Sioux County, Iowa

Location: Northwest Iowa
County Average CSR2:
CSR2 Weighted Average: 85.3

CSR2 Cropland Average: 89

State Average CSR2: 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $115.70
County Size: 768 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 493,556 total acres, 452,956 Cropland acres, 1,605 Woodland acres, 38,995 Other acres

Average Farmland Value (Price Per Acre):
Average Farmland Value for Northwest Iowa:
Highest Known Farmland Sale in County:
12/12/12 79 Acres $22,308/acre 74 CSR

Average County Rent: $273.00
Rent Range: $228-$314 Per Acre
Average rent for Northwest Iowa:
Rent per CSR Point:
$3.10 per CSR2

Improved Permanent Pasture:
$80.00/a Region 1 Average
Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $60.00/a Region 1 Average
Stalk Grazing per Acre:
$7.00/a Region 1 Average
Hunting Rights per Acre:

Towns: Alton, Hospers, Orange City, Boyden, Hull, Rock Valley, Chatsworth, Ireton, Sheldon, Granville, Matlock, Sioux Center, Hawarden, Maurice

Unincorporated Areas:

Townships: Settlers, Sioux, Rock, Lincoln, Sheridan, Grant, Garfield, Plato, Welcome, Capel, Lynn, Eagle, Center, West Branch, Buncombe, Holland, Floyd, Logan, Washington, Reading, Sherman, Nassau, East Orange

History: Sioux County was formed on January 15, 1851. It has been self-goveed since January 20, 1860. It was named after the Sioux tribe from whose land it was formed. The first county seat was Calliope in 1860, then a small village with 15 inhabitants, and now part of Hawarden. The first courthouse was built here in 1860 and served as such until 1872. A larger immigration wave began in 1869, primarily of Dutch. In 1872, Orange City was declared the seat. In June 1902, the construction began on a new Sioux County courthouse designed by W.W. Beach. Of red sandstone, it was completed in 1904, and still serves as the courthouse. From 1976 until 1982 the building was completely restored, and in 1977, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Additional Information: Please visit the Sioux County Iowa website for more information.


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Recent Sales in this County

9/28/21 177.91 Acres; 86.6 CSR2; $14,600/acre

10/1/21 156.61 Acres; 84.6 CSR2; $14,200/acre

10/13/21 120 Acres; 90 CSR2; $17,100/acre

10/22/21 76.78 Acres; 99.1 CSR2; $19,750/acre

10/22/21 130.29 Acres; 95.9 CSR2; $19,200/acre

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Sioux County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Information updated as of 1/11/2021. Compiled from sources including Iowa State University, Sioux County Extension Office, Sioux County courthouse records at Rock Rapids, Surety Maps, Wikipedia, Iowa Department of Transportation and USDA. An attempt has been made to verify information but it is not guaranteed to be accurate. Confirm all information that you must rely for decision making purposes.


All farmland values for Sioux 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, or use our Iowa Farmland Value Calculator.  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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