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    Recent Sales in This County

    • 9/9/2016; 145.36 Acre; $872,160; $6,000.00/Acre; 84% Tillable; 74.1 CSR 2; $80.97/CSR 2 Point
    • 11/14/2016; 84.56 Acres; $754974; $8928.26/Acre; 84% Tillable ; 72.4 CSR 2 Point; $123/CSR 2 Point
    • 6/6/17 174.39 Development Acres $22,500 87.6 CSR2 171.24 Tillable 131.39 per CSR2 Point
    • 8/08/17 51.7 Acres $11,000 82.8 CSR2 50.84 Tillable $132.85 per CSR2 Point
    • 8/08/17 84.2 Acres $10,000 91.8 CSR2 79.5 Tillable $108.93 per CSR2 Point
    • 9/19/17 22.6 Acres $8,500
    • 9/19/17 74.4 Acres $5,000 46.2 CSR2 46.2 Tillable $108.22 per CSR2 Point
    • 9/27/17 158 Acres $4,557 62.9 CSR2 99.9 Tillable $72.44 per CSR2 Point
    • 12/12/17 60 Acres $12,000 79.4 CSR2 55.6 Tillable Acres $151.13 per CSR2 Point
    • 12/12/17 57 Acres $8,800 72.3 CSR2 27.8 Tillable Acres $121.71 per CSR2 Point
    • 12/12/17 21 Acres $7,950 72.5 CSR2 12.7 Tillable Acres $109.65 per CSR2 Point
    • 3/1/18 128 Acres $No Sale 74.7 CSR2 121.51 Tillable Acres
    • 3/1/18 29 Acres $2,700 N/A CSR2 0 Tillable Acres
    • 9/26/18 155 acres; 152.97 Tillable Acres; $17,100/acre; 87.6 CSR2
    • 1/30/19 65.3 Acres; 57.84 Tillable Acres; $7,100/acre; 72.1 CSR2

    Location: Central Iowa
    County Average CSR2:
    CSR2 Weighted Average: 70.7 CSR2 Cropland Average: 90

    State Average CSR2: 68.6
    Average Price per CSR2 Point: $87.88
    County Size: 57092 sq miles
    Farmland Acres: 225,623 total acres, 200,801 Cropland acres, 8,993 Woodland acres, 15,829 Other acres

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

    Average County Rent: $224.00
    Rent Range: $192-$258
    Average rent for Central Iowa:
    Rent per CSR Point:

    Improved Permanent Pasture:
    $82.00/a Regional Average
    Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $62.00/a Regional Average
    Stalk Grazing per Acre:
    $13.00/a Regional Average
    Hunting Rights per Acre:
    $12.00/a Regional Average

    Towns: Alleman, Clive, Johnston, Runnells, Altoona, Des Moines, Mitchellville, Sheldahl, Ankeny, Elkhart, Norwalk, Urbandale, Bondurant, Granger, Pleasant Hill, West Des Moines, Carlisle, Grimes, Polk City, Windsor Heights

    Unincorporated Areas: Avon, Enterprise, Salorville, Berwick, Farrar

    Townships: Allen, Beaver, Bloomfield, Camp, Clay, Crocker, Delaware, Des Moines, Douglas, Elkhart, Four Mile, Franklin, Jefferson, Lee, Lincoln, Madison, Saylor, Union, Walnut, Washington, Webster and the Unorganized Territory of Saylorville

    History: Polk County was formed on January 13, 1846. It was named after President James K. Polk. The first courthouse, a two-story structure, was built in 1846. Construction of a second courthouse was begun in 1858. Due to construction delays and the onset of the Civil War, the structure was not completed until 1866. The present courthouse was erected in 1906 in the Beaux Arts style. It was dedicated on October 31, 1906. In 1962, an extensive renovation was undertaken.

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

    Jason J. Smith, CAI

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    Polk County
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    Information updated as of 1/12/2021. Compiled from sources including Iowa State University, Polk County Extension Office, Polk County courthouse records in Des Moines, 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 Polk County

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    Farmland Sales Resources for Polk County Iowa

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    Estate Attorneys in Polk County Iowa

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