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July Rent Report

Welcome to the July 2020 Lansing Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, ABODO data scientists and rental experts break down the July 2020 key findings and figures for the Lansing rental landscape.

Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in Lansing and surrounding areas and provide comparisons to the entire metro area, nearby cities and some of the most desirable and expensive cities in the United States. Take a look at the last 12 months of Lansing rent prices in the chart below.

Monthly Rent Report

Lansing Rent Prices Decrease From June to July

Lansing rent prices decreased over the last month. From June to July, the city experienced a -1.23% decrease for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Lansing one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $720.0.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from June to July, Lansing experienced a 0.44% increase for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Lansing two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $906.0.

July Prices: Lansing vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in Lansing and Surrounding Areas

Rent prices have decreased in Lansing over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 4 of the Lansing suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 2 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.

More key findings include:

  • Rent increased in Okemos, MI, Cortland, NY, Haslett, MI, Williamston, MI .

  • Rent decreased in East Lansing, MI, Holt, MI.

  • 6 suburbs are currently priced higher than the city of Lansing.

July 2020 Pricing Trends: Lansing vs. National Comparisons

Lansing Rent Prices More Affordable Than Major Cities

Rent growth in Lansing over the past year has been declining. When compared to major cities nearby, along with some of the most expensive cities in the country, Lansing rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.

The price for a Lansing one-bedroom apartment remains vastly more affordable than four of the largest cities in the United States — New York City, Washington, D.C. San Francisco and Los Angeles. And pricing compares quite similarly to nearby Midwest cities.

You can view the full rundown of ABODO's July 2020 National Apartment Report and data set here.

For more information about Lansing and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.

Data set for Lansing and suburbs

1 BR July 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR July 2 BR M/M % Change
Lansing, MI $729.0 -0.27% $902.0 1.12%
East Lansing, MI $819.0 -1.44% $1,326.0 -9.74%
Okemos, MI $855.0 1.54% $998.0 1.42%
Cortland, NY $937.0 5.64% $1,232.0 16.89%
Holt, MI $1,170.0 -0.26% $1,418.0 0.64%
Haslett, MI $723.0 1.12% $934.0 -0.64%
Williamston, MI $735.0 0.27% $1,352.0 16.45%


Each month, using over 1 million ABODO listings across the United States, we calculate the median 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rent prices by city, state, and nation, and track the month-over-month percent change. To avoid small sample sizes, we restrict the analysis for our reports to cities meeting minimum population and property count thresholds.