Kent apartment rents jump 6.8 percent compared to 2016

Two-bedroom unit median rate at $1,740

  • Tuesday, December 26, 2017 1:49pm
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Apartment rents in Kent jumped 6.8 percent in 2017 compared to 2016.

A median two-bedroom unit in Kent rents for $1,740 per month, up 6.8 percent from 2016, according to Apartment List, a San Francisco-based company. In comparison, the national median two-bedroom rent is $1,160, up 2.7 percent from last year. The median one-bedroom rate in Kent is $1,400, which means about half the rents are higher than that price and half are lower.

With the U.S. renter population growing quickly – now about 37 percent of U.S. households – Apartment List aims to provide data-backed research to keep renters informed.

For more information, go to apartmentlist.com.

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