Plymouth 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 12/2022. 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

Plymouth County Iowa Farmland Profile

Plymouth County Iowa Farmland Profile Price
Location Northwest, Iowa
County Size 864 sq. miles
Total Acres 512,029
Cropland Acres 456,116
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $14,965
Average Price Per Acre for Northwest, IA $14,878
CSR2 Weighted Average 73.5
CSR2 Cropland Average 82
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $181.44
Average County Rent $274
Rent Range $246-$308
Average rent for Northwest, Iowa $270
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.73
Improved Permanent Pasture $74
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $56
Stalk Grazing per Acre $7
Hunting Rights per Acre na
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Towns: Akron, Hinton, Merrill, Sioux City, Brunsville, Kingsley, Oyens, Struble, Craig, LeMars, Remsen, Westfield

Unincorporated Areas: Adaville, Mammen, Plymouth, Union Center, Brookdale, Milnerville, Potosia, Cranthoe, Neptune, Ruble, Wren, James, O’Leary, Seney, Yeomans

Townships: Portland, Preston, Grant, Elgin, Fredonia, Meadow, Westfield, Johnson, Washington, America, Marion, Remsen, Sioux, Liberty, Plymouth, Stanton, Union, Henry, Hancock, Perry, Hungerford, Lincoln, Elkho, Garfield

History: Plymouth County was formed on January 15, 1851. Settlement began in 1856. In October, 1859, the first courthouse was built and the first public school opened its doors with 32 pupils. In 1872, the county seat was moved to Le Mars and a new courthouse and a jail were built there in 1873. The courthouse in present use was built in 1900 of red sandstone. During the Great Depression, the farmers organized a group, which they named the Farmers Holiday Group. The goal was to keep farm products off the market until the desired price was met. A radical group among them abducted Judge Bradley from his court chamber and threatened to hang him in the front of the courthouse. Bradley was freed, but the goveor ordered the national guard to Plymouth County and declared state of emergency, which meant the end of the Farmers Holiday Group.

Plymouth County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

4/21/23 151.26 acres; $10,000/acre; 45.7 CSR2; 89% tillable

4/21/23 77 Acres; $11,700/acre; 64.8 CSR2; 100% tillable

4/12/23 156.40 Acres; $7,800/acre; 43.7 CSR2; 72% tillable

4/3/23 126 Acres; $18.150/acre; 76 CSR2; 99% tillable

3/22/23 306.48 Acres; $14,300/acre; 78 CSR2; 99% tillable

3/10/23 152.7 Acres; $24,000/acre; 94.8 CSR2; 98% tillable

12/14/22 79.53 acres 75.25 tillable acres $21,000/acre 86.8 CSR2 $241.94/csr2 $1,670,130 94.62% tillable

10/21/22 40 Acres; $20,500/acre; 82.1 CSR2; 100% tillable

10/10/22 55.6 Acre; $26,250/acre; 91.7 CSR2; 97% tillable

10/7/22 240 Acres; $11,100/acre; 66.4 CSR2; 94% tillable

9/23/22 250 Acres; $18,200/acre; 82.3 CSR2; 97% tillable

8/12/22 209.9 Acres; $12,000/acre; 72.5 CSR2; 77% tillable

8/12/22 152 Acres; $19,000/acre; 95 CSR2; 99% tillable

8/12/22 153.32 Acres; $15,300/acre; 68.9 CSR2; 89.69% tillable

8/8/22 154.62 Acres; $20,100/acre; 89.6 CSR2; 94.62% tillable

7/8/22 153.5 acres; $16,000/acre; 83.7 CSR2; $191.16/CSR2; 93.81% tillable

6/23/22 160 acres; $21,700/acre; 92.1 CSR2; $235.61/CSR2; 95.35% tillable

5/27/22 96.33 Acres; 97.75% tillable; 92.7 CSR2; $25,000/acre

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Plymouth County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Plymouth County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Plymouth 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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