Polk County, Iowa | Farmland Prices, Appraisal, Auctions - Whitaker Marketing Group


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Discover the various options for acquiring farmland in Polk County, Iowa, with in-depth information on typical land prices, current land listings, key towns in the region, and other useful resources to streamline your search for Iowa property. To address any questions or to set up a FREE farm appraisal, reach out to your local Polk County land agent.

Location: Central Iowa Average Farmland Value: $9,000 is the average price of farmland in the county. To learn the most current county average farmland value or to learn what your farm value is contact Land Broker David Whitaker 515-996-LAND (5263) Average Farmland Value for Iowa: $12,206 an acre Land Auctions in 2022: There were 2 farmland auctions in Polk County in 2022. There were 160 Acres sold at auction. The average farmland price per acre was $15,000 The average $/CSR2 was $204/ CSR2 Land Auctions in 2021: There were 2 farmland auctions in Polk County in 2021. There were 178 Acres sold at auction. The average farmland price per acre was $9,000 The average $/CSR2 was $153/ CSR2 Land Auctions in 2020: There were 4 farmland auctions in Polk County in 2020. There were 400 Acres sold at auction. The average farmland price per acre was $7,650 The average $/CSR2 was $99/ CSR2

Average CSR2 Rating: 70.7 2023 USDA Average Corn Yield: 206 2023 USDA Average Soybean Yield: 61 ISU Average Cash Rent Per Acre in 2022: $271 ISU Average County Cash Rent Per Acre Pasture: $50-$100 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.

Adjacent Counties: Story, Jasper, Marion, Warren, Dallas, Boone County Seat: Des Moines

County Website: Learn more about the county at Polk County Website Additional Polk County Agricultural Informational Website: Polk County Iowa Farm Service Agency

County Assessor: You can learn individual farm information; parcel ID numbers, farm taxes, recent land sales, and even landowners names and mailing addresses on the county Assessor Page here. FREE Farm Appraisal: Thank you for your interest in the current land values. Fill out our simple contact form or contact David Whitaker your local land agent at 515-966-LAND (5263)

Polk County History: Polk County is located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2020 census, the population was 492,401. It is Iowa's most populous county, and home to over 15% of the state's residents. The county seat is Des Moines, which is also the capital city of Iowa. Polk County is included in the Des Moines–West Des Moines, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

On January 13, 1846, the legislative body of the Iowa Territory authorized the creation of twelve counties in the Territory, with general descriptions of their boundaries. On January 17 they further enacted a resolution setting the effective date of the county government for Jasper and Polk Counties as March 1, 1846. Polk County's name referred to United States President James K. Polk, who served from 1845 to 1849.

The first courthouse, a two-story structure, was built in Des Moines in 1846. Rapid settlement and commercial growth in the county soon rendered this building insufficient, so construction of a larger building was initiated 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, and in 1962 it was extensively renovated and enlarged. Wikipedia page.

Polk County Iowa State Map