Ringgold 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: South Central Iowa
County Average CSR2:
CSR2 Weighted Average: 50.2

CSR2 Cropland Average: 68

State Average CSR2: 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $84.49
County Size: 538 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 263,753 total acres, 210,245 Cropland acres, 9,104 Woodland acres, 44,404 Other acres

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

Average County Rent: $208
Rent Range: $172-$246 per acre
Average rent for South Central Iowa:
Rent per CSR Point:

Improved Permanent Pasture:
$76.00/a Regional Average
Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $56.00/a Regional Average
Stalk Grazing per Acre:
$9.00/a Regional Average
Hunting Rights per Acre:
$18.00/a Regional Average

Towns: Beaconsfield, Diagonal, Maloy, Redding, Benton, Ellston, Mount Ayr, Tingley, Delphos, Kellerton

Unincorporated Areas: Blockton

Townships: Lincoln, Jefferson, Tingley, Union, Grant, Washington, Liberty, Benton, Monroe, Maloy, Poe, Athens, Clinton, Middle Fork, Lotts Creek, Riley, Waubonsie

History: The area of Ringgold county is a little more than 540 square miles, divided at present into seventeen townships. The territory in Ringgold county was technically a part of Des Moines county from 1834 to 1836 under the territorial Governor of Wisconsin. Then the territory of Iowa was organized and for some years, this region remained undesignated, unsurveyed, and unsettled. In 1847 the boundaries of the county were established and the name of Ringgold given in honor of Major Samuel Ringgold, who was mortally wounded in the battle of Palo Alto, fought a little more than a year before in the Mexican War. For the next four years Ringgold was included in the temporary county of Taylor. Then it was attached to the newly organized county of Decatur. On April 18, 1855 the town of Mount Ayr was awarded the county seat.

Additional Information: Please visit the Ringgold County Iowa website.


Recent Farmland Sales in this County

7/16/22 221.5 Acres, $5,000/acre; 48.3 CSR2, 65% tillable

1/22/22 158 Acres; $3,468/acre; 37.7 CSR2; 80% tillable

1/22/22 251 Acres; $4,029/acre; 31.8 CSR2; 76% tillable


All farmland values for Ringgold 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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