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Zumper National Rent Report: September 2019

The top 3 markets all saw dips in Rent prices last month as New York City fell from its 3 year high and San Francisco continued its downward trend. The rankings for the top 10 saw some movement in the middle and bottom, as Washington D.C moved up to become 6th, pushing Los Angeles down to 7th, and San Diego and Anaheim move into the top cities, both tied as 10th. Oakland also had a large 5.2% monthly one Bedroom rental growth rate but remained firmly as 4th.

The rest of the nation saw more dramatic monthly rental growth rates, between 4-5%, along with a handful of double digit year over year growth rates as well, picking up from a relatively flatter past couple of months in both regard.

While Columbus had the fastest growing rent in the nation last month, up 5.7%, Santa Ana saw the biggest rent dip, decreasing 5.1% to $1,690.

Overall, the national one bedroom rent grew 1% to $1,250, while two bedrooms increased 0.5% to $1,493. On a year to date basis, one and two bedroom prices are up 2.4% and 2.2%, respectively.

Top Five Rental Markets

1. San Francisco, CA one bedroom rent continued to follow a downward trend last month as it fell 1.7% to $3,540. Meanwhile, two bedrooms stayed flat at $4,790.

2. New York, NY saw one bedroom rent drop 0.7% to $3,030, moving down from the previous month’s record, while two bedrooms decreased 0.3% to $3,440.

3. San Jose, CA stayed the 3rd priciest city with one bedroom rent falling 0.8% to $2,520, while two bedrooms increased 0.3% to $3,000.

4. Boston, MA had a flat month as both one and two bedrooms stayed at $2,500 and $2,900, respectively.

5. Oakland, CA was the only city in the top 5 markets that had substantial rental growth rates as one bedroom rent jumped 5.2% to $2,420, while two bedrooms climbed 5.1% to $2,860.

Notable Changes This Month


–Columbus, OH one bedroom rent had the largest monthly growth rate, up 5.7% to $740. This huge bump also moved up the city 1 spot in our rankings to become the 88th priciest city.

–Memphis, TN one bedroom rent climbed 5.5%, settling at $770, and up 2 positions to rank as the 84th most expensive. Two bedrooms had more modest growth, increasing 1.2% to $820.

–Reno, NV catapulted up 6 spots to 56th with one bedroom rent jumping 5.5% to $960, while two bedrooms grew 5.3% to $1,380.

–Akron, OH one bedroom rent, though ranking as the most affordable in the nation, had a large monthly growth rate, climbing 5.5% to $580.

–Providence, RI moved up 2 positions to rank as the 15th priciest city with one bedroom rent jumping 5.3% last month to $1,580.


–Santa Ana, CA saw one bedroom rent drop 5.1%, which was the largest monthly dip in the nation, to $1,690 and fall 3 spots to become 12th. Two bedrooms decreased 3.7% to $2,100.

–Aurora, CO took a 7 ranking dip to 40th with one bedroom rent falling 5% to $1,130.

–New Orleans, LA moved down 5 positions to rank as the 24th most expensive city with one bedroom rent decreasing 4.9% to $1,360.

–Lubbock, TX dropped 2 spots to become the 99th priciest city with one bedroom rent falling 4.8% to $600 and two bedrooms decreasing 1.3% to $790.

–Spokane, WA one bedroom rent took a 10 ranking plunge to 77th due to its 4.7% decrease to $810. Two bedrooms also had a downward month, falling 2% to $980.

