Marion 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

Marion County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Marion County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Marion County is $10,697 per acre which is up $1,117 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Marion County is $135.41 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Marion County is ranked 75 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Marion County in 2023 was $15,600 per acre.
Location South Central, Iowa
County Size 554 sq. miles
Total Acres 285,724
Cropland Acres 218,837
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $10,697
Average Price Per Acre for South Central, IA $7,482
CSR2 Weighted Average 59.7
CSR2 Cropland Average 79
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $135.41
Average County Rent $253
Rent Range $201-$324
Average rent for South Central, Iowa $227
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.16
Improved Permanent Pasture $87
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $58
Stalk Grazing per Acre $15
Hunting Rights per Acre $11

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Towns: Bussey, Knoxville, Pella, Hamilton, Marysville, Pleasantville, Harvey, Melcher-Dallas, Swan

Unincorporated Areas: Attica, Flagler, Pershing, Columbia, Otley, Tracy

Townships: Red Rock, Otley, Lake Prairie, Union, Pleasant Grove, Pella, Clay, Franklin, Dallas, Washington, Indiana, Liberty, Knoxville

History: Marion County, located in south-central Iowa, boasts a rich history that spans back to its establishment in 1845. Named in honor of the Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion, the county has been shaped by a tapestry of pioneers, settlers, and agricultural traditions. As a hub for early exploration and settlement, Marion County witnessed the growth of towns like Knoxville, its county seat. The fertile farmland in the region fueled a thriving agricultural economy, with crops such as corn and soybeans becoming staples. The county’s history is woven with tales of resilience, community spirit, and adaptation to changing times. Over the years, Marion County has evolved while preserving its historical heritage, evident in landmarks, historic sites, and a vibrant cultural identity. Today, it stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of those who have contributed to shaping its narrative and fostering a strong sense of community.

Marion County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

2/22/24 73 Acres; $6,300/acre; 67 CSR2; 82.6% tillable

2/22/24 203.39 Acres; $7,300/acre; 76.6 CSR2; 75% tillable

2/22/24 55.82 Acres; $6,300/acre; 84.6 CSR2; 85.2% tillable

2/22/24 78.25 Acres; $9,100/acre; 80 CSR2; 97.37% tillable

11/1/23 153 Acres; $15,600/acre; 81 CSR2; 99% tillable

10/11/23 62.99 Acres; $6,000/acre; 72.3 CSR2; 78.4% tillable

10/11/23 117 Acres; $8,000/acre; 77.9 CSR2; 88% tillable

10/11/23 94.5 Acres; $5,000/acre; 68.2 CSR2; 33.5% tillable

3/31/23 75 Acres; $7,900/acre; 60.7 CSR2; 93.73% tillable

1/9/23 50.26 Acres; $10,300/acre; 84.5 CSR2; 97% tillable

1/9/23 85.62 Acres; $6,722/acre; 49.9 CSR2; 100% tillable

1/9/23 78 Acres; $10,100/acre; 81.7 CSR2; 91% tillable

1/9/23 154.99 Acres; $10,350/acre; 73.9 CSR2; 92% tillable

11/29/22 93.93 Acres; $8,100/acre; 75.6 CSR2; 87% tillable

11/29/22 85.32 Acres; $5,500/acre; 50 CSR2; 85% tillable

11/7/22 65.77 Acres; $13,800/acre; 75 CSR2; 98% tillable

11/7/22 70.66 Acres; $11,800/acre; 63.4 CSR2; 93% tillable

11/3/22 80 Acres; $11,900/acre; 76.1 CSR2; 82% tillable

9/16/22 99.17 Acres; $12,100/acre; 83.8 CSR2; 88.94% tillable

8/25/22 125.78 Acres; $11,500/acre; 73.2 CSR2; 94.5% tillable

5/26/22 42 Acres; 100% tillable; 77.7 CSR2; $6,600/acre

March 2022 155.65 acres; 112.85 tillable acres; $4,675/tillable acres; 51 CSR2; $91.67/CSR2' $527,573.75; 72.50% tillable

1/29/22 78 Acres; $13,462/acre; 77.6 CSR2; 95% tillable

2/22/22 37 Acres; $9,250/acre; 52 CSR2; 81% tillable

2/22/22 41.3 Acres; $8,300/acre; 81.7 CSR2; 84% tillable

2/22/22 40 Acres; $14,200/acre; 79.8 CSR2; 91.5% tillable

2/22/22 197.6 Acres; $5,350/acre; 73.2 CSR2; 73% tillable

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Marion County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Marion County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Marion 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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