Des Moines Real Estate Market Overview

Could Des Moines, IA be your next home? Kick-start your search with Trulia’s real estate guide and home search. With interactive maps and charts, Trulia provides a comprehensive overview of market trends, schools, demographics, and lifestyle data to help you learn all about Des Moines. Not sure which neighborhood is for you? Check out our Nearby Places section below to explore popular cities near Des Moines such as... West Des Moines and Urbandale. When you’re ready, Trulia has 848 resale and new homes in Des Moines lined up for you, including 15 open houses, and 395 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. View more

$145,000

Median Sales Price

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Price Per Sqft

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$1,095

Median Rent Per Month

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Housing Market Trends

Market trends help you understand the movement of key price indicators. Trends in Des Moines show a 12% year-over-year rise in median sales price and a 2% rise in median rent per month.

Median Sales Price
The median sales price for homes in Des Moines for Jun 22 to Sep 21 was $145,000 based on 3 home sales.
Price Per Square Ft.
Median Rent Per Month
The median rent per month for apartments in Des Moines for Aug 22 to Sep 22 was $1,095.

Crime

Most frequent crimes in the past year

Knowing more about crime activity in Des Moines can help keep you aware of crime in the area. Crime activity is most helpful when comparing two locations to understand the relative safety of each location.

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16

Counts of Arrest

6

Counts of Assault

6

Counts of Shooting


Best Schools in Des Moines

There are 64 schools in Des Moines.

Elementary Schools
8

Hanawalt Elementary School

Public, K - 5

7

Jefferson Elementary School

Public, K - 5

6

Hubbell Elementary School

Public, K - 5

Middle Schools
6

Ruby Van Meter School

Public, 6 - 12

5

Smouse Opportunity School

Public, PK - 8

5

Merrill Middle School

Public, 6 - 8

High Schools
6

Ruby Van Meter School

Public, 6 - 12

3

Roosevelt High School

Public, 9 - 12

2

East High School

Public, 9 - 12


Demographics

Get to know your neighbors in Des Moines by reviewing our census driven map. Get insights into median age, how many people are married, and percentage of people with a college degree.

Single residents
38%
Single residents
Home owners
74%
Home owners
Median age
36
Median age
Household income
$45,874
Median household income
College educated
27%
College educated

Commute

Most people in Des Moines commute by car. Learn how neighbors in this area get to work so you can consider how you might commute if you lived here, too.

Commute Type
96% commute by car
0% commute by bike
1% commute by public transportation
0% commute by foot

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