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Houses for Rent in Des Moines, IA
1 Rental Available

  • 1 day ago

    9690 Forest Avenue, Clive, IA 50325
    1 Unit available
    • 3 BEDS
    • $1,700
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Do you want a house with a backyard, a grill area, that offers you privacy and enough space for your family? RentCafe offers you the possibility to look for a house for rent near you, to find the one that best suits your family. Browsing through our listings, you can filter by size, price, pet policy, check out the location, to find the best house in your area. Whether you are looking to move to a particular neighborhood, or a specific ZIP code, may it be for its safety, beautiful buildings, or quiet atmosphere, you can find the rental house that your whole family will enjoy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the advantages of renting a house in Des Moines, IA?

Renting a house in Des Moines, IA comes with more space, both indoor and outdoor.

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

Houses for rent in Des Moines, IA are usually located in non-central areas. You might be interested in studio apartments, 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RentCafe apartments for rent in Des Moines, IA.

Des Moines, IA Demographics

  • Total Population215,408
  • Female 105,826
    Male 109,582
  • Median Age34

Des Moines, IA has a population of 215,408 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 109,582 of Des Moines’s residents are women and 105,826 are men. The median age of those who live in Des Moines, IA is 34.

Average Rent in Des Moines, IA

  • Des Moines, IA Average Rental Price, February 2022 $968 /mo

The average monthly rent of apartments in Des Moines, IA is $968.

    Des Moines, IA Apartment Rent Ranges

    About 28% of apartment rents in Des Moines, IA range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 5% of apartments. Around 54% of Des Moines’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 12% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.

    Des Moines, IA Rent Trends

    Average Rent Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Jul / 2021 Nov / 2021 Feb / 2022
    Des Moines, IA $895 $897 $901 $894 $905 $902 $920 $915 $939 $961 $968
    National $1,362 $1,367 $1,399 $1,407 $1,409 $1,399 $1,403 $1,412 $1,495 $1,591 $1,628

    Compared to the national average rent of $1,628, the average rent in Des Moines, IA is $968.

    Des Moines, IA Households

    • Total Number of Households85,667
    • Family 47,374
      Non-family 38,293
    • Children 26,293
      No Children 59,374
    • Average People Per Household2.46
    • Median Household Income$54,843
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$966

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 85,667 households in Des Moines, IA. 47,374 are family households and 38,293 are non-family households. There are 26,293 households with children in Des Moines and 59,374 households without children. On average, about 2.46 people live in a household in Des Moines, IA. The median income of a Des Moines household living in Des Moines is $54,843 per year. The median housing costs per month are $966.

    Des Moines, IA Education Statistics

    The level of education of the population of Des Moines, IA is as follows: 6% have no high school education, 36% completed some high school, 25% partially completed college, 8% have an Associate Degree, 18% have a Bachelor Degree, and 7% have a Graduate Degree.

    Renting a house in Des Moines, IA

    Do you wish you could live the American Dream minus the roof repairs, fence painting and boiler repairs? You sure can. It’s called rental homes. You are working a steady 9-5, which is sometimes 9-7, so when you finally get home you don’t want to put in a couple of extra hours as an unpaid handyman. The American Dream is about the impeccable backyard lawn where the family dog runs around. It’s about 4th of July barbeques and summer nights spent on your back porch. Of course, the dream is different for everyone, so it all depends on you. And your budget. There are 1 listing in Des Moines, IA with prices varying between $1,700 and . Regardless of your budget you will manage to find some interesting homes for rent that fit your style. If you are moving from an apartment and are on a tight budget, please keep on reading. The American Dream is not only for the rich and beautiful who can rent a 4 bedroom without blinking.

    The road from apartment to house is paved with…

    … extra expenses. At least everyone says so. If we compare the price of 3 bedroom apartments to single family homes for rent with the same bedroom count, the house will be more expensive. You are paying more to get a yard, more square footage, storage space and privacy. But if you are looking for cheap houses for rent, you should definitely consider duplexes too. They are slightly more affordable and they come in many forms and bedroom counts. You could rent a 1 bedroom duplex, albeit they are somewhat rarer than their 2 bedroom brothers, and it goes without say that the rent will be much lower than renting a single-family house. If you are taking the smart approach, moving to a house will not cost an arm and a leg. Of the 1 listing in Des Moines, IA there are plenty of houses you can rent without breaking the bank. And besides, why would you pay extra to stay in a pricey neighborhood, when all you want at the end of a long day is to enjoy the tranquility of your backyard?

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