Iowa Fair Market Rents

2022 Fair Market Rents

2022 FMRs in Iowa by county. Click on the map below to view FMRs for a particular county.

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FMRs vary across Iowa based on County and ZIP code as well as number of bedrooms. The average FMR for a two-bedroom apartment in Iowa is $788.

The highest average FMR for a two-bedroom apartment in the United States is $1,888 in Hawaii. The lowest for a two-bedroom apartment is $485 in Puerto Rico.

FMRs in Iowa are based on the price of monthly rent plus the cost of essential utilities. FMRs vary by county or ZIP Code. Generally areas with a lower population density have a lower gross rent (lower FMRs) but there are exceptions.

View the Fair Market Rents Overview for detailed information on how FMRs are calculated. Click on a specific county on the map or from the table below for detailed FMR information including Small Area FMRs.

How does Iowa compare?

The highest FMR for a two-bedroom apartment in Iowa is $1,063 in Johnson County. The lowest FMR for a two-bedroom apartment is $739 in Fayette County.

Iowa ($788) has a 21% lower FMR for 2-Bedroom housing than the average of the US ($997) and therefore has a lower gross rent.

Iowa is rank 47th out of 56 States and territories. This means the FMRs, or in other words, the gross rent is lower than 46 other States and territories. Iowa is the 10th cheapest State or territory in terms of FMRs.

