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    Recent Sales in This County

    • 4/3/20 - 75 Acres, 74.8 Tillable Acres, 87.8 CSR2, $10,600/acre
    • 4/3/20 - 75 Acres, 72.5 Tillable Acres, 86.4 CSR2, $9,500/acre
    • 9/4/19 - 132.16 Acres, 130.2 Tillable Acres, CSR2 86.4, $10,200/acre
    • 9/12/19 - 74 Acres, 70.70 Tillable acres, 83.4 CSR2, $10,600/acre
    • 9/12/19 - 120 Acres, 111.67 Tillable Acres, 86.9 CSR2, $10,800/acre
    • 6/11/19 73 Acres; 71.71 Tillable Acres; $10,600/acre; 87.2 CSR2
    • 6/13/19 80 Acres; 74.15 Tillable Acres; $10,300/acre; 87.5 CSR2
    • 4/9/19 105.97 Acres; 105.66 Tillable Acres; $10,900/acre; 86 CSR2
    • 1/15/19 82.55 Acres; 83.39 Tillable Acres; $9,300/acre; 88.1 CSR2
    • 10/24/17 158 Acres $11,400 84.5 CSR2 157.72 Tillable $134.91 per CSR2 Point
    • 10/24/17 160 Acres $11,400 85.6 CSR2 157.01 Tillable $133.17 per CSR2 Point
    • 11/7/17 40 Acres $No Sale 82.56 CSR2 25.67 Tillable Acres
    • 2/21/18 313 Acres $11,300 85.4 CSR2 300.5 Tillable Acres $132.32 per CSR2 Point
    • 2/21/18 145 Acres $11,400 88.9 CSR2 146.8 Tillable Acres $128.23 per CSR2 Point

    Location: Central Iowa
    County Average CSR2:
    CSR2 Weighted Average: 80.2 CSR2 Cropland Average: 87

    State Average CSR2: 68.6
    Average Price per CSR2 Point: $101.56
    County Size: 573 sq miles
    Farmland Acres: 340,885 total acres, 316,839 Cropland acres, 6,308 Woodland acres, 17,738 Other acres

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

    Average County Rent: $233.00
    Rent Range: $203-$261
    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: Ames, Huxley, Roland, Cambridge, Kelley, Sheldahl, Collins, Maxwell, Slater, Colo, McCallsburg, Story City, Gilbert, Nevada, Zearing

    Unincorporated Areas:

    Townships: Lafayette, Howard, Warren, Lincoln, Franklin, Milford, Richland, Sherman, Washington, Grant, Nevada, New Albany, Palestine, Union, Indian Creek, Collins

    History: The land that today is known as Story County was originally prairie with the exception of some groves along the larger streams in the area. In 1846 the boundaries of Story County were established. The County has an area of 576 square miles (1,490 km2) and is square in shape. The county was named after Joseph Story, a preeminent United States Supreme Court Justice, in 1853. The first settlers in Story County came mainly from Indiana, New York and Pennsylvania. Later, many Norwegians, Germans and Danes came directly from overseas and inhabited the area. The first large population influx occurred during the 1850s. Story County was not mentioned in the Federal Census in 1850, but figures from the State of Iowa put the population at 214 in 1852. By 1860 the population had increased to 4,501.

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

    Jason J. Smith, CAI

    Land Broker, Auctioneer, Appraiser
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    Story County
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    Story County
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    Information updated as of 1/12/2021. Compiled from sources including Iowa State University, Story County Extension Office, Story County courthouse records at Ames Iowa, 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 in Story County

    All farmland values for Story 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 Story County Iowa

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    Estate Attorneys in Story County Iowa

    If you are searching for an estate attorney to help you with legal work of an estate in Iowa you can search for Estate Attorneys in Story County on the Find an Iowa Estate Lawyer website by the Iowa Bar Association.