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September Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2021 Lansing Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, Rentable data scientists and rental experts break down the September 2021 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 average rent prices in the chart below.

Monthly Rent Report

Lansing Rent Prices Increase From August to September

Lansing rent prices increased over the last month. From August to September, the city experienced a 0.66% increase for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Lansing one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $766.0.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from August to September, Lansing experienced a 0.66% increase for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Lansing two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $912.0.

September Prices: Lansing vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in Lansing and Surrounding Areas

Rent prices have increased 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 3 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 Cortland, NY, Okemos, MI, Haslett, MI .

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

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

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

September 2021 Pricing Trends: Lansing vs. National Comparisons

Lansing Rent Prices More Affordable Than Major Cities

Rent growth in Lansing 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, Lansing average 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 Rentable's September 2021 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 September 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR September 2 BR M/M % Change
Lansing, MI $761.0 0.40% $906.0 2.96%
East Lansing, MI $842.0 0.00% $1,192.0 0.25%
Cortland, NY $583.0 6.00% $1,333.0 3.33%
Okemos, MI $897.0 0.34% $1,058.0 3.62%
Haslett, MI $818.0 0.74% $934.0 0.22%
Holt, MI $1,136.0 -0.44% $1,370.0 3.32%


Each month, using over 1 million Rentable 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.