Plymouth County farmland values
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  • 10/28/17 157 Acres $13,600 84.4 CSR2 153.45 Tillable $161.13 per CSR2 Point
  • 11/18/17 80 Acres $13,500 93.7 CSR2 75.71 Tillable Acres $144.07 per CSR2 Point
  • 11/30/17 141 Acres $7,850 56.5 CSR2 132.47 Tillable Acres $138.93 per CSR2 Point
  • 11/30/17 213.57 Acres $7,550 57.9 CSR2 204.64 Tillable Acres $130.39 per CSR2 Point
  • 12/1/17 132.91 Acres $12,200 86.9 CSR2 135.51 Tillable Acres $140.39 per CSR2 Point
  • 12/11/17 155 Acres $11,900 88 CSR2 153.47 Tillable Acres $135.22 per CSR2 Point
  • 1/15/18 156 Acres $10,000 84.5 CSR2 145.07 Tillable Acres $118.34 per CSR2 Point
  • 2/14/18 78.08 Acres $11,450 88 CSR2 76.47 Tillable Acres $130.11 per CSR2 Point
  • 2/14/18 71.42 Acres $11,150 86.1 CSR2 70.92 Tillable Acres $129.50 per CSR2 Point
  • 2/16/18 75.04 Acres $11,900 82.5 CSR2 71.89 Tillable Acres $144.24 per CSR2 Point
  • 2/16/18 80 Acres $10,800 82.5 CSR2 72.65 Tillable Acres $130.91 per CSR2 Point
  • 3/20/18 68.46 Acres $11,400 85.7 CSR2 61.6 Tillable Acres $133.02 per CSR2 Point
  • 3/23/18 40 Acres $10,000 66.3 CSR2 39 Tillable Acres $150.83 per CSR2 Point
  • 3/23/18 17.03 Acres $4,000 81 CSR2 17 Tillable Acres $49.38 per CSR2 Point
  • 3/30/18 74.50 Acres $5,600 57.3 CSR2 64.26 Tillable Acres 97.73 per CSR2 Point

Plymouth County

Location: Northwest Iowa
County Average CSR: 55.8 weighted average, 62 Cropland Average, 81 CSR2 Cropland Average
State Average CSR:
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $164.09
County Size: 864 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 512,029 total acres, 456,116 Cropland acres, 5,960 Woodland acres, 49,953 Other acres

Average Farmland Value (Price Per Acre): $9,156
Average Farmland Value for Northwest Iowa: $9,388
Highest Known Farmland Sale in County:

Average County Rent: $235.00
Rent Range: $193/a to $273/a
Average rent for Northwest Iowa: $237.00
Rent per CSR Point: $2.90 per CSR2 Point
Improved Permanent Pasture: $82.00/acre
Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $59.00/acre
Stalk Grazing per Acre: $14/acre
Hunting Rights per Acre: $20/acre

Towns: Akron, Hinton, Merrill, Sioux City, Brunsville, Kingsley, Oyens, Struble, Craig, LeMars, Remsen, Westfield

Unincorporated Areas: Adaville, Mammen, Plymouth, Union Center, Brookdale, Milnerville, Potosia, Cranthoe, Neptune, Ruble, Wren, James, O'Leary, Seney, Yeomans

Townships: Portland, Preston, Grant, Elgin, Fredonia, Meadow, Westfield, Johnson, Washington, America, Marion, Remsen, Sioux, Liberty, Plymouth, Stanton, Union, Henry, Hancock, Perry, Hungerford, Lincoln, Elkho, Garfield

History: Plymouth County was formed on January 15, 1851. Settlement began in 1856. In October, 1859, the first courthouse was built and the first public school opened its doors with 32 pupils. In 1872, the county seat was moved to Le Mars and a new courthouse and a jail were built there in 1873. The courthouse in present use was built in 1900 of red sandstone. During the Great Depression, the farmers organized a group, which they named the Farmers Holiday Group. The goal was to keep farm products off the market until the desired price was met. A radical group among them abducted Judge Bradley from his court chamber and threatened to hang him in the front of the courthouse. Bradley was freed, but the goveor ordered the national guard to Plymouth County and declared state of emergency, which meant the end of the Farmers Holiday Group.

Additional Information: Lea more on the Plymouth County Iowa website.

Information updated as of 1/29/18. Compiled from sources including Iowa State University, Plymouth County Extension Office, Plymouth County courthouse records at LeMars, 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.


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