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1 Bedroom Apartments for Rent in Des Moines, IA - 109 Rentals available


Des Moines’s average rent reached $914 in December

Des Moines’s average rent reached $914 in December, after a 0.8% increase since last year. One of Iowa’s largest job hubs, with 40% renter households, Des Moines is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices well below the national average of $1,462. [View Full Report]

Des Moines City apartment rent report

Des Moines’s average rent was $914 in December

Des Moines’s average rent reached $914 in December, after a 0.8% increase since last year. One of Iowa’s largest job hubs, with 40% renter households, Des Moines is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices well below the national average of $1,462.

The average rent for an apartment in Des Moines saw an increase, while in West Des Moines ($994) and Ankeny ($1,085), rent went down by 0.5% and 1.1%, respectively.

Des Moines apartment rent report

What it costs to rent in the Des Moines metro area

Despite a 0.5% decrease, Urbandale rentals are the most budget-friendly option in the Des Moines area, with an average price of $846. At $952 a month, following a 0.3% increase, renting in Altoona is the third best option, following Des Moines, which comes in second. In Johnston, apartments go for $1,172 after a 3.3% yearly increase.

Des Moines apartment rent report

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RENTCafe.com is a nationwide apartment search website that enables renters to easily find apartments and houses for rent throughout the United States. 

The data on average rents included in our reports comes directly from competitively-rented (market-rate) large-scale multifamily properties (50+ units in size), via telephone survey. The data is compiled and reported by our sister company Yardi Matrix, a business development and asset management tool for brokers, sponsors, banks and equity sources underwriting investments in the multifamily, office, industrial and self-storage sectors. Fully-affordable properties are not included in the survey and are not reported in rental rate averages. Local rent reports include only cities with a statistically-relevant stock of large-scale multifamily properties of 50+ units.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of a 1 bedroom apartment in Des Moines, IA?

The price range of a 1 bedroom apartment is between $600 and $2,047. Search 1 bedroom apartments in Des Moines, IA.

How many 1 bedroom apartments for rent are available in Des Moines, IA on RENTCafé?

There are 88 1 bedroom rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Des Moines, IA were last updated on 23 Jan 2021.

What is the average size of a 1 bedroom apartment in Des Moines, IA?

The average Des Moines, IA 1 bedroom apartment size is 605 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a 1 bedroom apartment in Des Moines, IA?

Renting a 1 bedroom apartment comes with more living and storage space compared to a studio apartment.

What are the downsides of renting a 1 bedroom apartment in Des Moines, IA?

1 bedroom apartments are usually more expensive than studio apartments in terms of rent and utility costs. You might be interested in studio apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RENTCafé apartments for rent in Des Moines, IA.

Des Moines, IA Demographics

  • Total Population215,932
  • Female 106,266
    Male 109,666
  • Median Age33.9

Average Rent in Des Moines, IA

  • Des Moines, IA Average Rental Price, December 2020 $914 /mo

    Des Moines, IA Apartment Rent Ranges

    • < $5001%
    • $501-$70024%
    • $701-$1,00048%
    • $1,001-$1,50020%
    • $1,501-$2,0006%
    • > $2,0001%

    Des Moines, IA Rent Trends

    Average Rent Jul / 2017 Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Dec / 2020
    Des Moines, IA $880 $886 $887 $892 $895 $897 $901 $894 $905 $902 $914
    National $1,373 $1,378 $1,381 $1,418 $1,428 $1,432 $1,468 $1,475 $1,477 $1,464 $1,462
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    Des Moines, IA Households

    • Total Number of Households84,140
    • Family 47,987
      Non-family 36,153
    • Children 26,492
      No Children 57,648
    • Average People Per Household2.5
    • Median Household Income$52,251
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$910

    Des Moines, IA Education Statistics

    • No High School6%
    • Some High School37%
    • Some College25%
    • Associate Degree8%
    • Bachelor Degree17%
    • Graduate Degree7%

    Renting a 1 bedroom apartment in Des Moines, IA

    Searching for great one bedroom apartments in Des Moines, IA? We are here to lend a helping hand and some useful information. You will find 109 apartments in Des Moines, IA, with prices starting from $600 going all the way up to $2,047. Whether you are browsing for chic single bedroom apartments with a higher price-tag or a cheap one bedroom efficiency, we want to make sure that you find a fabulous apartment, regardless. You can rent beautiful, spacious 1 bedroom apartments if you can fork a higher monthly rent. But if your budget is on the low-low, you will need stellar searching skills to land a nice apartment. If that happens to be the case, don’t lose hope, just keep on reading.

    Is it possible to find a nice cheap apartment?

    Yes, it is. If you want to find a quality apartment in a great location, as close to $600 as possible, which is as cheap as it gets in Des Moines, IA, keep in mind that this is kind of like bargain shopping for clothes. You have to look carefully, check often, and be quick, because there’s always a deal waiting to be discovered. Of the 32 listings in Des Moines, IA that have units available for rent, many offer weekly or monthly specials and discounts. Unbelievably good deals come up all the time. Keep checking, get notified by using saved searches, be the first one to see it, act fast and apply for it right away. You are not the only one looking for cheap one bedroom apartments, so these deals disappear quickly. A great deal on a one bedroom furnished apartment can be gone in no time. In order to find that perfect, affordable 1 bedroom we suggest you order your search results by price and hit the refresh button often. If you’ve studied the market and did your homework, you will know when a bargain hits the market.

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