Most Expensive Zip Codes for Rent in Colorado
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Most Expensive Zip Codes for Rent in Colorado

Eight of the ten zip codes with the highest average rent in an eight-state western region are in Denver. And the other two can also be found in the metro area.

The data was collected for a new report by RENTCafe that looks at America's most expensive zip codes for renters in 2018. The Colorado figures were assembled for Westword at our request as a supplement to the main analysis — and as you can see by the information shared below, it speaks volumes.

Rent prices have steadily escalated in the Mile High City over the past couple of years, with the rate of increases outpacing practically every market in the country. Look no further than a study released earlier this year that revealed rent in Denver proper has gone up 48 percent since 2010. Only the California Bay Area has seen a greater spike during that span.

Today, zip codes in numerous major metros across the country sport higher average rent than Denver, as shown in the RENTCafe graphic below.

Still, the average rent for Denver's 80206 zip code — $2,435 — is pricier than any other zip code in Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.

The list of the ten most expensive zip codes in Colorado is dominated by Denver, with the exception of zips in Boulder that finished fifth and one in Littleton that wound up in ninth place.

Other communities represented include Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Castle Rock, Longmont, Louisville, Broomfield, Windsor and even Brighton.

In all, RENTCafe looked at 78 zip codes in Colorado. The average rent for each is included here and ranked from most to least expensive. We've also indicated rent changes on a year-over-year basis. Costs in eleven zip codes went down over that period and one stayed static — meaning prices increased in 66.

Which isn't exactly a surprise.

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Number 1: 80206 — Denver
Average rent: $2,435
Year-over-year change: -0.7 percent

Number 2: 80209 — Denver
Average rent: $2,151
Year-over-year change: +5.2 percent

Number 3: 80202 — Denver
Average rent: $2,138
Year-over-year change: +1.4 percent

Number 4: 80204 — Denver
Average rent: $2,075
Year-over-year change: -2.6 percent

Number 5: 80301 — Boulder
Average rent: $2,044
Year-over-year change: +5.4 percent

Number 6: 80211 — Denver
Average rent: $1,963
Year-over-year change: +0.8 percent

Number 7: 80238 — Denver
Average rent: $1,857
Year-over-year change: -1.5 percent

Number 8: 80216 — Denver
Average rent: $1,840
Year-over-year change: +0.6 percent

Number 9: 80120 — Littleton
Average rent: $1,817
Year-over-year change: +4.8 percent

Number 10: 80210 — Denver
Average rent: $1,817
Year-over-year change: +0.9 percent

Number 11: 80027 — Louisville
Average rent: $1,782
Year-over-year change: +2.8 percent

Number 12: 80223 — Denver
Average rent: $1,764
Year-over-year change: +0.5 percent

Number 13: 80205 — Denver
Average rent: $1,756
Year-over-year change: +0.8 percent

Number 14: 80211 — Englewood
Average rent: $1,749
Year-over-year change: +2.4 percent

Number 15: 80218 — Denver
Average rent: $1,705
Year-over-year change: -3.8 percent

Number 16: 80203 — Denver
Average rent: $1,691
Year-over-year change: +1.5 percent

Number 17: 80401 — Golden
Average rent: $1,688
Year-over-year change: 0.0 percent

Number 18: 80124 — Lone Tree
Average rent: $1,684
Year-over-year change: +1.4 percent

Number 19: 80002 — Arvada
Average rent: $1,683
Year-over-year change: +1.6 percent

Number 20: 80129 — Littleton
Average rent: $1,676
Year-over-year change: +1.2 percent

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Number 21: 80220 — Denver
Average rent: $1,652
Year-over-year change: +5.1 percent

Number 22: 80116 — Aurora
Average rent: $1,652
Year-over-year change: -2.7 percent

Number 23: 80112 — Englewood
Average rent: $1,636
Year-over-year change: -1.8 percent

Number 24: 80237 — Denver
Average rent: $1,628
Year-over-year change: -0.3 percent

Number 25: 80128 — Littleton
Average rent: $1,623
Year-over-year change: +2.8 percent

Number 26: 80123 — Littleton
Average rent: $1,619
Year-over-year change: +5.5 percent

Number 27: 80501 — Longmont
Average rent: $1,616
Year-over-year change: +4.3 percent

Number 28: 80020 — Broomfield
Average rent: $1,600
Year-over-year change: +1.7 percent

Number 29: 80226 — Denver
Average rent: $1,587
Year-over-year change: +0.3 percent

Number 30: 80226 — Lafayette
Average rent: $1,585
Year-over-year change: +1.6 percent

Number 31: 80221 Broomfield
Average rent: $1,580
Year-over-year change: +5.7 percent

Number 32: 80524 — Fort Collins
Average rent: $1,568
Year-over-year change: +0.4 percent

