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    900 West Benton Street, Iowa City, IA 52246
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    535 Emerald Street, Iowa City, IA 52246
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    600 Westgate Street, Iowa City, IA 52246
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    2626 Bartelt Road, Iowa City, IA 52246
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    210 6Th Street A-4, Coralville, IA 52241
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    612 12Th Ave, Coralville, IA 52241
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    1526 5Th Street, Coralville, IA 52241
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    3231 Redhawk St, Coralville, IA 52241
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    5502 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
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Frequently Asked Questions

When were prices and availability in Iowa City, IA last updated?

Prices and availability in Iowa City, IA were last updated on 5 Jul 2022.

What are the best apartments in Iowa City, IA?

The best apartments in Iowa City, IA are: Seville Apartments, Emerald Court, Westgate Villa and Pheasant Ridge.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Iowa City, IA?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Iowa City, IA is between $895 and $1,042. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Iowa City, IA now.

Living in Iowa City, IA

Iowa City, the seat of Johnson County, is a small city in the center of the Iowa City Metropolitan Statistical Area and the fifth-largest city in the state of Iowa. Known for its creative community, growing economy, progressive mindset, love of the arts and world-class healthcare, Iowa City attracts renters from different backgrounds. Iowa City experiences a humid continental climate, with a four-season weather and average temperatures of 20°F to 73°F year-round. Wind chill and below zero temperatures aren’t uncommon in winter, but spring and summer come with warmer temperatures, though there may be occasional thunderstorm and tornado warnings. The Iowa River, which runs south, divides the east and west sides of the city. University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics is one of the top hospitals in the country, attracting researchers from all over the word.

Iowa City, IA Demographics

  • Total Population75,849
  • Female 37,863
    Male 37,986
  • Median Age26.3

Iowa City, IA has a population of 75,849 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 37,986 of Iowa City’s residents are women and 37,863 are men. The median age of those who live in Iowa City, IA is 26.3.

Shopping in Iowa City, IA

Iowa City Marketplace and Old Capitol Town Center are the largest and most popular shopping venues. For more upscale brands, Iowa City renters shop at Coral Ridge Mall, located in neighboring Coralville. Major grocery and home goods chains in the area include Walmart, Walgreens, Menards, Dollar Tree, Fareway Grocery, Target, Hy-Vee and Trader Joe’s. The downtown shopping area is known as “The Ped Mall,” a T-shaped pedestrian area running through several blocks that hosts locally owned shops and restaurants. This area is also home to the Iowa City Farmers Market from May to October, where renters can find a variety of home-grown foods and craft goods.

Transportation in Iowa City, IA

Iowa City is somewhat walkable, so renters mostly use their cars to get around. Interstate 80 runs along the north edge of the city, while U.S. Highway 6 and Iowa Highway 1 run through the city. U.S. Highway 218 and Iowa Highway 27 bypass Iowa City to the west. For renters who opt for public transit, Iowa City has an excellent public transportation system, with bus and light rail lines connecting its neighborhoods and other cities. Public transportation in the city, university campus and downtown area is provided by Iowa City Transit (ICT) Coralville Transit, and the University of Iowa's Campus system. The freight-only Iowa Interstate Railroad and the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway (CRANDIC) are also in use for railway services. Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft are also available in the area. The closest major airport is Iowa City Municipal Airport on the south side of the city.

Iowa City, IA Households

  • Total Number of Households31,483
  • Family 13,249
    Non-family 18,234
  • Children 5,945
    No Children 25,538
  • Average People Per Household2.2
  • Median Household Income$48,148
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,038

According to U.S. Census data, there are 31,483 households in Iowa City, IA. 13,249 are family households and 18,234 are non-family households. There are 5,945 households with children in Iowa City and 25,538 households without children. On average, about 2.2 people live in a household in Iowa City, IA. The median income of a Iowa City household living in Iowa City is $48,148 per year. The median housing costs per month are $1,038.

Iowa City, IA Education Statistics

The level of education of the population of Iowa City, IA is as follows: 1% have no high school education, 22% completed some high school, 17% partially completed college, 7% have an Associate Degree, 30% have a Bachelor Degree, and 23% have a Graduate Degree.

Renting in Iowa City, IA

Iowa City’s west side offers more upscale rentals, with spacious homes boasting luxury amenities. Its’s close to the west side of the University of Iowa campus, the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the VA hospital. The east side of Iowa City features various architectural styles including ranches, traditional two-story homes and split foyers. Recently built apartment communities with more affordable rents are found on the far-east end of Iowa City. Neighborhoods near the downtown area have mostly older homes on smaller lots and tree-lined streets. University Heights is the most popular neighborhood in the area, but rents tend to be higher here due to the proximity to the downtown area and the university campus. In Iowa City, landlords may require a security deposit before signing a lease. Renters usually pay an application fee and renter’s insurance. In addition, landlords cannot increase rent before the end of the lease contract and must give prior notice before increasing the rent or ending the lease.

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