Woodbury 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

Woodbury County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Woodbury County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Woodbury County is $11,597 per acre which is up $367 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Woodbury County is $158.86 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Woodbury County is ranked #62 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Woodbury County in 2023 was $18,800 per acre.
Location West Central, Iowa
County Size 873 sq. miles
Total Acres 497,241
Cropland Acres 427,501
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $11,597
Average Price Per Acre for West Central, IA $12,741
CSR2 Weighted Average 61.4
CSR2 Cropland Average 73
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $158.86
Average County Rent $289
Rent Range $243-$331
Average rent for West Central, Iowa $298
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.96
Improved Permanent Pasture $105
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $70
Stalk Grazing per Acre $11
Hunting Rights per Acre $17
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Towns in Woodbury County: Anthon, Danbury, Oto, Sioux City, Bronson, Hoick, Pierson, Sloan, Correctionville, Lawton, Salix, Smithland, Cushing, Moville, Sergeant Bluff

Unincorporated Areas: Climbing Hill, Midway

Townships: Sioux City, Concord, Banner, Arlington, Rutland, Union, Woodbury, Floyd, Moville, Wolf Creek, Kedron, Rock, Liberty, Grange, West Fork, Grant, Miller, Morgan, Lakeport, Sloan, Willow, Little Sioux, Oto, Liston

History and Local Information

Originally established in 1851 as Wahkaw County, the Iowa Legislature in 1853 changed the name to Woodbury County in honor of Levi Woodbury (1789–1851), a senator and Governor of New Hampshire who served as a Supreme Court justice from 1844 until his death. The first county seat of Wahkaw County was the now-extinct village of Thompsonville; when the Legislature changed the county name to Woodbury, the new county seat became Sergeant’s Bluff (now Sergeant Bluff). The county seat was moved to Sioux City in 1856. The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska (Ho-Chunk) also owns reservation land in Woodbury County.  Sioux City is a significant city in Woodbury County and therefore consumes a larger amount of land.  Land prices in Woodbury County tend to outpace surrounding counties due to less land availability and therefore higher prices.  Development around Sioux City and along Highway 20 have consumed significant acres because of the proximity to jobs and convenience in the area.

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

12/4/23 133.5 Acres; $11,200/acre; 64.6 CSR2; 97.7% tillable

11/2/23 101.01 Acres; $10,500/acre; 59.9 CSR2; 94.75% tillable

11/2/23 58.99 Acres; $13,600/acre; 83.3 CSR2; 100% tillable

11/17/23 155 Acres; $11,000/acre; 68 CSR2; 92.16% tillable

6/9/23 211 Acres; $6,600/acre; 50.4 CSR2; 88.6% tillable

4/3/23 80 Acres; $8,300/acre; 72.1 CSR2; 97% tillable

2/8/23 80 Acres; $15,000/acre; 74.3 CSR2; 96% tillable

2/8/23 80 Acres; $14,250/acre; 76.7 CSR2; 91% tillable

1/20/23 79.57 Acres; $11,400/acre; 45.2 CSR2; 95% tillable

1/20/23 16.3 Acres; $18,800/acre; 81.3 CSR2; 86% tillable

1/20/23 64.12 Acres; $15,750/acre; 71.5 CSR2; 93% tillable

10/28/22 82.85 Acres; $9,000/acre; 72.8 CSR2; 94.65% tillable

10/28/22 144.37 Acres; $12,200/acre; 69.9 CSR2; 85.5% tillable

10/28/22 72.96 Acres; $9,300/acre; 75.5 CSR2; 94.7% tillable

10/28/22 54.61 Acres; $14,300/acre; 74.9 CSR2; 94% tillable

8/29/22 35.45 acres; $15,000/acre; 48 CSR2; $312.50/CSR2; 100% tillable

8/9/22 78 Acres; $8.160/acre; 67.8 CSR2; 72.6% tillable

7/12/22 212.72 Acres; $7,650/acre; 60.1 CSR2; 85% tillable

6/15/22 160 acres; $10,600/acre; 61.8 CSR2; $171.52/CSR2; 97.95% tillable

6/15/22 120 acres; $12,250/Acre; 73.9 CSR2; $165.76/CSR2; 95.02% tillable

6/10/22 141 acres; $10,600/acre; 48.3 CSR2; $219.46/CSR2; 97.72% tillable

March 2022 63.03 acres, $16,750/acre; 88 CSR2; $190.34/CSR2; $1,055,752.50; 100% tillable

March 2022 13.27 acres; $17,500/acre; 92 CSR2; $190.22/CSR2; $232,225; 100% tillable

March 2022 134.95 acres; 126.5 tillable acres; $15,000/tillable acre; 65.3 CSR2; $229.71/CSR2; $1,897,500; 93.74% tillable

2/23/22 43.17 Acres; $17,100/acre; 83.2 CSR2; 92% tillable

2/23/22 69.9 Acres; $16,500/acre; 80.1 CSR2; 94% tillable

2/23/22 110.45 Acres; $12,000/acre; 81.7 CSR2; 72% tillable

2/23/22 79.29 Acres; $16,000/acre; 78.7 CSR2; 98% tillable

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Woodbury County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Woodbury 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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