Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Plymouth County, IA

Discover affordable housing in Plymouth County where there are 12+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Willow Creek Place

620 14th Ave NE, Le Mars, Iowa 51031

Highland Estates

530 Countryside Dr, Le Mars, Iowa 51031

Ridgewood Apartments

260 4th St, Akron, Iowa 51001

Kingston Apartments

315 E 4th St, Kingsley, Iowa 51028

Prime Living

108 1st Ave NW, Le Mars, Iowa 51031

Lemars Estates

650 4th Ave NE, Le Mars, Iowa 51031

Floyd Valley

110 6th Ave NE , Le Mars, Iowa 51031

Le Mars Ltd Prshp

1120 2nd Street Se, Le Mars, Iowa

Regency Villa-Lemar

1040 2nd St Se, Le Mars, Iowa

Winter Feedlots Inc

16969 280th Street, Westfield, Iowa

Sunrise Villa Apartments

524 Sunset Dr SW, Le Mars, Iowa 51031

Lemars Independent Living

1205 6th Ave SE, Le Mars, Iowa 51031

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Plymouth County, Iowa
$9.08 (+125%) more than Iowa minimum wage and $9.08 (+125%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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How many renters live in Plymouth County, Iowa?

The County of Plymouth County has 25,621 people living in 10,214 households.

There are 4,869 renters living in 2,520 renter households in this County. Renters make up 19 percent of the population living in Plymouth County.

What is the rental market like in Plymouth County, Iowa?

There are an estimated 10,819 housing units in the Plymouth County area. Of these, 2,703 units are rental homes, making up 25 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Plymouth County, Iowa, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Plymouth County?

The rental vacancy rate in Plymouth County is 5 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Plymouth County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Plymouth County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
84 424 1,227 578 160
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Plymouth County

A large number of apartments in Plymouth County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Plymouth County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 22 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 9 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Plymouth County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $653 to $1,203. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $653
One BR $701
Two BR $862
Three BR $1,199
Four BR $1,203
2024 Fair Market Rents in Plymouth County, Iowa

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Plymouth County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 51 61 percent
One BR 285 67 percent
Two BR 714 58 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Plymouth County, Iowa

How many affordable rental units are in Plymouth County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Plymouth County, Iowa including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 74
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 122
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 12
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 16
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 96
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Plymouth County, Iowa

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Plymouth County, Iowa

Plymouth County features 213 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Plymouth County, Iowa

There are 16 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Plymouth County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Plymouth County, Iowa

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Plymouth County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Plymouth County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Plymouth County, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $776 and $948.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.