Full Data

  1 Bedroom  2 Bedrooms  
Pos.CityPriceM/M %Y/Y %PriceM/M %Y/Y %
1San Francisco, CA$3,540-1.70%-0.80%$4,7900.00%1.90%
2New York, NY$3,030-0.70%5.60%$3,440-0.30%5.20%
3San Jose, CA$2,520-0.80%-1.20%$3,0000.30%1.00%
4Boston, MA$2,5000.00%8.20%$2,9000.00%7.40%
5Oakland, CA$2,4205.20%13.60%$2,8605.10%9.20%
6Washington, DC$2,2903.20%6.00%$2,9105.10%3.60%
7Los Angeles, CA$2,2701.80%-2.20%$3,150-1.30%-1.60%
8Seattle, WA$1,880-1.10%-3.60%$2,4102.60%-0.80%
9Miami, FL$1,760-1.10%-2.20%$2,3000.00%-3.40%
10Anaheim, CA$1,7501.20%4.20%$2,130-4.50%0.00%
10San Diego, CA$1,7500.00%-3.30%$2,4502.10%-1.60%
12Santa Ana, CA$1,690-5.10%-7.70%$2,100-3.70%-1.90%
13Denver, CO$1,6001.30%5.30%$2,0002.60%3.60%
13Fort Lauderdale, FL$1,600-3.00%8.80%$2,1000.00%5.00%
15Providence, RI$1,5805.30%9.70%$1,6605.10%9.20%
15Honolulu, HI$1,580-0.60%-8.70%$2,2000.00%4.80%
17Long Beach, CA$1,5500.00%-1.30%$2,1000.00%4.00%
18Chicago, IL$1,450-1.40%-4.60%$1,790-0.60%-3.80%
18Philadelphia, PA$1,4505.10%-5.80%$1,7000.00%-1.70%
20Atlanta, GA$1,4000.70%-4.80%$1,7801.70%-4.80%
20Portland, OR$1,4003.70%0.00%$1,7804.70%8.50%
22Scottsdale, AZ$1,390-2.80%12.10%$1,980-1.50%4.20%
23Minneapolis, MN$1,380-1.40%-2.10%$1,8100.60%-5.20%
24New Orleans, LA$1,360-4.90%-0.70%$1,6105.20%3.90%
25Orlando, FL$1,3100.80%5.60%$1,460-0.70%0.00%
25Sacramento, CA$1,3100.80%4.00%$1,490-0.70%2.10%
27Charlotte, NC$1,280-3.00%11.30%$1,4300.70%10.90%
28Dallas, TX$1,2400.80%-1.60%$1,7100.60%0.00%
29Nashville, TN$1,2305.10%-9.60%$1,4003.70%0.00%
30Austin, TX$1,2100.80%0.80%$1,530-0.60%2.70%
30Gilbert, AZ$1,2100.00%12.00%$1,4800.70%10.40%
30Newark, NJ$1,2105.20%8.00%$1,5503.30%11.50%
33Chandler, AZ$1,200-0.80%14.30%$1,4700.70%14.00%
33Madison, WI$1,2000.00%-7.00%$1,3603.00%-3.50%
33Plano, TX$1,2002.60%4.30%$1,6601.80%6.40%
67Laredo, TX$8704.80%4.80%$9204.50%-7.10%
36Baltimore, MD$1,1800.00%-15.10%$1,4804.20%-14.90%
36Fort Worth, TX$1,1801.70%11.30%$1,3705.40%3.00%
38Tampa, FL$1,1602.70%-0.90%$1,300-1.50%-6.50%
39St Petersburg, FL$1,1504.50%13.90%$1,5600.60%2.60%
40Aurora, CO$1,130-5.00%-0.90%$1,5000.00%4.20%
40Henderson, NV$1,1300.00%5.60%$1,3500.00%7.10%
40Irving, TX$1,130-0.90%1.80%$1,5000.00%2.70%
40Pittsburgh, PA$1,1304.60%0.90%$1,3000.00%-3.70%
44Salt Lake City, UT$1,1204.70%7.70%$1,4405.10%6.70%
45Durham, NC$1,1100.00%-1.80%$1,2901.60%1.60%
46Houston, TX$1,100-4.30%-12.70%$1,350-3.60%-15.60%
47Virginia Beach, VA$1,090-0.90%1.90%$1,210-1.60%-0.80%
48Richmond, VA$1,0700.00%0.90%$1,2602.40%1.60%
49Raleigh, NC$1,060-1.90%6.00%$1,2504.20%5.00%
50Buffalo, NY$1,0405.10%-1.00%$1,2405.10%-12.70%
50Chesapeake, VA$1,0405.10%0.00%$1,2502.50%4.20%
