Thirty percent of Montanas population rents. The renters live in farm quarters, apartments, houses that have been sub-divided and multi-level buildings. Statewide rent averages $343, but in Helena it is $419 and in Big Sky it averages $850. Apartments near colleges are in demand while those in rural areas and cities have a vacancy rate of 13%. Multi-level apartment buildings are common across the state, while hi-rise buildings are not.