The median rent for a Denver 2-bedroom apartment stayed flat in January

At least according to one real estate company that uses census data and online listings.

Denver apartments under the "bomb cyclone" blizzard, March 13, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver apartments under the "bomb cyclone" blizzard, March 13, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Donna Bryson. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

At $1,353, the median rent for a two-bedroom in Denver did not — repeat, did not — increase from December to January and was up only slightly over last year at this time, according to the latest calculations from online real estate company Apartment List.

The increase of 0.8 percent from January of 2019 was less than the average state and national increases for that period, which was 1.6 percent in both cases. Rents also increased more quickly in many Denver suburbs. In Thornton, for example, the two-bedroom median of $1,935 was up 2.7 percent over the past year. Brighton was the only Denver-area city where the median rent fell over the past year, down 7 percent to $1,688.

Apartment List comes up with its rent estimates using data from both the census and its own listings.

Zumper, another online real estate company, looks at more than 1 million of its listings in more than 100 cities across the country for its monthly reports. Zumper pegged the Denver two-bedroom median at $1,950 for January, down 1.5 percent from December and up 1 percent from January of 2019.

Nationally, according to Zumper, the two-bedroom median grew 0.3 percent over the month and 0.7 percent over the year to $1,464.

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