Dallas 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

Dallas County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Dallas County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Dallas County is $12,406 per acre which is up $449 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Dallas County is $139.39 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Dallas County is ranked 48 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Dallas County in 2023 was $17,600 per acre.
Location Central Iowa
County Size 586 sq. miles
Total Acres 323,612
Cropland Acres 287,66
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $12,406
Average Price Per Acre for Central, IA $13,014
CSR2 Weighted Average 76.6
CSR2 Cropland Average 89
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $139.39
Average County Rent $286
Rent Range $238 - $330
Average rent for West Central Iowa $292
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.25
Improved Permanent Pasture $87
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $64
Stalk Grazing per Acre $18
Hunting Rights per Acre $21

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Towns: Adel, Dexter, Redfield, Bouton, Granger, Van Meter, Dallas Center, Linden, Waukee, Dawson, Minburn, De Soto, Perry, Woodward

Unincorporated Areas: Booneville

Townships: Adams, Des Moines, Union, Adel, Grant, Van Meter, Beaver, Lincoln, Walnut, Boone, Linn, Washington, Colfax, Spring Valley, Dallas, Sugar Grove

History: The land that now forms Dallas County was ceded by the Sac and Fox nation to the United States in a treaty signed on October 11, 1842, and the county was formed in 1846. In 1847 the first pioneers selected a site for the county seat, which was first called Penoach and then later Adel. Once the prairie sod was “broken” by the agricultural plow, settlement was rapid in the 1850s and 1860s, with the population crossing the 12,000 mark by 1870.

Dallas County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

2/28/24 68 Acres; $13,000/acre; 87.7 CSR2; 99.9% tillable

2/20/24 200.36 Acres; $17,400/acre; 88.5 CSR2; 99% tillable

9/7/23 157.12 Acres; $17,600/acre; 87.8 CSR2; 93% tillable

9/7/23 132.7 Acres; $11,800/acre; 70.7 CSR2; 67% tillable

3/23/23 80 Acres; $14,200/acre; 88.9 CSR2; 96% tillable

3/23/23 77 Acres; $14,200/acre; 88.9 CSR2; 99% tillable

9/28/22 75.75 Acres; $16,700/acre; 87.5 CSR2; 100% tillable

9/28/22 36.07 Acres; $16,500/acre; 82.1 CSR2; 100% tillable

4/27/22 74.9 acres; $7,534/acre; 59.5 CSR2; $126.62; 86.73% tillable

4/26/22 80 acres; $17,100/acre; 87.9 CSR2; $194.53/CSR2; 93.53% tillable

4/26/22 80 acres; $16,100/acre; 87.6 CSR2; $183.79/CSR2; 95.78% tillable

2/24/22 116.48 Acres; $12,700/acre; 75.8 CSR2; 97% tillable

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Dallas County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Dallas County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Dallas 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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