Woodbury County Iowa Farmland Prices and Land Auction Information

 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

Woodbury County Iowa Farmland Profile

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Location: West Central Iowa
County Average CSR2:
CSR2 Weighted Average: 61.4

CSR2 Cropland Average: 73

State Average CSR2: 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $127.64
County Size: 873 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 497,241 total acres, 427,501 Cropland acres, 14,054 Woodland acres, 55,686 Other acres

Average Farmland Value (Price Per Acre): $9,318
Average Farmland Value for West Central Iowa: $10,461
Highest Known Farmland Sale in County: $19,000

Average County Rent: $300
Rent Range: $257-$348
Average rent for West Central Iowa: $276
Rent per CSR Point: $4.10

Improved Permanent Pasture: $98.00/a Regional Average
Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $71.00/a Regional Average
Stalk Grazing per Acre: $8.00/a Regional Average
Hunting Rights per Acre: $21.00/a Regional Average

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

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

10/15/21 120 Acres; 67 CSR2; $6,150/acre

10/6/21 80 Acres; 77.8 CSR2; $11,100/acre

10/6/21 80 Acres; 55.5 CSR2; $9,550/acre

10/6/21 80 Acres; 67.6 CSR2; $10,300/acre

10/6/21 80 Acres; 53.9 CSR2; $7,700/acre


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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