Cherokee 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

Cherokee County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Cherokee County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Cherokee County is $14,162 per acre which was up $22 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Cherokee County is $157.36 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Cherokee County is ranked #14 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Cherokee County in 2023 was $16,500 per acre.
Location Northwest Iowa
County Size 577 sq. miles
Total Acres 300,355
Cropland Acres 286,850
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $14,162
Average Price Per Acre for Northwest, IA $14,753
CSR2 Weighted Average 82.2
CSR2 Cropland Average 90
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $157.36
Average County Rent $337
Rent Range $270 - $417
Average rent for Northwest Iowa $302
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.74
Improved Permanent Pasture $92
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $48
Stalk Grazing per Acre $13
Hunting Rights per Acre $15
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Towns: Aurelia, Cleghorn, Marcus, Quimby, Cherokee, Larrabee, Meriden, Washta

Unincorporated Areas:

Townships: Afton, Diamond, Pilot, Silver, Amherst, Grand Meadow, Pitcher, Spring, Cedar, Liberty, Rock, Tilden, Cherokee, Marcus, Sheridan, Willow

History: Cherokee County was formed on January 15, 1851 from open territory. It was named after the Cherokee Indians.

Additional Information: Learn more on the Cherokee County Iowa Website

Cherokee County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

1/4/24 40 Acres; $16,025/acre; 83 CSR2; 93% tillable

11/8/23 160 Acres; $15,650/acre; 84.4 CSR2; 92.6% tillable

10/5/23 184.49 Acres; $16,500/acre; 90.1 CSR2; 96% tillable

5/19/23 77.12 Acres; $14,100/acre; 87.3 CSR2; 95.4% tillable

5/19/23 78 Acres; $11,700/acre; 83.3 CSR2; 90% tillable

5/19/23 146.27 Acres; $13,600/acre; 80.2 CSR2; 86% tillable

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

11/15/22 73.5 Acres; $21,000/acre; 97.1 CSR2; 98% tillable

8/29/22 160 acres; $11,700/acre; 79.4 CSR2; $147.36/CSR2; 70.64% tillable

7/12/22 120 Acres; $12,100/acre; 83.3 CSR2; 94% tillable

7/12/22 150.18 Acres; $7,250/acre; 53.1 CSR2; 72% tillable

6/14/22 81.03 acres; $15,300/acre; 89.6 CSR2; $170.76/CSR2; 93.42% tillable

2/21/22 160 Acres; $15,900/acre; 84.4 CSR2; 94% tillable

10/22/21 152.88 Acres; 96.7 CSR2; $17,800/acre

Jason J. Smith, CAI

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Cherokee County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Cherokee County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Cherokee 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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