Pocahontas 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

Pocahontas County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Pocahontas County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Pocahontas County is $14,181 per acre which is up $220 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Pocahontas County is $172.94 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Pocahontas County is ranked #12 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Pocahontas County in 2023 was $15,600 per acre.
Location Northwest, Iowa
County Size 578 sq. miles
Total Acres 356,988
Cropland Acres 338,984
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $14,181
Average Price Per Acre for Northwest, IA $14,753
CSR2 Weighted Average 81.2
CSR2 Cropland Average 82
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $172.94
Average County Rent $293
Rent Range $249-$336
Average rent for Northwest, Iowa $302
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.57
Improved Permanent Pasture $92
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $48
Stalk Grazing per Acre $13
Hunting Rights per Acre $15
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Towns in Pocahontas County: Fonda, Laurens, Plover, Rolfe, Gilmore City, Palmer, Pocahontas, Varina, Havelock, Ware

Townships: Swan Lake, Cummins, Powhatan, Des Moines, Marshall, Sherman, Roosevelt, Garfield, Center, Dover, Grant, Lincoln, Lake, Cedar, Colfax, Bellville, Lizard

History: Pocahontas County was formed in 1851.  Located in Northwest Iowa Pocahontas County is a highly farmed county because it has very little timber.  Farm real estate here follows the trend of Northwest Iowa price and therefore tends to be among the states leaders in farmland costs and prices.  Pocahontas County can be a very good farmland investment, there is a solid rental demographic and consequently higher farmland rents.  Investing or divesting land in Pocahontas County is an easy choice with high quality soils and large tracts of land.

Pocahontas County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

11/10/23 160 Acres; $10,100/acre; 77.6 CSR2; 97.5% tillable

11/10/23 40 Acres; $12,800/acre; 87.6 CSR2; 98% tillable

11/10/23 70.87 Acres; $13,200/acre; 87.2 CSR2; 98.5% tillable

11/10/23 80 Acres; $13,500/acre; 87.3 CSR2; 98.75% tillable

11/10/23 80 Acres; $12,000/acre; 84 CSR2; 98.75% tillable

11/14/23 130.8 Acres; $8,450/acre; 68.8 cSR2; 97.7% tillable

9/22/23 145.9 Acres; $7,350/acre; 64.9 CSR2; 82.9% tillable

8/10/23 113.92 Acres; $11,400/acre; 83.8 CSR2; 99% tillable

8/15/23 71.13 Acres; $13,500/acre; 85.5 CSR2; 100% tillable

2/28/23 80 Acres; $13,100/acre; 83.7 CSR2; 97% tillable

2/10/23 32.4 Acres; $12,800/acre; 83 CSR2; 95% tillable

2/10/23 74.13 Acres; $10,000/acre; 70 CSR2; 100% tillable

1/18/23 80 Acres; $13,800/acre; 81.5 CSR2; 98% tillable

11/15/22 79 Acres; $16,400/acre; 85.2 CSR2; 94% tillable

10/12/22 80 Acres; $14,400/acre; 83.9 CSR2; 99% tillable

9/29/22 80 Acres; $13,200/acre; 80.3 CSR2; 95% tillable

8/16/22 280 Acres; $12,000/acre; 84.4 CSR2; 93% tillable

6/9/22 655.02 acres; $19,500/acre; 84.3 CSR2; $231.32/CSR2; 95.53% tillable

6/9/22 160 acres; $14,000/acre; 84.5 CSR2; $165.6/CSR2; 95.56% tillable

6/9/22 174.81 acres; $12,100/acre; 83.3 CSR2; $145.26/CSR2; 85.25% tillable

6/9/22 144.07 acres; $9,100/acre; 84.2 CSR2; $108.08/CSR2; 99.95% tillable

March 2022 146.69 acres; 150.01 tillable acres; $13,200/tillable acre; 77 CSR2; $171.43/CSR2; $1,980,132; 102.26% tillable

March 2022 136.99 acres; $7,700/acre; 52.7 CSR2; $146.11/CSR2; $1,054,823, 100% tillable

March 2022 154.22 acres; $10,800/acre;69.4 CSR2; $155.62/CSR2; $1,665,576, 100% tillable

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Pocahontas County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Pocahontas County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Pocahontas 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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