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2 Bedroom Apartments for Rent in Des Moines, IA - 87 Rentals available


Des Moines’s average rent reached $927 in January

Des Moines’s average rent reached $927 in January, after a 2.4% increase since last year. One of Iowa’s largest job hubs, with a 38% renter share, Des Moines is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices well below the national average of $1,392. [View Full Report]

Des Moines City apartment rent report

Des Moines’s average rent was $927 in January

Des Moines’s average rent reached $927 in January, after a 2.4% increase since last year. One of Iowa’s largest job hubs, with a 38% renter share, Des Moines is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices well below the national average of $1,392.

The average rent for an apartment in Des Moines saw an increase, while in West Des Moines ($1,005) and Ankeny ($1,090), rent went up by 0.6% in both cities.

Des Moines apartment rent report

What it costs to rent in the Des Moines metro area

Despite a 2.3% increase, Urbandale rentals are the most budget-friendly option in the Des Moines area, with an average price of $860. At $950 a month, following a 0.1% decrease, renting in Altoona is the third best option, following Des Moines, which comes in second. In Johnston, apartments go for $1,185 after a 4.6% yearly increase.

Des Moines apartment rent report

Methodology

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 2 bedroom apartment in Des Moines, IA?

The price range of a 2 bedroom apartment is between $650 and $2,606. Search 2 bedroom apartments in Des Moines, IA.

How many 2 bedroom apartments for rent are available in Des Moines, IA on RENTCafé?

There are 68 2 bedroom rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Des Moines, IA were last updated on 28 Feb 2021.

What is the average size of a 2 bedroom apartment in Des Moines, IA?

The average Des Moines, IA 2 bedroom apartment size is 849 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a 2 bedroom apartment in Des Moines, IA?

2 bedroom apartments offer more space compared to 1 bedroom or studio apartments. They are more suitable for 2 persons.

What are the downsides of renting a 2 bedroom apartment in Des Moines, IA?

A 2 bedroom apartment is usually slightly more expensive than a 1 bedroom apartment. You might be interested in studio apartments, 1 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RENTCafé apartments for rent in Des Moines, IA.

Des Moines, IA Demographics

  • Total Population215,636
  • Female 106,316
    Male 109,320
  • Median Age34.2

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 Households85,833
    • Family 48,393
      Non-family 37,440
    • Children 26,235
      No Children 59,598
    • Average People Per Household2.45
    • Median Household Income$53,525
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$942

    Des Moines, IA Education Statistics

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

    Renting a 2-bedroom apartment in Des Moines, IA

    A spacious 2-bedroom apartment is a great investment, whether you want to share your apartment with someone else or just turn the other room, say, into a personal office. Located in one of the 32 Des Moines, IA properties, you currently have about 87 2-bedroom apartment rentals to choose from. It’s useful to know that the average size for these units is 857 Sq.Ft. and they rent for about $1,087. The good news is that these apartments come in all shapes and sizes, so you can be sure that there is something for every taste. With so many apartments to choose from, you might be wondering where to start. RENTCafé allows you to filter the results, so you can limit your search to the apartments that fit your criteria. This way, you can filter out the apartments that don’t fit your budget or location preferences and you’ll snatch your perfect home even quicker.

    Cheap two-bedroom apartments that won’t burn a hole in your wallet

    Use the price, amenities and location filters to find the right apartment for you. In order to make the search easier, we’ll give you a few tips, so you know what to expect. Location is key when renting, so it makes sense that the monthly rent for properties which are close to public transportation, dining and entertainment is higher. Rent prices for 2-bedroom apartments can rise to $2,606, especially if good location comes hand in hand with a modern, well-maintained building, that offers already furnished units. If you are looking for something more affordable, you needn’t fret. There are many cheap 2-bedroom apartments for you to choose from that won’t hurt your wallet. So, if you find an apartment that fits your criteria, don’t let it slip. Contact the property to check its availability, and you can secure your lease directly on RENTCafé.

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