Clay 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

Clay County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Clay County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Clay County is $13,887 per acre which was down $56 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Clay County is $195.59 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Clay County is ranked #19 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Clay County in 2023 was $21,700per acre.
Location Northwest Iowa
County Size 693 sq. miles
Total Acres 367,651
Cropland Acres 316,827
Woodland Acres 16,999
Other Acres 33,825
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $13,887
Average Price Per Acre for Northwest, IA $14,753
CSR2 Weighted Average 59.1
CSR2 Cropland Average 71
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $195.59
Average County Rent $277
Rent Range $231-$331
Average rent for Northwest Iowa $302
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.22
Improved Permanent Pasture $92
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $48
Stalk Grazing per Acre $13
Hunting Rights per Acre $15
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Towns: Dickens, Gillett Grove, Rossie, Spencer, Everly, Greenville, Royal, Webb, Fostoria, Peterson

Unincorporated Areas:

Townships: Clay, Lake, Peterson, Douglas, Lincoln, Riverton, Freeman, Logan, Sioux, Garfield, Lone Tree, Summit, Gillette Grove, Meadow, Waterford, Herdland


Clay County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

11/7/23 155 Acres; $7,200/acre; 58.7 CSR2; 97% tillable

8/8/23 80.41 Acres; $10,500/acre; 72.8 CSR2; 94.63% tillable

8/8/23 80.26 Acres; $8,900/acre; 70.3 CSR2; 95.48% tillable

8.30.23 159.54 Acres; $18,700/acre; 93.8 CSR2; 100% tillable

6/15/23 28 Acres; $20,250/acre; 96.7 CSR2; 94% tillable

6/15/23 80 Acres; $21,200/acre; 91.3 CSR2; 95.38% tillable

5/25/23 160 Acres; $13,700/acre; 86.2 CSR2; 93% tillable

5/17/23 80 Acres; $8,750/acre; 73.1 CSR2; 98% tillable

5/17/23 80 Acres; $7,800/acre; 68.7 CSR2; 98% tillable

1/6/23 80 Acres; $21,700/acre; 97 CSR2 99% tillable

11/17/22 79.01 Acres; $21,300/acre; 96.9 CSR2; 100% tillable

11/17/22 94.83 Acres; $11,200/acre; 80.4 CSR2; 86% tillable

11/9/22 80 Acres; $21,250/acre; 95 CSR2; 98.75% tillable

11/2/22 80 Acres; $9,600/acre; 51.9 CSR2; 98% tillable

11/2/22 160 Acres; $13,800/acre; 87.1 CSR2; 94% tillable

11/2/22 102 Acres; $6,400/acre; 56 CSR2; 97% tillable

9/20/22 67.75 Acres; $12,800/acre; 84.3 CSR2; 100% tillable

9/20/22 139.12 Acres; $14,500/acre; 85.1 CSR2; 100% tillable

9/20/22 54.48 Acres; $22,850/acre; 96.8 CSR2; 100% tillable

9/8/22 39.76 Acres; $6,850/acre; 52 CSR2; 100% tillable

9/8/22 114 Acres; $6,950/acre; 65.1 CSR2; 85% tillable

6/16/22 80.79 acres; $16,000/acres; 87.6 CSR2; $182.65/CSR2; 99.02% tillable

6/16/22 79.86 acres; $14,500/acres; 86.7 CSR2; $167.24/CSR2; 96.54% tillable

6/15/22 158.03 acres; $15,000/acre; 94 CSR2; $159.57/CSR2; 81.69% tillable

6/15/22 82.78 acres; $19,200/acre; 91.7 CSR2; $209.38/CSR2; 94.9% tillable

6/15/22 232 acres; $20,100/acre; 95.3 CSR2; $210.91/CSR2; 98.6% tillable

5/26/22 154 Acres; 96% tillable; 96.7 CSR2; $21,000/acre

5/26/22 74 Acres; 91% tillable; 95.9 CSR2; $20,300/acre

4/6/22 81.67 acres; 78.65 tillable acres; $16,700/tillable acre; 93.2 CSR2; $179.18; $1,313,455; 96.3% tillable

4/12/22 240 acres; 226.48; $20,100/tillable acre; 96 CSR2; $209.38/CSR2;; $4,552,248; 94.37% tillable

4/12/22 160 acres; 147.29 tillable acres; $19,700/tillable acre; 95.2 CSR2; $206.93/CSR2; $2,901,613; 92.06% tillable

Jason J. Smith, CAI

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Clay County Iowa Farmland Sales

(515) 537-6633, [email protected]

Licensed to sell real estate in the state of Iowa


All farmland values for Clay 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.


You can find Farmland For Sale in Clay 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.