Des Moines Housing Information - Census

IndexDes MoinesIowaNational
Median home price$119,800$132,800$184,700
Median rent asked$775$715$949
Avg. people per household2.52.42.6
Owner occupied households60.2%71.1%63.6%
Renter occupied households39.8%28.9%36.4%

Des Moines Housing Information - Zillow

IndexDes MoinesIowaNational
Zillow home value index$134,378$136,860$213,146
Year over year appreciation rate8.91%3.60%8.00%
5 year average appreciation rate7.28%3.89%6.57%
10 year average appreciation rate1.78%2.18%1.33%

Did you know?

  • The median home price in Des Moines is 35% lower than the national average.
  • The median rent asked in Des Moines is 18% lower than the national average.
  • The average number of people per household in Des Moines is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The number of owner occupied households in Des Moines is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The number of renter occupied households in Des Moines is 10% higher than the national average.

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Nearby cities with low home prices

City, StatePopulationHome PriceNational Avg.
Valeria, IA46$72,50061%
Bevington, IA54$80,80056%
Spring Hill, IA60$91,00051%
Martensdale, IA452$101,90045%
Hartford, IA824$102,40045%
Des Moines, IA212,859$119,80035%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHome PriceNational Avg.
Birmingham, AL212,424$87,10053%
Spokane, WA212,078$160,80013%
San Bernardino, CA214,581$176,8004%
Rochester, NY210,291$77,80058%
Richmond, VA216,773$199,3008%
Des Moines, IA212,859$119,80035%
Source: The Des Moines, IA housing data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Zillow data.