""
Please provide a location to search for

Apartments for Rent in Des Moines, IA under $1100 – 127 Rentals available

  • 5528 Meredith Dr., Des Moines, IA 50310
    $720 - $991
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Elevate Property Management
    Available Today! Last updated 13 Apr 2021
    (515) 325-8625
  • (3)
    5501 Aurora Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310
    $775 - $1,223
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Timberland Partners, Inc.
    Available Today! Last updated 13 Apr 2021
    (515) 444-2370
  • 1400 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
    $795 - $1,701
    • Studio-1 Bed
    • 1 Bath
    Core Living
    Available Today! Last updated 13 Apr 2021
    (515) 303-2625
  • (29)
    4200 Park Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50321
    See current rent specials
    $796 - $991
    • 1-3 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    BH Management Services, LLC
    Available Today! Last updated 13 Apr 2021
    (833) 516-8301
  • 601 E Vine Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
    $769 - $1,116
    • Studio-2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    Core Living
    Available Today! Last updated 13 Apr 2021
    (515) 298-8401
  • (2)
    2800 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50321
    $685 - $925
    • 1-3 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Axiom Properties
    Available Today! Last updated 13 Apr 2021
    (515) 288-3611
  • 700 East 5Th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
    See current rent specials
    $850 - $915
    • Studio-2 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    BH Management Services, LLC
    Available Today! Last updated 13 Apr 2021
    (833) 505-6085
  • 103 SW 3Rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309
    $840 - $875
    • 1 Bed
    • 1 Bath
    Core Living
    Available Today! Last updated 13 Apr 2021
    (515) 298-7186
  • 604 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
    $1,050 - $1,231
    • 1 Bed
    • 1 Bath
    Block Multifamily Group
    Last updated 13 Apr 2021
    (844) 855-1080
  • (1)
    5528 Meredith Drive, Des Moines, IA 50310
    $945 - $995
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Elevate Property Management
    Last updated 13 Apr 2021
    (515) 361-7259
  • 3662 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312
    See current rent specials
    $915 - $1,045
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Elevate Property Management
    Last updated 13 Apr 2021
    (515) 519-3412
  • 1405 SE 1St St, Des Moines, IA 50315
    $888 - $1,140
    • 1 Bed
    • 1 Bath
    Core Living
    Last updated 13 Apr 2021
    (515) 303-2776
  • (1)
    2301 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312
    $885
    • 1 Bed
    • 1 Bath
    Core Living
    Last updated 13 Apr 2021
    (515) 293-6043
  • (22)
    1800 Watrous Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50315
    $633 - $891
    • Studio-2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    BH Management Services, LLC
    Last updated 13 Apr 2021
    (833) 687-2585
  • 500 31St Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
    $830 - $860
    • 1 Bed
    • 1 Bath
    Elevate Property Management
    Last updated 13 Apr 2021
    (515) 361-7783
  • 2400 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA 50310
    $665 - $725
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    Core Living
    Last updated 13 Apr 2021
    (515) 298-7182
  • (2)
    5015(A-D) SW 9Th St, Des Moines, IA 50315
    $740
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    Conlin Properties
    Last updated 13 Apr 2021
    (833) 717-6491
  • 4400 Park Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50321
    $795 - $900
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Broadmoor Development
    Last updated 13 Apr 2021
    (515) 246-1360
  • 2714 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312
    $850 - $1,050
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    Knapp Properties
    Last updated 13 Apr 2021
    (515) 282-2122
  • 2207 E Park Ave, Des Moines, IA 50320
    $792 - $846
    • 2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    Dominium Management Services, LLC
    Last updated 13 Apr 2021
    (833) 287-3418
  • 219 E Grand, Des Moines, IA 50309
    $900 - $1,000
    • Studio
    Knapp Properties
    Last updated 13 Apr 2021
    (515) 369-2190
  • (1)
    3608 E. Douglas Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50317
    $853 - $988
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    Dominium Management Services, LLC
    Last updated 13 Apr 2021
    (515) 265-2052
  • 6239 Southeast 5Th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315
    $600 - $735
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1 Baths
    PLAZA VIEW COOP
    Last updated 13 Apr 2021
    (515) 809-0059
  • 1646 Hull Avenue E., Des Moines, IA 50313
    $704 - $860
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    Dominium Management Services, LLC
    Last updated 13 Apr 2021
    (833) 223-8106
  • 3716 Indianola Ave., Des Moines, IA 50310
    $555 - $750
    • 1-3 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    Community Housing Initiatives
    Last updated 13 Apr 2021
    (515) 225-4185

