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Pet-Friendly Apartments for Rent in Des Moines, IA - 141 Rentals available


Des Moines’s average rent reached $920 in April

Des Moines’s average rent reached $920 in April, after a 2% increase since last year. A major midwestern job hub with a 38% renter share, Des Moines is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,417. [View Full Report]

Des Moines City apartment rent report

Des Moines’s average rent was $920 in April

Des Moines’s average rent reached $920 in April, after a 2% increase since last year. A major midwestern job hub with a 38% renter share, Des Moines is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,417.

The average rent for an apartment in Des Moines rose faster than in other surrounding cities, such as West Des Moines ($1,011), where prices went up by 1.5%. Meanwhile, apartment rates in Ankeny stagnated at $1,089.

Des Moines apartment rent report

What it costs to rent in the Des Moines metro area

Urbandale rentals are the most budget-friendly option in the Des Moines area, with an average price of $874 (up 1.7% in the past year). Des Moines rates come in second, followed by West Des Moines, where the average rent reached $1,011 in April, after a 1.5% rise.

Meanwhile, Johnston is the priciest city for renters in the Des Moines area. Apartments here go for $1,170 on average, after a 3.7% yearly increase.

Des Moines apartment rents in popular ZIP codes for renters

Among Des Moines's most popular renter ZIP codes, 50309 has a $1,144 average rent, above the city average ($920). At the same time, rentals in ZIP 50315 go for $782, while prices in ZIP 50310 circle around $795. Apartment rents in ZIP 50320 clock in at around $736, lower than the Des Moines average, while rates in ZIP 50321 average at $839.

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.

Look for pet friendly apartments near me

Are you looking to move into a new apartment with your furry, best friend? Are you afraid of not finding a place that allows pets? You can now look for pet-friendly apartments near you, anywhere in the U.S., check if they accept dogs or cats, and find out what is the pet deposit and pet rent. Select your favorite apartments that fit your needs and well as your pet's needs, using fiters for size, amenities and so much more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of a pet-friendly apartment in Des Moines, IA?

The price range of a pet-friendly apartment is between $585 and $1,805. Search pet-friendly apartments in Des Moines, IA.

How many pet-friendly rentals are available in Des Moines, IA on RENTCafé?

There are 122 pet-friendly rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Des Moines, IA were last updated on 17 Jun 2021.

What is the average size of a pet-friendly apartment in Des Moines, IA?

The average Des Moines, IA pet-friendly apartment size is 778 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a pet-friendly apartment in Des Moines, IA?

Pet-friendly apartments are usually larger and located in a community that offers pet-focused amenities.

What are the downsides of renting a pet-friendly apartment in Des Moines, IA?

Renting a pet-friendly apartment comes with a higher rent and a pet deposit. 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 Population215,636
  • Female 106,316
    Male 109,320
  • Median Age34.2

Average Rent in Des Moines, IA

  • Des Moines, IA Average Rental Price, May 2021 $929 /mo

    Des Moines, IA Apartment Rent Ranges

    • < $5001%
    • $501-$70016%
    • $701-$1,00055%
    • $1,001-$1,50021%
    • $1,501-$2,0006%
    • > $2,0001%

    Des Moines, IA Rent Trends

    Average Rent Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 May / 2021
    Des Moines, IA $887 $892 $895 $897 $901 $894 $905 $902 $920 $915 $929
    National $1,314 $1,345 $1,354 $1,358 $1,390 $1,397 $1,400 $1,392 $1,396 $1,407 $1,428
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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%

    Renting a pet-friendly apartment in Des Moines, IA

    Pets play a greater role in our lives than ever before. Many of us can’t imagine life without the unconditional love of our furry or feathery companions. Whether you have a faithful service dog, or a playful hamster, not all Des Moines, IA rental properties will welcome your dear pet. Don’t let that stand between you and your cheery pet bird. Pet-friendly units that welcome all kids of pets are more common than ever. Now you can easily browse hundreds of verified pet-friendly rental listings, and find the perfect housing for you and your pet roommate. It might be useful to know that the average rent for a Des Moines, IA apartment is $996. Looking for something above average? You will find great pet friendly units with extra spacious floor plans for up to $1,978 per month. If you’re looking for something more affordable, set a filter for a maximum price to sort through the 31 pet friendly properties in Des Moines, IA and spot the best deals in town, for as low as $600. Out of the 141 units, you’re sure to find a great apartment you and your pet can call home.

    Pet friendly apartments in Des Moines, IA with a twist

    We know that not all pets were created equally. You might not give a damn ‘bout your dog’s reputation, but you might notice that many landlords may not be on the same page with you. For instance, not all rental properties have apartments that allow pit bulls. Landlords call it precaution, you call it “breed discrimination”. No worries, though, because there’s a perfect apartment for your pit bull too. If you are wondering how to rent with a pit bull, scroll down to the Pet Policy section in the listing description to find out if the property you’re interested in offers no-breed-restriction apartments. Be perseverant, and you will find dog-friendly apartments in Des Moines, IA that allow large breeds too. The average size for a Des Moines, IA apartment is 842 Sq.Ft., so you’re sure to find an apartment big enough to fit you and your sweet-natured giant. You can contact the property manager through rentcafe.com, or call them directly from the RENTCafé Mobile App, and ask if they have any pit bull friendly rentals. Soon enough, you and your buddy will be snuggling in the coziness of the pet-friendly rooms you’ve been searching for.

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