Mills 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

Mills County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Mills County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Mills County is $11,158 per acre which is up $258 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Mills County is $136.07 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Mills County is ranked #70 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Mills County in 2023 was $12,600 per acre.
Location Southwest, Iowa
County Size 437 sq. miles
Total Acres 232,129
Cropland Acres 204,717
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $11,158
Average Price Per Acre for Southwest, IA $9,505
CSR2 Weighted Average 71.8
CSR2 Cropland Average 82
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $136.07
Average County Rent $281
Rent Range $236-$318
Average rent for Southwest, Iowa $265
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.43
Improved Permanent Pasture $101
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $66
Stalk Grazing per Acre $9
Hunting Rights per Acre $11
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Towns: Emerson, Hastings, Malve, Silver City, Glenwood, Henderson, Pacific Junction, Tabor

Unincorporated Areas: Mineola

Townships: St. Mary’s, Oak, Ingraham, Anderson, Indian Creek, Silver Creek, Center, Glenwood, Platville, Lyons, Rawles, White Cloud, Deer Creek

History: Mills County was formed in 1851. It was named for Major Frederick Mills of Burlington, Iowa who was killed at the Battle of Churubusco during the Mexican-American War.

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

12/5/23 206.38 Acres; $8,050/acre; 51.4 CSR2; 72.1% tillable

11/9/23 235 Acres; $11,100/acre; 74.1 CSR2; 90.25% tillable

11/9/23 60.5 Acres; $11,250/acre; 73.4 CSR2; 95.88% tillable

3/9/23 23.73 Acres; $11,500/acre; 82.8 CSR2; 57% tillable

3/9/23 15 Acres; $11,100/acre; 83 CSR2; 58% tillable

3/9/23 202.72 Acres; $12,600/acre; 85.6 CSR2; 72% tillable

3/9/23 79.74 Acres; $10,100/acre; 59.1 CSR2; 96% tillable

3/9/23 265.10 Acres; $9,200/acre; 74.9 CSR2; 100% tillable

2/7/23 77.16 Acres; $12,500/acre; 75 CSR2; 93% tillable

9/2/22 120 acres; $9,300/acre; 81.3 CSR2; $114.39/CSR2; 97.98% tillable

9/2/22 30.64 acres; $12,100/acre; 70.4 CSR2; $171.88/CSR2; 95.20% tillable

9/2/22 76.94 acres; $6,700/acre; 69.8 CSR2; $95.99/CSR2; 96.33% tillable

9/2/22 80.07 acres; $5,850/acre; 81.90 CSR2; $71.43/CSR2; 72.24% tillable

7/26/22 167.51 Acres; $12,000/acre; 84.5 CSR2; 96.2% tillable

Jason J. Smith, CAI

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Mills County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Mills County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Mills 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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