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Apartments for Rent in Des Moines, IA under $900 – 101 Rentals available

  • 5301/5307 SW 9Th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315
    $685
    • 1-3 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    Community Housing Initiatives
    Last updated 11 May 2021
    (515) 225-4185
  • 1440-1450 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50316
    $659 - $760
    • 1-3 Beds
    • 1-1.5 Baths
    CommonBond Communities
    Last updated 10 May 2021
    (515) 262-3157
  • 1417 Forest Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314
    $585
    • 1 Bed
    • 1 Bath
    Community Housing Initiatives
    Last updated 11 May 2021
    (515) 225-4185
  • 1415-1441 Des Moines St., Des Moines, IA 50316
    $650 - $780
    • 2-3 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    CommonBond Communities
    Last updated 10 May 2021
    (515) 262-3157
  • (1)
    3560(D,F) E. Douglas Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317
    $710 - $820
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1-1.5 Baths
    Conlin Properties
    Last updated 11 May 2021
    (833) 223-8554

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, March 2021 $915 /mo

    Des Moines, IA Apartment Rent Ranges

    • < $5001%
    • $501-$70018%
    • $701-$1,00054%
    • $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 Mar / 2021
    Des Moines, IA $886 $887 $892 $895 $897 $901 $894 $905 $902 $920 $915
    National $1,315 $1,346 $1,355 $1,359 $1,356 $1,391 $1,398 $1,400 $1,390 $1,395 $1,407
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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%

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