Calhoun County, Iowa Farmland Prices and Land Auction Information

The following information is from Iowa State University’s Land Survey that’s released each December. It is only a guide and won’t apply exactly to your farmland.  Last update 12/2023. Data on this page can be up to 12 months old. To see current Iowa land prices and most recent farmland sales results click here

Calhoun County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Calhoun County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Calhoun County is $14,426 per acre which is up $367 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Calhoun County is $171.74 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Calhoun County is ranked #7 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Calhoun County in 2023 was $16,000 per acre.
Location West Central Iowa
County Size 570 sq. miles
Total Acres 336,516
Cropland Acres 317,038
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $14,426
Average Price Per Acre for West Central, IA $12,741
CSR2 Weighted Average 82.2
CSR2 Cropland Average 84
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $171.74
Average County Rent $303
Rent Range $264 - $353
Average rent for West Central Iowa $298
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.61
Improved Permanent Pasture $105
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $70
Stalk Grazing per Acre $11
Hunting Rights per Acre $17
Towns: Fahamville, Lake City, Manson, Rockwell City, Jolley, Lohrville, Pomeroy, Somers, Knierim, Lytton, Rinard, Yetter

Unincorporated Areas:

Townships: Butler, Elm Grove, Lake Creek, Sherman, Calhoun, Garfield, Lincoln, Twin Lakes, Cedar, Greenfield, Logan, Union, Center, Jackson, Reading, Williams

History: Calhoun County was formed on January 15, 1851 from open land originally named Fox County. It was renamed in 1853 after the seventh US Vice President secessionist John C. Calhoun. When the tracks of the Illinois Central Railroad were laid through the county in 1870, the county seat was moved from Lake City to Rockwell City. The first train reached Rockwell City on August 7, 1882 and the population count doubled in the same year. The first courthouse, built of wood, bued to the ground in 1884 and the county govement moved into a nearby hotel. In 1913, the current courthouse was built.

Calhoun County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

1/19/24 138.05 Acres; $14,100/acre; 86.6 CSR2; 98% tillable

1/19/24 24.48 Acres; $10,400/acre; 82.7 CSR2; 100% tillable

12/19/23 183.9 acres $13,000/acre; 84.9 CSR2; $153.12/CSR2; 98% tillable

11/20/23 160 Acres; $12,500/acre; 78.5 CSR2; 97.5% tillable

11/17/23 100 Acres; $12,000/acre; 84.6 CSR2; 98% tillable

11/16/23 154.47 Acres; $7,750/acre; 71.2 CSR2; 53.95% tillable

9/7/23 115 Acres; $10,700/acre; 82.9 CSR2; 94% tillable

9/6/23 135 Acres; $15,250/acre; 85.1 CSR2; 99% tillable

8/31/23 47.85 Acres; $13,900/acre; 85 CSR2; 100% tillable

8/31/23 42.57 Acres; $11,700/acre; 83.4 CSR2; 89% tillable

8/25/23 146.56 Acres; $13,000/acre; 84.9 CSR2; 92.5% tillable

7/7/23 68 Acres; $14,100/acre; 84.5 CSR2; 100% tillable

7/7/23 102.52 Acres; $16,000/acre; 86.9 CSR2; 98.5% tillable

12/21/22 162.97 acres 145.03 tillable acres $9,500/acre 68.3 CSR2 $139.09/csr2 $1,548,215 88.99% tillable

12/8/22 18.74 acres 18.74 tillable $12,750.00/acre 87.9 CSR2 $145.05/csr2 Total $238,935.00 100% tillable

11/16/22 136 Acres; $11,900/acre; 80 CSR2; 94% tillable

11/9/22 80.27 Acres; $13,100/acre; 84.5 CSR2; 98% tillable

11/9/22 74.94 Acres; $15,000/acre; 86.1 CSR2; 99% tillable

11/9/22 77.86 Acres; $10,600/acre; 81.1 CSR2; 97% tillable

11/4/22 160 Acres; $15,500/acre; 86.3 CSR2; 98% tillable

11/3/22 156.07 Acres; $14,000/acre; 84.5 CSR2; 96.75% tillable

10/20/22 114.57 Acres; $14,000/acre; 82.7 CSR2; 98% tillable

10/5/22 40 Acres; $18,100/acre; 86.3 CSR2; 98% tillable

11/22/22 55.05 Acres; $16,600/acre; 88.2 CSR2; 97% tillable

9/14/22 76 Acres; $18,700/acre; 87.3 CSR2; 99% tillable

7/21/22 80 Acres; $8,300/acre; 62.4 CSR2; 80% tillable

6/14/22 148 acres; $15,750/acre; 73.9 CSR2; $213.13/CSR2; 100% tillable

6/14/22 308 acres; $17,000/acres; 85 CSR2; $200/CSR2; 95.86% tillable

6/10/22 68.51 acres; $18,500/acre; 85.5 CSR2; $216.37/CSR2; 99.46% tillable

6/8/22 159.95 acres; $11,900/acre; 81.9 CSR2; $145.30/CSR2; 97.69% tillable

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Calhoun County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Calhoun County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Calhoun County are stated as averages and are not a guarantee of value in any given situation.  If you need a written farmland appraisal you should call us at 855-376-3478 to discuss how we can help you. Farmland prices can change quickly and some information on this website can be up to 12 months old depending on when you view it.  All sale results are dated so you can see the date of the sale however averages are calculated in December of each year and are based on a September to September study.

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