Linn 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

Linn County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Linn County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Linn County is $13,210 per acre which is down $120 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Linn County is $153.60 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Linn County is ranked 30 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Linn County in 2023 was $15,760 per acre.
Location East Central Iowa
County Size 718 sq. miles
Total Acres 339,227
Cropland Acres 291,876
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $13,210
Average Price Per Acre for East Central, IA $12,678
CSR2 Weighted Average 68.1
CSR2 Cropland Average 86
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $153.60
Average County Rent $308
Rent Range $257-$372
Average rent for East Central, Iowa $283
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.54
Improved Permanent Pasture $110
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $92
Stalk Grazing per Acre $13
Hunting Rights per Acre $15
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Towns: Albuett, Ely, Palo, Robins, Hiawatha, Cedar Rapids. Fairfax, Prairieburg, Bertram, Lisbon, Marion, Mount Veon, Walford, Springville, Center Point, Coggon, Central City, Walker

Unincorporated Areas: Midway, Paris, Viola, Troy Mills, Toddville, Waubeek, Whittier

Townships: Grant, Spring Grove, Jackson, Boulder, Washington, Otter Creek, Maine, Buffalo, Fayette, Monroe, Marion, Brown, Clinton, Cedar Rapids, Bertram, Linn, Franklin, Putnam, College, Fairfax

History: Linn County was organized by the first legislative assembly of the Iowa Territory on January 15, 1839. A site was selected for its first county seat along Indian Creek, and was named Marion, after the Revolutionary War general Francis Marion. As early as 1855, there were debates over moving the county seat to the fast-growing Cedar Rapids, southwest of Marion, but it was not until November 6, 1919, that there were enough votes in favor of the move (9,960 to 4,823). The first rail line was built through Cedar Rapids in 1859, and made the town (and the county) a major commercial hub in easte Iowa.

Linn County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

12/6/23 110 Acres; $6,550/acre; 47.2 CSR2; 53.6% Tillable

3/22/22 57.23 Acres; $7,429/acre; 39.6 CSR2; 21% tillable

3/22/23 68.77 Acres; $15,750/acre; 54.8 CSR2; 77% tillable

2/8/23 75.54 Acres; $9,900/acre; 79.9 CSR2; 91% tillable

11/22/22 120.25 Acre; $14,300/acre; 82.3 CSR2; 93% tillable

11/18/22 59.59 Acres; $12,200/acre; 79 CSR2; 94% tillable

11/18/22 78.49 Acres; $16,200/acre; 79.6 CSR2; 94% tillable

11/18/22 16.42 Acres; $16,600/acre; 81.1 CSR2; 81% tillable

9/30/22 103.86 Acres; $15,500/acre; 84.1 CSR2; 95% tillable

9/30/22 98.1 Acres; $20,200/acre; 92.3 CSR2; 100% tillable

9/30/22 76.83 Acres; $17,700/acre; 89.9 CSR2; 98% tillable

9/6/22 127.39 Acres; $14,000/acre; 79.8 CSR2; 95% tillable

8/26/22 69.96 Acres; $11,100/acre; 60.2 CSR2; 81% tillable

6/30/22 80 acres; $18,926/acre; 88 CSR2; $215.07/CSR2; 96.29% tillable

6/22/22 41.09 acres; $19,700/acre; 86.1 CSR2; $228.8/CSR2; 94.11% tillable

6/15/22 148 acres; $17,500/acres; 85.6 CSR2; $204.44/CSR2; 87.61% tillable

Jason J. Smith, CAI

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Linn County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Lee County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Linn 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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