rent: $1,868
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Dupont, WA

Population: 9,303
Median Rent: $1,865
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Bellevue, WA

Population: 139,014
Median Rent: $1,862
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Redmond, WA
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Population: 60,712
Median Rent: $1,852
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