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Recent Sales in This County

  • 9/23/19 - 99.41 Acres, 96.37 Tillable Acres, CSR2 86.6, $9,600/acre
  • 9/23/19 - 158.87 Acres, 154.98 Tillable Acres, CSR2 86.6, $8,500/acre
  • 9/12/19 166 Acres; 103.31 Tillable Acres; $6,500/acre; 78.06 CSR2
  • 1/28/19 80 Acres; 77.49 Tillable Acre; $9,500/acre; 83.02 CSR2
  • 1/28/19 120 Acres; 116.12 Tillable Acres; $8,600/acre; 82.81 CSR2
  • 9/14/17 35 Acres $6,300 76.7 CSR2 32.65 Tillable $82.13 per CSR2 Point
  • 9/15/17 80 Acres $8,300 87.5 CSR2 79 Tillable 94.85 per CSR2 Point
  • 9/15/17 80 Acres $9,050 87.5 CSR2 79 Tillable $103.42 per CSR2 Point
  • 11/10/17 100 Acres $12,600 85.2 CSR2 95.47 Tillable Acres $147.88 per CSR2 Point
  • 11/29/17 155.55 Acres $6,000 62.6 CSR2 141.94 Tillable Acres $95.84 per CSR2 Point
  • 12/4/17 120.5 Acres $7,600 81.1 CSR2 112.21 Tillable Acres $93.71 per CSR2 Point
  • 12/4/17 69.5 Acres $7,500 78.7 CSR2 67.27 Tillable Acres $95.29 per CSR2 Point
  • 12/4/17 40 Acres $10,000 88.2 CSR2 38.34 Tillable Acres $113.37 per CSR2 Point
  • 12/4/17 10 Acres $5,900 80.1 CSR2 9.11 Tillable Acres $73.65 per CSR2 Point
  • 12/12/17 146.75 Acres $No Sale 80.2 CSR2 142.29 Tillable Acres

Location: West Central Iowa
County Average CSR2:
CSR2 Weighted Average: 82.2 CSR2 Cropland Average 88

State Average CSR2: 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $102.76
County Size: 570 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 336,516 total acres, 317,038 Cropland acres, 1,831 Woodland acres, 17,647 Other acres

Average Farmland Value (Price Per Acre):
Average Farmland Value for West Central Iowa:
Highest Known Farmland Sale in County:

Average County Rent: $229.00
Rent Range: $202-$257
Average rent for West Central Iowa:
Rent per CSR Point:

Improved Permanent Pasture:
$87.00/a Regional Average
Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $61.00/a Regional Average
Stalk Grazing per Acre:
$10.00/a Regional Average
Hunting Rights per Acre:
$17.00/a Regional Average

Towns: Fahamville, Lake City, Manson, Rockwell City, Jolley, Lohrville, Pomeroy, Somers, Knierim, Lytton, Rinard, Yetter

Unincorporated Areas:

Townships: Butler, Elm Grove, Lake Creek, Sherman, Calhoun, Garfield, Lincoln, Twin Lakes, Cedar, Greenfield, Logan, Union, Center, Jackson, Reading, Williams

History: Calhoun County was formed on January 15, 1851 from open land originally named Fox County. It was renamed in 1853 after the seventh US Vice President secessionist John C. Calhoun. When the tracks of the Illinois Central Railroad were laid through the county in 1870, the county seat was moved from Lake City to Rockwell City. The first train reached Rockwell City on August 7, 1882 and the population count doubled in the same year. The first courthouse, built of wood, bued to the ground in 1884 and the county govement moved into a nearby hotel. In 1913, the current courthouse was built.

Additional Information: Learn more on the Calhoun County Iowa website.

Jason J. Smith, CAI

Land Broker, Auctioneer, Appraiser
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Calhoun County
Iowa Farmland Sales

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Tom Bradley

Land Broker, Auctioneer, Appraiser
Tom Bradley
Calhoun County
Iowa Farmland Sales


Information updated as of 5/14/20.  Compiled from sources including Iowa State University, Calhoun County Extension Office, Calhoun County courthouse records, 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.

Iowa Farmland Prices Calhoun County

All farmland values for Calhoun 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.

Farmland Sales Resources for Calhoun County Iowa

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Estate Attorneys in Calhoun County Iowa

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