Delaware 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

Delaware County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Delaware County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Delaware County is $13,924 per acre which is up $310 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Delaware County is $178.51 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Delaware County is ranked 18 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Delaware County in 2023 was $17,646 per acre
Location Northeast Iowa
County Size 578 sq. miles
Total Acres 326,187
Cropland Acres 286,992
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $13,924
Average Price Per Acre for Northeast, IA $12,060
CSR2 Weighted Average 65.1
CSR2 Cropland Average 78
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $178.51
Average County Rent $339
Rent Range $268 - $404
Average rent for North East, Iowa $307
Rent per CSR2 Point $4.4
Improved Permanent Pasture $87
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $60
Stalk Grazing per Acre 13
Hunting Rights per Acre $15

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Towns: Colesburg, Dundee, Greeley, Masonville, Delaware, Dyersville, Hopkinton, Ryan, Delhi, Earlville, Manchester

Unincorporated Areas:

Townships: Adams, Elk, Richland, Bremen, Hazel Gree, South Fork, Coffins Grove, Honey Creek, North Fork, Colony, Milo, Oneida, Delaware, Prairie, Union, Dehli


Delaware County, located in eastern Iowa, has a history characterized by Native American influence, pioneer settlement, and agricultural development. Initially inhabited by Native American tribes such as the Meskwaki (Fox) and Sioux, European-American settlers began to arrive in the mid-19th century. Delaware County was officially established on February 25, 1841, and it was named after the Delaware Indians.

The fertile land in the county attracted pioneers, leading to the establishment of farms and communities. Agriculture has been a cornerstone of the local economy, with crops like corn and soybeans playing a significant role.

Manchester, the county seat, became a central point for commerce and community activities. The county’s growth was influenced by transportation developments, including the construction of railroads, which facilitated the movement of goods and people.

Delaware County’s historical heritage is preserved in local museums, historical sites, and community events that celebrate its pioneer past. The county has adapted to changing economic landscapes while maintaining a connection to its agricultural roots.

Delaware County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

12/6/23 139.28 Acres; $15,200/acre; 80.7 CSR2; 88% tillable

12/6/23 80 Acres; $16,000/acre; 86.6 CSR2; 94% tillable

12/6/23 147.35 Acres; $12,100/acre; 62.5 CSR2; 97.4% tillable

11/15/23 65.22 Acres; $9,400/acre; 39.8 CSR2; 56.7% tillable

11/15/23 25.95 Acres; $7,500/acre; 27.8 CSR2; 80.5% tillable

11/15/23 133.42 Acres; $16,100/acre; 77.5 CSR2; 95% tillable

11/10/22 158.55 Acres; $19,600/acre; 87 CSR2; 98% tillable

11/10/22 158 Acres; $16,200/acre; 87.6 CSR2; 96% tillable

11/10/22 154 Acres; $19,900/acre; 87.5 CSR2; 100% tillable

11/8/22 189.19 Acres; $17,600/acre; 80.12 CSR2; 94% tillable

6/17/22 155.87 acres; $15,100/acres; 87.8 CSR2; $171.98/CSR2; 92.19% tillable

6/17/22 155.54 acres; $18,800/acre; 88.2 CSR2; $213.15/CSR2; 96.11% tillable

Jason J. Smith, CAI

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Delaware County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Licensed to sell real estate in the state of Iowa

Delaware County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Delaware 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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You can find Farmland For Sale in Delaware 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.