Average FMRs for Iowa

47th
Rank
$563
Studio
$618
1-person
$788
2-person
$1,037
3-person
$1,155
4-person
Counties in Iowa (99)
County Rank Studio 1-Bed 2-Bed 3-Bed 4-Bed
Johnson County 1st $757 $848 $1,063 $1,510 $1,819
Story County 2nd $787 $798 $943 $1,340 $1,581
Harrison County 3rd $698 $794 $974 $1,305 $1,457
Mills County 3rd $698 $794 $974 $1,305 $1,457
Pottawattamie County 3rd $698 $794 $974 $1,305 $1,457
Polk County 6th $658 $770 $935 $1,284 $1,357
Guthrie County 6th $658 $770 $935 $1,284 $1,357
Madison County 6th $658 $770 $935 $1,284 $1,357
Dallas County 6th $658 $770 $935 $1,284 $1,357
Warren County 6th $658 $770 $935 $1,284 $1,357
Muscatine County 11th $628 $718 $945 $1,197 $1,412
Grundy County 12th $611 $707 $889 $1,178 $1,499
Black Hawk County 12th $611 $707 $889 $1,178 $1,499
Dubuque County 14th $554 $634 $834 $1,112 $1,427
Des Moines County 15th $581 $664 $874 $1,089 $1,304
Linn County 16th $541 $619 $814 $1,156 $1,358
Dickinson County 17th $631 $663 $873 $1,108 $1,184
Boone County 17th $616 $620 $810 $1,069 $1,344
Lucas County 19th $635 $667 $878 $1,085 $1,191
Washington County 20th $604 $644 $847 $1,047 $1,226
Jefferson County 21st $563 $592 $779 $1,107 $1,325
Woodbury County 22nd $578 $661 $870 $1,075 $1,180
Wapello County 23rd $595 $625 $823 $1,043 $1,270
Clarke County 24th $614 $645 $849 $1,049 $1,157
Cerro Gordo County 25th $545 $624 $821 $1,065 $1,246
Hamilton County 26th $584 $614 $808 $999 $1,286
Scott County 27th $535 $650 $805 $1,070 $1,209
Adams County 28th $604 $635 $835 $1,032 $1,132
Marion County 29th $555 $647 $835 $1,032 $1,161
Worth County 30th $534 $630 $739 $1,050 $1,265
Iowa County 31st $534 $625 $739 $1,050 $1,265
Cherokee County 32nd $534 $643 $739 $1,050 $1,228
Cedar County 33rd $592 $622 $819 $1,037 $1,111
Clay County 34th $510 $591 $768 $1,050 $1,261
Poweshiek County 35th $577 $637 $798 $1,078 $1,082
Chickasaw County 36th $603 $607 $739 $1,050 $1,171
Marshall County 37th $581 $624 $810 $1,023 $1,098
Hancock County 38th $534 $593 $739 $998 $1,265
Van Buren County 39th $534 $649 $739 $1,040 $1,132
Shelby County 40th $534 $574 $739 $1,050 $1,193
Henry County 41st $563 $641 $778 $1,051 $1,055
Jasper County 42nd $533 $575 $757 $1,039 $1,171
Bremer County 42nd $585 $609 $801 $994 $1,086
Jackson County 44th $534 $571 $739 $1,050 $1,156
Lee County 44th $499 $599 $751 $1,020 $1,181
Decatur County 46th $491 $562 $739 $990 $1,265
Tama County 47th $510 $584 $768 $949 $1,231
Buchanan County 48th $564 $606 $798 $987 $1,082
Clinton County 49th $544 $611 $797 $994 $1,081
Plymouth County 50th $534 $610 $739 $1,050 $1,088
Sac County 51st $534 $570 $739 $1,050 $1,118
Lyon County 52nd $534 $589 $739 $915 $1,225
Floyd County 53rd $586 $590 $739 $1,033 $1,037
Humboldt County 54th $534 $578 $739 $1,050 $1,078
Greene County 55th $534 $562 $739 $1,042 $1,085
Benton County 56th $558 $562 $739 $1,001 $1,099
Page County 56th $534 $562 $739 $944 $1,180
Buena Vista County 58th $546 $592 $755 $1,010 $1,053
Union County 59th $546 $634 $739 $1,012 $1,016
Monona County 60th $558 $562 $739 $914 $1,157
Monroe County 61st $559 $587 $773 $956 $1,053
Cass County 62nd $534 $647 $739 $944 $1,059
Webster County 63rd $558 $562 $739 $1,024 $1,028
Delaware County 64th $534 $569 $739 $1,011 $1,051
Davis County 65th $534 $649 $739 $964 $1,007
Sioux County 66th $539 $584 $745 $1,007 $1,010
Fremont County 67th $534 $562 $739 $964 $1,082
Adair County 68th $534 $562 $739 $1,020 $1,024
Howard County 69th $534 $649 $739 $930 $1,026
Appanoose County 70th $534 $562 $739 $941 $1,100
Butler County 71st $534 $565 $739 $1,004 $1,031
O'Brien County 72nd $534 $562 $739 $1,016 $1,019
Crawford County 73rd $534 $606 $739 $914 $1,056
Mahaska County 73rd $577 $581 $747 $923 $1,021
Hardin County 75th $534 $562 $739 $991 $1,017
Winneshiek County 76th $534 $562 $739 $998 $1,002
Franklin County 76th $534 $562 $739 $998 $1,002
Carroll County 76th $534 $562 $739 $998 $1,002
Ringgold County 76th $534 $562 $739 $998 $1,002
Winnebago County 80th $534 $562 $739 $947 $1,052
Emmet County 81st $534 $562 $739 $991 $1,007
Calhoun County 82nd $534 $643 $739 $914 $1,002
Taylor County 83rd $534 $562 $739 $914 $1,059
Keokuk County 84th $534 $583 $739 $942 $1,002
Jones County 85th $491 $562 $739 $998 $1,002
Palo Alto County 86th $534 $562 $739 $914 $1,037
Louisa County 86th $491 $596 $739 $958 $1,002
Ida County 88th $534 $562 $739 $914 $1,035
Allamakee County 88th $534 $562 $739 $944 $1,005
Kossuth County 90th $558 $562 $739 $918 $1,002
Wayne County 91st $534 $562 $739 $914 $1,007
Osceola County 91st $534 $567 $739 $914 $1,002
Mitchell County 93rd $534 $562 $739 $914 $1,002
Montgomery County 93rd $534 $562 $739 $914 $1,002
Audubon County 93rd $534 $562 $739 $914 $1,002
Pocahontas County 93rd $534 $562 $739 $914 $1,002
Wright County 93rd $534 $562 $739 $914 $1,002
Clayton County 98th $496 $568 $747 $923 $1,013
Fayette County 99th $491 $562 $739 $914 $1,002

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Fair Market Rents are estimated by the HUD.