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Des Moines Apartments
Last updated February 29 2024 at 12:53 AM

Des Moines, IA
161 Apartments for Rent

Des Moines Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 214,237
Population Density: 2,429.5 people/sq mile
Median Age: 35
Percentage of Family Households: 54%
Median Annual Income: $60,693 / year
Median Rent: $916 / month

What locals are saying

Des Moines' origins trace back to the 19th century, and its journey from a frontier outpost to a bustling city is woven into the fabric of its neighborhoods. Historical landmarks like the gold-domed State Capitol and the stately Terrace Hill Governor's Mansion offer glimpses into the city's storied past.

The city is home to a thriving arts scene, exemplified by the Des Moines Art Center and the Pappajohn Sculpture Park

Des Moines Demographics


How diverse is Des Moines?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Des Moines is lower than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Des Moines are White (63%), Hispanic Or Latino (15.1%), Black Or African American (9.3%), Asian (7.6%), Two Or More (4.2%), Other (0.5%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.2%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Des Moines residents?

The median age in Des Moines is 35 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is Des Moines?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Des Moines is lower than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Des Moines are White (63%), Hispanic Or Latino (15.1%), Black Or African American (9.3%), Asian (7.6%), Two Or More (4.2%), Other (0.5%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.2%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Des Moines residents?

The median age in Des Moines is 35 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

Des Moines Crime


Overall Crime

Below Average
Overall crime in Des Moines is below average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Below Average
The level of violent crime in Des Moines is below average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Below Average
The level of property crime in Des Moines is below average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Des Moines


Elementary Schools

8 /10
Downtown School
Public
K-6
Public
K-6
271 Students
8 Reviews
271
Students
8 Reviews
6 /10
Hanawalt Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
343 Students
2 Reviews
343
Students
2 Reviews
6 /10
Jefferson Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
392 Students
7 Reviews
392
Students
7 Reviews

Middle Schools

6 /10
Merrill Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
743 Students
7 Reviews
743
Students
7 Reviews
4 /10
Meredith Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
805 Students
3 Reviews
805
Students
3 Reviews
4 /10
Brody Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
770 Students
8 Reviews
770
Students
8 Reviews

High Schools

1 /10
North High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,319 Students
4 Reviews
1,319
Students
4 Reviews
1 /10
East High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
2,236 Students
8 Reviews
2,236
Students
8 Reviews
1 /10
Hoover High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,106 Students
4 Reviews
1,106
Students
4 Reviews

What Renters Say about Des Moines


Apartment List has released the results for Des Moines from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
72%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
67%
Pet Friendliness
61%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
60%
Commute Time
58%
Public Transit
58%
Social Life
55%
Safety and Crime Rate
47%
Affordability
38%
Quality of Schools
33%
Dating
31%
State and Local Taxes
23%
Weather
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Average rent in Des Moines, Iowa

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Des Moines is $1,146, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,365. Rent rates updated 7 days ago
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Find an apartment for rent in Des Moines, IA


Searching for an apartment for rent in Des Moines, IA? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 161 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Des Moines. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Des Moines is $991 for a studio, $1,146 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $1,365 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of Des Moines apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next Des Moines, IA apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Des Moines?

In Des Moines, the average rent is $991 for a studio, $1,146 for a 1-bedroom, $1,365 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,987 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Des Moines, check out our monthly Des Moines Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Des Moines?

You can find the lowest-priced apartments in Des Moines by using the cheap apartments filter.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Des Moines?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Des Moines apartments that allow pets.

How much should I pay for rent in Des Moines?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Des Moines.

How can I find off-campus housing in Des Moines?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Des Moines. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center, Drake University, Grand View University, and Des Moines Area Community College.