Monroe 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

Monroe County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Monroe County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Monroe County is $7,993 per acre which is up $823 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Monroe County is $108.01 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Monroe County is ranked 90 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Monroe County in 2023 was $12,600 per acre.
Location South Central, Iowa
County Size 433 sq. miles
Total Acres 367,651
Cropland Acres 316,827
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $7,993
Average Price Per Acre for South Central, IA $7,482
CSR2 Weighted Average 48.3
CSR2 Cropland Average 74
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $108.01
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: Albia, Eddyville, Lovilia, Melrose

Unincorporated Areas: Avery, Buxton


History: The first court in Monroe County was held at the John Clark residence in Clarksville in what was then known as Kish Ki Kosh County. The court convened there for a short time when plans were made to build a courthouse on the square at Princeton in 1846. This building was of logs and was built at a cost of $75.00. It was located in the east side of the square near the alley and was a log structure 20 feet square and 14 feet in height. An additional sum of money was appropriated for chinking and for 50 light of glass and a loft. It was used approximately 12 year

Monroe County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

11/14/23 27.7 Acres; $7,000/acre; 52.4 CSR2; 55.7% tillable

11/14/23 11.02 Acres; $10,000/acre; 38.9 CSR2; 77.13% tillable

11/14/23 77.9 Acres; $8,900/acre; 52.4 CSR2; 98% tillable

11/14/23 37.75 Acres; $12,600/acre; 72.6 CSR2; 100% tillable

10/6/23 70 Acres; $6,250/acre; 41.5 CSR2; 47% tillable

9/5/23 171.27 Acres; $5,644/acre; 45 CSR2; 60.8% tillable

9/5/23 119 Acres; $8,216/acre; 45 CSR2; 78% tillable

6/8/23 91.38 Acres; $7,450/acre; 74 CSR2; 87.38% tillable

10/8/22 37 Acres; $6,800/acre; 54.9 CSR2; 97% tillable

10/8/22 40 Acres; $5,700/acre; 47.3 CSR2; 90% tillable

9/29/22 38.19 Acres; $4,850/acre; 51.6 CSR2; 86% tillable

Jason J. Smith, CAI

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Monroe County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Licensed to sell real estate in the state of Iowa

Monroe County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Monroe 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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