Number 33: 80525 — Fort Collins
Average rent: $1,567
Year-over-year change: +2.7 percent

Number 34: 80228 — Denver
Average rent: $1,563
Year-over-year change: +1.6 percent

Number 35: 80247 — Denver
Average rent: $1,555
Year-over-year change: +3.9 percent

Number 36: 80258 — Fort Collins
Average rent: $1,551
Year-over-year change: +3.0 percent

Number 37: 80234 — Denver
Average rent: $1,550
Year-over-year change: +2.2 percent

Number 38: 80023 — Broomfield
Average rent: $1,549
Year-over-year change: +1.0 percent

Number 39: 80134 — Parker
Average rent: $1,547
Year-over-year change: -1.0 percent

Number 40: 80303 — Boulder
Average rent: $1,528
Year-over-year change: +6.4 percent

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Number 41: 80601 — Brighton
Average rent: $1,528
Year-over-year change: +6.3 percent

Number 42: 80521 — Fort Collins
Average rent: $1,528
Year-over-year change: -0.2 percent

Number 43: 80104 — Castle Rock
Average rent: $1,523
Year-over-year change: +5.1 percent

Number 44: 80235 — Denver
Average rent: $1,492
Year-over-year change: +0.3 percent

Number 45: 80229 — Denver
Average rent: $1,473
Year-over-year change: +2.1 percent

Number 46: 80222 — Denver
Average rent: $1,472
Year-over-year change: +0.9 percent

Number 47: 80031 — Westminster
Average rent: $1,470
Year-over-year change: +5.0 percent

Number 48: 80014 — Aurora
Average rent: $1,447
Year-over-year change: +2.0 percent

Number 49: 80526 — Fort Collins
Average rent: $1,425
Year-over-year change: +5.8 percent

Number 50: 80227 — Denver
Average rent: $1,420
Year-over-year change: +3.4 percent

Number 51: 80504 — Longmont
Average rent: $1,417
Year-over-year change: +1.7 percent

Number 52: 80922 — Colorado Springs
Average rent: $1,415
Year-over-year change: +1.1 percent

Number 53: 80110 — Englewood
Average rent: $1,411
Year-over-year change: +2.3 percent

Number 54: 80246 — Denver
Average rent: $1,406
Year-over-year change: +2.3 percent

Number 55: 80233 — Denver
Average rent: $1,405
Year-over-year change: +4.8 percent

Number 56: 80920 — Colorado Springs
Average rent: $1,401
Year-over-year change: +1.9 percent

Number 57: 80537 — Loveland
Average rent: $1,401
Year-over-year change: +0.2 percent

Number 58: 80004 — Arvada
Average rent: $1,371
Year-over-year change: +2.2 percent

Number 59: 80236 — Denver
Average rent: $1,371
Year-over-year change: -2.1 percent

Number 60: 80012 — Aurora
Average rent: $1,358
Year-over-year change: +2.9 percent

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Number 61: 80503 — Longmont
Average rent: $1,358
Year-over-year change: +2.2 percent

Number 62: 80231 — Denver
Average rent: $1,350
Year-over-year change: +3.7 percent

Number 63: 80260 — Denver
Average rent: $1,299
Year-over-year change: +2.5 percent

Number 64: 80214 — Denver
Average rent: $1,298
Year-over-year change: +4.7 percent

Number 65: 80918 — Colorado Springs
Average rent: $1,275
Year-over-year change: +1.2 percent

Number 66: 80919 — Colorado Springs
Average rent: $1,210
Year-over-year change: +1.7 percent

Number 67: 80906 — Colorado Springs
Average rent: $1,208
Year-over-year change: +4.7 percent

Number 68: 80634 — Greeley
Average rent: $1,174
Year-over-year change: +8.4 percent

Number 69: 80550 — Windsor
Average rent: $1,167
Year-over-year change: +0.8 percent

Number 70: 80915 — Colorado Springs
Average rent: $1,161
Year-over-year change: +5.6 percent

Number 71: 80817 — Fountain
Average rent: $1,088
Year-over-year change: +7.1 percent

Number 72: 80917 — Colorado Springs
Average rent: $1,023
Year-over-year change: +4.4 percent

Number 73: 80907 — Colorado Springs
Average rent: $994
Year-over-year change: +3.2 percent

Number 74: 80909 — Colorado Springs
Average rent: $961
Year-over-year change: +6.0 percent

Number 75: 80916 — Colorado Springs
Average rent: $907
Year-over-year change: -2.1 percent

Number 76: 80631 — Greeley
Average rent: $869
Year-over-year change: +4.8 percent

Number 77: 80910 — Colorado Springs
Average rent: $827
Year-over-year change: +5.0 percent

Number 78: 80903 — Colorado Springs
Average rent: $827
Year-over-year change: +3.5 percent

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