Pottawattamie 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

Pottawattamie County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Pottawattamie County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Pottawattamie County is $12,473 per acre which is up $328 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Pottawattamie County is $157.89 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Pottawattamie County is ranked #47 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Pottawattamie County in 2023 was $12,463 per acre.
Location Southwest, Iowa
County Size 954 sq. miles
Total Acres 536,704
Cropland Acres 482,787
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $12,473
Average Price Per Acre for Southwest, IA $9,505
CSR2 Weighted Average 68.4
CSR2 Cropland Average 79
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $157.89
Average County Rent $287
Rent Range $238-$328
Average rent for Southwest, Iowa $265
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.63
Improved Permanent Pasture $101
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $66
Stalk Grazing per Acre $9
Hunting Rights per Acre $11

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Towns: Avoca, Crescent, Minden, Treynor, Carson, Hancock, Neola, Underwood, Carter Lake, Macedonia, Oakland, Walnut, Council Bluffs, McClelland

Unincorporated Areas: Honey Creek, Loveland

Townships: Rockford, Boomer, Neola, Minden, Pleasant, Knox, Layton, Crescent, Hazel Dell, Norwalk, York, James, Valley, Lincoln, Kane, Gaer, Lake, Hardin, Washington, Belknap, Center, Wright, Lewis, Keg Creek, Silver Creek, Macedonia, Carson, Grove, Waveland


Pottawattamie County was established on February 24, 1847, and it is named after the Potawatomi Native American tribe. The region became part of the United States through the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.

Council Bluffs, the largest city and county seat, played a significant role in the westward expansion of the United States. It served as a major departure point for westward-bound pioneers during the 19th century. The city’s name is derived from a meeting between Lewis and Clark and a council of Native American tribes in 1804.

Pottawattamie County has a rich agricultural history, with farming and livestock playing crucial roles in its economy. Over the years, the county has experienced growth and development, becoming an integral part of Iowa’s history and culture.

Pottawattamie County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

10/31/23 135.45 Acres; $10,600/acre; 74.7 CSR2; 98.5% tillable

11/16/23 164.28 Acres; $7,050/acre; 70.4 CSR2; 79.1% tillable

11/16/23 88.07 Acres; $11,000/acre; 70.7 CSR2; 85.16% tillable

11/16/23 77.11 Acres; $8,400/acre; 67.7 CSR2; 90.7% tillable

11/16/23 119 Acres; $9,700/acre; 79.2 CSR2; 97.5% tillable

11/16/23 38 Acres; $10,300/acre; 73 CSR2; 99% tillable

10/26/23 174.66 Acres; $7,416/acre; 59.7 CSR2; 80% tillable

10/17/23 74.77 Acres; $8,150/acre; 73.1 CSR2; 89% tillable

10/26/23 150.12 Acres; $10,558/acre; 69.6 CSR2; 91% tillable

10/26/23 77 Acres; $11,330/acre; 70.8 CSR2; 92% tillable

10/26/23 66 Acres; $11,330/acre; 52.2 CSR2; 97% tillable

10/26/23 140.18 Acres; $7416/acre; 59.7 CSR2; 99% tillable

10/26/23 49.22 Acres; $12,463/acre; 71.2 CSR2; 100% tillable

2/28/23 79 Acres; $9,500/acre; 67.8 CSR2; 98% tillable

2/3/23 78 Acres; $11,400/acre; 66.9 CSR2; 99% tillable

12/29/22 21.47 acres 21.47 tillable acres $5,500/acre 64.7 CSR2 $85.01/CSR2 $118,085 100% tillable

11/16/22 117 Acres; $11,100/acre; 70.2 CSR2; 97% tillable

11/16/22 240 Acres; $9,750/acre; 71 CSR2; 94% tillable

9/15/22 152.99 Acres; $9,500/acre; 73.2 CSR2; 100% tillable

7/18/22 71.04 Acres; $9,500/acre; 48.3 CSR2; 87% tillable

6/2/22 220.79 acres; $12,100/acre; 68.7 CSR2; $176.13/csr2; $2,671,559; 98.78% tillable

4/12/22 307.38 acres; 285.67 tillable acres; $12,200/acre; 77.3 CSR2; $157.83/CSR2; $3,485,174; 92.94% tillable

March 2022 75.41 acres; 55.36 tillable acres; $8,600/tillable acre; 83.5 CSR2; $102.99/CSR2; $476,268; 73.44% tillable

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Pottawattamie County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Pottawattamie County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Pottawattamie 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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