Decatur 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

Decatur County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Decatur County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Decatur County is $6,286 per acre which is up $720 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Decatur County is $86.11 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Decatur County is ranked 99 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Decatur County in 2023 was $10,700 per acre.
Location South Central Iowa
County Size 532 sq. miles
Total Acres 261,927
Cropland Acres 170,796
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $6,286
Average Price Per Acre for South Central, IA $7,482
CSR2 Weighted Average 40.1
CSR2 Cropland Average 73
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $86.11
Average County Rent $208
Rent Range $174 - $243
Average rent for South Central Iowa $227
Rent per CSR2 Point $2.77
Improved Permanent Pasture $87
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $58
Stalk Grazing per Acre $15
Hunting Rights per Acre $11

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Towns: Davis City, Lamoni, Pleasanton, Decatur City, Leon, Van Wert, Garden Grove, LeRoy, Weldon, Grand River

Unincorporated Areas:

Townships: Bloomington, Franklin, Long Creek, Burrell, Garden Grove, Morgan, Center, Grand River, New Buda, Decatur, Hamilton, Richland, Eden, High Point, Woodland, Fayette


Decatur County, located in southern Iowa, has a history that traces back to its establishment in 1846. Named after Commodore Stephen Decatur, a naval hero from the War of 1812, the county has played a significant role in the state’s narrative. Early settlers were drawn to the region by its fertile land, and agriculture became a fundamental part of the local economy.

The county seat, Leon, emerged as a central hub for administrative and community activities. Decatur County’s landscape, characterized by rolling hills and productive farmland, has been conducive to the cultivation of crops such as corn and soybeans. The county has a rich agricultural heritage, with farming playing a crucial role in shaping its identity.

Over the years, Decatur County has adapted to changes in agricultural practices and technology, reflecting the evolution of the broader farming industry. The community’s history is marked by stories of resilience, community spirit, and the enduring legacy of its residents.

Today, Decatur County stands as a testament to its historical roots and the contributions of generations who have shaped its narrative. The combination of fertile farmland and a strong sense of community pride continues to define Decatur County’s character in the southern part of Iowa.

Decatur County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

1/25/24 120 Acres; $11,400/acre; 69.7 CSR2; 98% tillable

6/8/23 176.31 Acres; $7,000/acre; 57 CSR2; 6% tillable

6/8/23 64.85 Acres; $9,600/acre; 59.2 CSR2; 82% tillable

6/8/23 143.26 Acres; $10,700/acre; 70.3 CSR2; 90% tillable

11/12/22 45 Acres; $10,238/acre; 70.3 CSR2; 90% tillable

11/12/22 120 Acres; $8,925/acre; 56.1 CSR2; 92% tillable

8/23/22 80 Acres; $2,646/acre; 28.3 CSR2; 85.64% tillable

7/29/22 40 Acres; $4,000/acre; 50 CSR2; 77% tillable

7/29/22 37.5 Acres; $3,450/acre; 34.8 CSR2; 81% tillable

6/14/22 80.91 acres; $4,646; 30.8 CSR2; $150.84/CSR2; 81.57% tillable

4/15/22 279.3 acre; 223.26 tillable acres; $5,900/acre; 64.1 CSR2; $92.04/CSR2; $1,317,234; 79.94% tillable

1/27/22 38.35 Acres; $4,200/acre; 26.3 CSR2; $159.70/CSR2; 85% tillable

10/20/21 100 Acres; 52 CSR2; $8,100/acre

10/5/21 40 Acres; 77.9 CSR2; $4,750/acre

10/5/21 10 Acres; 57.7 CSR2; $3,900/acre

Tom Bradley

Decatur County Iowa Farmland Sales

(515) 202-7687, [email protected]

Licensed to sell real estate in the state of Iowa

Decatur County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Decatur 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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