Des Moines’s average rent reached $915 in March

Des Moines’s average rent reached $915 in March, after a 1.1% 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 $1,407. [View Full Report]

Des Moines City apartment rent report

Des Moines’s average rent was $915 in March

Des Moines’s average rent reached $915 in March, after a 1.1% 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 $1,407.

The average rent for an apartment in Des Moines rose faster than in other surrounding areas, such as West Des Moines ($1,006) where prices went up by 0.4%. At the other end of the spectrum, Ankeny apartment prices decreased by 1.7%, reaching $1,077.

Des Moines apartment rent report

What it costs to rent in the Des Moines metro area

Despite a 3.8% increase, Urbandale rentals are the most budget-friendly option in the Des Moines area, with an average price of $879. At $995 a month, following a 4% increase, renting in Altoona is the third best option after Des Moines, which comes in second. In Johnston, apartments go for $1,168 after a 3.3% yearly increase, beeing the priciest city in Des Moines area.

Des Moines apartment rents in popular ZIP codes for renters

Among Des Moines's most popular renter ZIP codes, 50315 has a $776 average rent, below the city average ($915). At the same time, rentals in ZIP 50310 go for $790, while prices in ZIP 50320 circle around $727. Apartment rents in ZIP 50321 clock in at around $842, lower than the Des Moines average, while rates in ZIP 50312 average at $862.

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.

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, February 2021 $914 /mo

    Des Moines, IA Apartment Rent Ranges

    • < $5001%
    • $501-$70020%
    • $701-$1,00052%
    • $1,001-$1,50020%
    • $1,501-$2,0005%
    • > $2,0001%

    Des Moines, IA Rent Trends

    Average Rent Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Feb / 2021
    Des Moines, IA $886 $887 $892 $895 $897 $901 $894 $905 $902 $920 $914
    National $1,317 $1,348 $1,357 $1,361 $1,393 $1,400 $1,401 $1,391 $1,393 $1,399
    /

    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%

    The best apartments in Des Moines, IA under $1,100

    We know that comfort and convenience are essential elements to your well-being, and that is why we selected the best apartments for rent in Des Moines, IA. The monthly rent does vary on the property type, but you can find cheap luxury apartments listed for up to $1,231. Exclusively designed to satisfy your needs, these modern apartments include high-level amenities and a décor designed to provide the utmost in convenience. Offering quality living and comfort, our stylish apartments for less than $1,100 present a unique lifestyle for anyone who is looking to take it to the next level.

    How to find the best rental near you

    If searching for your perfect apartment gets a little bit too overwhelming, use the RENTCafé filters and you’ll find something for your taste. If you’d rather sacrifice space for a good location, search for a studio or a 1-bedroom apartment in one of the city’s top-rated neighborhoods. If you want to share or if you need more space, choose from our selection of spacious 2-bedroom or 3-bedroom apartments. Asking yourself “how do I find desirable apartments near me?” is quite a challenge, but RENTCafé can help by making your apartment search an enjoyable experience. Make the most of your money by selecting whatever you consider suitable, knowing that the apartments come with thoughtful amenity packages and are located in well-maintained, modern buildings.

    Finding a home nearby is easier than you think. Check out our Apartments Near Me page and take your pick!