O’Brien 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: 91.4

CSR2 Cropland Average: 94

State Average CSR2: 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $145.88
County Size: 573 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 358,472 total acres, 330,094 Cropland acres, 2,104 Woodland acres, 26,274 Other acres

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

Average County Rent: $283
Rent Range: $249 – $324
Average rent for Northwest Iowa:
Rent per CSR Point:
$3.09 per CSR2

Improved Permanent Pasture:
Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $56.00/a
Stalk Grazing per Acre:
$7.00/a regional average
Hunting Rights per Acre:

Towns: Archery, Hartley, Primghar, Sheldon, Calumet, Paullina, Sanbo, Sutherland

Unincorporated Areas: Germantown

Townships: Floyd, Franklin, Lincoln, Hartley, Carroll, Summit, Center, Omega, Baker, Dale, Highland, Grant, Caledonia, Union, Liberty, Waterman

History: O’Brien County was named for William Smith O’Brien, a leader for Irish independence in 1848, and is the only O’Brien County in the United States. O’Brien County was founded in 1851. The present courthouse was completed in 1917, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Additional Information: O’Brien County Iowa website.


Recent Farmland Sales in this County

9/21/22 135.37 Acres; $9,600/acre; 80.2 CSR2; 87% tillable

9/20/22 161.48 Acres; $23,800/acre; 96.3 CSR2; 97% tillable

9/9/22 52.93 Acres; $16,100/acre; 93.2 CSR2; 95% tillable

8/24/22 31.39 Acres; $17,000/acre; 89.3 CSR2; 89% tillable

8/24/22 120.06 Acres; $13,100/acre; 89.2 CSR2; 94.52% tillable

8/24/22 108.74 Acres; $16,000/acre; 76 CSR2; 92% tillable

8/17/22 160 Acres; $18,800/acre; 92.5 CSR2; 94% tillable

7/28/22 160 Acres; $23,500/acre; 95.7 CSR2; 96.2% tillable

7/21/22 79.64 Acres; $21,050/acre; 94.7 CSR2; 99% tillable

7/21/22 82.04 Acres; $18,000/acre; 94.1 CSR2; 96% tillable

7/14/22 157.22 Acres; $25,250/acre; 97.4 CSR2; 97% tillable

7/12/22 80 Acres; $20,100/acre; 94.8 CSR2; 99% tillable

4/12/22 60.27 acres; 56.82 tillable acres; $20,450/acre; 91.7 CSR2; $233.01/CSR2; $1,161,969; 94.28% tillable

10/5/21 93.92 Acres; 81.5 CSR2; $8,350/acre

10/1/21 80 Acres; 94.9 CSR2; $16,600/acre


All farmland values for O’Brien 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 O’Brien County Iowa at bid.DreamDirt.com.  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 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 O’Brien County on the Find an Iowa Estate Lawyer website by the Iowa Bar Association.

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