Cherokee County, Iowa

Location: Northwest Iowa
County Average CSR2:
CSR2 Weighted Average: 82.2

CSR2 Cropland Average: 90

State Average CSR2: 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $97.51
County Size: 577 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 300,355 total acres, 286,850 Cropland acres, 6,909 Woodland acres, 36,596 Other acres

Average Farmland Value (Price Per Acre):
Average Farmland Value for Northwest Iowa:
Highest Known Farmland Sale in County:

Average County Rent: $271.00
Rent Range: $224 – $288 per acre
Average rent for Northwest Iowa:
Rent per CSR Point:
$3.01 per CSR2

Improved Permanent Pasture:
$80.00/a Region 1 average
Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $60.00/a Region 1 average
Stalk Grazing per Acre:
$7.00/a Region 1 average
Hunting Rights per Acre:

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.


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Recent Sales in this County

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

(515) 537-6633,

Licensed to sell real estate in the state of Iowa

Tom Bradley

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Cherokee County Iowa Farmland Sales


Information updated as of 1/11/2021.  Compiled from sources including Iowa State University, Cherokee County Extension Office, Cherokee County courthouse records, Surety Maps, Wikipedia, Iowa Department of Transportation and USDA. An attempt has been made to verify information but it is not guaranteed to be accurate. Confirm all information that you must rely for decision making purposes.


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, or use our Iowa Farmland Value Calculator.  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.


You can find Farmland For Sale in Cherokee County Iowa at  Need the advice of a qualified farmland professional?  Our professional staff of Iowa auctioneers and land brokers at DreamDirt would be happy to visit with you about your situation and help guide you through the process of making an informed decision about selling farmland.  Want to continue your research?  You can find a wealth of information on our Farmland Sales and Auction Blog.


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