52Milwaukee, WI$1,0205.20%10.90%$1,0704.90%-2.70%
53Boise, ID$1,0105.20%7.40%$1,090-0.90%9.00%
54Las Vegas, NV$1,0001.00%7.50%$1,2105.20%7.10%
54Phoenix, AZ$1,0000.00%3.10%$1,2600.80%6.80%
56Reno, NV$9605.50%15.70%$1,3805.30%13.10%
57Fresno, CA$950-5.00%4.40%$1,1500.90%6.50%
57Kansas City, MO$9500.00%0.00%$1,1002.80%-1.80%
57Syracuse, NY$950-2.10%14.50%$1,0802.90%1.90%
60Louisville, KY$9303.30%5.70%$9903.10%-1.00%
61Mesa, AZ$9201.10%4.50%$1,1600.00%14.90%
62Anchorage, AK$910-2.20%0.00%$1,140-0.90%0.00%
62Colorado Springs, CO$910-2.20%1.10%$1,190-0.80%6.30%
62Jacksonville, FL$910-1.10%-6.20%$1,0500.00%-4.50%
65San Antonio, TX$9001.10%-1.10%$1,1403.60%-2.60%
66Rochester, NY$8804.80%6.00%$1,0305.10%3.00%
68Arlington, TX$8604.90%6.20%$1,1202.80%2.80%
69Cleveland, OH$8504.90%9.00%$9104.60%3.40%
69Corpus Christi, TX$8500.00%-1.20%$1,0700.00%-0.90%
69Glendale, AZ$850-1.20%10.40%$1,060-3.60%6.00%
72Norfolk, VA$8405.00%2.40%$1,020-4.70%7.40%
73Knoxville, TN$8303.80%1.20%$9505.60%2.20%
73St Louis, MO$8305.10%5.10%$1,2004.30%6.20%
75Chattanooga, TN$8205.10%6.50%$9304.50%14.80%
75Cincinnati, OH$8205.10%2.50%$1,1805.40%9.30%
77Omaha, NE$810-2.40%-3.60%$1,020-2.90%-8.10%
77Spokane, WA$810-4.70%9.50%$980-2.00%8.90%
77Winston Salem, NC$8105.20%1.30%$8502.40%1.20%
80Baton Rouge, LA$800-2.40%-4.80%$9201.10%-2.10%
80Tallahassee, FL$8005.30%9.60%$9103.40%5.80%
82Augusta, GA$7804.00%9.90%$8300.00%0.00%
82Des Moines, IA$780-3.70%-9.30%$8600.00%-6.50%
84Indianapolis, IN$7702.70%14.90%$8504.90%6.30%
84Memphis, TN$7705.50%2.70%$8201.20%2.50%
86Bakersfield, CA$7604.10%0.00%$9000.00%1.10%
87Lexington, KY$7500.00%0.00%$960-2.00%5.50%
88Columbus, OH$7405.70%-7.50%$1,1302.70%7.60%
89Greensboro, NC$7300.00%0.00%$8500.00%3.70%
90Oklahoma City, OK$7204.30%0.00%$8900.00%3.50%
91Albuquerque, NM$7000.00%4.50%$8904.70%7.20%
91Lincoln, NE$7004.50%-1.40%$9304.50%-3.10%
93Tulsa, OK$6600.00%4.80%$8100.00%3.80%
94El Paso, TX$6500.00%3.20%$770-2.50%0.00%
94Tucson, AZ$6500.00%3.20%$880-1.10%3.50%
96Detroit, MI$6404.90%1.60%$7204.30%0.00%
96Shreveport, LA$640-1.50%0.00%$7405.70%2.80%
98Wichita, KS$6303.30%5.00%$740-1.30%-3.90%
99Lubbock, TX$600-4.80%-3.20%$790-1.30%2.60%
100Akron, OH$5805.50%7.40%$7100.00%-4.10%


The Zumper National Rent Report analyzes rental data from over 1 million active listings across the United States. Data is aggregated on a monthly basis to calculate median asking rents for the top 100 metro areas by population, providing a comprehensive view of the current state of the market. The report is based on all data available in the month prior to publication.

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