Average Rent In Iowa For December 2020

By Chris Kolmar | HomeSnacks | Updated: 2020-12-07
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What is the average rent in Iowa?

According to the most recent data from Zillow, the average rent in Iowa for December 2020 is $1,075. With an averge apartment size of 1,083 sqft, the average price per square foot in Iowa is $0.992.

Compared to the national average of $1,650, Iowa rent costs -34.8% less. Read our analysis of rents by state to see how Iowa ranks.

Here's a look at how average rents have changed over time:

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How Does Iowa Rent Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

StatisticIAUSA% Difference
Average Rent $1,075$1,650 -34.8%
Average $/sqft $0.992$1.135 -12.6%
M-o-M Change $-25$0 -inf%
Y-o-Y Change $25$5 400.0%
M-o-M % Change -2.3%0.0% -
Y-o-Y % Change 2.4%0.3% -

Median Rent By Bedrooms In Iowa


As you would expect, the median price for rent in Iowa increases as the number of bedrooms in the unit increases. Studios rent the cheapest in Iowa clocking in at $740, while a four bedroom rental will set you back $1,462 per month.

We think the best deal comes in the form of a two bedroom for $875 per month, however, if you don't mind having roommates, the best option on a per room basis is a 4-bedroom rental for $365/room/month.

Read on to find out more or for more on Iowa check out:

Month Over Month Iowa Rent Statistics

M-o-M Increase
M-o-M Increase

Iowa has experienced a $-25 change in rent over the past month going from $1,100 to $1,075. That change comes out to -2.3%.

For reference, the US national average rent changed $0 in the past month or 0.0%.

Here's a look at the month over month change for each month since 2010 for Iowa:

Year Over Year Iowa Rent Statistics

Y-o-Y Increase
Y-o-Y Increase

Over the past year, the average rent in Iowa changed $25 from $1,050 to $1,075. A change of $25 means that rents changed 2.4% in a year.

That compares to the US national change of $5 in the past year or 0.3%.

Here's a look at the year over year change by month since 2011 for Iowa:

The 10 Places With The Highest Rent In Iowa

Johnston, IA

Population: 20,172
Median Rent: $1,201
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North Liberty, IA

Population: 17,721
Median Rent: $1,197
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Waukee, IA

Population: 17,980
Median Rent: $1,124
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Grimes, IA

Population: 11,139
Median Rent: $1,077
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Ankeny, IA

Population: 56,237
Median Rent: $1,060
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West Des Moines, IA

Population: 62,999
Median Rent: $1,031
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Population: 5,457
Median Rent: $1,028
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Bettendorf, IA
Source: Public domain

Population: 35,293
Median Rent: $995
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Iowa City, IA

Population: 73,415
Median Rent: $988
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Clive, IA
Source: Public domain

Population: 17,134
Median Rent: $984
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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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