Carroll County, Iowa Farmland Values 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

Carroll County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Carroll County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Carroll County is $13,710 per acre which is up $28 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Carroll County is $171.38 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Carroll County is ranked #23 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Carroll County in 2023 was $20,000 per acre.
Location West Central Iowa
County Size 569 sq. miles
Total Acres 352,698
Cropland Acres 323,889
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $13,710
Average Price Per Acre for West Central, IA $12,741
CSR2 Weighted Average 76.5
CSR2 Cropland Average 80
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $171.38
Average County Rent $296
Rent Range $243 - $349
Average rent for West Central Iowa $298
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.7
Improved Permanent Pasture $105
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $70
Stalk Grazing per Acre $11
Hunting Rights per Acre $17
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Towns: Arcadia, Dedham, Lanesboro, Ralson, Breda, Glidden, Lidderdale, Templeton, Carroll, Halbur, Manning, Willey, Coon Rapids

Unincorporated Areas:

Townships: Arcadia, Grant, Newton, Sheridan, Eden, Jasper, Pleasant Valley, Union, Ewoldt, Kniest, Richland, Washington, Glidden, Maple River, Roselle, Wheatland

History: Carroll County was formed on January 15, 1851 from sections of Pottawattamie County. It was named after Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Maryland, the only Roman Catholic and longest-living signer of the Declaration of Independence. In 1855, the county govement was established in Carrolton and in 1858, the first courthouse was built. In 1869, the seat was moved to Carroll City (today Carroll) which was centrally located and connected to the Chicago and North Weste Transportation Company. The courthouse was destroyed in 1886 by fire. The present courthouse was erected in 1965.

Carroll County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

12/20/23 138.26 acres: $12,100/acre; 86.6 CSR2; $139.

11/10/23 194 Acres; $12,400/acre; 78.5 CSR2; 93.37% tillable

11/10/23 118 ACres; $15,700/acre; 75.4 CSR2; 95.5% tillable

11/10/23 156 Acres; $16,100/acre; 81.8 CSR2; 96.9% tillable

11/8/23 156.43 Acres; $13,100/acre; 59.9 CSR2; 91.6% tillable

6/17/23 31.77 Acres; $17,200/acre; 83.6 CSR2; 100% tillable

6/17/23 12.75 Acres; $18,000/acre; 88.3 CSR2; 100% tillable

4/13/23 50 Acres; $20,000/acre; 87.5 CSR2; 97% tillable

4/3/23 115 Acres; $17,500/acre; 83.4 CSR2; 93% tillable

11/15/22 80 Acres; $19,100/acre; 94.8 CSR2; 97% tillable

11/15/22 160 Acres; $18,700/acre; 87.7 CSR2; 97% tillable

11/14/22 320 Acres; $18,000/acre; 86.4 CSR2; 91% tillable

11/14/22 320 Acres; $20,000/acre; 88.2 CSR2; 94% tillable

11/8/22 141 Acres; $11,500/acre; 70.4 CSR2; 93% tillable

11/7/22 75 Acres; $17,900/acre; 88.9 CSR2; 97% tillable

11/7/22 69 Acres; $17,200/acre; 81.3 CSR2; 97% tillable

10/21/22 199.38 Acres; $16,500/acre; 78 CSR2; 97% tillable

9/30/22 96.65 Acres; $17,300/acre; 82.3 CSR2; 97% tillable

8/6/22 131 Acres; $13,600/acre; 82.9 CSR2; 100% tillable

6/14/22 55 acres; $17,100/acre; 71.3 CSR2; $239.83/CSR2/ 97.93% tillable

Jason J. Smith, CAI

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Carroll County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Carroll County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Carroll 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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