Lyon County, Iowa

 The following information is from Iowa State University’s Land Survey that’s released each December. Data on this page can be up to 12 months old. To see current averages and most recent results click here

Location: Northwest Iowa
County Average CSR2:
CSR2 Weighted Average: 75.1

CSR2 Cropland Average: 80

State Average CSR2: 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $151.19
County Size: 588 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 348,492 total acres, 315,326 Cropland acres, 1,192 Woodland acres, 31,974 Other acres

Average Farmland Value (Price Per Acre):
Average Farmland Value for Northwest Iowa:
Highest Known Farmland Sale in County:

Average County Rent: $294
Rent Range: $263 – $338 per acre
Average rent for Northwest Iowa:
Rent per CSR Point:
$3.91 per CSR2

Improved Permanent Pasture:
$74.00/a Region 1 Average
Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $56.00/a Region 1 Average
Stalk Grazing per Acre:
$7.00/a Region 1 Average
Hunting Rights per Acre:

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.

Additional Information: Learn more on the Lyon County Iowa website.


Recent Farmland Sales in this County

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

2/18/22 59.79 Acres; $7,100/acre; 73 CSR2; 53% tillable

2/18/22 94.08 Acres; $11,100/acre; 59.9 CSR2; 95% tillable

2/18/22 79.79 Acres; $11,100/acre; 96.1 CSR2; 96% tillable

2/18/22 79.8 Acres; $18,500/acre; 97.2 CSR2; 95% tillable

10/6/21 116.06 Acres; 60.8 CSR2; $5,800/acre

10/7/21 200 Acres; 64.6 CSR2; $5,800/acre

10/7/21 160 Acres; 88.4 CSR2; $11,200/acre

10/7/21 157.67 Acres; 95.5 CSR2; $12,500/acre

10/7/21 275 Acres; 88.9 CSR2; $12,400/acre

10/8/21 79.04 Acres; 40.3 CSR2; $7,750/acre


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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If you are searching for an estate attorney to help you with legal work of an estate in Iowa you can search for Estate Attorneys in Lyon County on the Find an Iowa Estate Lawyer website by the Iowa Bar Association.

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