/
/
West Des Moines Apartments
Last updated April 23 2024 at 1:27 PM

West Des Moines, IA
143 Apartments for Rent

West Des Moines Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 67,899
Population Density: 1,441.8 people/sq mile
Median Age: 38
Percentage of Family Households: 44%
Median Annual Income: $62,073 / year
Median Rent: $981 / month

What locals are saying

Named after the Des Moines River, the French_"des Moines"_translates literally to "from the monks".

Located at the center of Iowathe Corncob Stateis the attractive city of West Des Moines

West Des Moines Demographics


How diverse is West Des Moines?

The representation of ethnic minorities in West Des Moines is lower than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of West Des Moines are White (80.6%), Two Or More (6.7%), Black Or African American (4.8%), Hispanic Or Latino (4.4%), Asian (2.9%), Other (0.6%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

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

The median age in West Des Moines is 38 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is West Des Moines?

The representation of ethnic minorities in West Des Moines is lower than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of West Des Moines are White (80.6%), Two Or More (6.7%), Black Or African American (4.8%), Hispanic Or Latino (4.4%), Asian (2.9%), Other (0.6%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

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

The median age in West Des Moines is 38 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

West Des Moines Crime


Overall Crime

Low
Overall crime in West Des Moines is low in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Low
The level of violent crime in West Des Moines is low compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Low
The level of property crime in West Des Moines is low compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in West Des Moines


Elementary Schools

7 /10
Brookview Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
654 Students
8 Reviews
654
Students
8 Reviews
7 /10
Fairmeadows Elementary School
Public
PK-6
Public
PK-6
566 Students
7 Reviews
566
Students
7 Reviews
7 /10
Maple Grove Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
737 Students
4 Reviews
737
Students
4 Reviews

Middle Schools

7 /10
Stilwell Junior High School
Public
7-8
Public
7-8
705 Students
5 Reviews
705
Students
5 Reviews

High Schools

5 /10
Valley High School
Public
10-12
Public
10-12
2,018 Students
12 Reviews
2,018
Students
12 Reviews

What Renters Say about West Des Moines


Apartment List has released the results for West 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.
67%
Safety and Crime Rate
57%
Affordability
45%
Social Life
35%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
35%
State and Local Taxes
33%
Weather
Start Your Apartment Search
How many bedrooms are you looking for?
Check out 143 verified apartments for rent in West Des Moines, IA with rents starting as low as $700. Prices shown are base rent prices and may not include non-optional fees and utilities.
1 of 22
1 of 31
West Des Moines city guide
Everything you need to know
1 of 25
1 of 45
1 of 38
1 of 52
1 of 53
1 of 22
1 of 9
1 of 39
1 of 38
1 of 24
1 of 21
1 of 27
1 of 34
1 of 35
1 of 25
1 of 1
1 of 17
1 of 21
1 of 2
1 of 31
1 of 1
1 of 37

Average rent in West Des Moines, Iowa

City Guide
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in West Des Moines is $1,328, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,697. Rent rates updated 5 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
Find More Rentals By
Find More Rentals in Nearby
Find More Rentals Near

Find an apartment for rent in West Des Moines, IA


Searching for an apartment for rent in West Des Moines, IA? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 143 available rental units listed on Apartment List in West Des Moines. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in West Des Moines is $979 for a studio, $1,328 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $1,697 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 West 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 West 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 West Des Moines?

In West Des Moines, the average rent is $979 for a studio, $1,328 for a 1-bedroom, $1,697 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,920 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in West Des Moines, check out our monthly West Des Moines Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in West Des Moines?

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

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

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

How much should I pay for rent in West 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 West Des Moines.

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

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