Wilmington:
January Rent Report

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

Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in Wilmington 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 Wilmington rent prices in the chart below.

Monthly Rent Report

Wilmington Rent Prices Decreased From December to January

Wilmington rent prices increased over the last month. From December to January, the city experienced a 1.71% increase for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Wilmington one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,069.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from December to January, Wilmington experienced a 0.33% increase for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Wilmington two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,229.

January Prices: Wilmington vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in Wilmington and Surrounding Areas

Rent prices have increased in Wilmington over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 0 of the Wilmington suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 1 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.

More key findings include:

  • Rents did not increase in any of the Wilmington suburbs

  • Rent decreased in Hampstead, NC.

  • 1 suburb is currently priced lower than the city of Wilmington.

January 2020 Pricing Trends: Wilmington vs. National Comparisons

Wilmington Rent Prices More Affordable Than Major Cities

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

The price for a Wilmington 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 January 2020 National Apartment Report and data set here.

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

Data set for Wilmington and suburbs

1 BR January 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR January 2 BR M/M % Change
Wilmington, NC $1,051 2.94% $1,225 2.00%
Hampstead, NC $1,025 0.00% $1,260 0.00%

Methodology

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.