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Pottsville Among the Cheapest Places to Rent in the US

People looking for rentals on Facebook Marketplace might beg to differ with this study.

Pottsville is one of the cheapest cities in the entire United States to rent right now. That's according to the results of a new study released by New Jersey Real Estate Network. In fact, Pottsville is the third-cheapest place to rent space right now. According to the study, a square foot of rental space is going for just 76 cents. Only Decatur, Illinois (69 cents), and Johnstown, Pennsylvania (65 cents), are cheaper cities to rent.

Pottsville is one of the cheapest cities in the entire United States to rent right now.

That’s according to the results of a new study released by New Jersey Real Estate Network.

In fact, Pottsville is the third-cheapest place to rent space right now. According to the study, a square foot of rental space is going for just 76 cents.

Only Decatur, Illinois (69 cents), and Johnstown, Pennsylvania (65 cents), are cheaper cities to rent.

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The study shows the average rental space in Pottsville now is 1,000 square feet and is going for $760 a month. That’s 57% below the national average, according to New Jersey Real Estate Network.

In a release from the company about its study results, a spokesperson for NJREN says, “In an increasingly expensive rental market it is interesting to uncover the cities in which renters can find the best value in terms of spacious accommodation.”

Cheapest Cities to Rent in the US in 2023

Here’s a look at the Top 10 cheapest places to rent in the US in 2023:

RankMetropolitan AreaMonthly price of rent per square foot ($)
1Johnstown, PA$0.65
2Decatur, IL$0.69
3Pottsville, PA$0.76
4Carbondale, IL$0.78
5Ogdensburg, NY$0.86
6Peoria, IL$0.865
7Muncie, IN$0.867
8Altoona, PA$0.87
9Cumberland, MD$0.89
10Terre Haute, IN$0.892

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