Lyon 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

Lyon County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Lyon County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Lyon County is $15,352 per acre which was down $205 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Lyon County is $191.90 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Lyon County is ranked #3 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Lyon County in 2023 was $25,200 per acre.
Location Northwest, Iowa
County Size 588 sq. miles
Total Acres 348,492
Cropland Acres 315,326
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $15,352
Average Price Per Acre for Northwest, IA $14,753
CSR2 Weighted Average 75.1
CSR2 Cropland Average 80
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $191.90
Average County Rent $336
Rent Range $277-$387
Average rent for Northwest, Iowa $302
Rent per CSR2 Point $4.2
Improved Permanent Pasture $92
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $48
Stalk Grazing per Acre $13
Hunting Rights per Acre $15
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Towns: Alvord, Inwood, Lester, Doon, Rock Rapids, George, Larchwood, Little Rock,

Unincorporated Areas: Beloit, Granite, Klondike, Edna,

Townships: Sioux, Larchwood, Allison, Riverside, Midland, Elgin, Centennial, Logan, Cleveland, Rock, Liberal, Grant, Lyon, Richland, Doon, Garfield, Wheeler, Dale

History: The land that makes up Lyon County was ceded to the federal govement by the Sioux Indians through a treaty signed on July 23, 1851. The boundaries of the county were set on January 15, 1851 and attached to Woodbury County (then called Wahkaw County) for administration purposes. Lyon County officially split from Woodbury County on January 1, 1872. The first white man to live in Lyon County was Daniel McLaren, known as “Uncle Dan”. He lived near the Sioux River for a short time, spending his time hunting and trapping. He moved out of the county very early in its settlement to stake a claim further west. The second settler in the area was known as “Old Tom”, a hunter and trapper who lived briefly near present-day Rock Rapids. While setting his traps, Old Tom was killed by Sioux Indians. In 1862-1863, a group of men from the east coast spent time in the county on a hunting trip. They were: Roy McGregor, George Clark and Thomas Lockhart. During the winter, Lockhart and McGregor were hunting elk along the Little Rock creek and encountered a group of Sioux Indians. Lockhart was killed by an arrow, but McGregor was able to escape and rejoin Clark. The two continued to hunt and trap until March 1863. During a spring flood, Clark was drowned and McGregor decided to move back east. The first permanent settlement in Lyon County was built by Lewis P. Hyde in July 1866. The county’s population reached 100 persons in 1869, entirely through migration and settlement. The first white child bo in the county was Odena Lee, bo on May 28, 1871. The first election in the county was held on October 10, 1871, and recorded 97 votes.

Lyon County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

11/4/23 110.05 Acres; $18,600/acre; 68.3 CSR2; 97% tillable

11/7/23 79.53 Acres; $15,200/acre; 84.5 CSR2; 96% tillable

11/16/23 64.21 Acres; $25,200/acre; 74.5 CSR2; 94.75% tillable

11/17/23 50.01 Acres; $17,900/acre; 94.4 CSR2; 94.8% tillable

11/17/23 49.6 Acres; $18,500/acre; 95.4 CSR2; 97.5% tillable

10/25/23 76.03 Acres; $11,300/acre; 88.4 CSR2; 100% tillable

4/5/23 70.02 Acres; $17,800/acre; 68.6 CSR2; 96% tillable

3/28/23 80 Acres; $20,400/acre; 68.5 CSR2; 99% tillable

3/10/23 77.94 Acres; $20,500/acre; 70 CSR2; 98% tillable

1/30/23 50.08 Acres; $13,500/acre; 83.1 CSR2; 99% tillable

1/30/23 47.54 Acres; $12,500/acre; 71.8 CSR2; 95% tillable

1/28/23 75.6 Acres; $11,000/acre; 65.5 CSR2; 73% tillable

1/24/23 80.6 Acres; $18,100/acre; 67.8 CSR2; 98% tillable

1/24/23 80.71 Acres; $20,000/acre; 67.6 CSR2; 96% tillable

12/12/22 77.42 acres 75.09 tillable acres $13,700/acre 62.6 CSR2 $218.85/CSR2 $1,060,654 96.99% tillable

12/7/22 80 acres 77.76 tillable acres $23,450/acre 67.7 $346.38/csr2 $1,876,000 97.20% tillable

12/7/22 80 acres 75.86 tillable acres $21,700/acre 67.4 CSR2 $321.96/csr2 $1,736,000 94.83% tillable

12/7/22 80 acres 78.02 tillable acres $21,900/acre 67.1 CSR2 $326.38/csr2 $1,752,000 97.53% tillable

12/9/22 80 acres 74.92 tillable acres $21,000/ace 67.1 CSR2 $312.97/CSR2 $1,680,000 93.65% tillable

11/30/22 56.84 Acres; $5,900/acre; 64.1 CSR2; 100% tillable

11/30/22 68.9 Acres; $11,000/acre; 71.5 CSR2; 94% tillable

11/21/22 40.2 CSR2; $12,500/acre; 64.8 CSR2; 97% tillable

11/3/22 79.5 Acres; $16,100/acre; 94.1 CSR2; 98% tillable

11/3/22 54.43 Acres; $15,000/acre; 92.7 Acres; 96% tillable

11/2/22 67.37 Acres; $16,350/acre; 69.2 CSR2; 94% tillable

11/2/22 80 Acres; $16,900/acre; 70.3 CSR2; 98% tillable

10/27/22 77.59 Acres; $18,200/acre; 92.1 CSR2; 97.5% tillable

10/27/22 74.47 Acres; $14,900/acre; 89.3 CSR2; 99% tillable

10/27/22 27.63 Acres; $16,000/acre; 94.2 CSR2; 95.11% tillable

9/23/22 151.37 Acres; $15,500/acre; 67.5 CSR2; 96% tillable

March 2022 119.82 acres; 106.40 tillable acres; $16,400/tillable acre; 93.1 CSR2; $176.15/CSR2; $1,744,960; 88.80% tillable

March 2022 40.18 acres; 37 tillable acre; $19,000/tillable acre; 89.7 CSR2; $211.82/CSR2; $703,000; 92.09% tillable

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Lyon County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Lyon County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Lyon 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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