Average Rent in Kern, CA

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Current Versus Historical Kern, CA Rents

Kern rentals average $0 for a studio rental to $6,900 for a 4-bedroom rental. The median price of all currently available listings is $2,100, or roughly $1 per square feet.
For the apartment units and housing in May 2024, median rents have been roughly unchanged over the last year. Studio rentals prices have increased by $5,607 (627.61%) year-over-year from $893 to $6,500. 1-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $52 (4.93%) year-over-year from $1,048 to $1,100. 2-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $1 (0.05%) year-over-year from $1,348 to $1,349. 3-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $227 (12.10%) year-over-year from $1,873 to $2,100. 4-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $400 (16.33%) year-over-year from $2,450 to $2,850. Note that this figure includes all active and rented listings throughout the month.
Month-to-month, seasonality might have a bigger impact than overall trend price changes. Studio rents have gone up by 132.99% this month. 1-bedroom rents have gone up by 1.69% this month. 2-bedroom rents have gone down by 1.15% this month. 3-bedroom rents have gone up by 6.78% this month. 4-bedroom rents have gone up by 7.58% this month.
Beds
Price / Sqft
May 2024 Rent 1 Yr Ago Rent (% +/-) 3 Yr Ago Rent (% +/-)
1 BR $1.66 $1,100 $1,048 (4.93%) $934 (17.75%)
2 BR $1.45 $1,349 $1,348 (0.05%) $1,113 (21.26%)
3 BR $1.54 $2,100 $1,873 (12.10%) $1,563 (34.33%)
4+ BR $1.12 $2,850 $2,450 (16.33%) $1,916 (48.76%)

Historical Rents in Kern, CA

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Top Cities Near Kern

There are a total of 18 cities nearby Kern. The average rent in Kern is currently $2,724 per month. A total of 5 cities nearby have an average rent lower than that. Our records show that Sunrise Manor, NV, with an average rent of $1,600, is the most affordable city nearby. In contrast, the most expensive city near Kern, CA is Malibu, CA. Monthly rents here are on average $30,000 per month.

Let's compare Kern, CA's rent against other top cities nearby by bedroom size. Typically, rent for studios in Kern, CA is inf% more affordable than other cities nearby. One bedrooms are about 76.64% more affordable. Two bedrooms in Kern, CA are about 92.13% more affordable. Finally, rent for three bedrooms are about 45.53% more affordable. Want more information? Check out the top 10 cities out of 18 total cities near Kern, CA in the following chart.
City Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
Salinas, CA $1,716 $1,933 $2,461 $2,051
Summerlin South, NV N/A N/A $2,625 $2,800
Glendale, CA $2,323 $2,300 $3,051 $2,810
Rancho Cucamonga, CA N/A $2,255 $2,745 $2,833
Cathedral City, CA N/A $3,400 $4,200 $4,000
Los Angeles, CA $2,205 $2,796 $4,000 $4,850
Santa Monica, CA $2,400 $3,298 $5,800 $5,600
West Hollywood, CA $3,299 $3,500 $6,195 $6,450
Beverly Hills, CA $2,195 $3,623 $5,650 $11,000
Malibu, CA $6,998 $5,800 $6,950 $30,000

Top Neighborhoods Near Kern

There are a total of 24 neighborhoods in or near Kern. Some of these neighborhoods include Downtown Las Vegas, Silverado Ranch, and Mountain Edge. We've included all of these top 24 neighborhoods in or near Kern, CA in the following chart.

The average rent for these 24 neighborhoods in or near Kern, CA is currently around $3,574 per month. A total of 2 neighborhoods have a lower average rent. Meaning, only twenty-two neighborhoods have a higher average rent than $3,574. Interestingly, the neighborhoods' average rent is higher than Kern's average rent, which is only $2,100. Out of all the neighborhoods in or near Kern, Downtown Las Vegas has the most affordable average rent at $1,800 per month. Whereas, at $19,000 average rent per month, Pacific Palisades is the most expensive neighborhood in or near Kern. View the following chart for more information.
Neighborhood Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
Downtown Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV $1,195 $1,575 $2,248 $1,800
Silverado Ranch, Paradise, NV N/A $1,338 $1,895 $2,095
Mountain Edge, Enterprise, NV N/A N/A $1,975 $2,198
Green Valley South, Henderson, NV N/A N/A $1,700 $2,295
Rhodes Ranch, Spring Valley, NV N/A $1,425 $1,580 $2,348
Green Valley North, Henderson, NV N/A N/A $1,700 $2,395
Mira Villas, Las Vegas, NV N/A N/A $1,885 $2,495
Historic Cultural, Los Angeles, CA $2,101 $2,475 $3,166 $2,568
Southern Highlands, Enterprise, NV N/A N/A N/A $2,700
Wilshire Center - Koreatown, Los Angeles, CA $2,140 $2,508 $3,176 $2,727
The Strip, Paradise, NV $2,125 $2,100 $3,699 $2,950
Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA $2,350 $2,887 $4,470 $3,300
Westchester-Playa Del Rey, Los Angeles, CA $2,313 $2,796 $3,895 $3,848
Marina del Rey, Los Angeles, CA N/A $2,925 $4,117 $3,999
Woodland Hills-Warner Center, Los Angeles, CA N/A $2,500 $3,050 $4,400
Venice, Los Angeles, CA $2,238 $3,165 $4,336 $4,932
Westwood, Los Angeles, CA $3,295 $4,000 $5,413 $5,595
Mid-City West, Los Angeles, CA $2,300 $3,298 $5,775 $6,691
Westside, Los Angeles, CA $2,650 $6,850 $8,600 $7,100
Hollywood Hills West, Los Angeles, CA $1,868 $2,368 $4,400 $7,725
Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA $3,225 $3,098 $5,100 $8,450
Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, CA $1,897 $2,195 $3,700 $9,675
Bel Air-Beverly Crest, Los Angeles, CA N/A $3,500 $9,998 $17,998
Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA N/A N/A $6,000 $19,000

