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Houses for Rent in Des Moines, IA - 3 Rentals available

  • 3400 Easton Boulevard, Des Moines, IA 50317
    $1,100
    • 2 Beds
    • 1.5 Baths
    L Properties LLC
    Available Today! Last updated 18 Jan 2021
    (515) 226-7913
  • 204 E Fulton Dr, Des Moines, IA 50315
    $1,400
    • 3 Beds
    • 2 Baths
    L Properties LLC
    Available Today! Last updated 18 Jan 2021
    (515) 868-8033
  • 3716 Indianola Ave., Des Moines, IA 50310
    $735
    • 1-3 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    Community Housing Initiatives
    Available Today! Last updated 18 Jan 2021
    (515) 225-4185

Des Moines’s average rent reached $914 in December

Des Moines’s average rent reached $914 in December, after a 0.8% increase since last year. One of Iowa’s largest job hubs, with 40% renter households, Des Moines is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices well below the national average of $1,462. [View Full Report]

Des Moines City apartment rent report

Des Moines’s average rent was $914 in December

Des Moines’s average rent reached $914 in December, after a 0.8% increase since last year. One of Iowa’s largest job hubs, with 40% renter households, Des Moines is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices well below the national average of $1,462.

The average rent for an apartment in Des Moines saw an increase, while in West Des Moines ($994) and Ankeny ($1,085), rent went down by 0.5% and 1.1%, respectively.

Des Moines apartment rent report

What it costs to rent in the Des Moines metro area

Despite a 0.5% decrease, Urbandale rentals are the most budget-friendly option in the Des Moines area, with an average price of $846. At $952 a month, following a 0.3% increase, renting in Altoona is the third best option, following Des Moines, which comes in second. In Johnston, apartments go for $1,172 after a 3.3% yearly increase.

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

How much is the rent for a house in Des Moines, IA?

The price range of a house for rent is between $735 and $1,400. Find house for rent in Des Moines, IA.

How many houses are available in Des Moines, IA on RENTCafé?

There are 3 house rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Des Moines, IA were last updated on 17 Jan 2021.

What is the average size of a rental house in Des Moines, IA?

The average Des Moines, IA rental house size is 467 sq. ft.

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.

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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 RENTCafé apartments for rent in Des Moines, IA.

Des Moines, IA Demographics

  • Total Population215,932
  • Female 106,266
    Male 109,666
  • Median Age33.9

Average Rent in Des Moines, IA

  • Des Moines, IA Average Rental Price, October 2020 $913 /mo

    Des Moines, IA Apartment Rent Ranges

    • < $5001%
    • $501-$70023%
    • $701-$1,00050%
    • $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 Oct / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Oct / 2020
    Des Moines, IA $886 $887 $892 $895 $897 $901 $910 $894 $905 $902 $913
    National $1,377 $1,380 $1,417 $1,426 $1,430 $1,466 $1,466 $1,473 $1,474 $1,461 $1,464
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    Des Moines, IA Households

    • Total Number of Households84,140
    • Family 47,987
      Non-family 36,153
    • Children 26,492
      No Children 57,648
    • Average People Per Household2.5
    • Median Household Income$52,251
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$910

    Des Moines, IA Education Statistics

    • No High School6%
    • Some High School37%
    • Some College25%
    • Associate Degree8%
    • Bachelor Degree17%
    • Graduate Degree7%

    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 3 listings in Des Moines, IA with prices varying between $735 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 3 listings 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!