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 12/2023. 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

Plymouth County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Plymouth County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Plymouth County is $15,214 per acre which is up $249 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Plymouth County is $185.54 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Plymouth County is ranked #5 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Plymouth County in 2023 was $29,000 per acre.
Location Northwest, Iowa
County Size 864 sq. miles
Total Acres 512,029
Cropland Acres 456,116
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $15,214
Average Price Per Acre for Northwest, IA $14,753
CSR2 Weighted Average 73.5
CSR2 Cropland Average 82
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $185.54
Average County Rent $298
Rent Range $254-$345
Average rent for Northwest, Iowa $302
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.63
Improved Permanent Pasture $92
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $48
Stalk Grazing per Acre $13
Hunting Rights per Acre $15
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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

12/14/23 160 acres; $18,200/acre; 85.2 CSR2; $213.62/CSR2; 96% tillable

12/6/23 149.63 Acres; $16,000/acre; 86.8 CSR2; 100% tillable

11/3/23 255 Acres; $17,500/acre; 90.6 CSR2; 100% tillable

11/3/23 100 Acres; $23,600/acre; 83.7 CSR2; 100% tillable

11/13/23 152.52 Acres; $15,800/acre; 88.3 CSR2; 85.44% tillable

11/13/23 64.69 Acres; $18,600/acre; 92 CSR2; 90% tillable

11/13/23 156.33 Acres; $14,500/acre; 62.6 CSR2; 90% tillable

11/14/23 160 Acres; $14,500/acre; 85.4 CSR2; 90.7% tillable

11/13/23 91.55 Acres; $18,100/acre; 90.6 CSR2; 94% tillable

11/30/23 80.64 Acres; $19,200/acre; 84 CSR2; 97.7% tillable

10/26/23 160 Acres; $10,400/acre; 46.2 CSR2; 95% tillable

10/12/23 80 Acres; $15,100/acre; 82.6 CSR2; 97% tillable

6/5/23 157.23 Acres; $19,000/acre; 85.7 CSR2; 95% tillable

6/5/23 80 Acres; $17,300/acre; 83.9 CSR2; 95.7% tillable

5/20/23 18 Acres; $29,000/acre; 88.1 CSR2; 96% tillable

5/26/23 96.33 Acres; $25,000/acre; 92.7 CSR2; 98% tillable

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

Jason J. Smith, CAI

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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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