Plymouth 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: 73.5

CSR2 Cropland Average: 82

State Average CSR2: 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $151.41
County Size: 864 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 512,029 total acres, 456,116 Cropland acres, 5,960 Woodland acres, 49,953 Other acres

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

Average County Rent: $274
Rent Range: $246 – $308 per acre
Average rent for Northwest Iowa:
Rent per CSR Point:

Improved Permanent Pasture:
$74.00/a Region 1 Average
Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $56.00/a Region 1 average
Stalk Grazing per Acre:
$7.00/a Region 1 Average
Hunting Rights per Acre:

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.

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


Recent Farmland Sales in this County

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

10/4/21 176.5 Acres; 90 CSR2; $17,800/acre

10/8/21 153 Acres; 81.5 CSR2; $13,900/acre

10/19/21 161.2 Acres; 86.6 CSR2; $14,650/acre

10/19/21 231.53 Acres; 91.5 CSR2; $14,250/acre

10/22/21 66 Acres; 94.4 CSR2; $16,600/acre

2/25/22 125.57 Acres; $20,075/acre; 86.3 CSR2; 100% tillable


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.


You can find Farmland For Sale in Plymouth 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 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 Plymouth County on the Find an Iowa Estate Lawyer website by the Iowa Bar Association.

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