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2 Bedroom Apartments for Rent in Des Moines, IA
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Des Moines’s average rent reached $920 in April

Des Moines’s average rent reached $920 in April, after a 2% increase since last year. A major midwestern job hub with a 38% renter share, Des Moines is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,417. [View Full Report]

Des Moines City apartment rent report

Des Moines’s average rent was $920 in April

Des Moines’s average rent reached $920 in April, after a 2% increase since last year. A major midwestern job hub with a 38% renter share, Des Moines is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,417.

The average rent for an apartment in Des Moines rose faster than in other surrounding cities, such as West Des Moines ($1,011), where prices went up by 1.5%. Meanwhile, apartment rates in Ankeny stagnated at $1,089.

Des Moines apartment rent report

What it costs to rent in the Des Moines metro area

Urbandale rentals are the most budget-friendly option in the Des Moines area, with an average price of $874 (up 1.7% in the past year). Des Moines rates come in second, followed by West Des Moines, where the average rent reached $1,011 in April, after a 1.5% rise.

Meanwhile, Johnston is the priciest city for renters in the Des Moines area. Apartments here go for $1,170 on average, after a 3.7% yearly increase.

Des Moines apartment rents in popular ZIP codes for renters

Among Des Moines's most popular renter ZIP codes, 50309 has a $1,144 average rent, above the city average ($920). At the same time, rentals in ZIP 50315 go for $782, while prices in ZIP 50310 circle around $795. Apartment rents in ZIP 50320 clock in at around $736, lower than the Des Moines average, while rates in ZIP 50321 average at $839.

Check out how average rents evolved across the Des Moines area

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 $1,885. 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 50 2 bedroom rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Des Moines, IA were last updated on 24 Jul 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 845 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, June 2021 $927 /mo

    Des Moines, IA Apartment Rent Ranges

    Des Moines, IA Rent Trends

    Average Rent Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Jun / 2021
    Des Moines, IA $887 $892 $895 $897 $901 $894 $905 $902 $920 $915 $927
    National $1,348 $1,357 $1,362 $1,394 $1,401 $1,403 $1,394 $1,397 $1,404 $1,482
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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

    • Most Expensive 2 Bedroom Apartment

      Flux $799 - $1,927
    • Cheapest 2 Bedroom Apartment

      Wakonda $630 - $1,044

    Renting a 2 bedroom apartment in Des Moines, IA

    A new little family member made its appearance in your life and your apartment suddenly became too small? Having some toys laying around in the living room at noon is one thing. But stepping on Thomas the Tank Engine in your own bedroom, in the middle of the night, when the only thing you want to do is drink some water and go back to sleep, is a truly awakening, eye opening experience. Not something that you’d expect at 2:30 a.m. Frankly, it looks like you’re one bedroom short. But there’s no need to be worried as there are as many as 69 apartments available for rent in Des Moines, IA at your fingertips, among which you will surely find plenty of 2 bedroom apartment rentals as well. Whether you want just a few appliances and you’d prefer to bring your own stuff or you’re searching for a fully furnished living space, there are options for either one and solutions for every budget. After all, there can be huge differences between different parts of Des Moines, IA. Rents go all the way up to $1,927 in Downtown Des Moines but you can also find a place to call home for as cheap as Model.CheapestArea.MinimumPrice in Southwestern Hills.

    Cheap housing for young families

    If you are a small, dynamic family renting a 2 bedroom is a smart choice as it offers the golden ratio of living space, location and price. All these are now important criteria that you have to have. Space? If you want to keep yourself and Thomas the Tank Engine in different rooms, then this one doesn’t need any explanation. Location? You don’t want to totally give-up on those Friday nights out or your Thursday after-hours, but babysitters cannot always stay late in the night, so it helps if you’re in an area close to restaurants and theatres. Price? You could put the extra couple of bucks you’re saving on rent monthly into your child’s college savings plan. Whatever your golden ratio may be, we are convinced that you’ll find something interesting amongst the 32 listings in Des Moines, IA. If price is important, finding plenty of cheap 2 bedroom apartments shouldn’t be a problem as the lowest rents start at $690 per month.

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