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Average Rent in Columbia, MO

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Columbia Studio - $1,499-23%
Columbia 1 Bed - $850+6%
Columbia 2 Beds - $1,035+1%
Last updated 6/19/2024

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Demographics

Education

High School

25%

Associate's

27%

Bachelor's

28%

Master's

15%

Doctorate

5%

Family Size

2 people

45%

3 people

24%

4 people

20%

5 people

8%

6+ people

3%

Household Income

0-50k

51%

50-100k

27%

100-150k

13%

150-200k

5%

200k+

5%

Age

0-10

10%

10-20

14%

20-45

46%

45-65

19%

65+

11%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/19/2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Columbia, MO

In Columbia, MO, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $850 to $1,499. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Columbia, MO is $1,499. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $850. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,035.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-23%

Changed from $1,947 to $1,499
1 Bed

+6%

Changed from $802 to $850
2 Beds

+1%

Changed from $1,025 to $1,035
Last updated 6/19/2024

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
6%
26%
33%
17%
19%

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East Campus

$700

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Hawthorne

$700

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Sixth Ward

$745

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Columbia, MO?

For renters in Columbia seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are East Campus, Hawthorne, and Sixth Ward, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $700, $700, and $745 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Douglass Park and First Ward, where the rents are $750 and $850, a favorable comparison to Columbia's overall 1-bedroom average of $850.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Columbia, MO?

In Columbia, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Fourth Ward, Downtown Columbia, and Strollway District. A 1-bedroom apartment in Fourth Ward averages at $1,450, in Downtown Columbia it averages $1,000, and in Strollway District, the average is $1,000. For additional high-end living options, First Ward offers 1-bedroom apartments at $850, and Third Ward at $850. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $850 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Columbia, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Columbia, MO?

In Columbia, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Hawthorne, Downtown Columbia, and Strollway District. In Hawthorne, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $700. Downtown Columbia sees average rents of $1,000 for a 1-bedroom unit. Strollway District offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,000. For those seeking other popular areas, Tenth Hitt Elm Locust presents 1-bedroom apartments at $850, and Edgewood Place at $850. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $850 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Columbia, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Downtown Columbia$1,000--
Strollway District$1,000--
First Ward$850+6%
Third Ward$850+6%
Edgewood Place$850--
Tenth Hitt Elm Locust$850+6%
The Links of Columbia$850+6%
Douglass Park$750--
Sixth Ward$745+6%
East Campus$7000%
Hawthorne$7000%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Fifth Ward$1,477+13%
Tenth Hitt Elm Locust$1,2000%
White Gate$1,192+12%
Third Ward$1,170+12%
Downtown Columbia$1,150+5%
First Ward$1,150+5%
Strollway District$1,150+5%
Fourth Ward$1,125-24%
Hawthorne$1,000+5%
The Links of Columbia$1,000+5%
Douglass Park$995--
Hyde Park$980+9%
Sixth Ward$974+8%
East Campus$950+6%
Edgewood Place$950+6%
Boone Hospital Medical Park$950+6%
Keene Estates$750--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

49%

15-30 Mins

38%

30-40 Mins

6%

40-60 Mins

5%

60+ Mins

2%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3939

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 17 of 25 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 14 of 25 renters

Percentage: 4646

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 14 of 25 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Coffee

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are heating up. Columbia gets a solid score for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 40% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Happy hour starts at six around here.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 72% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Columbia is shrubby, not shabby.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 13% more parks than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We'd be gym buddies with Columbia.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. A standard number of gyms compared to areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's pawsible that your pets will fall in love with Columbia.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 12% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

More of a gem than germ, this Columbia is not too bad for medical care.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 20% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Columbia gets an average rating.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 15% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 11% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 56% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 20% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Columbia.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 23 of 25 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 21 of 25 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 21 of 25 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 19 of 25 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 19 of 25 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 19 of 25 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 18 of 25 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 16 of 25 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 16 of 25 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 15 of 25 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 14 of 25 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 13 of 25 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 13 of 25 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 13 of 25 renters

Near Grocery Stores

No

Say 13 of 25 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 14 of 25 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 15 of 25 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 17 of 25 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 19 of 25 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 19 of 25 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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Top Schools in Columbia

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About

Columbia, MO

Overview of Columbia

Nestled in the heart of Missouri, Columbia is a unique town with regional charm. The city's visitors bureau describes Columbia as "The smart, innovative, artsy, eclectic, clever, savvy, brilliant, too-dynamic-to-fit-into-a-short-tagline city," which explains just how much the area has to offer. More than 110,000 people live in Columbia, filling the streets with diverse backgrounds and Midwestern hospitality. Look for Columbia apartments for rent, and find one of Missouri's most famed communities.

Living in Columbia, MO

In the early 1800s, Columbia grew as a trading post on the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails. Since it was created, the city has always had the three important economic foundations of education, medicine and insurance. The 1840s saw the birth of the University of Missouri after Boone County residents out pledged six other counties to build the university.

Today, the university is the source of intense local pride. Columbia is a center for education, research and innovation, but still fosters a unique southern flavor. The city is very safe, has a good public school system and is also very bike friendly. With a number of public parks, interesting trails and easy access to the Ozarks, apartments in Columbia are a great home for people who love to spend time outdoors.

Columbia Attractions and Special Events

Columbia is home to Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, allowing visitors to experience Missouri's finest natural attractions. With some of the most popular hiking and biking trails in the state, a large cave system, sinkholes and an underground stream, the park has something to offer all nature enthusiasts. The city hosts the annual Rock N Blues N BBQ Festival, bringing distinctive southern flavor to the streets of Columbia. In addition to live music and delectable barbecue, the festival features a half marathon, storm drain art project and New Belgium Roots Ride bike parade. The Missouri Beer Festival is also here, with the best flavors from micro breweries, brew pubs, local craft beers and national brands. Attendees can sample beers, learn about beer and food pairings and enjoy live music.

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