Lucas 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

Lucas County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Lucas County Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Lucas County is $6,631 per acre which is up $759 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Lucas County is $87.25 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Lucas County is ranked 97 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Lucas County in 2023 was $6,851 per acre.
Location South Central, Iowa
County Size 431 sq. miles
Total Acres 227,160
Cropland Acres 156,678
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $6,631
Average Price Per Acre for South Central, IA $7,482
CSR2 Weighted Average 43.8
CSR2 Cropland Average 76
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $87.25
Average County Rent $187
Rent Range $158-$218
Average rent for South Central, Iowa $227
Rent per CSR2 Point $2.43
Improved Permanent Pasture $87
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $58
Stalk Grazing per Acre $15
Hunting Rights per Acre $11

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Towns: Chariton, Derby, Lucas, Russell, Williamson

Unincorporated Areas:

Townships: Otter Creek, Liberty, English, Pleasant, Jackson, Whitebreast, Lincoln, Cedar, Union, Warren, Benton, Washington

History: Lucas County was formed in 1846. It was named for Robert Lucas, a Goveor of the Territory.

Additional Information: Lucas County, situated in south-central Iowa, has a history that unfolds against the backdrop of its establishment in 1846. Named after Robert Lucas, the first territorial governor of Iowa, the county has played a pivotal role in the state’s narrative. Early settlers were drawn to the area by the promise of fertile land, and agriculture quickly became a cornerstone of the local economy. Chariton, the county seat, emerged as a central hub for administrative and community activities. Lucas County’s landscape, characterized by rolling hills and productive farmland, has supported the cultivation of crops such as corn and soybeans. Over the years, the county has witnessed changes in farming practices, technological advancements, and a resilient community spirit. The county’s history is marked by a tapestry of events, reflecting the perseverance and adaptability of its residents. Today, Lucas County stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of those who have contributed to shaping its history and fostering a sense of community pride.

Lucas County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

11/1/23 144.34 Acres; $6,851/acre; 63.7 CSR2; 89% tillable

11/22/22 50.26 Acres; $6,200/acre; 55.9 CSR2; 93% tillable

10/25/22 100.06 Acres; $6,550/acre; 52.5 CSR2; 91% tillable

10/25/22 12.5 Acres; $8,200/acre; 40.5 CSR2; 96% tillable

9/20/22 142.43 Acres; $8,800/acre; 62 CSR2; 99% tillable

9/20/22 114.56 Acres; $6,400/acre; 53.7 CSR2; 91.16% tillable

9/20/22 391.5 Acres; $8,425/acre; 57.7 CSR2; 95% tillable

1/21/22 40 Acres; $7,300/acre; 69.8 CSR2; 88% tillable

1/21/22 40 Acres; $6,900/acre; 58.4 CSR2; 84% tillable

1/21/22 20 Acres; $9,700/acre; 80 CSR2; 95% tillable

1/21/22 40 Acres; $9,600/acre; 69.8 CSR2; 96% tillable

Tom Bradley

Lucas County Iowa Farmland Sales

(515) 202-7687, [email protected]

Licensed to sell real estate in the state of Iowa

Lucas County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Lucas 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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