Top Counties Near Kern

There are a total of 24 counties located by Kern, CA. Some of these counties include Monterey, CA, Clark, NV, and San Bernardino, CA. The average rent for rentals in these counties is $3,525. That's roughly around $3 per sqft. A total of 1 counties have a lower average rent. The county that is the most affordable is Monterey, CA. It's average rent per month is $2,056. Vice versa, with an average rent of $9,500, Santa Barbara, CA is the most expensive county by Kern, CA.

Typically, rent for studios in Kern, CA is inf% more affordable than other counties nearby. In comparison, rent for one bedroom listings in Kern, CA is 104.12% more affordable than other counties nearby. Finally, rent for two bedrooms in Kern, CA is 113.09% more affordable than other counties nearby. We've listed the top 6 counties in the chart below.
County Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
Monterey, CA $1,716 $1,934 $2,461 $2,056
Clark, NV $1,588 $1,300 $1,695 $2,200
San Bernardino, CA $2,200 $1,850 $2,400 $2,800
Ventura, CA N/A $2,553 $3,495 $4,250
Los Angeles, CA $2,205 $2,694 $3,800 $4,500
Santa Barbara, CA $3,000 $2,750 $5,225 $9,500

Top Zipcodes Near Kern

There are a total of 48 zipcodes in or near Kern, CA. The average rent for all of these zipcodes is $2,285. A total of 15 zipcodes have a average rent that is lower than that. The zipcode with the most affordable average rent for apartment listings is 89104, Las Vegas, NV at $1,420 per month. In comparison, the zipcode with the most expensive average rent of $25,000 per month is 90265, Los Angeles County, CA.

Do you need more space than that? Average rent for one bedroom rentals for the zipcodes in or near Kern, CA is $1,198 per month. Or in other words, $2 per sqft. Meanwhile, two bedroom apartments will cost you an average of $1,736 per month. Which comes out to $2 per sqft. The following chart includes the top 10 zipcodes in Kern, CA. You can view the average rent breakdown for each zipcode by bedroom size.
Zipcode Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
89052, Henderson, NV N/A $1,695 $2,000 $2,432
89117, Las Vegas, NV N/A $1,200 $1,595 $2,350
89148, Clark County, NV N/A $1,825 $1,600 $2,395
90265, Los Angeles County, CA $6,998 $7,950 $7,850 $25,000
90069, Los Angeles, CA $6,650 $4,490 $6,525 $9,500
89128, Las Vegas, NV N/A $1,195 $1,600 $2,045
89113, Spring Valley, NV N/A $1,390 $1,595 $2,450
89135, Clark County, NV N/A N/A $2,625 $2,800
89178, Enterprise, NV N/A N/A $1,723 $2,200
89139, Enterprise, NV N/A N/A $2,700 $2,425

Frequently Asked Questions - Kern Average Rents

What is the average rent price in Kern, CA?
The average monthly rental price for Kern, CA apartments for rent is approximately $2,100. This calculation takes into consideration rental listings of varying bedroom/bathroom sizes, building types, and locations.
Do Kern, CA rent prices drop in winter?
Yes! On average we see a 3.4% drop in rental prices between the peak summer months and the slower winter months. With the added bonus of decreased competition from other renters looking to move, winter is generally considered the best time of the year to find an apartment for rent in Kern, CA.
How much is a studio apartment in Kern, CA?
The average monthly rental price for studio apartments is $0 and an average price per square feet of $0.00. There are a total of 1 studio apartment listings currently available for rent in Kern.
How much is a one bedroom apartment in Kern, CA?
The average monthly rental price for one bedroom apartments is $1,099 and an average price per square feet of $1.66. There are a total of 3 one bedroom apartment listings currently available for rent in Kern.
How much is a two bedroom apartment in Kern, CA?
The average monthly rental price for two bedroom apartments is $1,398 and an average price per square feet of $1.45. There are a total of 8 two bedroom apartment listings currently available for rent in Kern.
How have rent prices in Kern, CA changed this year?
Rent prices for rentals in Kern, CA can fluctuate yearly. Specifically, studio rental prices have changed by 6.28%, one bedroom rental prices have changed by 0.05%, two bedroom rental prices have changed by 0.00%, and three bedroom rental prices have changed by 0.12% year-over-year.
What is a reasonable rent price in Kern, CA?
A reasonable rent price in Kern, CA is around $1,680/month. You can search for these reasonably priced rental listings on RentHop.
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