Monroe 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: South Central Iowa
County Average CSR2:
CSR2 Weighted Average: 48.3

CSR2 Cropland Average: 74

State Average CSR2: 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $87.62
County Size: 433 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 367,651 total acres, 316,827 Cropland acres, 16,999 Woodland acres, 33,825 Other acres

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

Average County Rent: $174.00
Rent Range: $147-$205
Average rent for South Central Iowa:
Rent per CSR Point:

Improved Permanent Pasture:
$76.00/a Regional Average
Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $56.00/a Regional Average
Stalk Grazing per Acre:
$9.00/a Regional Average
Hunting Rights per Acre:
$18.00/a Regional Average

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 years.

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


Recent Farmland Sales in this County

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


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.


You can find Farmland For Sale in Monroe County Iowa at  Need the advice of a qualified farmland professional?  Our professional staff of Iowa auctioneers and land brokers at DreamDirt would be happy to visit with you about your situation and help guide you through the process of making an informed decision about selling farmland.  Want to continue your research?  You can find a wealth of information on our Farmland Sales and Auction Blog.


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 Monroe County on the Find an Iowa Estate Lawyer website by the Iowa Bar Association.