Union 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

Union County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Union County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Union County is $8,090 per acre which is up $674 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Union County is $97.47 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Union County is ranked 89 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Union County in 2023 was $9,450 per acre.
Location South Central, Iowa
County Size 424 sq. miles
Total Acres 225,134
Cropland Acres 168,866
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $8,090
Average Price Per Acre for South Central, IA $7,482
CSR2 Weighted Average 63.2
CSR2 Cropland Average 83
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $97.47
Average County Rent $253
Rent Range $196-$313
Average rent for South Central, Iowa $227
Rent per CSR2 Point $2.98
Improved Permanent Pasture $87
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $58
Stalk Grazing per Acre $15
Hunting Rights per Acre $11
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Towns: Afton, Creston, Lorimor, Thayer, Arispe, Cromwell, Shannon City

Unincorporated Areas: Kent

Townships: Spaulding, Lincoln, Dodge, New Hope, Douglas, Creston, Highland, Union, Jones, Platte, Grant, Sand Creek, Pleasant


Union County, situated in south-central Iowa, has a history that dates back to its establishment in 1853. The county was named to symbolize the Union of the United States during a time of sectional tensions leading up to the Civil War. Rich in agricultural potential, Union County attracted early settlers who sought fertile land for farming.

The county seat, Creston, emerged as a central hub for commerce and community activities. Agriculture has played a crucial role in Union County’s economy, with farmers cultivating the land for crops such as corn and soybeans. The late 19th century saw the impact of railroads, bringing connectivity and facilitating trade within the region.

Over the years, Union County has witnessed the evolution of farming practices, technological advancements, and changes in its economic landscape. The community’s history is marked by a blend of agricultural traditions, industrial developments, and a strong sense of community identity.

Union County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

12/21/23 190 acres; $9,450/acre; 76.4 CSR2; $123.69/CSR2; 98% tillable

10/3/23 78 Acres; $5,300/acre; 53.3 CSR2; 0% tillable

9/9/23 153 Acres; $6,500/acre; 55.3 CSR2; 70% tillable

3/28/23 48.75 Acres; $5,500/acre; 64.5 CSR2; 69.87% tillable

12/6/22 72 acres 62.89 tillable acres $12,100/acre 79.6 CSR2 $152.01/csr2 $871,200 87.35% tillable

11/15/22 91 Acres; $8,200/acre; 66.5 CSR2; 91% tillable

11/15/22 236 ACres; $7,600/acre; 67.7 CSR2; 89.5% tillable

5/6/22 150 Acres; 89% tillable; 73 CSR2; $8,750/acre, $119.86/CSR2

March 2022 38.88 acres; 37.02 tillable acres; $7,945/tillable acres; 63.7 CSR2; $124.73/CSR2; $294,123; 95.22% tillable

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Union County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Union County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Union 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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